St Maarten Port CEO Does Not Think Cancelling Ship Calls Is The Answer

CEO Alexander Gumbs says "Cruises are still one of the safest vacation options and passengers are taking advantage of the great prices and service being offered.”

When asked to comment about the islands of Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire refusing entry to cruise ships with case of Covid, Port of St. Maarten Boss Alexander Grumbs sounded upbeat about cruising. “The industry in general has increased their protocols levels in terms of testing, mask usage and social distancing. It’s our hope that this doesn’t affect the upcoming booking cycles and or current sailings to destination St. Maarten. Cruises are still one of the safest vacation options and passengers are taking advantage of the great prices and service being offered.


Keeping the island open will depend on the spread of Omicron. According to PSG CEO Humbs, the options available are still vaccinations and booster shots: "With the booster vaccine now available, I call on the vaccinated to make sure they get their booster as according to CPS, the booster remains the best protection against the new variant and is more effective than two doses alone.”



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