408 Martinique Cruise Reviews

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
Loved the craft market on the quayside. Nice to see lots of locally produced goods instead of cheap imports.
Loved the craft market on the quayside. Nice to see lots of locally produced goods instead of cheap imports. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
I have been here before so did not do an excursion.
I have been here before so did not do an excursion. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
The nicest capital of the islands in my opinion. Cleaner, more modern, friendlier. No one in your face 'to take a tour' with them. Martinique more relaxed and far less aggressive.
The nicest capital of the islands in my opinion. Cleaner, more modern, friendlier. No one in your face 'to take a tour' with them. Martinique more relaxed and far less aggressive. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Went to the local beach, it was really lovely, white sands and warm water, I am sure it was on this island that there were little fish in the ocean swimming around you.
Went to the local beach, it was really lovely, white sands and warm water, I am sure it was on this island that there were little fish in the ocean swimming around you. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
This island was added to our tour at the last minute due to the hurricane so we did not book an excursion. Once off the boat, the walk to catch the ferry to the beaches was far and it was hot! There was a big line to catch the ferry that ... Read More
This island was added to our tour at the last minute due to the hurricane so we did not book an excursion. Once off the boat, the walk to catch the ferry to the beaches was far and it was hot! There was a big line to catch the ferry that we did not wait in because of the heat. Had a great pizza and went back to the boat. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Easy ferry ride across to the other island and wonderful beaches. Pet peeve - Lady at the marche refused to sell me a bottle of water with US $ - despite me speaking fluent French. She was insistent on Euros, but did direct me downtown to ... Read More
Easy ferry ride across to the other island and wonderful beaches. Pet peeve - Lady at the marche refused to sell me a bottle of water with US $ - despite me speaking fluent French. She was insistent on Euros, but did direct me downtown to other shops that do US currency. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018

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