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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. View Shopping Guide (Current shopping maps available onboard.) 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.
AST (Atlantic Standard Time)
UTC/GMT -4 hours
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.
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
Featured PHILIPSBURG ITINERARIES
"Most fun and contemporary ships at sea" - Frommers
San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Tortola, British Virgin Islands;
DISEMBARK New York
Cruise the youngest ship in the Caribbean!
Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; Nassau, Bahamas;
DISEMBARK Miami, Florida
World Travel Awards, Caribbean's Leading Cruise Line
Bridgetown, Barbados; Fort-de-France, Martinique; Basseterre, St. Kitts; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands;
DISEMBARK San Juan, Puerto Rico
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