The Moorings has launched a new seven-night 'Martinique Rum Experience', ideal for agents to promote to customers looking for something a little different on their next holiday.

Based on a crewed catamaran, complete with a private captain and gourmet chef, the holiday is ideal for those who like the idea of the freedom a sailing holiday offers, but who are not experienced sailors.

Guests will pick up the crew and catamaran in St Lucia and sail northwards to Martinique to embark on a week-long trip up the west coast of the island, stopping at various points for rum-themed land tours and excursions, all with a private driver.

Highlights of the week include a visit to Martinique’s Habitation Clement, the only habitation which includes an historic rum distillery. Visitors will learn how they make the famous rum and discover what the ancient Creole culture is like on the island. Also included is a visit to the well-preserved Neisson rum distillery in Le Carbet to learn more about Martinique’s rum traditions and the distillery which supports local agriculture. The tour also includes lunch in a local restaurant in Fort de France; a visit to the gardens of Balata featuring 3,000 species of tropical plants and exotic flowers; and a visit to St. Pierre to see the volcano site and take a guided train.

Two crewed sail catamarans are available for the new tour all with en-suite cabins: The Moorings 4800, which sleeps up to six, and the flagship Moorings 5800, which sleeps up to ten and also includes a host. Prices are inclusive of all meals, snacks and beverages, along with snorkelling equipment, fishing gear, kayaks and stand up paddleboards. A private driver is included ashore to take guests to the rum distillery tours and various other excursions, while flights can be added by the company. A seven-night private charter from St Lucia to Martinique and back on a Moorings 5800 crewed yacht costs from £2,017 per person based on ten sharing in early June. It includes a £133 per person add-on rum package and the yacht charter price only (£1,884) is commissionable to agents.

For details see moorings.co.uk

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