Conveniently located on the main shipping routes of the western Caribbean and accessible from all major North American home ports as part of a leisurely seven-day or longer itinerary.
Jamaica’s main cruise ports, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and Falmouth, 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.
Montego Bay’s Sangster* International Airport (MBJ) is well positioned on the northwest coast. It provides an ideal gateway to Jamaica’s main tourism region and is perfect for homeporting cruise ships.
The airport is an easy two-mile (3.1 km) drive from the cruise terminal in Montego Bay and also lies comparatively close to Ocho Rios and to the popular tourist resort of Negril.
MBJ is served by over 30 international airlines and is linked to four other Jamaican destinations: Kingston, Port Antonio, Ocho Rios and Negril. Among the major international carriers serving MBJ are Air Canada, Air Jamaica, American Airlines, British Airways, Condor, Continental, Delta, Martinair, Northwest and US Airways.
The airport has a range of shops and restaurants and a row of kiosk-style outlets offering duty-free goods, souvenirs and newspapers. Cash-point machines and a bureau de change can also be found inside the terminal building. Seven car rental firms have desks in the Arrivals Hall.
* The airport is named after Sir Donald Burns Sangster, who became acting prime minister of Jamaica in February 1964 when Sir Alexander Bustamante became ill. Sir Donald succeeded Sir Alexander as prime minister in February 1967 but sadly he died in office just 65 days later.