For Cruise Lines

Today cruise lines can select from several ports of call, or take all of them in on a round the island cruise stopping at Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Falmouth and the 32-berth Errol Flynn Marina in Port Antonio.

The ports of Jamaica all have interesting histories, are filled with interesting and fun things for your passengers to see, read more on the pages for each port. The wharves of Jamaica have been greeting tourists to our shores since 1910.

Falmouth

Construction has recently been completed for the new cruise ship pier. This was a joint venture between the Port Authority of Jamaica and Royal Caribbean Cruises International. The pier accommodates the new Oasis class of mega cruise vessels that can carry 8 000 passengers and a crew of 2 000. The first ship called at the Falmouth Pier on 17 February 2011.

Montego Bay

Montego Bay is the island’s second international port. The facilities include a 2 694 m2 cruise ship terminal with approximately 427 m of berth. Operations include both cargo and cruise ship activities; Berths 5 and 6 are used exclusively by cruise ships.

 Ocho Rios

The Port of Ocho Rios has two facilities. Reynolds Bauxite Pier, is sometimes used to dock cruise ships. The Reynolds Pier is 274.3 m long with a recommended vessel draft of 12.2 m and accommodates both passenger and cargo vessels.
The dedicated cruise ship pier has two berths:

  • Berth One is 222 m with a recommended draft of 9 m.
  • Berth Two is 274.3 m long with a recommended draft of 9.75 m

Port Antonio

There are two separate facilities at Port Antonio:

Ken Wright Pier is for cruise ship passengers with coordinate 18°10’57″N 76°27’12″W.

Boundbrook Wharf is for cargo, the facilities are 167.6 m (549.87 ft) long, with a recommended vessel draft of 7.9 m (25.92 ft). Port Antonio no longer handles large volumes of agricultural products.

The Port Authority of Jamaica has developed the Errol Flynn Marina at West Harbour, which has a 32-slip facility for large yachts. There is a specially designed boat yard to service boats up to 19.8 m (65 ft) long.

The ports of Jamaica have won several awards, which are listed below.

  • 2009 World Travel Awards Winner, World’s Leading Cruise Destination
  • 2008 World Travel Awards Winner, World’s Leading Cruise Destination
  • 2008 World Travel Awards Winner, Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Destination
  • 2007 World Travel Awards Winner, World’s Leading Cruise Destination
  • 2007 World Travel Awards Winner, Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Destination
  • 2006 World Travel Awards Winner, World’s Leading Cruise Destination
  • 2006 World Travel Awards Winner, Caribbean’s Leading Destination
  • 2005 World Travel Awards Winner, Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Destination
  • 2005 Dream World Cruise Destinations, Best Turnaround Port Operations, Montego Bay
  • 2005 Dream World Cruise Destinations, Most Efficient Terminal Operator, Montego Bay