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The island of dreams
Jewel of the Caribbean
10 Montego Bay 12 Ocho Rios 14 Port Antonio 16 Falmouth 18 A fortune built on sugar 20 Natural base for homeporting 21 Full range of support services 22 Airport is ideal gateway 23 Safety and security get priority 24 Jamaica is...
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When the explorer Christopher Columbus described Jamaica as the fairest island he had ever seen, he set the stage for countless millions of visitors who have since been enchanted and captivated by its beauty and charm.
The history and culture of Jamaica provide a source of much fascination, from the relics of swashbuckling pirates who made Port Royal their favourite haunt, to the colourful diversity of the presentday population – reflecting their ethnic origins in Africa, Asia and Europe.
Jamaica has something for everyone. It’s a country teeming with life and offering a diversity unequalled by any other Caribbean island.
No experience of Jamaica would be complete without tasting the island’s often fiery cuisine or listening to its world-acclaimed reggae music.
This is what makes Jamaica such an ideal cruise destination – one that’s conveniently located on the main shipping routes of the western Caribbean and one that is accessible from all major North American home ports as part of a leisurely seven day or longer itinerary.
Jamaica is blessed with abundant wildlife, spectacular trees and flowers. The island’s tour companies can provide cruise passengers with an exciting array of special activities and excursions.
Jamaica’s main cruise ports, Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, are equipped to handle the largest cruise ships afloat and offer a full range of services and facilities. Beautiful Port Antonio is an idyllic call for boutique cruise ships and megayachts.
Jamaica’s past is crammed with tales of buccaneers, great battles, hidden treasure and slavery. Today the island that launched a thousand Caribbean dreams is there to make yours come true, too. The Jamaican experience is a unique blend of adventure and delight – one that will live in the memory long after the visitor has left its shores.
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Sampling the delights of Jamaica’s culinary heritage is a must for all visitors. Many of the island’s varied cooking styles and ingredients can be traced back hundreds of years to settlers from far-off lands.
Whatever else it may be, shopping in Jamaica is unadulterated fun – browsing and exploring shop windows, market streets and galleries, looking for that not-to-bemissed bargain to take home.
Hints of classical Spanish, a pinch of English traditionalism, large spoonfuls of Indian and Chinese spice with a selection of ingredients from Africa can all be found in the sensational assortment of dishes that today make up Jamaican cuisine.
A treasure trove of merchandise is awaiting those who are willing to go that bit further to hunt down a bargain. Often a long line of shops can be seen all enticing the visitor to delight in the sheer diversity and value-formoney of their goods. Jamaica’s cruise ports are also renowned for their excellent shopping possibilities.
The Taino Indians grew cassava, which today is used in ‘bammie’, a toasted flat cake eaten with fried fish. Africans brought with them the secret of duckunoo, a steamed pudding made from green bananas and coconuts. Stands selling Jamaica’s famous ‘jerk’ pork, chicken or fish can be found all over the island. The secret ingredients of the island’s famous pickapeppa sauce are essential to the making this mouth-searing delicacy. Other popular island dishes include curried goat, dried peppered shrimps, ‘stamp and go’ (saltfish cakes) and mackerel ‘rundown’ (whole salted mackerel simmered in spiced coconut milk and served with green bananas or yams).
Watches – in their thousands – are available all over the island. Mark your time in paradise by taking time home with you. Likewise, jewellery, diamonds, perfumes, leather goods, china, wood sculptures, ceramics and original arts are all available at competitive prices. Fantastic buys can also be found at roadside stands selling local arts and crafts, and then there are craft markets, street vendors, large and small shops of every description and inclination. Join in the fun – it’s just one big carnival atmosphere of spend, spend, spend.
Going ashore? Jamaica has it all. Few cruise destinations can match the sheer range of services and attractions available in Jamaica. For passengers wishing to start or finish their cruise in Jamaica, the island has two international airports: Sangster International Airport at Montego Bay and Norman Manley International Airport near Kingston. Getting around Jamaica is simplicity itself thanks to a wide choice of connections by air, road and by public transport. Good quality services are available in Jamaicaâ€™s cruise ports including fresh water, bunkers, garbage disposal, supplies and provisions.
