Jamaica has finalised arrangements with global cruise company Norwegian Cruise Line to homeport one of its vessels in Montego Bay.
The Norwegian Joy service is set to begin on 7 August 2021 and it will be used to transport passengers embarking from Jamaica. Itineraries will include seven-day packages sailing out of Montego Bay.“Ultimately, the vessel, which has an occupancy of approximately 3,800, will operate at 50 percent capacity, in keeping with current COVID-19 protocols in place for the cruise shipping industry,” Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett said. “Passengers will also be required to be fully vaccinated and take a test prior to boarding the ship.”
Jamaica now joins a number of other Caribbean destinations that will be homeports for leading cruise lines.