422 Martinique Cruise Reviews

This is definitely a European influenced island - so much so that I did not sense that I was on a Caribbean island. The locals - mostly white folk were not as welcoming or sociable as any of the other islands I have been to. But it is ... Read More
This is definitely a European influenced island - so much so that I did not sense that I was on a Caribbean island. The locals - mostly white folk were not as welcoming or sociable as any of the other islands I have been to. But it is picturesque ... Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
This port was substituted for another damaged during the hurricanes. It was just ok.
This port was substituted for another damaged during the hurricanes. It was just ok. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
This port of call is exceptional in that it gives on the ground instruction into the city, literally you follow the blue and white squares to be beautiful city! Very clean, lots of shopping and the vendors aren't super aggressive. ... Read More
This port of call is exceptional in that it gives on the ground instruction into the city, literally you follow the blue and white squares to be beautiful city! Very clean, lots of shopping and the vendors aren't super aggressive. Expensive though! We were shocked at the $7. US small bottle of beer. But very interesting city and super food to be had! Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
French controlled, advised to stay out of the "old French district"...only accepts euros with a 10% surcharge for exchange. Royal Caribbean unable to provide exchange rate on the ship...just the rate was asked for ..not the
French controlled, advised to stay out of the "old French district"...only accepts euros with a 10% surcharge for exchange. Royal Caribbean unable to provide exchange rate on the ship...just the rate was asked for ..not the exchange Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Long hike to the tourist area from the port and the adjacent residential areas were not safe.
Long hike to the tourist area from the port and the adjacent residential areas were not safe. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
We walked ashore and went to the shops at the end of the pier. Saw some nice stuff but when we made a purchase learned that everything is sold in Euros. As a result we were overcharged for paying in US dollars. Credit cards are not used ... Read More
We walked ashore and went to the shops at the end of the pier. Saw some nice stuff but when we made a purchase learned that everything is sold in Euros. As a result we were overcharged for paying in US dollars. Credit cards are not used because of damage to the system caused by the storms. There were shuttles available to the beaches that looked interesting. We went downtown and over to the fort for sightseeing. Nice place. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
We negotiated with a local taxi driver for a two hour tour of the island; however, his English skills were very limited and he did not seem to have a great knowledge of the island, so the "tour" was somewhat limited. ... Read More
We negotiated with a local taxi driver for a two hour tour of the island; however, his English skills were very limited and he did not seem to have a great knowledge of the island, so the "tour" was somewhat limited. Nevertheless, we enjoyed it! Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
People here are very stand-offish. Did not feel welcome. Though fluently bilingual, locals did not want to communicate in French ... or in English. Seemed like we were imposing. If I ever take another cruise here, will not bother getting ... Read More
People here are very stand-offish. Did not feel welcome. Though fluently bilingual, locals did not want to communicate in French ... or in English. Seemed like we were imposing. If I ever take another cruise here, will not bother getting off the boat. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
We were told that the cab drivers wanted Euros so we just walked the town. The fort was closed so we walked the town.
We were told that the cab drivers wanted Euros so we just walked the town. The fort was closed so we walked the town. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Water taxi to local beach usual bed charges no umbrellas and dreadful French hospitality. We waited for 90 minutes on the jetty for our return journey which we had already paid for before the water taxi came and was 85% full from a ... Read More
Water taxi to local beach usual bed charges no umbrellas and dreadful French hospitality. We waited for 90 minutes on the jetty for our return journey which we had already paid for before the water taxi came and was 85% full from a neighboring beach and we had to wait another 35 mins before one came back with growing concerns of missing the ship . Please don’t visit this place. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Was very disappointed as there was no organization at all at this port. No taxis & they would not accept the dollar only euros or credit card. We decided to just walk around the port but we met a woman who recommended a local tour ... Read More
Was very disappointed as there was no organization at all at this port. No taxis & they would not accept the dollar only euros or credit card. We decided to just walk around the port but we met a woman who recommended a local tour & would take us to the beach also - they had a small bus so we decided to do that. We had a lovely tour of the island & she took us to a local beach as there were many locals which was very nice. We also got chairs & tables to use in the shade. The water was magnificent so relaxing that's for sure. We got to stay a good hour at the beach & then went back to the ship. Boy I'm glad I didn't drive there very confusing. We did some shopping at the local little places along the water as the regular stores were closed. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Very different kind of Caribbean island that shows like a small town in France. Very nice shops and town, but bring your French language app!
Very different kind of Caribbean island that shows like a small town in France. Very nice shops and town, but bring your French language app! Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Took a taxi to a mall and farmer's market & had lunch. Need Euros and knowledge of the French language.
Took a taxi to a mall and farmer's market & had lunch. Need Euros and knowledge of the French language. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
We were last here in 2002 so were eager to see what had changed in 16 years. Martinique is a French overseas territory, so French is the primary language spoken as well as local dialects, and the euro is the standard currency. ... Read More
We were last here in 2002 so were eager to see what had changed in 16 years. Martinique is a French overseas territory, so French is the primary language spoken as well as local dialects, and the euro is the standard currency. Unfortunately, we were docked at the Tourelles Cruise Terminal, a good 20-25-minute walk from the town centre. It was a very hot and sunny day and I can tell you it was exhausting to walk this distance (in retrospect, we should have taken a taxi back to the ship). We only planned to do some souvenir shopping for our granddaughter and walked down several streets in the downtown area. Merchants were polite but not willing to negotiate, even trying to do so with my fluent French. In one shop, there was obviously signage that was misleading, both for the deal offered as well as the price (it was in euros, not US dollars). We stopped in the La Savane public park for a drink and snack (and to get out of the sunlight!) before returning to the ship. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
The port area is pleasant enough, with a few stalls for interest - and a short walk to the ferries around the bay. Walk to the other end of the promenade, and there is a small beach just under the fort which has the required sand and palm ... Read More
The port area is pleasant enough, with a few stalls for interest - and a short walk to the ferries around the bay. Walk to the other end of the promenade, and there is a small beach just under the fort which has the required sand and palm trees and is pleasant for swimming. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Beautiful quaint town. Be wary of ferries going to the further beaches as they may reduce service and you may arrive late to port. Fairly easy to walk around town. The cathedral and library are amazing. There is a small beach at the end of ... Read More
Beautiful quaint town. Be wary of ferries going to the further beaches as they may reduce service and you may arrive late to port. Fairly easy to walk around town. The cathedral and library are amazing. There is a small beach at the end of the boardwalk which is really clean and beautiful and right next to the Fort. You can walk about a mile into this beach and the water level does not rise! Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Island is completely French. Purchase Euros before arriving. We took the water taxi from the pier to two different beaches. Water taxi is about a 3 minute walk from the ship. Affordable round trip at about 8.00 a person. Once on beaches ... Read More
Island is completely French. Purchase Euros before arriving. We took the water taxi from the pier to two different beaches. Water taxi is about a 3 minute walk from the ship. Affordable round trip at about 8.00 a person. Once on beaches you can rent chairs and umbrellas. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018

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