Philipsburg, St. Maarten Cruise Port

4.4 out of 5 Awards 2015 Winner

Best Caribbean Port

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Rerouted to Martinique due to Hurricane damage
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About Philipsburg, St. Maarten

St. Martin is an island of dualities — the root of that being its dual French and Dutch sovereignty. So which side should you stay on, and what should you do when you’re there? You’ve come to the right place.

What people said about this port:

"love orient beach service and lunch at the beach rendez-vous was just..." in 214 reviews.

"...friendly island, nice shopping Good beach by water taxi good shopping Did n't see it do to weather." in 163 reviews.

"we then went to maho beach where the airplanes fly directly over your head at..." in 110 reviews.

3423 reviews and tips of Philipsburg, St. Maarten

FleakFamily says ...

Wife and I did some research before our cruise and found a local tour group called Jo Junie Tours that we reserved instead of a Royal Caribbean excursion. We paid $40 a piece and had an all day tour of the island all to ourselves. Normally they are booked full, but no one else showed up so we enjoyed our private tour that included all we could drink rum punch and beer choices. Since we were the only ones in the van, we got to see all the highlights and some of the not so great places. We asked for it, so Lucius showed us some of the less fortunate out of site areas. We saw Orient Beach, Marigot, Maho Beach, and everything in between. We asked him to take us to a local restaurant, one he would eat at. He did not disappoint as we saw one of the American Icon Grill managers eating there as well. After that, we skipped the shopping and went back on board the ship with about 45 minutes to spare. All in all, wonderful time on the island. Jo Junie Tours did a wonderful job and we w...

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