Jamaica voted top cruise destination
The Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) said it continues to steadfastly prepare the island's ports for cruise ships to resume calls.
Professor Gordon Shirley, president and CEO of the PAJ, said the cruise industry has been adversely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, but opined that Jamaica being named the World's Leading Cruise Destination by the World Travel Awards can help in the recovery efforts.
"Jamaica has the best product and the best team in the region, which is an advantage that supports the consistent high performance of our cruise shipping product and enables us to deliver a world-class cruise passenger experience, regardless of the circumstances," Shirley said.
Reflection of the strength and quality
William Tatham, vice-president for cruise shipping & marina operations at the PAJ, said that the coveted award is a reflection of the strength and quality of Jamaica's cruise product, which boasts five ports of call, thousands of attractions and an unmatched island experience that all contribute to the island's world-leading stature.
"This award is a tremendous achievement for Jamaica, considering the current state of affairs, and will serve to positively position Jamaica in the marketplace as the authority begins to ready its machinery for the reopening of the global cruise sector," he said.