Infinite choice Infinite choice Montego Bay & South Coast There is a wide range of companies offering comprehensive options for local tours and excursions. Customers have never had such an extensive choice – so there is sure to be something for everyone. For most passengers, the three cruise ports offer ample opportunities for a fun day ashore. But for those who want to venture further, Jamaica has lots more to offer. And, being an island, most of Jamaica is within easy reach. Cruise ship passengers and crew members alike will find all the right facilities in place. Jamaica has well equipped ports and terminals which cater not only for the needs of passengers looking to spend a day ashore, but also for the ship’s crew. There is a good choice of lively bars, restaurants and shops in which to while away their short shore leave time in a pleasant and relaxing environment.
Appleton Estate Rum Tour: An inside look at the rum making process from extraction to distillation and tasting. Aquasol Theme Park: Watersports and activities. ATV Safari: Take a fully guided journey to the beautiful Mount Zion, 700 feet above sea level. Belvedere Estates: Take a step back in time on the Belvedere Estates Historical Village and 1,000 acre plantation. Black River Safari Tours: Boat trip along Jamaica’s longest navigable river.
Bob Marley Experience and Theatre: Rediscover the legend, the spirit and the music of Bob Marley. Callico Sailing Cruises: Party on board a ‘pirate’ vessel and toast the sunset on a voyage of discovery. Canopy Tour: See nature at its finest while soaring through the trees. Chukka Caribbean Adventures: Horseback riding, 4x4 safaris and river tubing. Croydon in the Mountains: Tour into the majestic mountains through lush vegetation and coffee groves.
Doctor’s Cave Bathing Club: Renowned for its mineral content and its curative powers. Hilton High Day Tour: Meet people, enjoy the foods and learn about a private estate. Johns Hall Adventure Tours: Plantation Tour, Bird Sanctuary and tours to Ocho Rios and Negril.
Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville: Margaritaville is perfect for anyone looking for exciting entertainment, a lively atmosphere and delicious food. MoBay Undersea Tours: Fascinating underwater panoramic views of Montego Bay’s Marine Park.
Montego Bay Marine Park: Jamaica’s first national park. Mountain Valley Rafting: Experience the most beautiful rafting in Jamaica at Mountain Valley. River Raft Ltd: Rafting on the Martha Brae on a 30 ft bamboo raft. Rockland’s Feeding Station: Hand feed tame birds at this bird sanctuary.
Sandals All-Inclusive: Enjoy a fun-filled day at a Sandals All-Inclusive Resort. Tour includes unlimited food and beverage along with a wide variety of land and water sports. Sea Trek: An underwater walking adventure where you can feel and explore the heart of the marine experience. St Elizabeth Safari: River journey through the largest swamp in the Caribbean.
Rocky Point Stables: Horse riding and adventures through the Jamaican countryside.
Wiltel Ltd: Watch in wonder on a night cruise on a luminous lagoon.
Rose Hall Great House: One of Jamaica’s premier tourist attractions.
YS Falls: Spectacular waterfalls on a working horse farm.
Ocho Rios Blue Mountains Cycle Tours: Take a cycle ride through tropical rain forest from 5,600 ft up down to a waterfall. Canopy Tour: See nature at its finest while soaring through the trees. Chukka Caribbean Adventures: Horse riding, 4x4 Safaris and river tubing. Coyaba River Garden & Museum: Waterfall and water gardens fed by streams that rise in the grounds.
Dolphin Cove: Watersports and swimming with dolphins. Dunn’s River Falls & Park: Climb the falls against a tumbling torrent of Caribbean fresh water. Firefly: Visit the former home of actor, impresario, playwright and song-writer Noël Coward. Green Grotto Caves: Formerly a haven for runaway slaves, today an explorer’s paradise. Harmony Hall: 150year-old great house, a showcase for Caribbean arts and crafts.
Infinite choice Port Antonio Heave-Ho Charters: Cruise on a catamaran to the Dunn’s River Falls. Hooves Ltd: Exciting and interesting tours on horseback. Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville: Margaritaville is perfect for anyone looking for exciting entertainment, a lively atmosphere and delicious food. Prospect Plantation: An 18th Century Plantation tour filled with history, hiking, camel rides, ostrich feeding and butterfly avery.
Safari Tours Jamaica: Cycle downhill through limestone and ferns to Dunn’s River Falls. Shaw Park Botanical Gardens: 25 acres of tropical splendour. Trails Plantation Ride: A spectacular country ride at Annandale. White River Valley Tours: Escape to a unique tropical adventure of rafting, riding and cycling.
