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Jamaica Cruises Destinations - Falmouth, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay

Ocho Rios Cruise Ship Port

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Jamaica has three major cruise destinations including Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and Port Antonio. Jamaica is a popular all year round cruise destination.

Jamaica has now become one of the top cruise destinations in the Caribbean. Cruise passengers in Jamaica will enjoy some of the best championship golf courses, beautiful beaches, historic great houses, duty free shopping, famous tourist attractions, restaurants and entertainment that only Jamaica can provide.

Approximately half of the Caribbean's two million annual cruise travelers visit the island of Jamaica to enjoy the beautiful beaches and warm weather. Many of Jamaica's visitors fall in love and return to the island for a longer stay.

Most cruises to the Caribbean leave from Florida from the cities of Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and Tampa. A Western Caribbean cruise can take you to Jamaica, where you will most likely enter through one of these ports: Montego Bay, Port Antonio or Ocho Rios.

Falmouth Cruise Destination

Falmouth is known as one of the best preserved Georgian towns in the Caribbean. Falmouth is located 18 mile east of Montego Bay on the north coast of Jamaica and is the capital of the parish of Trelawny. The town was founded by Thomas Reid in 1769 with wide streets laid out in a grid with water supply and public buildings. Falmouth port was the main shipping port for the flourishing sugar industry at the time and became a flourishing market center in Jamaica.

The port was recently rebuild to accommodate the more larger modern cruise ship that are being build to expand the cruise ship travel business to Jamaica. The Falmouth cruise ship port is now one of the largest cruise ship destinations in Jamaica. The port now accommodate some of the larger ship that use to dock in Ocho Rios. The port have been developed with future in mind and can now host post-Panamax vessels including Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas in it's deep water port.

Cruise Ship Docking at Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier

  • Allure Of The Seas
  • Carnival Breeze
  • Celebrity Reflection
  • Celebrity Silhouette
  • Disney Fantasy
  • Disney Wonder
  • Eurodam
  • Freedom Of The Seas
  • Grandeur Of The Seas
  • Independence of the Seas
  • Liberty Of The Seas
  • MSC Divina
  • Navigator Of The Seas
  • Oasis Of The Seas
  • Zuiderdam

Montego Bay Cruise Destination

The town of Montego Bay is located on the north west coast of Jamaica and a popular harbor town. The town was founded in 1492 and has grown to be the second city in Jamaica and the largest tourist resort. Montego Bay became popular in the 1920s where early travelers came by steamer, lured by the tales of a Garden of Eden on a sapphire sea and by the curative powers of the waters at Doctor's Cave Beach. Montego Bay holiday resort is spread out over a wide area from Rose Hall to Tryall along the coast.

Montego Bay cruise ship port is one of the oldest cruise destination in the Caribbean and have been welcoming visitors to the island for over 50 years. The port of Montego Bay was built in the 1960s on which was called the Bogue Islands, the area is now called Montego Freeport.

Few experiences will compare with a day of rafting down the Martha Brae, enjoy great Jamaican cuisine, dance to the beat of reggae music, browse the souvenir shops and enjoy some of the best watersports activities. Visit the 18th century Rose Hall, where you'll hear the tale of Annie Palmer's ghost. Or there is the Bird Feeding Station and a working plantation to explore.

Cruise ship visitors can also explore some of the more popular point of interest in Montego Bay are the Famous Doctors Cave Beach, Rose Hall Great House, The Hip Strip (aka Gloucester Avenue), Luminous Lagoon Glistening Waters, Sam Sharpe Square, Margaritaville Montego Bay.

Cruise Ship Docking at Montego Bay Cruise Ship Pier

  • AidaAmar
  • AidaLuna
  • Azamara Journey
  • Braemar
  • Carnival Breeze
  • Carnival Dream
  • Carnival Magic
  • Celestyal Crystal
  • Crystal Symphony
  • Liberty of the Seas
  • M/V Voyager
  • MSC Opera
  • Oceana
  • Thomson Dream
  • Zenith

Ocho Rios Cruise Destination

Ocho Rios got its name from a corruption of the Spanish "chorreras" or waterfalls, which speaks of the stretch of coastline east of the town, where a series of streams cascade out of the limestone. The town is a hub of activity, with an intensity that makes it seem in constant motion.

Ocho Rios is one of the major cruise destination in the Caribbean and one of three cruise ship ports in Jamaica. The port was initially use for the shipping bauxite, limestone and sugar. But these days it's primary function is as a cruise ship port.

Bargain seekers should head straight for the crafts market. Gourmets can delight in the culinary joys of elegant restaurants and local cafes. Dunns River Falls, Bob Marley birth place in Nine Miles Browns Town, Dolphins Cove and great duty free shopping are some of the most popular things to do in Ocho Rios. No matter what you choose to do, a day in Ocho Rios will be a day to remember.

Take one of of our many sightseeing tours or shore excursions to some of Ocho Rios best know attractions & places of interest including Dunns River Falls, Bob Marley birth place, Blue Hole, Dolphins Cove, Fern Gully, White River Rafting, Rainforest Bobsled at Mystic Mountain, River Tubing, River Kayaking, Green Grotto Cave, Zipline...

Cruise Ship Docking at Ocho Rios Cruise Ship Pier

  • Britannia
  • Caribbean Princess
  • Carnival Breeze
  • Carnival Conquest
  • Carnival Victory
  • Celebrity Reflection
  • Coral Princess
  • Costa Luminosa
  • Crystal Symphony
  • Emerald Princess
  • Eurodam
  • Independence of the Seas
  • Island Princess
  • Liberty Of The Seas
  • Norwegian Dawn
  • Norwegian Epic
  • Norwegian Getaway
  • Norwegian Spirit
  • Norwegian Star
  • Regal Princess

Port Antonio Cruise Destination

Port Antonio was once a thriving banana shipping port. In fact, the well-known Banana Boat Song ('Day-O') originated here and was chanted by men and women as they loaded the boats.

Today, Port Antonio is a quaint seaside town that is perfect for romance. Visitors are surrounded by open seas and towering mountains, while the roadsides are framed with wild orchids, bananas, tree ferns and palms.

Port Antonio is a dream town that offers cruise passengers a glimpse into the natural world. Visitors will find adventure in the Blue Mountains, magic in the calming, 'bottomless' Blue Lagoon and mystery in the Nonsuch caves. Others may relax on a raft down the Rio Grande or marvel at two nearby waterfalls, Somerset and Reach Falls.

Port Antonio also offers great one-day excursions that include gardens and mansions to tour or beaches for sunning and watersports. Errol Flynn said that Port Antonio was more beautiful than any woman he had ever seen.


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