Sint Maarten
Philipsburg

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  • Day156

    Philipsburg, St Maarten

    November 11 in Sint Maarten

    My last time in St Maarten. Jackson and I were hoping to go out but he didn't get his day off. Instead he had to start work at 12. So after Jackson started I went out to try and get some Christmas present shopping done. I just ended up helping a bar steward buy a camera instead.

  • Day7

    St maarten

    April 1, 2017 in Sint Maarten

    Auf St maarten gibt es die einzigste Grenze zwischen Frankreich und Holland..Wir hatten einen schönen Ausflug zum maho Beach (der mit den Flugzeugen 😃) und anschließend noch zu einen schönen Strand .Alles wieder auf eigene Faust zusammen mit unseren aida Freunden..Ein schöner aber auch anstrengender Tag

  • Day15

    St. Maarten

    November 10, 2016 in Sint Maarten

    Gestern auf einem der schönsten Strände der Karibik, Orient Beach auf St. Maarten, relaxed und dann den berühmten Flughafen-Strand besucht.
    Jetzt noch eine Nacht auf dem Schiff und dann gehts nach Punta Cana!

  • Day90

    Egbert & Chris

    May 2, 2014 in Sint Maarten

    Well we had a lovely surprise yesterday, when we docked at St Maarten.
    The Serenade of the Seas was next to us and Maz remembered that Egbert and Chris were supposed to be on it for its transatlantic crossing.
    So we decided to ask their security to check if they were on board, the girl was lovely and not only checked they where on board but even phoned their cabin for us.
    As luck would have it they were in.
    So Sue spoke to Chris who said they were just on the way down to the pool, but if we gave them five minutes they would join us.
    It was great to see them as it was almost exactly 12 months since we'd last seen them, which was on the Suez Canal cruise on the Mariner of the Seas.
    We took the water taxi across to the town and had a few beers and a good catch up.
    Egbert filled is in on the details of his appearance on TV on the Antiques Roadshow and how he's now on first name terms with Fiona Bruce, lol.
    It was really great to see them both and there was some sad goodbyes when we went back to the ship.
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  • Day2

    Philipsberg, St Maarten

    December 19, 2017 in Sint Maarten

    Unsure what we'd find in each stop, and with the advice for each destination including only a couple of points from Lonely Planet, we ventured early into Philipsberg to see what we could see. The after effects of the hurricane were evident on the walk in - twisted shopping containers which has clearly been tossed around as if they were nothing more than cardboard, roofs missing from buildings and windows from cars, as well as uprooted palms trees along the way. Nonetheless, the capital of the Dutch side of this island has clearly been working to reopen in anticipation of the tourist trade and was busy with locals even at 9.30am.

    We walked along the seafront boardwalk in a humid, salty heat which suggested the midday sun would be almost unbearable. The sea was a brilliant blue, but not clear; we found out later the locals were dubious about snorkelling due to concerns about remaining debris in the water. On our return along the main shopping street, a brief but heavy rain shower offered respite from the heat. Sadly the museum appeared to not be open, damaged from the hurricane.

    Our jaunt in was brief but pleasant. We resolved to book on a few excursions as a result so we could snorkel, kayak and paddleboard in recommended areas. I also resolved to better strap up by toe which, whilst seeming to be healing, is still swollen and yet to form to proper scab.
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  • Day11

    Philipsburg - Sankt Maarten ...

    September 13, 2016 in Sint Maarten

    ... eine kleine halb holländisch / halb französische Insel, die vom Dimanten- und Schmuckverkauf zu leben scheint. Ein schönes Städtchen, aber leider wieder einmal viel zu heiss

  • Day90

    Phillipsburg, St Maarten

    May 2, 2014 in Sint Maarten

    We've done a lot of the shows and things on board as we've not seen them before, and we've not been disappointed they've been excellent.
    Last night was no different, Tony Tillman was his name and an excellent showman was he.
    He sang everything from, Rat Pack, through Rock and Roll, Soul, Motown and even Country, although the country was a send up and very funny.
    There was one particular punch line that I found very good.
    He asked all the teenagers in the audience if they knew why he was not singing their kind of music and only singing their parents kind of music.
    Well kids it's because the parents paid for the cruise.
    Maybe not the funniest line ever but it's so true and it was brilliantly delivered.
    Another thing about the shows on here is that they are between an hour to an hour and a half long not the usual 45 minutes as on other ships.
    Changing the subject the one thing that is the same as on other ships is the meeting nice people, there's Carl and Gaynor from Birmingham UK, who have lived all over the USA for the last twenty odd years and still sound like they live in deepest dark Brummie land.
    Then there's five people from North Carolina one of them, Lilyan went to the same university as Maz, so they yatterd on and did their Uni hand signs etc.
    The names of the others are, Marvin Lee, Toni, Brenda, and the last guy has a Swahili name that I can't pronounce, probably not because it's Swahili, but because of his broad Carolina accent lol.
    I'll ask him again today and get him to spell it.
    One thing I do know about him is that he has the catering franchise for the Dallas Cowboys no less!!
    Today we're in St Maarten, but as you may have noticed if you have ever read any of my ramblings before, it's the travelling and meeting people that's more important to me than the actual destination.
    Although I do like St Maarten and will be getting off for a stroll.
    We all also want to go to Maho beach to see the planes land as they come very low right over the beach.
    But we'll do that next week when we're on the Indy as we're back here just before the Atlantic crossing, so today we'll just suss out the transport to the beach.
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  • Day15

    Phillipsburg, St Maarten was closed !

    November 12, 2013 in Sint Maarten

    Phillipsburg, St Maarten today and the weather is fantastic, only problem is that the town is mainly closed today for the St Maartens day celebrations.
    But a group of us had a walk in to town for a beer and some free wifi.
    We only spent an hour or so then strolled back to the ship as the temperature was rising quickly.
    Not that I'm complaining, as we'll be back to our rubbish English weather soon enough.

    For a change last night we all gave dinner a miss and we went to Johnny Rockets, and pigged out.
    As usual it was great, with unlimited fries, onion rings and dips, amazing burgers, along with apple pie, ice cream and milk shakes.
    The Staff are always amazingly efficient and friendly in there. They did the dancing and singing in front of the counter as they normally do, but this time they had two extra dancers, with Eva and Frank joining them.
    It was great fun and we all really enjoyed it, but I don't think I'll be able to eat again for a week
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Philipsburg, Горад Філіпсбург, Филипсбург, Φίλιπσμπουργκ, فیلیپسبورگ، سینت مارتن, フィリップスブルフ, ფილიპსბურგი, 필립스뷔르흐, Filipsburgas, பிலிப்சுபர்கு, ฟีลิปส์บืร์ค, Філіпсбург, فلپسبرگ, 菲利普斯堡

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