Philipsburg

St. Maarten

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Cruises To Philipsburg

With an area of only 37 square miles, the island of St. Maarten is the smallest landmass in the world to be divided between two governments. The southern Dutch half offers casinos, duty-free shopping and island culture. The French half is all subdued sophistication. Looking for a cruise to St. Maarten? Check out our selection of Caribbean cruises.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Port of St. Maarten
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    AST (Atlantic Standard Time)
    UTC/GMT -4 hours
  • Language
    The local language is Dutch, French, Spanish and English. Say "hello" in Spanish: "hola", Dutch: "hallo", French: "bonjour"
  • Currency & Shopping
    Netherlands Antilles guilder (ANG)
    Tax and duty-free on jewelry electronics and fashion. View our Port Shopping Guide.
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Organized Shore Excursions for beaches, kayaking, sightseeing, power rafting and more! Pier to downtown-1 mile.
    • Famous For
      Philipsburg has 50 unique dive locations! Kayak to secret coves then visit Fort Amsterdam and see border monuments.
    • Fun Fact #1
      St. Maarten was spotted by Christopher Columbus in 1493. But the island's real history began with French and Dutch settlers who divided the island in 1648.
    • Fun Fact #2
      Divided between Holland and France St. Maarten is the smallest landmass in the world to be shared by two sovereign nations.

Philipsburg TOP EXCURSIONS

A Variety of Choices

We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.

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Discover St. Maarten Dutch & French

The European influence of this island comes alive as you travel though Philipsburg, the capital of the Dutch side. Along...

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America's Cup Regatta

Dennis Conner's America's Cup winning Stars & Stripes or one of her contenders, Canada II and True North IV are yours fo...

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Golden Eagle Sailaway & Swim

Sail aboard the original Golden Eagle Catamaran known for its 5 star service and professional crew that will attend to y...

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Ultimate Island Tour & Explorer Cruise

This is the ultimate way to spend your day in St. Maarten. This tour visits both the French and Dutch side of the island...

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Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas

9-Day Caribbean Round-trip Miami: Great Stirrup Cay & Dominican Republic

Enjoy a wide range of delicious cuisine on Norwegian Sky. | The Caribbean's Leading Cruise Line, 8 Years in a Row - World Travel Awards
SHIP Norwegian Sky
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Miami (Florida);
Grand Turk (Turks & Caicos Islands); Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic); St. Thomas (US Virgin Islands); Philipsburg (St. Maarten); San Juan (Puerto Rico); Great Stirrup Cay (Bahamas);
DISEMBARK Miami (Florida);
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Bridgetown, Barbados

11-Day Caribbean Round-trip Orlando: Barbados & Dominican Republic

Explore Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian’s private island oasis. | The Caribbean's Leading Cruise Line, 8 Years in a Row - World Travel Awards
SHIP Norwegian Escape
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Orlando & Beaches (Port Canaveral);
Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic); San Juan (Puerto Rico); Philipsburg (St. Maarten); Castries (St. Lucia); Bridgetown (Barbados); St. John's (Antigua); St. Thomas (US Virgin Islands); Great Stirrup Cay (Bahamas);
DISEMBARK Orlando & Beaches (Port Canaveral);
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Road Town (Tortola), British Virgin Islands

7-Day Caribbean from New York to San Juan: Dominican Republic & St. Thomas

Discover paradise aboard The Caribbean's Leading Cruise Line. | The Caribbean's Leading Cruise Line, 8 Years in a Row - World Travel Awards
SHIP Norwegian Epic
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK New York (New York);
Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic); Tortola (British Virgin Islands); Philipsburg (St. Maarten); St. Thomas (US Virgin Islands);
DISEMBARK San Juan (Puerto Rico);
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