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Boxing Day Becomes the Busiest Cruise Ship Day of 2018

By ,   December 27, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

St Maarten had its busiest cruise day of the year on Wednesday, December 26, Port St Maarten announced.

Just in time for Boxing Day, the unique destination welcomed 7 cruise ships. Six were moored at the 2 cruise piers at Dr AC Wathey Cruise and Cargo Facility, one was at anchor in port's Great Bay.

That meant around 9,900 crew and 26,900 passengers, or a total of 36,800 visitors.

Port of Philipsburg (St Maarten Island, Dutch Antilles)

The seven liners included Celebrity Silhouette, the newbuild Celebrity Edge (2018), Harmony of the SeasAdventure of the SeasP&O BritanniaMSC Seaside, and Marella Explorer.

It was the 2nd visit to St Maarten for Celebrity Edge, which made her inaugural cruise to the island last week.