Fort de France Martinique Hotels near Cruise Port Terminal

Cruise docked in harbor

Fort de France, Martinique

Fort de France is the capital and commercial center of the beautiful French Caribbean island of Martinique and is a popular tourist destination, especially for cruise ships. The main port terminal is at Pointe Simon in the heart of the town, making exploring and enjoying your stay here easy and pleasant. On the days that cruise ships dock you will find a market selling food and souvenirs at the port. You will also discover a charming town full of history with plenty to see and do.

Whichever hotel you choose in Fort de France Martinique will be convenient for the cruise port terminal, with many being located near the La Savane Park.

Fort de France

Stay close to Pier

Hotels in Fort de France range from simple hostels, through modern business hotels to the truly luxurious 5 star resorts. Many hotels are set in old Creole style buildings with rooms designed to show off Creole traditions and crafts.

Other hotels are from the town’s art-deco period. Whether you are looking for sea views, in-house restaurants and entertainment, swimming pools or business facilities you will find a good selection to choose from within a few minutes walk of Martinique’s main cruise port pier of Pointe Simon.

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Fort de France Karibea La Valmeniere Hotel
Karibea La Valmenière
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Popular hotel offering panoramic views of the city and bay. Close distance to city centre.

Fort de France Centre International de Sejour
Centre International de Sejour

Located within easy reach of Fort de France city centre on the island of Martinique. Aime Cesaire Airport is 12 min. away.

Fort de France Hotel La Pagerie
Hotel La Pagerie
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4 star luxury hotel located in Trois Ilets, approx. 4 mi from town.

Fort de France cruise port in Martinique

Most vessels dock at the Pointe Simon cruise pier

  • Location – Passenger Terminals

    Vessels dock at either of two cruise terminals. Pointe Simon is the largest one and can accommodate the largest ships such as Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas. Located in the heart of downtown, the city’s hotels, restaurants and shops are close by.

    Smaller cruise ships can dock also at La Tourelles, located just over a mile or about 2 km from the centre of town (short 5 minute taxi ride away).
    A major cruise line departing from the port is MSC Cruises, sailing to other Caribbean ports such as the port of San Juan in Puerto Rico, Pointe a Pitre in Guadeloupe, La Romana in the Dominican Republic and Philipsburg on the island of Sint Maarten.

  • Capital City of Martinique

    An excellent way to start your visit is by taking one of the Fort de France walking tours, this will give you a good overview of the city’s historic and Creole heritage. Then enjoy a couple of hours browsing the chic boutiques and shops of the Galleria shopping mall and the Roger Albert department store, where you can buy all things French.

    This is a great place for stocking up with your holiday souvenirs. Follow this with a stroll around the open air street markets and a long, lazy alfresco lunch in the French style. Head next for La Savane. This lush park in the heart of this Caribbean town will give you a taste of the island’s tropical forests and flora.

    On Rue de la Liberte, close to the park, you will find the glorious Romanesque building which houses the town’s library. This architectural gem was designed by Gustave Eiffel for the Paris Expo of 1889 and shipped, in pieces, to Fort de France a few years later.

    Napoleon’s Empress, Josephine, was born in the town and her impact, good and bad, on the island can be explored in the La Pagerie Museum. If a water lover head for the town’s beaches, such as Anse-Mitan or Anse-a-l’Ane.

    Sunbathe and swim, or if you’re feeling more energetic, try some paddle boarding or venture out in a see-through kayak. This is a great way to explore the island’s crystal clear waters and spot the colorful native starfish.

    The town boasts many elegant restaurants with a cuisine split between Creole and French. Try and sample the local delicacy of cod fritters. Look out for the bars and restaurants which feature regular jazz evenings or enjoy a show at the Center Martiniquais d’Action Culturelle.

    The Theater Aime Cesaire runs a program of traditional French dance and mime shows, suitable for the whole family. And, of course, don’t forget to sample some of the island’s rum.

  • Nearest Airport

    Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport is the main airport on the island, situated less than 5 miles or 8 km from Fort de France city centre hotels.

  • Currency and Language

    Currency

    The euro is the official currency in Martinique. US dollars are not widely accepted.

    Language

    French is the main spoken language on the island. Some English is spoken in major tourist areas.

    Many of the locals speak Creole (a mixture of French, Spanish and English).

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