Montego Bay Welcomes Carnival Glory the First Cruise Ship Since Reopening

Dec 02, 2021

The second Carnival Cruise Line ship to visit Jamaica, since the restart of the cruise industry is Carnival Glory, stopping for the first time in the beautiful Montego Bay in Jamaica. The comeback of the Conquest-class vessel was on1st of December,  following other Carnival ships scheduled to bring back the fun on the Caribbean ports.

With Carnival Glory, the company has so far returned to two ports in Jamaica. Carnival Sunrise is the other one, whose port of call is Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

 “We are delighted to return to Montego Bay and offer guests an opportunity to experience all of the beauty and charm of this Jamaican port,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “On behalf of Carnival, I would like to thank our partners in Montego Bay for working with us to bring safe cruising and our guests back to Jamaica.”

The following ports in Jamaica are also visited by cruise ships: Falmouth by Disney and MSC Cruises; Port Royal by Holland America's cruise ship Nieuw Statendam and Port Antonio has recently reopened for the cruise industry.

These are good news for the economy of Jamaica, as local businesses rely on tourists. The Port Authority for Jamaica has given statistics about the frequency of visitors since the Caribbean nation reopened to cruises, so from August, 2021 until now 16,237 passengers visited the island across 10 different cruise calls.

Carnival Glory visit to Montego Bay, is one of the ports scheduled on the fourteen-day Panama Canal voyage, which departed New Orleans on 28th of November. The rest of the ports are: Curacao; Aruba; Limón, Costa Rica; Mahogany Bay, Isla Roatan; and Cozumel, Mexico.

With Carnival Glory, restarted cruises on 19th of September after the long pandemic pause, the company involved more than half of the fleet in the service, with more ships to follow from the middle of December. Carnival plans to bring back the entire fleet in operation by March 2022.