Posted February 14th, 2017, 12:02 PM
Actually we just got off the ship doing the Grenadines, so only St Lucia and Martinique overlap. We mostly wandered on our own at each stop so I can address that.
At St Lucia (Marigot Bay) you will be dropped off at a Marina. Beautiful scenery, lots of yachts/mega yachts, but little else of interest. The most talked about shore excursion seemed to be horseback riding. (If you are a horse person)
In Soufriere we did a cruise exc, to the Pintons. Typical cruise excursion, nothing special.
Martinique was also two stops, in Fort de France, and a beach stop. Fort de France is probably the most "developed" port you will visit, with lots of shopping, and busy roads. (Wander in a few blocks from the dock for a busy town center, and a nice park and ruins a bit further in.) a fun and busy port city. This is the only port we visited where there were NO cabbies and guides vying for you business.
The "beach stop" is also pretty good, nice beach (and being typically French, lots of topless sunbathing) but not much else to see. Some also said that to the far left side of the beach was some fair snorkling, but we did not try.
Next up? Cruise and Maritime Voyages "British Isles Discovery"
March 2018 On the same ship my father cruised on in 1947...