Martinique makes cruise tourism push

19th Sep 2012
Martinique makes cruise tourism push

The Martinique Tourism Authority is ratcheting up its efforts to attract more cruise business by hosting a delegation of Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association.

The group will be led by FCCA president Michele Paige, and include high-ranking executives with such notable cruise lines as Carnival, Princess Cruises, and Royal Caribbean.

“The opportunity for Martinique to grow its tourism receipts by further developing the cruise sector has never been greater,” said Karine Roy-Camille, commissioner of the Martinique Tourism Authority. 

“Recently completed capital improvement projects to the Malecon promenade and La Savane Park in Fort-de-France have reinvigorated the capital, while continued upgrades to the Pointe Simon wharf and Tourelles cruise terminal will soon enable the world’s largest cruise ships to dock here. 

“The timing simply could not be better for cruise lines wishing to spice-up their itineraries with the unique brand of French Caribbean vacation chic only available in Martinique.”

Throughout their stay in Martinique, the FCCA delegation will undertake site inspections of Pointe Simon and the Tourelles cruise terminal, and tour the re-built Malecon promenade and historic La Savane Park, a 12-acre oasis of nature amid the hustle and bustle of downtown Fort-de-France. 

Visits are also planned to several of Martinique’s leading tourist attractions, including Le Village de la Poterie and the Creole Village shopping area in Trois-Ilets.



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