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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Aerial Sky Explorer & 360° Views

Experience St. Maarten’s newest attraction, the Soualiga Sky Explorer chairlifts. Take a tranquil ride up two lifts span...

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Aerial Sky Explorer & Flying Dutchman

As an adventure-seeker you will simply love this new thrill ride that takes you on the Pirate Sky Ride with the landscap...

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Aerial Sky Explorer, Flying Dutchman, Schooner Ride & Zip

The most exciting new thrill rides in the eastern Caribbean in one tour! ...

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Beach Rendezvous

Travel through the Dutch side of beautiful St. Maarten during this unforgettable day of fun and sun, and relaxation. ...

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Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas

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

Sail aboard Norwegian Sky, refurbished from bow to stern in 2019.
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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Philipsburg, St. Maarten

10-Day Southern Caribbean from New York

Hop the Skyride to Paradise Point for amazing views of St. Thomas. | Sail on Norwegian Gem, exquisitely upgraded in 2015.
SHIP Norwegian Gem
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK New York (New York);
Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic); St. Thomas (US Virgin Islands); Philipsburg (St. Maarten); Basseterre (St. Kitts); Tortola (British Virgin Islands);
DISEMBARK New York (New York);
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Explore the splendor of St Lucia’s coral reefs and rain forest preserves.

14-Day Southern Caribbean from Miami

Choose from 16 different dining venues on board while you cruise. | Explore the splendor of St Lucia’s coral reefs and rain forest preserves.
SHIP Norwegian Pearl
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Miami (Florida);
Oranjestad (Aruba); Willemstad (Curaçao); Kralendijk (Bonaire); Castries (St. Lucia); Bridgetown (Barbados); St. John's (Antigua); Philipsburg (St. Maarten); St. Thomas (US Virgin Islands); San Juan (Puerto Rico); Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic);
DISEMBARK Miami (Florida);
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