Blue Lagoon: At least 198 ft deep, these azure waters provide a spectacular display of light and colour. Boston Beach: Famous for being the birthplace of ‘jerk’ cuisine. Navy Island: A short boat ride from the mainland. Nonsuch Caves and Atherry Garden: Caves with stalactites and stalagmites and a welltended garden.
Rio Grande Tours: Navigate the Rio Grande with a bamboo raft and a skilled raftman. San San Golf & Country Club: Nine holes, 18 tee positions and 12 greens. Somerset Falls: A series of cascades and falls on the Daniels River. Valley Hikes: Historical tours of local sites of interest.
Zion Bus Line: Musical pilgrimage to Bob Marley’s birthplace.
Red Stripe Cruises: Take a catamaran cruise to Dunn’s River Falls.
Montego the compl Montego BayBay – the –complete resort They came by steamer in the 1920s, lured by the tales of a Garden of Eden on a sapphire sea. And by the curative powers of the waters at Doctor’s Cave Beach. Today, they come for even more reasons – championship golf courses, beautiful beaches, historic great houses, the Harbour Street market and, of course, the restaurants and entertainment that only Jamaica can provide. Montego Bay offers something for everyone and is aptly named ‘The Complete Resort’. Montego Bay is an ideal destination for cruise passengers. A host of activities and attractions provide the perfect day off the boat. Few experiences will compare with a day of rafting down the Martha Brae. Or a walk along the ‘Hip Strip’, where Jamaica comes alive day and at night with food, music, souvenir shops, watersports and a casino-like gaming lounge. And history and culture enthusiasts will enjoy a tour of one of the area’s great houses, such as the 18th century
Rose Hall, where you’ll hear the tale of Annie Palmer’s ghost. Or there is the Bird Feeding Station, a working plantation to explore. So, while few still come for a Doctor’s Cave treatment, everyone finds MoBay just what the doctor ordered.
lete resort Montego Bay – Port details
Airport: Sangster International Airport is 3.1 km from the seaport. Anchorage: Open roadstead 5 to 6 fathoms about half a mile from shore designated Anchorage A may be reserved in advance through harbour master in Kingston. Approach: Marked channel. Day or night entry possible. Straight passage 1,500 ft long, minimum width 400 ft and depth 34 ft. Bunkers: All grades available, but notice required.
Berth Berth 2 Berth 3 Berth 4 Berth 5 Berth 6
Usable length 700 ft 525 ft 525 ft 700 ft 700 ft
guides ship in and out of channel. Pilotage charges are calculated according to grt. Pilot boards one mile out of harbour Provisions: Available. Tenders: Ship’s tenders can land at Montego Freeport by prior arrangement. Towage: Available.
Depth alongside 32 ft 6 in 22 ft 6 in 21 ft 6 in 34 ft 34 ft
Turning basin: 1,600 ft diameter with minimum depth of 34 ft. Water: Fresh water readily available. Average rate of delivery is 30 tonnes per hour.
Max ship’s draught 29 ft 10 in 20 ft 4 in 19 ft 4 in 31 ft 6 in 31 ft 6 in
excess of 21 knots 2.5 per cent. Windiest months November to March. Strongest winds from NNE, NE, ENE, reaching maximum from the east. Tides: 25.4 cm at MHW.
Weather: Winds N, NE, ENE, E, ESE, 87 per cent, NNW, NW, WNW four per cent. Wind speed 11 -16 knots 40 per cent, in
Facilities: Anchorage, water, provisions, bunkers by prior arrangement, pilotage, towage.
Location: 18°29’25”N, 77°55’56”W Medical aid: Cornwall Regional Hospital. Pilotage: Agents alert Pilotage Department on ship’s ETA and ETD at least three hours before required time. Pilot boards and
Ocho Rios – where Ocho Rios – where heaven heaven spills into the sea
Ocho Rios does not have eight rivers, as its name suggests. Ocho Rios actually got its name from a corruption of the Spanish ‘chorreras’ or waterfalls, which speaks of the stretch of coastline east of the town, where a series of streams cascade out of the limestone. This is why Jamaicans say that Ocho Rios is ‘where heaven spills into the sea’. The town is a hub of activity, with an intensity that makes it seem in constant motion. Bargain seekers should head straight for the crafts market. Gourmets can delight in the culinary joys of elegant restaurants and local cafés. Adventure seekers should not miss the excitement of climbing the refreshing waters of Dunn’s River Falls, swimming with dolphins at Dolphin Cove or a horse-riding trip at Chukka Caribbean Adventures. Nature lovers can find vistas of floral splendour at the
Coyaba and Shaw Park Gardens or drive through a forest of ferns aptly named Fern Gully. No matter what you choose to do, a day in Ocho Rios will be a day to remember.
n spills into the sea Ocho Rios – Port details
Airports: Sangster International Airport is 102 km from port. Other services available at Boscobel Domestic Airport.
