Carnival Valor first Cruise Ship Visit this Saturday after Gonzalo

The first cruise ship to call at Port St. Maarten will be on Saturday when the Carnival Valor docks at the Dr. A.C. Wathey Cruise & Cargo facility.


After a side sonar inspection of the seabed in and around the cruise piers, no undersea obstructions were found. Cargo operations are well underway already and cruise will come online on Saturday, October 18th.


Port St. Maarten after an assessment was carried out received only superficial and cosmetic damages such as broken tree limbs and signs. The cruise facility is ready to welcome the first cruise visitors back to the ‘Friendly Island.’


Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Port St. Maarten Mark Mingo said on Thursday that it’s back to business.


“Much has been accomplished since the passing of Hurricane Gonzalo on Monday evening. We have seen all hands on deck where it concerns people coming together to get the country back on its feet. From the seaport to the airport, destination St. Maarten is back,” CEO Mark Mingo said on Thursday.