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Celebrity Cruises Embraces the Magic of St. Maarten for June Caribbean Comeback

Celebrity Millennium at Singapore (Photo credit Singapore Cruise Society at Facebook)Celebrity Cruises announced its long-anticipated return to cruising today, as company President and CEO, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo confirmed that the revolutionized Celebrity Millennium, the ship at the forefront of the fleet’s $500 million modernization program and featuring the exclusive open-air hideaway The Retreat®, will homeport in the tropical paradise of St. Maarten beginning June 5. (more…)

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12 cruise passengers rescued after van overturns in ocean during shore excursion

A group of cruise passengers on an off-boat excursion in St. Marteen narrowly avoided the unthinkable after their van accidentally ended up upside-down in the ocean on Saturday. Footage taken at the scene of the accident appears to show the van partially submerged in the bay, its front end underwater and the back of the vehicle still just above the surface. (foxnews.com)

FCCA PAMAC Conference: Cruise Executives and Destination Stakeholders to Develop Mutual Success and Experience St. Maarten’s Recovery

FCCA - Florida-Caribbean Cruise AssociationBusiness and relationship development for cruise industry stakeholders and key cruise line decision makers are about to be conjured in ‘Maagical’ St. Maarten. A group of 200 FCCA Platinum Members, along with their colleagues and even family members, will shuffle with more than 20 executives from FCCA Member Lines, which operate 95 percent of the global ocean cruising capacity, for the FCCA PAMAC Conference. (more…)

St. Maarten Seeing High Cruise Guest Repeat Rate

Port of St. MaartenIt’s been five years since St. Maarten hit the 2 million passenger mark. While arrivals are expected to miss that mark in the 2019-2020 season – with 1.6 million passengers expected – the island is concentrating on internal improvements. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Port St. Maarten reports over 1.5 million cruise passengers in 2018

Port of St. MaartenPort St. Maarten welcomed a total of 1,597,101 cruise passengers on 489 cruise calls in 2018, reflecting a 29% increase in visitor arrivals year-over-year. The acclaimed cruise port saw a 30.3% increase from May through July, when cruise visitations to the island are typically a bit slower. (cruisebusiness.com)

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St Maarten Just Had Its Busiest Cruise Day of 2018

St Maarten just had its busiest cruise day of the year, according to Port St Maarten. Just in time for Boxing Day, the destination welcomed seven cruise ships. Six vessels were moored at the two cruise piers at the Dr AC Wathey Cruise and Cargo Facility, while one was at anchor in Great Bay. (caribjournal.com)

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St. Maarten seeks to become lead cruise provisioning port

Port of St. MaartenSt. Maarten offered one cruise ship dry and frozen provisioning items on November 15 when five cruise ships were in port. The operations were carried out in an efficient manner showcasing the port’s ability to adapt based on varied arrival times and still deliver quality service and maintain operational excellence. (thedailyherald.sx)

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Carnival Corporation celebrated the official grand opening of Rainforest Adventure’s Rockland Estate eco-park attraction April 11 in St. Maarten

To mark the occasion, a ceremony was attended by esteemed government officials, including Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin and Governor Dr. Eugene Holiday, as well as Rainforest Adventures president Josef Preschel and key Carnival Corporation officials, including David Candib, vice president of development and operations for the global port and destination development group. (more…)

Rainforest Adventures St. Maarten announces November 2017 opening

One of the two signature attractions, The Flying Dutchman

One of the two signature attractions, The Flying Dutchman

Rainforest Adventures has announced a November 2017 opening for the new St. Maarten Rockland Estate eco-park. The park will launch with two signature attractions, The Flying Dutchman — the world’s steepest zip line — and the Soualiga Sky Explorer chairlift, as well as the Emilio Wilson Museum and Emilio’s Restaurant. (more…)

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Donald Leads Carnival Group in St. Maarten Visit

Executives from Carnival Corporation, led by President and CEO Arnold Donald, visited St. Maarten on Friday following Hurricane Irma. Donald met with the Minister of Tourism & Economic Affairs Mellissa Arrindell-Doncher, and members of Port St. Maarten Board and Management on Friday afternoon regarding the status of the country’s port facilities and the destination, according to a statement. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

Port St. Maarten Embarks on New FCCA Sponsorship Package for Sustained Growth

Port of St. MaartenThe FCCA is proud to announce that the Port St. Maarten, a long-time FCCA Featured Marketing Partner and prominent cruise port and destination, embarked on a new FCCA sponsorship package to continue its cruise tourism growth by showcasing the port and destination throughout all of the FCCA’s function and to its partners and 19 Member Lines. (more…)

Four Celebrity Ships Meet in St. Maarten

Celebrity Cruises had four of its ships docked in St. Maarten last week, the Celebrity Equinox, Celebrity Eclipse, Celebrity Summit and Celebrity Reflection, as part of a holiday offering including a performance by Demi Lovato in what was the cruise line’s first holiday performance. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Port St. Maarten prepares for new cruise ships

Port St. Maarten is preparing for MSC Cruises next-generation ships as it did for the Genesis Class vessels of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines back in 2009, said Port Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mark Mingo. (thedailyherald.sx)

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