Who cruises to Jamaica?
Here is a dreadfully incomplete list of the cruise lines that visit Jamaica. You will need to book yourself on a cruise to the Western Caribbean and make sure you get to stop off at Montego Bay, Falmouth, Port Antonio or Ocho Rios.
There are cruises for as few as three to six and some for many more days. Some cruises allow you to spend time in a particular location before cruising on or returning.
Princess and Norwegian Cruises set off from Fort Lauderdale in Florida, and sail to Ocho RIos, Grand Cayman, Cozumel in Mexico.
In Ocho Rios you can shop or take part in some of the activities where you can climb a waterfall at Dunn’s River or zip-line through the canopy of trees on Mystic Mountain, or go river rafting.
Then there is the seven-night Western Caribbean cruise with Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas. On board you will be among 5 400-passengers, have 25 dining options, and a choice of 21 pools and hot tubs in which to soak yourself.
You will be able to enjoy multiple live performances (including an ice rink and diving show) and there are seven ‘neighborhoods’, to suit many of your moods.
This cruise stops off at Falmouth, where the visitor can just walk off the ship into the town. Many of the buildings were built in the Georgian era.
Disney Cruise lines sets off from Fort Canaveral in Florida and stops off at Cosumel, Mexico, George Town, Cayman and Falmouth, Jamaica.
Some of the activities in and around Falmouth include a visit to Glistening Water Lagoon, the Jacob Taylor Beach and Fishing Village, and a Swamp Safari. Other trips include visits to one of the nearby planation Great Houses or a walking tour of the historic town of Falmouth to see and learn about the finely restored Georgian buildings.
Carnival sails from New Orleans or Galveston Texas, to Montego Bay, Cayman and Cozumel. Montego Bay is known as a fun place to visit, lots of beach front bars, music and great shopping, but then Ocho Rios is also a great place to visit, shops, beautiful beaches and close to Dunn’s River for that ultimate experience climbing a waterfall.
For those who want to visit Port Antonio, there are the Azamara smaller scale (694 passengers) luxury or destination-rich cruises of nine or sixteen days that start out from Montego Bay or from New Orleans and take you sailing through the Caribbean.
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