Philipsburg

St. Maarten

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.

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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.

Featured Philipsburg CRUISE ITINERARIES

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Saint Maarten’s turquoise waters beckon.

9-Day Eastern Caribbean from Boston

SHIP Norwegian Dawn
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Boston (Massachusetts);
St. Thomas (US Virgin Islands); Philipsburg (St. Maarten); Basseterre (St. Kitts); St. John's (Antigua); Tortola (British Virgin Islands);
DISEMBARK San Juan (Puerto Rico);
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The beaches of Isla Verde are gorgeous, day and night.

11-Day Eastern Caribbean from New York

Caribbean's Leading Cruise Line - World Travel Awards
SHIP Norwegian Breakaway
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK New York (New York);
San Juan (Puerto Rico); St. Thomas (US Virgin Islands); Philipsburg (St. Maarten); Basseterre (St. Kitts); Tortola (British Virgin Islands);
DISEMBARK New York (New York);
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Hold Sentry at Fort San Cristobal.

14-Day Eastern Caribbean from Boston

SHIP Norwegian Dawn
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Boston (Massachusetts);
St. Thomas (US Virgin Islands); Philipsburg (St. Maarten); Fort-de-France (Martinique); St. John's (Antigua); Basseterre (St. Kitts); Tortola (British Virgin Islands); San Juan (Puerto Rico);
DISEMBARK Boston (Massachusetts);
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