Jewel of the Caribbean
When the explorer Christopher Columbus described Jamaica as the fairest island he had ever seen, he set the stage for countless millions of visitors who have since been enchanted and captivated by its beauty and charm.
Jamaica has something for everyone. It’s a country teeming with life and offering a diversity unequalled by any other Caribbean island. This is what makes Jamaica such an ideal cruise destination – one that’s conveniently located on the main shipping routes of the western Caribbean and one that is accessible from all major North American home ports as part of a leisurely sevenday or longer itinerary.
Jamaica’s main cruise ports, Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, are equipped to handle the largest cruise ships afloat and offer a full range of services and facilities. Beautiful Port Antonio is an idyllic call for boutique cruise ships and megayachts.
The history and culture of Jamaica provide a source of much fascination, from the relics of swashbuckling pirates who made Port Royal their favourite haunt, to the colourful diversity of the presentday population – reflecting their ethnic origins in Africa, Asia and Europe.
No experience of Jamaica would be complete withouttasting the island’s often fiery cuisine or listening to its world-acclaimed reggae music. Jamaica is blessed with abundant wildlife, spectacular trees and flowers.
The island’s tour companies can provide cruise passengers with an exciting array of special activities and excursions. Jamaica’s past is crammed with tales of buccaneers, great battles, hidden treasure and slavery. Today the island that launched a thousand Caribbean dreams is there to make yours come true, too.
The Jamaican experience is a unique blend of adventure and delight - one that will live in the memory long after the visitor has left its shores.