Silversea Luxury Cruises To Trois Ilets

Silversea Luxury Cruises - Trois Iles, Anse Mitan

Martinique is well known as France’s favoured Caribbean isle, but it is the little commune of Trois Ilets where the two cultures really mesh together. Found directly opposite the busy capital Fort de France, Trois Ilets retains its historic culture – much of it due to Marie Josèphe Rose Tascher de la Pagerie, aka Empress Josephine of France aka Mrs Napoleon Bonaparte. In fact, so proud are the Martiniquais of their famous daughter that they have sanctified her childhood sugar plantation home. View more

La Pagerie is a fascinating museum housing rich colonial artefacts, including some of Napoleon’s rather risqué love letters to his future wife. Trois Ilets was once an important French colony, and as such played an active role in the slave trade. A trip to the Savane des Esclaves will have you learning of the plight of Neg Marrons – and others like him – slaves who fled the plantations to live alone in the hinterland. Visit the reconstruction of a typical rural shack where Neg and others managed to survive by living off the land and by their wits. Like many Caribbean villages, life is centred around the church square. Colourful wooden houses with locally thrown pottery tile rooves flank the typical creole village, while the church itself (where Empress Josephine was baptised) takes pride of place. In fact, so important is pottery to the local culture that the entire village referred to as “Le village de la poterie” in the 18th century. Unsurprisingly though, the islands natural beauty takes a front seat. Many world class beaches are found here including the lovely l’Anse a l’Ane, and the peninsula of Pointe du Bout (literally End Point). This latter place is where you’ll find most of the seaside fun. Think Hobbie-Cats, kayaking, windsurfing and jet skiing for island exploration – the Genipa Mangrove at the end of the island begs discovery if you like to take to the waterways. If your idea of heaven involves the more simple pleasures of reading and strolling under the shade of the palms, then look no further.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

Excursions in Trois Ilets

A Taste of Martinique

Experience the splendid history and flavours of Martinique during this memorable, half-day museum excursion and cooking class.


Trois Rivières distillery

From Trois Islets you will drive to Trois Rivières distillery via main road and inland road for approx.. 30 minutes. You will visit small distillery, wellknown for ist traditional old AOC rhum. You will share with your guide passion of this traditional product, learning its historic and cultural aspect. You will enjoy the tasting discovering ist unique savor.

The distillery has received numerous howards during last Rhum and Spirituous conferences and the master cellar Daniel Baudin has been elected the best oft he world since the Miami rhum conference in september 2019.


Prisca Restaurant, Cooking Class, Tastings of Traditional Fritters and French-West Indian Aperitifs

Next, re-board your coach and continue on to the Prisca restaurant. Upon arrival, meet the restaurant's proprietor, Prisca Morjon, one of the finest chefs in Martinique. Next, Chef Prisca begins your engaging and informative cooking class. Learn about life in Martinique, and how to prepare traditional fritters utilising fresh seasonal produce. Chef Prisca also prepares various French-West Indian aperitifs. Following your cooking class, sample these freshly-made, traditional specialities and homemade cocktails. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 35-minute drive back to the pier.

Martinique Heritage

Explore the storied past and historic landmarks of Martinique during a memorable, half-day sightseeing tour of this picturesque island by cabrio-bus.


Balata Church

Depart the pier for the brief drive to the Balata Church. Built in 1925, the Balata Church is a mini-replica of the Sacred Heart Basilica of Montmartre in Paris, France. Perched above Fort de France, the church offers spectacular views and photo opportunities overlooking the capital city and its bay.


Volcanological Museum

Stop in Saint Pierre for a visit of the Volcanological Museum. St. Pierre is the most renowned locale in Martinique, albeit for tragic reasons. The town was destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 1902 that killed 30,000 people, except for a prisoner who was being held in an underground dungeon at the time. Saint Pierre is now designated as France's 101st 'City of Art and History'.


Rum Distillery

Next, re-board your cabrio-bus and proceed for a visit to the DEPAZ rum distillery, with explanation about process of production of the famous Agricol rum of Martinique. During your visit, you are invited to sample rum produced at the distillery.


Following your visits, your tour concludes with a return drive to the pier by the same west coast road. En route, pass by Le Carbet, a charming fishing village where Christopher Columbus landed in 1502 and Paul Gauguin painted his most beautiful artwork. Your drive also passes by Schoelcher, a small village named for a famous 19th-century abolitionist who fought for the independence of slaves in the French West Indies.

Sailing the North by Catamaran

Discover the spectacular beauty of Martinique's northern coast via catamaran during this panoramic, full- day swimming and snorkelling excursion with lunch.


Bay of Fort de France, Carbet Cliffs, Bellemare, and Mt. Pelee

Depart the pier aboard a catamaran and begin your scenic, approximately two-hour sail along Martinique's northern Caribbean coast to St. Pierre. En route, learn about the history of this vicinity whilst marvelling at the picturesque coastal splendour and Caribbean Sea. Highlights include the Bay of Fort de France, Carbet Cliffs, Bellemare, Diamond Rock, and Mt. Pelee. In addition, look for schools of dolphin that frequent this area.


Mt. Pelee, Bay of St. Pierre, Carbet Beach, Swimming, and Creole Lunch

Upon arrival at the bottom of Mt. Pelee in the beautiful Bay of St. Pierre, discover the history and legends and flavours of St. Pierre during a guided stroll through this charming city and its local market. Back on board, set sail for the ride to Carbet Beach. Upon arrival, embark a zodiac boat-ride to access the black-sand beach for a swim in the crystal-clear waters. Following your beach visit and swimming, embark the boat for a Creole lunch served on board.


Anse Bellemare, and Swimming and Snorkelling

After lunch, your catamaran sets sail to Anse Bellemare (or Fond Boucher) for an afternoon swim and guided snorkelling session. Along the way, explore the colourful coral, tropical fish and marine life with masks and snorkels provided. Upon completion of your swimming and snorkelling session, embark the catamaran and commence the approximately 45-minute ride back to the pier.

South Jeep Discovery Adventure

During this 4 x 4 adventure, you will experience the inland beauty of the Island.

On the first leg of your journey you will visit a local working rum distillery, where you will gain an insight into rum production and also have an opportunity to sample the world famous rum produced in Martinique.


Pavillon Hill, Diamond Village

Your 4 x 4 convoy will continue to Diamond village, passing Pavillon Hill where you will see the unique rock formation and beautiful 5km expanse of beach


Village of Petit Anse, Pottery Village

Via the scenic coast road a brief stop will be made at the small fishing village of 'Petite Anse' where you gain an insight the local technique of fishing.

You will continue your trip, passing the city of Trois Ilets, en-route to the Pottery village where you will discover locally produced pottery, arts and crafts.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.