Soft opening set for St. Maarten's major new adventure attraction

Incredible views from the upper deck Incredible views from the upper deck (Photo: Rainforest Adventures)

St. Maarten's major new attraction, Rockland Estate, will be opening to the public this Friday in advance of cruise ships returning to Philipsburg in mid-December.

This will be a soft opening with the two signature attractions, the Flying Dutchman, touted as the world's steepest zip line, and the Souliga Sky Explorer, a chairlift adventure, in operation.

Also opening is the Emilio Wilson Museum, Emilio’s Restaurant and the Gift Shop.

Carnival Corp. & plc's David Candib, VP development and operations, Global Port & Destination Development Group, has predicted Rockland Estate 'will surely become a bucket-list item for anyone visiting the island,' whether just to take in the incredible views or to experience the one-of-a-kind attractions, while also gaining perspective on history and culture.

Royal Caribbean International's Grandeur of the Seas is set to become the first cruise ship back for regular service since Hurricane Irma, on Dec. 17, and Carnival Cruise Line will resume calls starting Jan. 15 with Carnival Sunshine.

Posted 21 November 2017

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Anne Kalosh

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