My boyfriend and I found a flyer left in our hotel for Martinique Splendour only 90 minutes away on a top-of-the-line vessel. We gathered from this flyer that a sensational cruise awaits us! (How mislead we were).
Flyer said: departs Rodney Bay Marina 7.30am - we got on at 7.30am and waited a further hour for everyone to get in to fill the flying ray up! As it was filling up we decided to find a space somewhere on top deck and wait patiently for our sensational adventure. Then after introductions from the crew who did as best they could to assist us we set off out of the marina as we got into the open our nightmare began... The waves crashed over us and we were drenched and eyes stinging. We were then told we were on the wet side of the vessel - we got up to move along with everyone else that were sat there but I found myself clinging to the rails for dear life whilst all the time being drenched wave after wave it was so rough I couldn't let go of the rails for fear of injury. There was no let up for over 90 minutes in fact the total journey was over 2 hours.
When we finally made port we were then directed to go to duty free when we disembarked it resembled a scrap yard with litter everywhere and duty free itself was no more than a shack. We then got back in for a ration of a few Pringles and peanuts we then sat down and discovered a lady who clearly had concussion with black eye and bruises to her cheek and head who had been left to try and sleep and covered over with a towel she needed medical assistance in our opinion and received none.
As for Martinque please don't think its as described it has more of a feel of cheap and tacky rather than chic and glamorous.
On the way back we stopped off for an hour to snorkel which was average.
To sum up on the day of our trip 28/11/13 in our opinion this vessel should not have put to sea due to weather conditions on that morning. Somebody would have been aware of the weather prevailing on that day and we should have been given a choice.
Total waste of a day and money!
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