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St. Maarten Cruise Reviews

St. Maarten Cruise Port
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St. Maarten Overview
St. Maarten is busier than ever, as cruise lines call on Philipsburg with their biggest ships. (Sometimes there are a half-dozen in port at one time.) There's also more to do once you disembark, with ...
rg9374
08/15
typical port where the locals want your money to braid your hair, sell you perfume, booze or jewelry Read more
Builtwells
07/15
Fun to experience both cultures, the Dutch and French side of the Island. The beaches are breathtaking with ... Read more
shagram
07/15
We did our own thing and walked around the shopping area. The usual port items for sale. But I did come ... Read more
caligirlnyc
07/15
Love it! Another place you should stay a few days at, in the future. This was my third visit. They have ... Read more
kforrencej
07/15
Did not book an excursion. Got off the ship … found the taxi/van station and had them take us to ... Read more
CRUISEWITHMYKIDS
07/15
We took the water ferry to he main beach and rented chairs. there was a breeze and we had a great day. Read more
Newton2379
07/15
Make sure you book a excursion for a beach because the local security guide is in charge of making sure the ... Read more
Kelliott210
07/15
We LOVE St. Maarten! Great bay, beaches and shopping with a European feel. Don't miss Old St...French cafes ... Read more
Etiennix
07/15
Always our favorite stop! Belgian Chocolate shoppe and the petit cafe for an Orangina and Some French lunch ... Read more
reneern
07/15
We love to shop and hang out on the beach Read more
ksdivers
07/15
Small, pushy, rude people --- NOTHING to do at port for 10 hours except shop - all same stuff. WAY TOO LONG ... Read more
DownShore888
07/15
Orient Beach was very nice. Good waves, crystal clear water and white beach. Food at Bikini Beach was ... Read more
Laura2015
07/15
Our excursion got canceled because of bad weather the night before on the French side, so we hung out on the ... Read more
Hoppy cruiser
07/15
Enjoyed walking around and shopping Read more
Dogsstayedhome
07/15
Take your transport from the cruise ship, otherwise too many people trying to bug you. Read more
Pat.D
07/15
Grabbed a cab with friends and headed out to Maho beach for the mandatory landing planes photos. The beach ... Read more
Mossley
07/15
Took the water taxi into town and did a little shopping. St. Maarten was very clean and easy to navigate. ... Read more
On the water54
07/15
St Maarteen was a little run down and dirty, Read more
Blobel79
06/15
This is our favorite port in the Caribbean. Maho beach (airport beach) is a must see for any aviation ... Read more
marclr
06/15
We didn't like St, Maarten, we got off the boat and felt like we got mugged by all of the locals wanting the ... Read more
thamesbarge
06/15
Good shopping and beach facilities.water taxi is always a pleasure enjoy the upbeat attitude. Read more
Txsinglegal53
06/15
Disappointed in Maho beach. Very rocky and hard to access. Read more
devonrex101
06/15
Walked around shops, took taxi to main shopping area. Read more
cruisingwithmyson
06/15
We took a taxi to Kontiki Beach. Nice beach. Plenty of chairs with umbrellas to rent for a very reasonable ... Read more
Raguilsh
06/15
Marigot, French side of the Island is beautiful. Plan on a 30 minute drive. But its well worth the drive. ... Read more

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