World’s Largest In-Water Boat Show Reveals Opportunities abound in the Yachting Industry

Port SXM and Marine Sector Reps at FLIBS

PORT ST. MAARTEN – A delegation from Port St. Maarten and other local stakeholders recently returned from the flagship marine event, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) in Florida. Owned by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) and produced by Informa Markets, FLIBS is recognized as the largest in-water boat show More...

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By Online Editor On Sunday, November 3rd, 2019

MSC Meraviglia Second Cruise Ship Inaugural Call for the 2019-2020 Cruise Season

PORT ST. MAARTEN – The cruise ship MSC Meraviglia made its inaugural call on Friday, November 1st – the second inaugural call for the 2019-2020 cruise season – and was welcomed by caretaker Minister of More...

Stuart Johnson - relief - statement
By Online Editor On Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Johnson continuing efforts to improve local public transportation services

PHILIPSBURG—The Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunication (TEATT), is finalizing a Comprehensive Plan of Action for taxi and bus service on St. Maarten. The goal is “to foster More...

Port SXM Meeting with RCL
By The Publisher On Sunday, October 27th, 2019

Port Management has Positive Meeting with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

~ St. Maarten key to cruise line’s deployment strategies ~ PORT ST. MAARTEN – Port St. Maarten Management has had positive discussions with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) with respect to future itinerary More...

Viking Sun Inaugural Call Group Pix
By Online Editor On Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

Viking Ocean Cruises first inaugural call for the 2019-2020

PORT ST. MAARTEN – Viking Ocean Cruises cruise ship Viking Sun on a 245-day world cruise, made its inaugural port call on Sunday, October 20. This is the first inaugural call for the 2019-2020 cruise season. Captain More...

FCCA 2019 Highlights magazine cover with Port St. Maarten
By The Publisher On Monday, October 21st, 2019

Center stage for Port St. Maarten at cruise convention in Puerto Rico

PHILIPSBURG – Cruise port St. Maarten takes center stage as the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) convention in Puerto Rico opens on Monday with a splendid picture of the port by photographer Christine More...

Caribbean Tourism Organization
By Online Editor On Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Statement by Caribbean Tourism Organization Chairman on the organization’s restructuring plans

Over the past two decades, there has been much discussion surrounding the promotion and development of tourism in the Caribbean, the world’s most tourism-dependent region. While there have been many visions, More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

“St. Maarten needs to put the ‘WOW’ back in the guests’ experience”

MAHO — The private sector on St Maarten has to step up and invest in improving the overall experience of cruise tourists visiting the island. Michele Paige, President of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Johnson signs Destination Marketing MOU with Saba

PHILIPSBURG – The Honourable Stuart Johnson, Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunications (TEATT) has finalized months of discussions with the island of Saba and recently signed More...

Aerial shot Port StMaarten with cruise ships
By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Cruise tourism in a deep existential crisis

PHILIPSBURG – Cruise Tourism in St. Maarten is in a deep existential crisis, no matter how seemingly optimistic outgoing Tourism and Economic Affairs Minister Stuart Johnson spins the story. Cruise tourism has More...