PORT ST. MAARTEN – The cruise vessel AIDAdiva of AIDA Cruises was given permission by the Government of St. Maarten on humanitarian grounds after meeting national port entry requirements to make a port call on Tuesday, March 17 only for fuel bunkering. The vessel had no passengers onboard and once the vessel completed this operational process it departed the country on Tuesday afternoon.
The vessels crew were not allowed to disembark while the vessel was moored at the cruise pier.
The sailing cruise ship Wind Surf from Windstar Cruise Line is also in port for bunkering and provisioning and will depart once those operations have been completed and after receiving instructions from head office with respect to its next port call. The vessel was given permission to remain in port for a week.