POINTE BLANCHE–Port St. Maarten has been named number one in Cruise Critic Cruiser’s Choice 2016 as a top-rated Eastern Caribbean destination.

Grand Turk was in the number two spot followed by, St. Thomas, St. Kitts and Nevis and King’s Wharf, Bermuda.

The top-rated destination was chosen by cruisers. Rankings are based on member review ratings for ports from sailing taken August 1, 2015, to July 31, 2016.

One cruiser’s comment selected and profiled on the online website of Cruise Critic said: “Everyone’s ideal of a Caribbean town with well-kept shops fronting a beach filled with lounge chairs looking out onto blue water.”

Cruise Critic is the leading cruise reviews and information site and hosts the largest cruise community in the world. More than five million people, from first-time cruisers to avid cruise fans, visit Cruise Critic each month to research and plan their cruises, connect with other cruisers and share their passion for cruising.

Port St. Maarten management is elated by the recognition and plans to continue its strategic approach with the implementation of its strategic business plan 2019 and investment plan 2021 to maintain growth and continue to grow and maintain the cruise port’s position in a global competitive environment.

Source: Daily Herald