St Maarten: 5 New Cruise Vessels to call in November

For the month of November, Port St. Maarten will welcome five new cruise vessels which have joined the fleets of various cruise lines.

For the month of October, the destination saw 25 cruise ship calls and 89,367 cruise passengers (October 2015 was 28/Passengers 91,783), and for the month of November 2016 the forecast calls for 67, and an estimated 178,953 cruise passengers (November 2015 was 70/Passengers 184,338). In December 2016, the forecast for cruise ship calls are 93 with an estimated 219,089 passengers (December 2015 was 94/Passengers 226,817).

November will also see two days with six ships in port, November 16 and November 30, and two days with seven ships in port, November 24 and November 26. 11 cruise ships during the month of November will also remain in port during the evening hours up until midnight. This will be a plus for restaurants in the Philipsburg area.

Cruise season 2016-2017 for the destination kicked off last week with the inaugural call of Viking Ocean Cruises ship Viking Star. Various businesses in the tourism and hospitality sector are preparing for the 2016-2017 high season. Port St. Maarten management calls on the tourism and hospitality sector to once again as they always do, to provide a memorable destination experience for the country’s cruise passengers while they explore what the island has to offer.