Berth Usable length Turtle Bay Pier: Berth 1 735 ft Berth 2 900 ft James Bond Pier 900 ft
Anchorage: Off outer buoy
Pilotage: Agents alert Pilotage Department on ship’s ETA and ETD at least 12 hours before required time. Pilot boards and guides ship in and out of channel. Pilotage charges are calculated according to grt.
Approach: Easy access via open water. The bay is used as the turning basin (width 2,000 ft). Bunkers: Can be arranged with prior notice. Facilities: Anchorage, pilotage, water, provisions, bunkers by arrangement. Medical aid: St Ann’s Bay Hospital is 37 km from the port.
Position: 18°25’N, 77°8’W Provisions: Available locally.
Max ship’s draught
34 ft 35 ft 45 ft
29 ft 32 ft 40 ft
Tenders: Tender service is not available, but ship’s tender may be used to land passengers at Berth No 2 as well as at James Bond Pier. Towage: Not available.
per cent. Wind speed 11 -16 knots 40 per cent; over 21 knots 2.5 per cent. Windiest months November to March. Strongest winds from NNE, NE, ENE reaching maximum from east.
Water: Adequate supplies available. Weather: Winds N, NE, ENE, E, ESE 87 per cent; NNW, NW, WNW four
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Pilot: Pick-up one mile (NE or NW) of sea buoy at entrance to Ocho Rios Bay.
Berth 2 Reynolds Pier
Turtle Bay Cruise Facility Berth 1
Port the resort t Port Antonio Antonio – the –resort that captivated Hollywood Port Antonio was once a thriving 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. Today, Port Antonio is a quaint seaside town that is perfect for romance. Visitors are surrounded by open seas and towering mountains, while the roadsides are framed with wild orchids, bananas, tree ferns and palms. Port Antonio is a dream town that offers cruise passengers a glimpse into the natural world. Visitors will find adventure in the Blue Mountains, magic in the calming, ‘bottomless’ Blue Lagoon and mystery in the Nonsuch Caves.
Port Antonio also offers great one-day excursions that include gardens and mansions to tour or beaches for sunning and watersports.
Others may relax on a raft down the Rio Grande or marvel at two nearby waterfalls, Somerset and Reach Falls.
Errol Flynn said that Port Antonio was more beautiful than any woman he had ever seen. We are sure that you will agree.
that captivated Hollywood Port Antonio – Port details
Airports: Sangster International Airport, Boscobel Domestic Airport, Ken Jones Airport. Anchorage: No anchorage. Approach: Via access channel. Reefs extend one cable west from Port Point and 4.5 cables east from One Bush Point. Channel (to West Harbour): Depth 29 ft to 45 ft. Recommended draught 26 ft. Width 200 ft. Turning basin: Ample space to turn largest vessel allowed in harbour.
Berth Usable length Pier (West Harbour) Ken Wright Cruise Ship Berth 650 ft Boundbrook United Fruit Co Berth 500 ft
Max ship’s draught
Medical aid: Port Antonio Hospital.
charges are calculated according to grt.
Pilot: Pilot pick-up one mile north of entrance.
Pilotage: Agents alert Pilotage Department on ship’s ETA and ETD at least three hours before required time. Pilot boards and guides ships in and out of channel. Pilotage
Tenders: Not available. Ship’s own tenders can land at Port Antonio Marina with prior permission.
Water: Fresh water readily available. Volume allocated based on vessel’s grt. Weather: NE winds prevail by day, SE by night. NE winds are strongest between May and October. Negligible tides.
Bunkers: All grades available with notice. Facilities: Anchorage, pilotage, water, provisions, bunkers by arrangement. Location: East Harbour: 18°10’50”N, 76°26’50”W, West Harbour: 18°11’N, 76°27’20”W.
