Jamaica to become region's biggest cruise destination - Bartlett

February 09, 2017
Contributed The world's largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, is making biweekly calls at the Port of Falmouth.

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett said Jamaica's hosting of the six largest ships in the world is proof that the island is poised to become the region's number one cruise destination.

Bartlett said having the world's largest cruise vessels simultaneously calling on a single destination is a rarity, and something of which Jamaicans should be proud.

He said Jamaica has come a long way and should continue to build on its tourism offerings.

Currently, Falmouth is hosting the three largest cruise ships in the world - Harmony of the Seas, Allure of the Seas, and Oasis of the Seas, which are all Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL) vessels.

Ocho Rios is hosting the Norwegian Epic, the Norwegian Pearl, and the Carnival Vista.

A fourth ship in the RCCL's Oasis luxury fleet, which is under construction and set to replace Harmony of the Seas as the biggest ship in the world, could be added to Jamaica's itinerary in November 2018.

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