Cruise Season Inaugurated with the Seabourn Pursuit First Name In Martinique

Martinique – Martinique simply welcomed the primary ship of the season this previous Sunday, October 08, 2023, with the “Seabourn Pursuit” from Seabourn Cruises.

Cruise Season Inaugurated with the Seabourn Pursuit First Call In Martinique
Seabourn Pursuit at Pointe Simon Terminal – Photograph credit score: Severine Prufer

This inaugural name passed off at Pointe Simon cruise terminal, within the coronary heart of Fort de France with 231 passengers on board. That is the second expedition ship of the cruise firm launched this 12 months, which carries two custom-built submarines, 24 Zodiacs, kayaks, and a 26-person professional expedition workforce whose function is to have interaction company all through every voyage. Alongside the Pursuit, the Seabourn Quest, Sojourn and Ovation are scheduled a number of occasions this season.

Martinique Tourism Authority and all its native trade companions are certainly absolutely ready to welcome the brand new season. With a exceptional variety of 240 calls scheduled throughout the island, the native cruise trade expects an increase of 28% of calls, in comparison with final season.

General, the island expects a forecast of roughly 421,000 passengers, in contrast with 338,154 registered final season (2022/2023) :

  • 180 cruise calls in Fort de France (Les Tourelles cruise port & Pointe Simon terminal)
  • 60 calls in anchorages : in Trois-Ilets, Anses-d’Arlet, Le Marin and Saint Pierre.
  • 6 cruise traces in homeporting at Les Tourelles (MSC, Costa, Membership Med, Aida, Le Ponant, Sea Cloud Cruises)

Arrival in Fort-de-France

The cruise passengers expertise upon arrival in Fort-de-France is bettering season after season. After the “Instapoint M” created by the workforce of native artists from Valorisation Martinique inaugurated in August 2022, adopted by the colorful revamp of the complete Garnier Pagès avenue by the group of artists from Madrid, Boa Mistura; the cruise passengers will uncover the most recent inventive addition named “Apajé” (this isn’t a recreation).

The 328-foot lengthy artwork piece created by the group of seven native artists of “Mada Paint”, is a deconstruct board recreation, that includes completely different points of the island. The large flooring piece consists of 3 anamorphosis that create very immersive images, for unforgettable recollections.

Cruise Calls Scheduled

This 2023-2024 season additionally marks the enlargement of Saint Pierre, metropolis of Artwork & Historical past, with 32 cruise calls scheduled (with a forecast of roughly 13 000 passengers), in comparison with none final season. Passengers from Explora Journeys, Membership Med, Scenic Cruises, Rizt Carlton and Seabourn Cruises will arrived on the foot of the majestic Mount Pelee, which has lately acquired one probably the most prestigious distinction.

Throughout the forty fifth session of the World Heritage Committee held in Riyadh from September 10 to 25, 2023; an early announcement made on September 16 declared the Volcanoes and Forests of Mount Pelée and the Pitons of Northern Martinique, a UNESCO World Heritage web site. This well-deserved recognition will improve the attractiveness of this area after all, but additionally of the island as an entire.

Saint Pierre Cruise Pleasant Program

Town of Saint Pierre may also host the Cruise Pleasant program, for the primary time in Martinique. Initially launch in 2013 by the Var Provence Cruise Membership within the Ports of Toulon Bay, the “Cruise Pleasant” certification is granted to native tourism suppliers, outlets, eating places and so forth… who adjust to sure necessities catered to visiting cruise passengers. The purpose is to create a powerful community that works in the direction of the identical widespread aim: improve the expertise ashore that meets the necessities of cruise traces, their cruise passengers and crew members!

Transat Jacques Vabre regatta arrival in Fort-de-France is one other spotlight of this 2023-2024 season. Greater than 100 opponents will sail towards the magnificent Bay of Fort-de-France, from November 11 to 19, 2023.


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