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Ken Wright Cruise Ship Facilities
West Harbour PORT ANTONIO
Falmouth – New cruise de Falmouth – New cruise destination has a fascinating past A new and unique cruise destination is quietly taking shape on the north coast of Jamaica, just 22 miles from the world-famous resort of Montego Bay.
Falmouth’s rich heritage will provide an impressive backdrop to the new two-berth cruise terminal, the design of which will draw inspiration from the town’s architectural and social history.
The largely forgotten coastal town of Falmouth – part of the fabric of Jamaica’s heyday as a British colony – is being restored to its former glory. As part of this restoration, Falmouth will become a fully fledged cruise destination with purpose-built facilities to host two ‘Genesis’ class ships.
In terms of other visitor attractions, Falmouth is close enough for cruise passengers to go rafting on the Martha Brae river, take a trip to the Greenwood Great House (a former Edward Barrett residence), swim with dolphins at Dolphin Cove, or join in a nature trek with Chukka Caribbean Adventure Tours. There is also ready access from Falmouth to the island’s mountainous Cockpit Country, which contains a selection of flora and fauna not found anywhere else in the world.
Once complete, in 2009, the Port Authority expects Falmouth to offer visitors an experience not dissimilar to that provided by colonial Williamsburg, in Virginia, USA – but one with a distinctly tropical Jamaican flavour.
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A Afortune fortune builtbuilt on sugaron sugar Falmouth was founded in 1790 on land owned by Edward Barrett, great-grandfather of the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and quickly became one of the wealthiest ports in the New World.
However, Falmouth was more than a collection of extravagant dwellings. The town also boasted a town hall, hotels, newspapers and a theatre featuring itinerant drama groups.
By the late 1790s Jamaica was the world’s leading producer of sugar and Falmouth was the focal point for no fewer than 88 sugar estates in the region. The town was meticulously mapped out in the British colonial tradition, with streets named after the kings and queens and military heroes of the era.
This life of luxury effectively came to a halt in 1832 when a slave revolt led to the destruction of cane fields and many great houses. The following year, the British parliament in London passed the Emancipation Act – the first step on the road to liberty for the slave population of the Caribbean – and with it came the slow decline of Falmouth.
Revelling in the wealth that sugar generated for the island, local plantation owners were eager to show off their new-found fortunes, so they built second homes in Falmouth. As more new houses were built, commerce developed and, in turn, the merchants who ran these businesses were able to flaunt their riches in the form of even newer Georgian-style houses. In total, Falmouth contained about 150 of what were described at the time as “superb, elegant and substantial” houses.
Natural base Natural base for homeporting Why waste time sailing to the Caribbean when you can start your vacation in the very heart of the world’s most exciting and sophisticated cruise destination? Jamaica’s central Caribbean position, its well run airports with regular scheduled links to both North and Central America and Europe and its highly developed hotel sector combine to make the island an obvious location from which to homeport cruise ships.
In particular, the proximity of Sangster International Airport (MJB) to Montego Bay’s world-class cruise terminal facilities is the key to Jamaica’s homeport role, which for arriving and departing passengers means that MJB is just minutes from their ship Jamaica’s relaxed style, easy entry requirements and a minimum of formalities also help to underline the island’s reputation as a potential homeport The wealth of hotels in and around Montego Bay provides yet another dimension for homeporting vessels, allowing passengers to make interesting ‘sail and stay’ combinations with Jamaica as their base. For vessel owners choosing the Jamaican flag, there are discounts on initial or annual registration fees for homeporting cruise vessels.
Fullofrange of support Full range support services As might be expected in one of the Caribbean’s leading cruise destinations, Jamaica offers a complete range of support services in its principal cruise ports. Various shipping agents offer husbandry services for cruise vessels and several cruise lines have their own representatives among local agents. The three main cruise ports are all located on the north coast. Montego Bay and Ocho Rios are equipped to handle even the largest cruise ships as well as offering a full range of passenger facilities and services. Port Antonio offers an idyllic port of call for ‘boutique’ cruise ships and mega yachts. Montego Bay is managed by the stevedoring company Port Handlers Ltd on behalf of the Port Authority. It has three berths for cruise ships including two dedicated berths. The cruise terminal has gift shops, snack bars, a telecom centre and other facilities for passengers. The Port Authority plans to expand both marine and shoreside facilities at Montego Bay to handle the next generation of mega cruise ships.
