st maarten

A “Perfect Ten” Caribbean Cruise

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Small-ship cruise line Windstar Cruises has unveiled a new Caribbean itinerary that’s just about perfect: the “Caribbean’s perfect ten.” The St Maarten-to-St Maarten cruise is 10 days of stops in small ports in the Caribbean, …

Viking Sky to Make First St Maarten Call

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Viking Ocean Cruises ship Viking Sky will make its inaugural to Port St. Maarten on Monday, March 5. This will be the first inaugural call of a cruise vessel for the port since the passing of …

Winair Launches New St Maarten-Bonaire Flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Maarten-based Regional Caribbean air carrier Winair has launched a new way to get around the Dutch Caribbean. This week, the carrier launched the new “CN Express,” a flight aimed at connecting St Maarten, St …

LATEST NEWS

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another popular St Maarten resort is making a comeback. The Simpson Bay Resort, set on the island’s most famous marina, is planning a relaunch in March. The property, which includes a mix of 336 suites …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new way to get to Tortola. Turks and Caicos-based InterCaribbean Airways has launched its new service between St Maarten and Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. The service also includes onward connections to …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Fascination ship has returned to San Juan, Puerto Rico for a year-round schedule of Caribbean cruises. The ship recently underwent an “extensive” multimillion-dollar dry dock that added a host of new …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of St Maarten’s most popular resorts is making a comeback. The Oyster Bay Beach Resort, which has been closed since Hurricane Irma, is targeting a late spring return. “We are on schedule to open …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Another St Maarten resort is planning its reopening. The Divi Little Bay Beach Resort in St Maarten is targeting a May relaunch, according to a release. Divi Resorts has also tapped Anne-Marie Brooks as the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of St Maarten’s most popular places to stay has reopened. The Princess Heights boutique condominium-hotel has officially relaunched in the wake of Hurricane Irma. The Dawn Beach-area property has a mix of suites, from …

 By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — St Maarten is continuing its recovery from Hurricane Irma. The destination’s Tourism Minister, Cornelius de Weever, addressed the media at the recent Caribbean Travel Marketplace conference in Puerto Rico, briefing reporters on the island’s …

celebrity cruises st maarten

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Celebrity Cruises returned to St. Maarten on Tuesday with the arrival of Celebrity Equinox, the latest cruise line to relaunch on the island in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Celebrity is set to bring more than …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian air carrier WestJet is returning to St Maarten, according to the country’s Ministry of Tourism. The carrier will begin weekly scheduled service between Toronto and St Maarten as of April 23, and every Saturday …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor In another boost for Port St Maarten, MSC Cruises has made an early return to the destination. The cruise line’s MSC Divina cruise ship made an early return to St. Maarten this week — even though MSC …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor MSC Cruises is returning to St Maarten. The company will be making its first post-Irma call on St Maarten on March 28 with its MSC Opera cruise ship. MSC Cruises will be making 29 port calls …

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Carnival Cruise Line is the latest company to make its return to the island of St Maarten since Hurricane Irma. Carnival’s Carnival Sunshine cruise ship made a day-long call to Port St Maarten on Monday. …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Rapidly-expanding regional Caribbean airline interCaribbean Airways has announced a new route. Beginning Feb. 1, customers will be able to fly nonstop between Tortola, British Virgin Islands and Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. The new nonstop flights …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Four months after Hurricane Irma, St. Maarten is “steadily recovering” and showing visible signs of progress, officials said. This past month marked the reopening of St. Maarten’s cruise ports, as Viking Cruises’ Viking Sea ship and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Silversea Cruises is the latest cruise line to make its return to St Maarten. The boutique luxury cruise line returns to St Maarten with its Silver Wind ship on Thursday, staying during the evening hours …