MSC to Return to St. Maarten in March and confirms approximately 115,000 passengers for 2018

MSC Cruises PR piece

PORT ST. MAARTEN - Based on one-on-one meetings that Port St. Maarten Cruise Business Unit has been having with cruise line executives, MSC Cruises has confirmed that it will be returning to the destination on March 28 with MSC Opera. MSC Cruises will be making 29 port calls for 2018 bringing in approximately 115,000 cruise passengers.  The port calls More...

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