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A Caribbean Gem: One Day in St. Maarten

St. Maarten (Philipsburg), Dutch Caribbean

All Aboard: Arrival in St. Maarten

As dawn breaks, between 7:00 and 9:00 am, your cruise ship will begin docking procedures in Philipsburg, the capital of Dutch St. Maarten. As you descend the gangway, you'll be greeted by the vibrant sight of the bustling harbor, lined with shops, cafes, and a helpful visitors center.

Discovering the Heart of St. Maarten

For culture and history enthusiasts, the island offers a rich tapestry of experiences. Begin your journey in the heart of Philipsburg, visiting historic sites such as the St. Maarten Museum and the Philipsburg Courthouse.

Consider taking a short ride to Marigot on the French side, where you can explore Fort St. Louis and the vibrant Marigot Market.

Embracing the Caribbean Sea: Beach Exploration

St. Maarten is famous for its beautiful beaches. Just a short walk from the port is the Great Bay Beach, with its beautiful boardwalk and plenty of beachside eateries.

For an extraordinary experience, head to Maho Beach, where you can watch planes landing overhead at the nearby airport. For a quieter beach experience, explore Mullet Bay Beach, revered for its soft sand and clear waters.

High Spirits: Adventure and Activities

The island offers thrilling activities for adventure enthusiasts. Explore the St. Maarten National Nature Reserve by hiking or zip-lining for a panoramic view of the island.

For marine adventures, consider a snorkeling trip to Creole Rock or a catamaran sail around the island.

A Feast of Flavors: St. Maarten's Cuisine

When it comes to food, St. Maarten does not disappoint. Indulge in local dishes such as Johnny Cake or St. Maarten's spicy shrimp.

Don't forget to sample some of the island's famous Guavaberry rum and end your meal with a delicious piece of Dutch-inspired pastries.

Finishing Touches: Souvenirs and Departure

As your day winds down, stop by Front Street in Philipsburg, a haven for duty-free shopping, to grab some souvenirs. Pick up local crafts, jewelry, or a bottle of the famous Guavaberry rum.

Finally, as the Caribbean sun begins to set, painting the sky with hues of oranges and purples, you'll return to your ship, carrying with you cherished memories and a love for the vibrant spirit of St. Maarten. As the ship sails away, you’ll eagerly anticipate the next port of call on your Caribbean cruise.

St. Maarten (Philipsburg) from Miami Cruise Schedule

A cruise that begins in Miami and stops in the St. Maarten (Philipsburg) would enchant even the most seasoned tourist with its natural splendor. Cruises to the St. Maarten (Philipsburg) are ideal for those who fantasize about lovely beaches dotted with palm trees and crystal-clear waters.

Carnival Cruise Line Eastern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Magic, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: January 25, 2025

Ports of Call: Miami, Amber Cove, San Juan, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Eastern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Magic, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: April 19, 2025

Ports of Call: Miami, Amber Cove, San Juan, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, Miami; View Itinerary

Norwegian Cruise Line Eastern Caribbean 9-day route

9-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Norwegian Sky, Norwegian Cruise Line

Date: June 6, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Grand Turk, Puerto Plata, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, San Juan, Great Stirrup Cay, Miami; View Itinerary

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Southern Caribbean 14-day route

14-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Seven Seas Grandeur, Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Date: March 5, 2025

Ports of Call: Miami, Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, St. Georges, Kingstown, Bridgetown, Roseau, Antigua, St. Maarten, Miami; View Itinerary

Norwegian Cruise Line Eastern Caribbean 9-day route

9-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Norwegian Sky, Norwegian Cruise Line

Date: August 21, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Puerto Plata, St. Thomas, Antigua, St. Maarten, San Juan, Great Stirrup Cay, Miami; View Itinerary

Norwegian Cruise Line Eastern Caribbean 9-day route

9-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Norwegian Sky, Norwegian Cruise Line

Date: June 15, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Grand Turk, Puerto Plata, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, San Juan, Great Stirrup Cay, Miami; View Itinerary

Royal Caribbean Eastern Caribbean 7-day route

7-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Icon of the Seas, Royal Caribbean

Date: January 11, 2025

Ports of Call: Miami, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, CocoCay, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Eastern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Magic, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: December 28, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Amber Cove, San Juan, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, Miami; View Itinerary

