Cruise Port Atlas | Fort-de-France, Martinique Map | Location

Fort-de-France, Martinique Port | Map | Locations

Cruise lines that visit Martinique: Star Clippers, Oceania, Seabourn, SeaDream Yacht Club, Celebrity, Holland America, Princess, Carnival, Costa, MSC Cruises, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean

Key Attractions: Fort Saint Louise, Saint Louis Cathedral, La Savane, Balata, Spice Market, Botanical Garden, Church of the Sacred Heart, Anse les Salines, Anse Noire, Anse Ceron, Saint Pierre, Volcanological Museum, Mount Pelee, Rainforest

One of Ravenna's famous mosaicsMartinique is one of several Caribbean islands that are overseas departments of France. The people and culture of Martinique blend the French with African, European, and native Caribbean elements. It is one of the most prosperous of the Lesser Antilles and provides varied touring opportunities for cruisers, including water and land-based natural exploration; cultural and historical touring; and athletic activities. The most popular attractions in the port city are Fort Saint Louis, built during the 18th century which houses a museum; the Cathedral Saint Louis; the Biblioth�que Schoelche (library) which is housed in one of the finest examples of colonial architecture; and Jardin de Balata, a botanical garden with a wide variety of mainly tropical plants from around the world.

South of the port is the lovely Les Salines, the most popular beach. The island is dominated by the still-active volcano Mount Pelee, which erupted in 1902 destroying the city of Saint-Pierre. Many visit the former capital of the island to see the ruins of the historic buildings. Like most other Caribbean islands, outdoor activities are among the most popular. The rainforest in the north of the island is popular with outdoor enthusiasts. Martinique rum is justly renowned and tours of distilleries are available. Shopping is wonderful in Martinique because of the lovely products that are for sale.

Local Currency: Euro

Primary Language:  French

Secondary Languages: Antillean Creole and English

Visa requirements: American and Canadian tourists do not need a visa.

 

Geography and Population

Martinique is in the Lesser Antilles 16 miles south of Dominica and 23 miles north of St. Lucia.  The population of the island was just under 400,000 in 2007. 

Map of Region with Port, Airport and Attractions

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How Far?

Taxis are available at the port entrance.  Fares are ???.

From To Distance Average Time Local Currency Fare
 Passenger Terminal

 Fort-de-France City Center

2 KM 5 minutes  
Pointe Simon Fort-de-France City Center 1 KM 10 minute walk  
Fort-de-France Saint-Pierre 32 KM 30 minutes  
Fort-de-France Morne Rouge 27 KM 30 minues  
Fort-de-France Anse les Salines 53 KM 55 minutes  
Fort-de-France Le Lamentin Airport 10 KM 10 minutes  

Local Services - Addresses

HospitalMap of Martinique

 

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Port and Berths

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