Exploring the Caribbean by Cruise: Martinique

We pulled into Martinique early on a Sunday morning and in the early morning light the capital, Fort-de-France, charmed me. Martinique is a French territory and the majority of Martinique speaks French and its local creole language.

Based on the research I did prior to the cruise, I knew that city basically closes down on a Sunday so I opted to do an excursion tour.  We visited the former capital of Martinique, St. Pierre,  which was destroyed in 1902 by the eruption of Mont Pelee volcano, and the Balata Cathedral, a copy cat of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris. Balata Cathedral has amazing views of Fort-de-France.

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