What do you think of Fort-de-France, Martinique ?

That’s it ! I just finished the stopover survey about Martinique, my home away from home… Several cruise ships, both European and American stop here when visiting the Lesser Antilles. Have you ever been ?


If yes, then here’s your chance to help me out by answering this survey about your stopover ! I am doing research on cruise tourists’ habits during their stopovers in the Caribbean and Baltic Sea – I would really appreciate if you had 5 minutes to answer my survey !


Keep in touch soon !


Click here to answer the survey !





And on to Bridgetown, Barbados !

Hello everyone,

Have you ever been on a cruise ship to Bridgetown, Barbados ? If yes, then I would very much like to hear from you ! For those who are new to my blog, I’m a PhD student doing research on cruise tourism in the Caribbean and the industry’s impact on the ports of call of the Lesser Antilles at University of the French West Indies in Martinique. For the moment I am gathering info from experiences cruisers all over the world who have visited the destinations of the Lesser Antilles. Here is the stopover survey for Bridgetown, there are more to come !


I have now finished my online survey for Bridgetown, Barbados and am gathering responses from experiences cruisers who have visited this destination.

Barbados - Harbour

Bridgetown is the capital and largest city of Barbados which is a sovereign island county in the Lesser Antilles. It is situated east of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and counts almost 278.000 inhabitants.

The cruise terminal of Bridgetown has been developed in order to satisfy the request of the numerous cruisers visiting the destination every year with duty-free shopping options and markets where you can buy jewelry, clothing, souvenirs and crafts.

During you visit, where did you go and what did you think ?

I hope you have 5 minutes to give your feeeback 

Please follow this link and help me gather information about the destination !


Have you ever been to Guadeloupe ?

Hello cruisers, this is for you !

Have you ever had a stopover in Guadeloupe, Pointe-à-Pitre ? If yes, then you can help me by giving your opinion of this destination !

Please click on the link below  

Here you can discover or re-discover the port in Pointe-à-Pitre :


For information, Guadeloupe is, like Martinique, a French island in the Lesser Antilles. It is composed of two main islands : Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre and the capital of the island is Pointe-à-Pitre which is located almost in the middle of the two islands – this is also where the cruise ship arrives ! What makes Guadeloupe special is its dependencies of Marie-Galante, Îles des Saintes and La Désirade which are home to a magnificent biodiversity with few inhabitants – here it feels like time has stopped ! From the capital, it is possible to take a ferry hereto in order to enjoy the wonderful surroundings.

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(Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe)

Stay tuned for the surveys of other destinations of the Lesser Antilles which will be published soon ! I really appreciate your help !


Have a great weekend !


Hello everyone !

I will use this very first post to present myself. My name is Marina and I am a PhD student doing research on Cruise Tourism mainly in the Caribbean, but also in Scandinavia.

Originally I’m from Copenhagen, Denmark, but now I’m living in Martinique. If any experienced Caribbean cruisers are reading this, you will surely know where Martinique is situated – for everyone else : it is a tiny French island in the Caribbean Sea. It is actually a part of France where the currency is Euro and everyone speak French !

For everyone else, here’s a map of the Caribbean, so that you have an idea of where in the world this French paradise is situated. It’s actually exactly in the middle of the Lesser Antilles, which constitute the smaller Caribbean islands.




Tourism in general interests me. I like to find patterns in behavior and observe how we all work when we are discovering and exploring new places. Other than exploring new places, tourism is also about learning about new cultures and knowing how to act when arriving far from home and meeting with other cultures.

This curiosity is why I decided to start my PhD in Cruise Tourism at the University of the French West Indies (Université des Antilles) in Martinique. Martinique is the ideal place to do my research seen as the Caribbean Sea is the first cruise destination of the world. My research is focused on the cruise passengers and their activity in the stopovers. Et voilà : I decided to create a blog to share my research and discoveries with you and also to get in touch with cruisers and to-be cruisers to get inside knowledge and as much advice that I can get.

Hope you will be tagging along and sharing with your friends !