Posts Tagged ‘Jamaica’

Jamaica Cruise Newsletter Released

Friday, August 11th, 2017

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. (

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

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

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 Set to Host UNWTO on World Stage

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

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. (

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister announces Cruise Jamaica initiative

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Jamaica. Historic Falmouth: the Court HouseJamaica’s Minister of Tourism the Hon. Edmund Bartlett and Director of Tourism Paul Pennicook announced at Seatrade Cruise Global a new ambitious Cruise Jamaica initiative. (

Jamaica Notches Record Cruise Day

Monday, March 6th, 2017

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. (

Jamaica poised to become region’s top cruise destination — Bartlett

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Jamaica. Historic Falmouth: the Court HouseMinister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, says Jamaica’s hosting of the six largest ships in the world is proof that the island is poised to become the region’s number one cruise destination. (

Cruise Ships Skip Jamaican Port Due to Trash, Rats

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

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. (

Jamaica: New Film Tours

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

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

Jamaica Welcomes Six of the World’s Largest Cruise Vessels

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Jamaica recently welcomed six of the world’s largest cruise vessels and mega-liners in the ports of Falmouth, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and Kingston. (

Jamaica: Successful talks with cruise interests

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett is confident of further growth in cruise-passenger arrivals, following a meeting with officials of the powerful Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) in Miami on December 16. (

National Cruise Council chairman hails arrival of six cruise ships today

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

The ports of Falmouth, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and Kingston will host a combined six cruise vessels today (December 06), giving the island’s cruise-shipping industry another significant boost. (

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

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

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: Port authority fast-tracking plans to upgrade cruise shipping towns

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Jamaica. Historic Falmouth: the Court HouseChairman of the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ), Professor Gordon Shirley, says the agency is fast-tracking plans to upgrade the island’s major cruise shipping towns, to enable the country to attract more cruise vessels. (

Jamaica. National Cruise Council reactivated

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

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

More Cruise Ships to Home Port in Montego Bay

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

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. (

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

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

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. (

CMA CGM’s New Kingston Container Terminal Could Presage A Return Of Cargo-Passenger Routes To And From Jamaica

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

Jamaica. Historic Falmouth: the Court HouseCMA CGM’s intention to make Kingston, Jamaica, into a Caribbean hub port has raised the possibility of a revival of a regular passenger links between Europe and Jamaica as well as service between Jamaica and the Far East.

Couple who vanished from luxury Jamaican cruise two days ago are found alive and ’embarrassed’ after missing their ship

Friday, April 29th, 2016

A couple who were reported missing on a Jamaican island after their cruise ship departed without them are alive and safe, according to relatives. (

Cruise Passenger Killed, Others Injured, in Jamaica Bus Crash

Friday, January 15th, 2016

A cruise passenger was killed and three others injured when a tour bus crashed in Falmouth, Jamaica. The Independence of the Seas passengers were on the way back from a ship-organized excursion to Dunn’s River Beach when the four-vehicle collision occurred. (

Falmouth, Jamaica Endures Tourism Growing Pains as Cruise Visits Grow

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Historic Falmouth the Court HouseJamaican news reports indicate government officials are planning an expansion of the highly successful cruise ship port in the historic town of Falmouth. (

Kingston Cruise Port Project Close To Reality – UDC

Monday, July 20th, 2015

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. (

Falmouth Cruise Ship Complex to receive thermal sensing unit for Ebola preparedness

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

The Minister of Health says that a walk-through thermal sensing unit is to be purchased for the Falmouth Cruise Ship Complex in Trelawny as part of the Government’s Ebola Preparedness and Response Activities. (

Upgrading of Ocho Rios cruise ship terminal complete

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

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. (

Jamaica. Cruise shipping industry crisis looming, warns Robinson

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Opposition spokesperson on tourism and cruise shipping, Shahine Robinson, says that cruise ships are deserting Jamaica because of the poor condition of the port facilities. (

Ocho Rios Upgrading Cruise Facilities

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Construction has started on a $3.7 million project to upgrade the cruise facilities in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The work will upgrade the cruise ship terminal and the parking area. (

Jamaica Unveils Diverse Schedule of Special Events

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

The Jamaica Tourist Board has released a schedule of diverse events for visitors during the fall and winter season. (

Jamaica Encourages Visitors to ‘Meet the People’

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

To offer visitors a chance to explore beyond the resort and experience the Jamaican way of life, the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has created the Meet the People program, available at no cost to individuals and families. (

Jamaica Will Host 1.4 Million Cruise Visitors in 2014

Monday, July 8th, 2013

“Jamaica expects to host 1.4 million cruise ship passengers in 2014, the country’s highest-ever total”, said Dr. Wykeham McNeill, minister of tourism and entertainment. (

Jamaica welcomes 1st Finnish cruise line

Friday, January 11th, 2013

The ship, Kristina Katarina, is also the first to home-port in the island for a total of three days, giving restaurants and nightlife operators in the Second City an opportunity to host the sea-based passengers outside regular cruise-ship hours. (

Caribbean cruises leave wave of bitter merchants in ports

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Jamaica’s port authority and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. pitched the $220 million port as a place where passengers would dive into the historic city for “a wraparound experience not unlike Colonial Williamsburg, but one that is infused with the signature warmth of the Jamaican people.” (

Jamaica Provides Cruise Traffic Insight

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Jamaica has reported a 23.7 percent increase in cruise passenger arrivals in 2011 in its recently released Annual Travel Statistics 2011 report. More than 1.1 million passengers visited in 2011, compared to 909,619 in 2010. (

Missing Carnival cruise ship passengers found in Jamaica

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

The Associated Press is reporting that the three American cruisers reported as missing in Jamaica since Thursday have been found at a Jamaican beach villa in good health. (