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My wife and I are on the Jan 2 Noordam sailing, which docks in Martinique on Sunday Jan 8. We understand that most shops, etc. are closed on Sundays there, so are planning to take the ferry to Pointe du Bout hotel/beach area rather to going to St. Anne.
Does anyone know how to go about getting a day pass to the Club Med there, and how much we should expect to pay? Any other advice would also be quite welcomed.
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Thanks. Been a regular lurker here for a long time.
I already did a search of that forum for "Club Med," but only found a handful of hits. Some of them were 7-8 years old. None of them had the specific info that I asked about, and I figured that the HAL crowd would be able to provide perspectives that were most relevant to what my wife and I would most value.
the fast way is to get their 800 number and call them--the actual resort.
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I would love to try Club Med -- a day pass would be a great way to see what it is like. I was in Martinique in 1997 while sailing on the Monarch of the Seas (RCI). I got off the ship by myself and walked around the port area stores. I even checked out McDonald's -- their menu was in French and English. The people I encountered in the shop where I went for gifts (for me and family) were very nice. Since I have a French last name (born in the USA), I introduced myself using my full name. The clerk started to talk to me in French, but I explained I haven't used it in a while -- since high school. She laughed and proceeded to help me. "Let me show you my stuff." I bought a beautiful beach towel with Martinique and some flowers on it, along with many other small gifts. When I got back to the ship, my dining room tablemates said that they felt the French were rude. I disagreed, but didn't add that I let them know I am French. LOL. I believe it is their country and we shouldn't consider them rude if they don't speak English or don't speak it well.
I didn't know the ships were going to Martinique recently. There was a story a few years ago that they pulled out of that port. I am glad they are going back and hope to see it again.
NCL SS Norway - Oct 1983; NCL MS Starward - Sept 1984; BSL Bermuda Star - Oct 1985; NCL MS Seaward - Oct 1989; RCI Monarch of the Seas - Oct 1997; CCL Inspiration - Easter 2003