glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

Why Are Several Cruise Ships Pulling Out of Jamaica?

Here's a link to an article explaining why cruise ships are eliminating this port of call.  It is not like it is a surprise to us, though. 

 

http://cruisefever.net/several-cruise-ships-pulling-jamaican-port/

Tags: Caribbean - Western Jamaica Falmouth Cruise ships eliminating port cruuisefever

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BonMike
Contributor Level: Captain

I've no desire to visit Jamaica - it may be beautiful but I've heard too many bad reviews about visitors being harassed, even on guided tours.

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

Good

AuntPinkie
Contributor Level: Captain

It is good when the cruise industry actually listens to it's customers!

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

Maybe Nassau will take notice and clean up a bit also. 

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

Sounds like all the reports were true.  I visited Jamaica and luckily had no problem.

 

 

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

I'm not denying that some may have had problems there, but I and my family never have.

Other than the pushy sales people at the markets (not uncommon in any tourist area) and one gentleman that offered to sell me some of the finest "tobacco" grown on the island (not uncommon in my hometown) I always found Jamaica to be a fun stop. It also allows my wife to stock up on allspice.

BonMike
Contributor Level: Captain

Good thing you were safe. When cruising to Nassau a warning about safety was on our daily FunTimes, but we felt safe wandering on our own to the Queens Stairs. Belizealso has a very high crime rate, but we took a Carnival cruise in that port.

LaCastillo
Contributor Level: Second Mate

That's a shame.  We visited Falmouth just a couple of years ago and the port was so nice.  It looked new.  Just beautiful.  We had no problems with anyone.  It is, however, nice that the industry is taking notice and being proactive.

Happy80
Contributor Level: Purser

We thought Falmouth port was nice too... but only within the gated port area... as soon as we left the gates it was a different story. Just didn't feel safe. We were surprised so many people stayed on the ship in Falmouth... it was like a sea day! (Disney Fantasy).

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

Once the big cruise ships pull out of Jamaica, I am sure that the government will crack down on the abuses.  If they don't, they will loss the revenue that the cruise industry brings to their country. 

 

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