PORT: Port St. Maarten and cruise service providers are ready to welcome guests from cruise ship Celebrity Millennium when cruising returns to the island on Saturday, June 5, the day the vessel sets sail for a seven-night Caribbean itinerary.
June 5 will mark the official launch of Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Millennium homeporting operations out of Port St. Maarten. Celebrity Millennium will be the largest homeporting vessel to date to homeport at Dr. A.C. Wathey Cruise and Cargo Facility.
Port St. Maarten has recently re-invested into the Homeport Terminal moving from a temporary facility to a hybrid structure with strengthened concrete walls, therefore allowing the terminal to be rebuilt within a shorter period of time after the threat of a hurricane has passed leading to a swift rebound once the destination is back up to par.
Port St. Maarten has called on local artists who have painted murals throughout the country to do the same at the port to showcase their talents to thousands of cruise passengers.
Princess Juliana International Airport has also prepared for the return of cruisers. The airport was essential in ensuring logistics for homeporting are in place from one port of entry to the next.