Star Clippers Caribbean Cruise - Part 8 - Martinique

14th January 2016


Martinique is also a French town within the Caribbean, and where we docked today was right in the heart of the capital. It was only a short walk from the ship to the town, where it was a real busy and buzzy atmosphere. There were local guides on every corner offering free advice and maps, pointing out places of interest, such as the cathedral and the main square. Everyone was very friendly and approachable, which you don’t often find in a big city!

I would personally recommend looking at doing a shore excursion today, as you would probably get to see more of the natural beauty and history of the island, than a short walk around the town will allow, however, it could be a good opportunity to stock up on some shopping and gifts.

It’s an early departure on the last day, as the journey back to Barbados commences. An afternoon of lazing around up on deck with a few sun downer cocktails seemed a popular choice, whilst we watched the brave among us climb the mast to the first crow’s nest (in a harness of course). This is another complimentary activity that Star Clippers offer and another great example of how we have the ‘get involved’ aspect on board. As well as climbing the crow’s nest, our open bridge policy and opportunity to lend a hand raising the sails, you can also take tours of the engine rooms and listen to ‘Captain’s Storytime’ all to be found in the daily programme.

After an hour of packing, everyone meets for one last time in the Royal Clipper’s dining room for the final dinner, a farewell dinner, where the crew sing ‘We are the World’ to all guests, making for a special way to end the cruise.

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