Canadian Gov issues advisory for Montego Bay after Jamaican Gov. declares state of emergency

For anyone that will be in the area in the near future please read this and use caution.

Tags: Caribbean - Western Jamaica Montego Bay

16 Answers

How do the criminals know if you’re Canadian ?

They mumble something and wait to see if you say what? or eh?Big Smile

Maybe if you smell like maple syrup ?

That's alarming. We did a 1 week land based vacay in MB in Oct. Since it's a declared state of emergency, I wonder if that would cause the cruise lines to divert to another port.

The US Department of State also mentions the area in it's January 10 travel advisory about Jamaica.

We went to Jamaica on a cruise in 2010. I wasn’t impressed, have no desire to go back.

We were there in November. We usually just go to Doctors cave, we set at the beach and drink a few beers. The water is beautiful. It is aggravating to have so many people trying to sell you weed or CDs with their reggae music. At every island I buy some souvenirs to at least help the local economy. I am not buying drugs or music I will not listen to. Jamaica has some pushy people (as does many other islands, St Kitts comes to mind.) but I just say no thank you and they leave me alone, at least for a while.

We are going back in July. I will keep an eye on this situation and decide how we will proceed. All the negative

comments haven't kept us from enjoying this port yet. I hope it will be better this summer.

We're going there on RCI next month. DH about had a stroke when I told him we were going to Haiti (guess I forgot to mention the part about it being Labadee, the cruise line private area Big Smile) Now he'll really be questioning my cruise booking skills Surprised

Seriously, I'm going to be following this news. We are taking a couple of the little ones and have an island tour booked which includes a lot of more urban buildings and areas. I may change that to a resort for a day or something similar.

As for St Kitts, that was the most unfriendly island we have visited so far. Some of the shop owners and employees mentioned being upset that our ship was coming back on Sunday, their normal day off. Guess they forgot that it would be a whole new set of passengers. Sorry folks, but I had nothing to do with the post-Irma re-scheduling.

It is unfortunate that the area has so little work and so little to offer those that live there but there is no excuse for total disregard for others. It almost looks like some of the gangs are taking control of things hence the need for the army. Scary situation that is. I hope you enjoy the visit. There are many beautiful parts and people on Jamaica but there are also those less that beautiful. Hopefully things are back under control when you go. Stay safe and happy cruising.

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