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Jamaica to welcome additional cruise lines in November

Jamaica. Historic Falmouth: the Court HouseRoyal Caribbean International will resume cruise calls in Jamaica beginning in November after a pandemic-driven absence of more than one and a half years, said Edmund Bartlett, Jamaica’s minister of tourism. (tylerpaper.com)

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Stressed Jamaican cruise workers face tough decisions amid lingering uncertainty

With no indication as to when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will give the green light for cruise activity to return to US waters and an expectation that COVID-19 protocols will reduce the number of guests on each voyage, Jamaican cruise line workers whose tour of duty ended prematurely at the start of the outbreak are worried that their jobs could be under threat. (stabroeknews.com)

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Jamaica Plans Port Developments to Woo Cruise Tourists

The TUI Discovery 2 to became Marella Discovery 2 (Courtesy Thomson Cruises)Jamaica will welcome its first cruise passengers to Port Royal, a sunken city across the bay from Kingston, in January. Marella Discovery 2 will be the first ship to call in at the heritage city made famous in the first instalment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. (cruisecritic.co.uk)

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Jamaica’s cruise tourism earns J$22.6billion

Preliminary data from the Statistical Institute of Jamaica shows that cruise tourism has seen an almost 300% increase in earnings over the last ten years. In 2008, the sector earned J$7.5billion and in 2017 cruise saw earnings of J$22.6billion. (traveldailynews.com)

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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)

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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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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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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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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