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Old 09-11-2007, 12:48 PM
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I we are on the Mariner Oct 14th and now getting really excited. Whilst researching the ports of call I came across this amazing picture:
Go to most popular of all time (on the left) and there are a couple of pics of a Jumbo landing at StMaarten, WOW!
Anyway, my question is: How can I get to this beach to see & photograph this for myself? and has any one else seen it?
Many Thanks
Andrew (UK)
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Old 09-11-2007, 01:44 PM
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The beach in St. Martin that you are refering to is Maho Beach. It is located just feet from the airport in St. Martin. Therefore, the airplanes fly over the beach very low when they take off and land at the airport. It is very impressive when you see a giant 747 landing there. I found a video of such a 747 landing at that airport on YouTube. I had a link to the video in another post here in this forum. But I will place the same link here:
Click Here To See Video of 747 Landing At Maho Beach

When your cruiseship (the Mariner) arrives in St. Martin, it will very likely dock in Phillipsburg (on the Dutch Side). I think that Maho Beach and the St. Martin airport are on the Frech side (I am not sure). But regardless, you can easily get a taxi in Phillipsburg that will take you to Maho Beach.

By the way, I heard great things about the Mariner of the Seas. It is one of the Voyager Class of ships in the Royal Caribbean fleet. Those Voyager ships were the largest cruise ships in the world until Cunard launched the QM2 and R.C. launched the Freedom of the Seas.
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Old 09-11-2007, 03:05 PM
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I was on the Mariner last week and talked to someone that went to Maho Beach. They said it was quite an experience. Be prepared to get sand blasted.

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