Ocho Rios has three cruise ship berths. Lannaman & Morris (Shipping) Ltd operates the dedicated Cruise Ship Pier, which has two berths. Port Antonio has two berths and other facilities for smaller vessels.
Airport Airport is is idealideal gatewaygateway Montego Bayâ€™s Sangster* International Airport (MBJ) is ideally positioned on the northwest coast. It provides an ideal gateway to Jamaicaâ€™s main tourism region and is perfect for homeporting cruise ships. The airport is an easy two mile (3.1 km) drive from the cruise terminal in Montego Bay and also lies comparatively close to Ocho Rios and to the popular tourist resort of Negril. MBJ is served by over 30 international airlines and is linked to four other Jamaican destinations: Kingston, Port Antonio, Ocho Rios and Negril. Among the major international carriers serving MBJ are Air Canada, Air Jamaica, American Airlines, British Airways, Condor, Continental, Delta, Martinair, Northwest and US Airways. The airport has a range of shops and restaurants and a row of kiosk-style outlets offering duty-free goods, souvenirs and newspapers. Cash-point machines and a bureau de change can also be found inside the terminal building. Seven car rental firms have desks in the Arrivals Hall.
* The airport is named after Sir Donald Burns Sangster, who became acting prime minister of Jamaica in February 1964 when Sir Alexander Bustamante became ill. Sir Donald succeeded Sir Alexander as prime minister in February 1967 but sadly he died in office just 65 days later.
security Safety Safety and securityand get priority Passengers using the airports and cruise ports of Jamaica can be sure their safety and security is given top priority by the authorities, who have won international recognition for the high standard of their facilities and procedures. In fact, the Jamaican authorities were praised by the United States Government for taking a lead role in combating terrorism and international crime through their efforts in the field of safety and security.
Cruise ships and passengers visiting the island can rest assured that its ports meet internationally recognised standards for security and safety. The main airports of Jamaica – including Kingston’s Norman Manley International Airport and Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport – have also introduced all the required screening and security procedures to meet the exacting standards now required for international aviation.
The two nations have worked closely together in national and regional efforts to enhance port security. Jamaica’s port facilities are regularly inspected by US compliance personnel, who have undertaken vulnerability assessments and offered advice on security methods and procedures. In the wake of 9/11, the Jamaican authorities were quick to comply fully with the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) code, introduced by the International Maritime Organization in July 2004.
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From the glorious sunrise of each fresh morning to the magnificence of sunset, Jamaica offers a captivating combination of beauty and colour that has made it the jewel of the Caribbean – an island full of warm and friendly people as well as stunning scenery. And with so many unique and enticing ways to experience its delights, it’s no wonder our guests return time after time.
For the adventurous traveller, Jamaica offers just about every kind of recreational activity under the sun, including adventure trails, bird watching, deepsea fishing, horseback riding, safari tours, mountaineering, hiking, rafting, waterfall climbs, golf, watersports, swimming with dolphins and historical sites. In fact, the list of things to do is almost endless. All this, plus the bonus of the bluest sea, the softest sand and the sunniest skies you have ever seen.
Shopping. Markets. Food stands. Duty free gifts. Restaurants. Beaches. There are as many different ways to indulge yourself in Jamaica as the island has white sandy beaches and glorious sunsets. Shop for colourful Jamaican arts and crafts, or take home a sample of some of the island’s famous Blue Mountain Coffee – considered to be the world’s finest.
Music has been an essential part of Jamaican life from earliest times and today its distinctive musical style can be heard all over the island. Jamaica is the birthplace of reggae â€“ the music made famous around the world by the legendary Bob Marley. Much of the islandâ€™s modern-day culture revolves around the sounds of reggae.
Jamaica has a rich cultural heritage thanks to the sheer diversity of ethnic origins that are represented within its shores. It is this complicated mosaic of cultures and traditions that makes Jamaica such a special destination. From the ancient cultural tradition of Jamaica revealed by Taino indian cave etchings to modernday Jamaican art on show and on sale around the island, it can truly be said that a visit to Jamaica is a unique experience.
THE PORT AUTHORITY OF JAMAICA 15-17 Duke Street Kingston Jamaica Phone: +876-922-0290 Fax: +876-922-6516 Email: email@example.com www.cruisejamaica.com
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