FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique, April 01 2015 The Martinique Tourism Authority is projecting another strong cruise season in 2015-2016, with a record 22 ships slated to make their first-ever port calls in The Isle of Flowers between October 26, 2015 and August 31, 2016.

The 22 ships represent some of the biggest names in the cruise industry, including Carnival, Celebrity, Disney, MSC, Royal Caribbean, Seabourn, and more.

“Martinique continues to capture the imagination of the cruise industry,” said Karine Roy-Camille, commissioner of the Martinique Tourism Authority.

“With the wealth of new ships planning stops here in the coming year, passengers will enjoy a greater variety of cruise vacation experiences than ever before. Truly, there’s never been a better time to cruise to Martinique.”

One of the fastest growing cruise destinations in the Caribbean, Martinique has experienced a 524 percent increase in cruise passenger arrivals since 2010.

For the 2014-2015 cruise season (November 2014–April 2015), The Martinique Tourism Authority is projecting 220,000 cruise passengers among the 176 scheduled port calls.

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