Cruising to Jamaica will delight your senses the moment the coast comes into view. It is a trip full of exciting adventures to choose from. It’s easy to catch the thrilling spirit and vibe of Jamaica when you sail into one of the five ports and begin the journey of a lifetime. Each port has something for everyone.
Jamaica is an amazing place for a holiday, and there are few places in the world where you can find an experience that is as rich, authentic, and culturally oriented. Jamaica is one of the biggest islands in the Caribbean, which means there is plenty to do.
If you prefer a cruise to Jamaica with a leisurely pace, Falmouth might be the place for you. With an abundance of natural beauty, a spectacular history dating back over 200 years, 19th-century Georgian architecture, beautiful beaches, vibrant arts culture, and spicy Caribbean cuisine, Falmouth is the gateway to Jamaica’s top attractions.
The world-famous resort town of Montego Bay sits on Jamaica’s north coast. Montego Bay has a well-deserved reputation for being a Caribbean playground. The multitude of outdoor activities it offers seem truly endless. When not exploring the historic side, try some watersports for an exhilarating outdoor adventure.
Nestled in an emerald Jamaican landscape, Ocho Rios is this island nation’s prime cruise destination. Spanish for “Eight Rivers”, this town is a hub of activity with an intensity that makes it seem in constant motion. The area is named for its spectacular rivers and waterfalls, including famed Dunn’s River Falls.
Bathed by the gentle sounds of steel bands and lapped by the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea, Port Antonio is Jamaica’s most authentic coastal town. Carved out of Jamaica’s northeast coast, Port Antonio harbor was the island’s most important 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. The port mainly receives visits from small-sized and premium cruise ships. Port Antonio offers great shore excursions that include touring gardens and mansions or exploring beaches for sunning and water sports.
Enjoy a visit to Port Royal, at one time the busiest city in the Caribbean and known as the base for the renowned Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Step back in time and learn about the age of the buccaneers. See Fort Charles, the Giddy House, the Museum of Sunken Artifacts, or do a walking tour of the small fishing village. One of the oldest and most historic regions of the country, Port Royal has maintained much of its independence as well as its heritage. A short ride by bus or water taxi will take guests to the Jamaican capital of Kingston, just across the bay. Visit the National Gallery of Jamaica, the Bob Marley Museum, and tour the Blue Mountain Coffee plantation.
No place on earth provides the range of attractions and the cultural diversity that can be found on this Caribbean Island. It is an island of unique culture, engaging activities, breathtaking landscapes, and a warm, welcoming people. Jamaica’s magnificent palette of experiences, colors, and sounds make the island one of the Caribbean’s most precious jewels.