World’s largest cruise ship to call on Falmouth

November 18, 2022
Wonder of the Seas
Wonder of the Seas

The impending inaugural visit to Jamaica by the world's largest cruise ship, the 'Wonder of the Seas', has heightened local stakeholders' optimism about the prospect of a positive 2022/23 winter tourist season, especially for cruise shipping.

Joy Roberts, executive director of Jamaica Vacations (JamVac), said Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's decision to send its Oasis-class vessels to the island is an encouraging sign and a major boost for the local cruise industry.

'Wonder of the Seas' is set to call on the port of Falmouth in Trelawny on December 1. It follows the docking of 'Odyssey of the Seas' there on November 16. 'Odyssey of the Seas' has a carrying capacity of 5,000-plus passengers, and is one of the newest ships in the Royal Caribbean fleet.

Royal Caribbean is to send Oasis-class vessels such as the 'Harmony of the Seas' and 'Symphony of the Seas' to Jamaica next year.

"Any cruise destination with the ability to secure such first-class commitments is a destination to be reckoned with. Jamaica has gone way beyond just sand, sun and sea, and currently boasts some of the best attractions in the region," Roberts said.

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