PHILIPSBURG:--- Another economic booster for St. Maarten came online with the announcement that the Small Island Soca Cruise (SISC) will depart from St. Maarten on November 13, 2022, and return on November 18, 2022. The Small Island Soca Cruise will take place onboard the brand-new Virgin Voyager’s cruise ship ‘Scarlet Lady’, a cruise ship that can accommodate 2,770 passengers and 1,160 crew.
The SISC is a six-day/five-night non-stop and all-inclusive carnival experience, calling on five ports with no less than seven on-shore parties. Over fifty acts and artists will entertain the revelers onboard the ship and on-islands. Ports of call will be St. Maarten, Antigua, Dominica, St. Kitts, and Tortola.
Indications are that cruisers will arrive two to three days prior to departure and will stay two to three days after the cruise which will result in another source of revenue for the island. The on-land parties are not restricted to cruisers only.