Jamaica’s 2023 cruise-shipping season is expected to see a major turnaround post the pandemic.
Currently, on a seven-day Western Caribbean cruise, the Wonder of the Seas was greeted with much fanfare on its arrival at the Falmouth Pier. From having a live reggae band, the coconut vendor, craft traders and duty-free merchants, visitors were greeted to ‘everything Jamaican’.
The 18-deck cruise ship has capacity for 6,988 guests and 2,300 crew members.
The inaugural visit by the near 9,000-passenger and crew Royal Caribbean flagship vessel looks as a prelude to the return of normality in the cruise sector.
Along with Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Port Royal and Port Antonio, all the ports of call are expected to seeing their fair share of traffic between 2023 and 2024.