Royal Caribbean Eastern Caribbean 7-day route

7-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Icon of the Seas, Royal Caribbean

Date: December 14, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, CocoCay, Miami; View Itinerary

Norwegian Cruise Line Eastern Caribbean 9-day route

9-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Norwegian Sky, Norwegian Cruise Line

Date: July 25, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Grand Turk, Puerto Plata, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, San Juan, Great Stirrup Cay, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Eastern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Magic, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: November 30, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Amber Cove, San Juan, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, Miami; View Itinerary

Norwegian Cruise Line Eastern Caribbean 9-day route

9-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Norwegian Pearl, Norwegian Cruise Line

Date: March 5, 2025

Ports of Call: Miami, Puerto Plata, Tortola, Antigua, St. Maarten, San Juan, Great Stirrup Cay, Miami; View Itinerary

Norwegian Cruise Line Eastern Caribbean 9-day route

9-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Norwegian Sky, Norwegian Cruise Line

Date: May 28, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Grand Turk, Puerto Plata, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, San Juan, Great Stirrup Cay, Miami; View Itinerary

Norwegian Cruise Line Eastern Caribbean 10-day route

10-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Cruise Line

Date: December 23, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Puerto Plata, San Juan, St. Thomas, Antigua, St. Maarten, Tortola, Great Stirrup Cay, Miami; View Itinerary

Norwegian Cruise Line Eastern Caribbean 9-day route

9-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Norwegian Sky, Norwegian Cruise Line

Date: August 12, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Puerto Plata, St. Thomas, Antigua, St. Maarten, San Juan, Great Stirrup Cay, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Eastern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Magic, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: June 29, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, San Juan, Amber Cove, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Eastern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Magic, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: March 22, 2025

Ports of Call: Miami, Amber Cove, San Juan, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, Miami; View Itinerary

Norwegian Cruise Line Eastern Caribbean 9-day route

9-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Norwegian Sky, Norwegian Cruise Line

Date: July 16, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Grand Turk, Puerto Plata, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, San Juan, Great Stirrup Cay, Miami; View Itinerary

Royal Caribbean Eastern Caribbean 7-day route

7-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Icon of the Seas, Royal Caribbean

Date: July 27, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, CocoCay, Miami; View Itinerary

Norwegian Cruise Line Eastern Caribbean 9-day route

9-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Norwegian Sky, Norwegian Cruise Line

Date: July 7, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Grand Turk, Puerto Plata, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, San Juan, Great Stirrup Cay, Miami; View Itinerary

Royal Caribbean Eastern Caribbean 7-day route

7-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Icon of the Seas, Royal Caribbean

Date: September 21, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, CocoCay, Miami; View Itinerary

Royal Caribbean Eastern Caribbean 7-day route

7-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Icon of the Seas, Royal Caribbean

Date: August 24, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, CocoCay, Miami; View Itinerary

Azamara Club Cruises Eastern Caribbean 14-day route

14-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Azamara Onward, Azamara Club Cruises

Date: November 25, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Nassau, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, St. Kitts, Roseau, Bridgetown, Castries, Antigua, Virgin Gorda, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Eastern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Magic, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: June 1, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, San Juan, Amber Cove, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Eastern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Magic, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: August 24, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, San Juan, Amber Cove, Miami; View Itinerary

Royal Caribbean Eastern Caribbean 7-day route

7-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Icon of the Seas, Royal Caribbean

Date: June 1, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, CocoCay, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Eastern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Magic, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: October 5, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Amber Cove, San Juan, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, Miami; View Itinerary

Norwegian Cruise Line Eastern Caribbean 9-day route

9-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Norwegian Sky, Norwegian Cruise Line

Date: June 24, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Puerto Plata, St. Thomas, Antigua, St. Maarten, San Juan, Great Stirrup Cay, Miami; View Itinerary

Norwegian Cruise Line Eastern Caribbean 11-day route

11-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Cruise Line

Date: December 12, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Puerto Plata, San Juan, St. Thomas, Antigua, St. Kitts, St. Maarten, Tortola, Great Stirrup Cay, Miami; View Itinerary

Royal Caribbean Eastern Caribbean 7-day route

7-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Icon of the Seas, Royal Caribbean

Date: June 29, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, CocoCay, Miami; View Itinerary