Over one million cruise passengers have visited Port St. Maarten so far in 2019, on one of the most popular cruise ports in the Caribbean.
St. Maarten received between January and July 2019 close to 1.1 million cruise passengers (1,099,893) via 373 visits by cruise ships. In the first quarter January to March, more than 650,000 cruise passengers visited the island via 264 cruise ship visits.
Port St. Maarten Management is very pleased with the results so far for 2019 and is looking forward to the destination catering to more than 1.5 million cruise passengers by year-end barring any interruptions in cruise calls between September and December due to inclement weather.
Destination St. Maarten has maintained its competitive edge through continual research and development and strategic planning and the key partnerships with the cruise industry, stakeholders and leading players.
The cruise passenger destination experience score of 9.3 out of 10 is testament to the hard work and dedication from partners in the hospitality industry on St. Maarten which has resulted in a welcomed increase in positive reviews from cruise passengers.
St. Maarten was voted the Best Cruise Port in the Caribbean several years in a row by the readers of Cruise Fever.