The Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) has secured a variety of requires the upcoming season which indicators an uptick in cruise delivery actions throughout all cruise ports island extensive.
This augurs nicely for Jamaica as through the previous 12 months, the PAJ, with the steering and help from the ministry of well being and wellness (MoHW), has been systematically devising and implementing mechanisms and options to make sure a protected and safe restart of the cruise delivery sector inside the Covid-19 operational context.
A few of these calls that are scheduled to begin in mid-November, embody inaugural visits in addition to calls from ultra-luxury premium cruise strains.
The depth could also be partly attributed to the profitable restart in actions on the Port of Ocho Rios which noticed the return of cruise ships to the nation after a 17-month suspension because of restrictions arising from Covid-19 protocols.
Moreover, the state-of-art modernised world-class cruise ports and services contribute considerably to our attractiveness and beneficial international stature which in tandem with the attract of our cruise product, resulted within the recognition of 4 World Journey Awards this 12 months.
The Port of Ocho Rios has loved a gentle schedule of calls for the reason that restart in September by Carnival Dawn and MSC Meraviglia which ought to proceed all through the season.
Port Royal will play host to a variety of ships from ultra-luxury premium cruise strains this season together with ship calls from Holland America Cruise Line (Nieuw Statendam and Nieuw Amsterdam), Crystal Cruises (Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony), Seabourn Cruise Line (Seabourn Ovation) which is a brand-new ship from Saga Cruises (Spirit of Journey) and Marella, the primary line to name on the Historic Naval Dockyard, which returns with 4 extra calls this season.
Numerous inaugural calls are additionally scheduled together with one of many latest ships from MSC Cruises, the MSC Seashore, which can name on the Historic Falmouth Port in November in addition to a primary name by the Spirit of Journey which can name at Port Royal in March.
In accepting the World Journey Awards at a digital ceremony held not too long ago, Gordon Shirley, PAJ chief government, expressed his delight on the recognition and commented that “though the awards emanated from a interval of challenges, we’re starting to see cruise restored to normalcy and bookings are on the rise”.
He additionally used the chance to remind cruise lovers globally of the good worth to be obtained from an award-winning cruise vacation spot like Jamaica.
He said additional that “the PAJ are much more hopeful that on account of the investments the organisation has made in cruise infrastructure this 12 months, the requires subsequent 12 months’s season will surpass these slated for this 12 months”.
William Tatham, vp, cruise delivery and marina operations, PAJ added: “I’m happy with the progress of the PAJ’s cruise restart actions, and I’m assured that we’ll ship a protected and rewarding cruise passenger expertise within the upcoming season.”
He additionally famous that lots of the common ships will return this season together with vessels from Disney Cruise Traces and indicated that the Disney Fantasy is scheduled to name on the Historic Falmouth Port in December.
Arising from a profitable assembly with Disney Cruise Line’s executives on the not too long ago concluded Seatrade Cruise International Convention held in Miami, United States, a variety of calls from tis line have been secured for the season.