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Falmouth’s cruise boon downgraded

Jamaica. Historic Falmouth: the Court HouseMichael Belnavis, the chairman of Jamaica National Cruise Council, says the expected boon from the increase in the number of ships calling at Falmouth Pier due to hurricane destruction to other piers in the Caribbean and Key West in Florida, has fallen short of original expectations. (jamaica-gleaner.com)




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Jamaican Port Set to Become Regional Cruise Hub

Jamaica. Historic Falmouth: the Court HouseTourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says the Port of Falmouth in Trelawny is poised to become a model, regional cruise shipping destination, noting that this augurs well for Jamaica’s industry to exponentially record additional growth. (thestkittsnevisobserver.com)




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Jamaica Cruise Newsletter Released

Designed to inform the cruise industry, travel trade and the media on tourism and cruise-related destination information, the quarterly newsletter will help keep readers familiar with the many ways in which cruise passengers can enjoy their time in Jamaica either pre- or post-cruise as well as during a port call, according to a statement from the tourist board. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Tourism officials seek to downplay pullout of cruise lines from Falmouth port

Tourism officials are downplaying the fallout from the pullout of three major cruise lines from the Falmouth pier in Trelawny. The Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ), which is responsible for the management of the island’s ports, says several major cruise lines are still committed to Falmouth, despite a decision by the three cruise ships to pull out from the port recently. (jamaica-gleaner.com)




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Jamaica Set to Host UNWTO on World Stage

Jamaica will host the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) conference this November at its Montego Bay Convention Center. It is the first such event held in the Americas. Jamaica has also recently announced major cruise initiatives. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Jamaica Notches Record Cruise Day

Four ports across Jamaica hosted a record nine cruise ships last Wednesday, as three ships called in Ocho Rios, three in Montego Bay, two in Falmouth and one in Port Antonio. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Cruise Ships Skip Jamaican Port Due to Trash, Rats

The cruise destination of Port Antonio, Jamaica is working hard to clean up a flood of garbage, which has led to a serious rat problem and the cancelation of six cruise ship calls. (maritime-executive.com)




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Jamaica: New Film Tours

Commercial Services has name Caribic Vacations of Montego Bay as the exclusive provider of the Jamaica Land of Film bus tour. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Cruise Ship Crew Members to be Engaged in Promoting Jamaica – Bartlett

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has embraced a suggestion from Captain Johnny Faevelen, master of the world’s largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, to strategically engage crew members on cruise ships to aid in promoting the destination to attract more passengers to the island. (jamaica-gleaner.com)




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Jamaica. National Cruise Council reactivated

Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, has reactivated the National Cruise Council with a mandate to help boost cruise visitor arrivals to Jamaica. (jamaica-gleaner.com)




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More Cruise Ships to Home Port in Montego Bay

Two more cruise ships are expected to begin home-porting in Montego Bay, St. James, in the next winter season, bringing to seven the number of vessels in that arrangement. (caribbean360.com)




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Falmouth cruise ship arrivals to reach 1.5m by 2021 – Bartlett

Jamaica. Historic Falmouth: the Court HouseMinister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett is projecting that cruise arrivals to Falmouth’s port should reach 1.5 million by 2021. This, Bartlett sad, is in light of current plans to transform Falmouth into a premiere regional destination. (jamaicaobserver.com)




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Kingston Cruise Port Project Close To Reality – UDC

The first phase of the Festival Marketplace project to transform the Kingston waterfront into a cultural experience was the easy part – developing walkways for easy access to eateries and other establishments to evolve along Ocean Boulevard. (jamaica-gleaner.com)




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Upgrading of Ocho Rios cruise ship terminal complete

The multimillion-dollar renovation of the Ocho Rios Cruise Ship Terminal was completed late last month and is already enhancing the visitor experience of cruise ship passengers. (jamaicaobserver.com)




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