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What to avoid when cruise ship is in port

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What to avoid when cruise ship is in port

Looks like we will have only one day with no cruise ship. What do you suggest we do during the one day the cruise ship is not in port? What should we avoid when they are in port (Wed there are 2)?

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1. Re: What to avoid when cruise ship is in port

The only thing I would change is don't go to watch the planes land at Maho where there are lots of ships in. It's a mob scene. Other than that, ship schedule should have no bearing on your plans.

Just noticed you are here in June - low season. 2 ships? That's not even a blip on the radar here! LOL

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2. Re: What to avoid when cruise ship is in port

Best day to be in Philipsburg - the town comes alive - people watching - talking -

if that's not your thing lots of other places to be as Elaine said.

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3. Re: What to avoid when cruise ship is in port

I never felt that cruise ships ruined any of my plans while in St. Maarten. Just the opposite. Phillisburg looks like a ghost town the days ships doesn't come. The place is much better with people hanging around the boardwalk and frontstreet and all the stores are open.

Maybe 3 things could be better without cruise ships: Orient Beach, Maho and Great Bay. Orient and Maho are the most popular places for cruise people. Great Bay is the closest beach to docks.

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4. Re: What to avoid when cruise ship is in port

Where did you find the cruise schedule?

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5. Re: What to avoid when cruise ship is in port

http://201.220.14.27/sxmonline/VesselScheduleCruise.aspx

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