Fort-de-France is well known for the excellence and safety of its home porting facilities and many calls are scheduled at this vibrant capital city. From there, you can embark on a tour or set off on your own for a taste of the island’s culture, natural beauty, food, and rum. The two terminals, Pointe Simon and Les Tourelles, are minutes away from the city’s top attractions. If you’re looking to do some last-minute shopping, you’ll find locally made crafts, jewelry, and more at cruise villages surrounding both terminals. On a day-long excursion, there’s even time to hop on one of the hourly ferries from Fort-de-France Bay to the nearby coastal town of Les Trois-Îlets for a dip in the sea and lunch at a beachside restaurant.

For boutique ships, there are several idyllic moorings on offer: three along the southern Caribbean coast in the towns of Les Anses-d’Arlet, Le Marin, and Les Trois-Îlets, and one in the north in Saint-Pierre. Whether you decide to stroll along white-sand beaches, swim with turtles, or explore the historic “Pompeii of the Caribbean,” you’ll have the time of your life in this hidden gem of a cruise destination.

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