Jamaica Cruises

Each year tourists flock to the world-famous Caribbean destination of Jamaica to enjoy beautiful tropical weather, warm sandy beaches and a variety of exciting activities available to enjoy in the easygoing atmosphere.

There’s a reason why Jamaicans refer to their homeland as ‘Jah’s Garden’ – the island’s crystalline waters, lush banana groves and glorious mountains will lift the spirit of any visitor to this magical place.

Whether you want to jump headfirst into the action with a snorkelling experience, learn more about the musical culture with the Bob Marley Museum or enjoy the vibrant sounds of steel drums with a rum punch in hand, a cruise to Jamaica has something for everyone and is an adventure you wont forget. 

Top 5 interesting facts

  • Jamaica gained independence from the UK in 1962.
  • Jamaica is the third largest island in the Caribbean. 
  • Over one million tourists visit Jamaica every year. 
  • The capital of Jamaica is Kingston. 
  • People drive on the left in Jamaica. 


A renowned location

When Columbus sailed into Montego Bay in May 1494, he became the first European visitor to the island. Nowadays, the capital parish of Saint James is known as a prime Jamaican tourist destination and a fantastic start to your Jamaica cruise. Renowned for its fine shops, beautiful beaches and enticing nightlife, you wont be short of things to do here. Doctors Cave Beach is one of the best in Montego Bay – it’s a sun seeker’s paradise, trust us. 

Not far from Ocho Rios port you’ll find Dunn’s River Falls, a 600-foot waterfall you can climb. Anyone looking for a thrill and a photo will love it up there. 

The Garden Parish

Once a fishing village, the port of Ocho Rios located in the Parish of Saint Ann is now known as the garden parishbecause of its outstanding natural beauty. It’s another popular port, thanks to the many activities to be enjoyed here, including bike riding, snorkelling and horse riding. You also have the opportunity to float down the White River, or take some time on the beach. And any fans of the film ‘Cool Runnings’ have to try the bobsledding on offer. 




Mention ‘Jamaican food’ and hot spicy marinated jerk chicken or flavoursome beef patties probably come to mind. 

However, the history of Jamaican cuisine starts with the Spanish arriving in 1509. Spices, recipes and culinary skills from Africa, China, East India and England have fused with the islands local fresh produce and seafood, evolving over the centuries into the delicious ‘Jamaican’ dishes we know and love today. 

From Marguerites, the famous Montego Bay seafood restaurant , to The Lions Den in Ocho Rios boasting local specialities such as goat curry, Jamaican cuisine has a lot to offer so try as much as you can while you’re on the island.

There are a few Jamaican delicacies to look out for in particular though. Ackee and saltfish is the national dish of Jamaica – the saltfish is prepared the night before to eliminate much of the salt and then sautéed with boiled ackee, onions, Scotch Bonnet peppers, tomatoes and spices. The result is delicious and when served with rice and peas epitomises the Jamaican cuisine.  

One of the most popular desserts in Jamaica is soursop ice cream, made from the acidic soursop fruit along with ginger juice, lime juice, vanilla extract and condensed milk. Yum!


Ports in the country


Cruises visiting Jamaica