First Cruise Ship Docks at Jamaica's New Port Royal

First Call in Port Royal

Port Royal in Jamaica has welcomed its first cruise ship, the Marella Discovery 2, on a Monday call.

The Marella ship had around 2,000 guests aboard, with most opting to take scheduled tours to Kingston, according to local officials.

First Call at Port Royal

The new port in Jamaica offers a floating pier solution for one mid-sized ship. It joins other facilities in Falmouth, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and Port Antonio in Jamaica.

Port Royal is poised to offer a historical flair to visitors, with a history dating back to the 1600s when it was destroyed by an earthquake.

First Call in Port Royal

Tourism officials are hoping the new facility is a marquee port, offering something new. While the country’s other ports are good at handling multiple big ships, Port Royal’s traffic will be limited to one cruise ship at a time.

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