Tag: cruise ship

Jamaica

Stakeholders Upbeat About 2022/23 Winter Tourist Season

The impending inaugural visit on December 1 by the world’s largest cruise ship, the ‘Wonder of the Seas’, has heightened local stakeholders’ optimism about the prospect of a positive 2022/23 winter tourist season, especially for cruise shipping. Executive Director of Jamaica Vacations (JamVac), Joy Roberts, says Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s decision to send their Oasis-class vessels to the island is […]

Jamaica

Jamaicans Set To Get Cruise Ship Jobs

The Ministry of Tourism is looking to tap into the local labor force to identify, recruit and deploy at least 10,000 of 90,000 workers required in the global cruise industry. Portfolio Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the demand stems from a shortage of workers occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic’s disruption of tourism activities worldwide, which resulted in a reduction in […]