Port Royal, a new cruise port in Kingston, has received its inaugural ship call.
Discovery 2, operated by Marella Cruise Line, sailed into the Jamaican capital earlier.
The introduction of cruise shipping to Port Royal, and by extension Kingston, has been planned for more than two decades.
Port Royal joins Montego Bay, Falmouth, Ocho Rios and Port Antonio in the Jamaican market.
The Port Authority of Jamaica hopes the new port will bring social benefits to the local community, showcase the culture of the city and allow access to the wider hospitality market.
Passengers on the Discovery 2 were treated to a grand fare representing an infusion of authentic Jamaican vibes, cuisine and music which was augmented by the natural heritage and culture that the town of Port Royal offers.
The port’s courtyard buzzed with products and services from iconic Jamaican brands including Red Stripe Beer, Appleton Jamaica Rum and Devon House I-Scream which were all well received by cruise passengers and crew.
Visitors experienced a taste of Jamaica through a number of tours, most of which were conducted in Kingston that included a visit to the Bob Marley Museum, Trench Town Culture Yard and New Castle for a Blue Mountain coffee experience.
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