PORT–Port St. Maarten was chosen as the “Best Cruise Port” in the Caribbean Journal Travelers’ Choice Awards 2019. The Caribbean Journal is the world’s largest website covering Caribbean travel.
Tourism and Economic Affairs Minister Stuart Johnson is elated with the recognition, saying, “It strongly signifies that the destination is back in business.” He said this accolade is a result of the contributions made during the past 18-plus months to bring the destination back online.
Port management said St. Maarten continues to contribute to memorable experiences for cruise passengers as they rediscover our destination in 2019 and this is evident in their choice of St. Maarten as the top port in the Caribbean.
The forecast cruise arrivals for the upcoming season will be above 1.5 million cruise passengers and there are efforts to increase the arrivals. From a product perspective, the Port said the tour offering is not at 100 per cent yet, which goes in tandem with the increase in volume of cruises for upcoming seasons.
The 2019 edition of the Caribbean Journal Travelers’ Choice Awards celebrates the best in Caribbean travel as chosen by its loyal readers.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/87910-port-st-maarten-best-cruise-port