Philipsburg is the main town settled on the Dutch side of the island of St. Maarten. Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493, it later served as an international trade post as well as a setting for salt production. Colorful Creole buildings greet guests and pay homage to the island’s history along celebrated Front Street. They now house the town’s abundance of restaurants, store fronts, and casinos that engage guests seeking an upbeat island experience. Embark the Wind Surf this afternoon and prepare for a relaxing small ship cruise to Europe.
While at sea, take advantage of the multitude of opportunities aboard the Wind Surf. Relax in the luxury of your private stateroom while listening to music on the state of the art sound systems. Let the ocean breezes carry away tension as you stroll the teak decks. Pamper yourself in the expansive WindSpa.
One of Europe’s smallest capital cities, Lisbon is for many, one of it most beguiling – an easily accessible mix of new and old worlds. Elegant outdoor cafés line Lisbon’s mosaic cobblestone sidewalks along grand 18th-century boulevards. Turn-of-the-century funiculars dot its steep hills. Two-thirds of the city was leveled in a 1755 earthquake, but in its churches, peeling buildings, tiny alleyways and hidden squares, you can still feel the glorious past. Disembark this morning for your continued journey home.