St Maarten Kicks Off Big Cruise Season

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By the Caribbean Journal staff

St Maarten is kicking off the 2018-2019 high cruise season this month, with several multiple-ship days on the agenda for November.

The first six-ship day will be Nov. 14, followed by another on Nov. 28, according to data from Port St Maarten.

Later this month, the world’s largest cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas, on Nov. 27, with Royal Caribbean’s newest addition making its first-ever call to St Maarten.

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Cruise passengers arrive in St Maarten.

This year’s season will be the second since last year’s abridged season in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

But despite the devastating storm, St Maarten had an impressive cruise season over the last year, and officials say they expect this current season to be “similar to pre-Irma levels.”

“We are happy with the rapid return of business which once again demonstrates the strength of the destination. Stakeholders who have played a very important role over the years and continue to do so, have contributed immeasurably to the success of the destination and we must continue on this course moving forward,” Port St. Maarten Management said on Thursday.

— CJ