Tag: cruise


Thousands Of Jamaicans To Be Recruited By Cruise Lines

Beginning June 5, 10,000 Jamaicans will be recruited to work on cruise ships overseas, says Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett. Mr. Bartlett, who was speaking to reporters following a function at the Montego Bay Convention Centre on May 27, said the massive recruitment drive comes at a time when the cruise sector and tourism, by extension, are showing signs […]


Jamaica — Upswing In Cruise Shipping

Carnival Cruise Line, on December 1, joined Aida Cruises, MSC Cruises, and Holland America as vessels to have made stops in at least two Jamaican ports since the resumption of cruise shipping to the island. Carnival’s other stop was in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, while both Aida and MSC Cruises have visited Falmouth and Ocho Rios. Holland America has made […]


Cruise Ships Set To Return To Falmouth

Cruise ships are set to return to Falmouth on November 8, following an 18-month absence due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Italian liner, Costa, a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation, will be making a much-anticipated call to the Trelawny capital. An elated Mayor Colin Gager told JIS News that the visit by the vessel is welcomed news for local officials, businesses, […]


Cruise Ships Still Sails To Jamaica

The Carnival Sunrise cruise ship is the latest to arrive in Ocho Rios with approximately 1,700 cruise passengers onboard. Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, stated that “this will be the third cruise ship arrival following the reopening of cruise tourism in August 2021.  The schedule for the cruise season had been agreed on with Carnival Cruise Line prior to the […]


Cruise Ship Travel Set To Return In June

Cruise shipping in the Caribbean is set to return June 12, 2021, with the sail of global cruise giants Royal Caribbean International which will set sail from new home port, Nassau, The Bahamas. The cruise line, the second biggest in the world behind Carnival, has announced a summer line-up of seven-night cruises on board ‘Adventure of the Seas’, where “vacationers […]


U.S. Citizens Return From Coronavirus-Hit Cruise Ship

Trapped in Japan on a coronavirus-virus cruise ship, hundreds of U.S citizens were permitted to leave and return home. The two planes carrying the U.S. passengers landed at a U.S. Air Force base in California and Texas, respectively. They will be quarantined at the military base for a period of two weeks before they can return to their families. There […]


Jamaica’s Tourist Arrivals Climb Higher

Jamaica’s tourist arrivals for the first half of this year exceeded the corresponding period last year with the island received over 2.1 million visitors between January and June. The arrivals are an increase of 3.9 percent over the same period last year. The figure comprised nearly 1.2 million stops over arrivals and more than 978,000 cruise visitors. Meanwhile, the tourism […]