Carnival Cruise Line marked its return to the island of St. Maarten with a day-long call aboard Carnival Sunshine earlier today.

The visit is the first of dozens of port calls by Carnival ships to the beautiful Caribbean destination in the coming weeks.

More than 3,000 guests on board enjoyed a wide range of shore excursion opportunities as well as the destination’s world-class beaches and shopping and dining experiences in downtown Philipsburg.