More and more people are taking Jamaica cruises: almost a million people disembark on the island every year. If you have fallen in love with Jamaica from travel brochures and websites but also want to see other Caribbean islands or Central American country, cruises to Jamaica are a great idea. You get to experience the beauty and excitement of a Jamaican vacation, relax in a comfortable haven of a luxurious cruise ship, and see more than one destination spot on a short getaway. Cruises to Jamaica are popular among families, the elderly, couples, and other. For those picking romantic or honeymoon cruises Jamaica is an especially popular choice.
Cruises to Jamaica generally stop in one of two places on the island: Ocho Rios or Montego Bay. Both towns have large ports and are well equipped to handle an influx of cruise ship visitors. Cruise lines will organize tours of the cities and surrounding area. On land, other companies offer more targeted tours and sightseeing trips.
Tours on Ocho Rios Jamaica cruises will likely include a visit to the beautiful Dunn's Falls and a visit to nearby Dolphin Cove. Tours on Montego Bay Jamaica cruises may include visits to some of the impressive plantation-era great houses in the area or a visit to Nile Mile, Bob Marley's birthplace. Companies in both destinations will offer deep sea fishing trips, scuba diving, or other water sports. Expect to pay $40 to $100 or more for a guided tour.
Cruises to Jamaica are also great if you want to relax on a beach or do some souvenir shopping. The crescent-shaped Turtle Beach in Ocho Rios is one of the most popular beaches in Jamaica. Doctor's Cove and Walter Fletcher beaches in Montego Bay have a permanent easy-going party atmosphere and large expanses of soft sand. Montego Bay is also home to the "hip strip", a stretch of road famous for its bargain souvenir deals and Jamaican crafts.
For honeymoon cruises Jamaica is wonderful destination. A visit to Dunn's River Falls provides a great opportunity for some romantic and scenic photographs. Some cruise lines offer special packages for honeymoon cruises Jamaica.
Cruises to Jamaica usually last four days to two weeks. Common departure points include Fort Lauderdale and Miami Florida. Many cruise lines offer frequent cruises to Jamaica: Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruise Lines, and Royal Caribbean, to name just a few.
With so many companies competing for passengers, it is easy to find deals on cheap Jamaica cruises. Generally, the cost of the cruise depends on the size and location of the cabin. Deals on cheap Jamaica cruises can be found if you are willing to stay in an interior room. If you are flexible with your dates, you can find great deals on good cabins. As with most vacation, it is best to use a travel agent or a web search site to find cheap Jamaica cruises. Cruises to Jamaica booked a few weeks in advance can be up to 50 percent cheaper than standard fare. Booking well in advance is essential, however, if you plan to sail during a school vacation or other holiday period.
Cruises to Jamaica provide a great sampling of Jamaican life. It is likely you will be sorry when your brief stay on the island is over. Many people who visit on a cruise choose to come back to a Jamaican resort for a future vacation.
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