When it is time for a break from day to day life, or from winter weather, think about a cruise to Jamaica in the Caribbean. Over one million people travel to Jamaica every year, drawn by the warm weather and beautiful beaches and relaxed lifestyle. Though some fly, many choose the best cruises to Jamaica to enjoy the trip as well as the destination. There are many different cruise ships with a variety of cruise plans and focuses to choose from. There are different plans for different budgets also.
Most cruise ships leave the U.S. from Florida cities like Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, or Tampa, and arrive and dock at the Jamaica ports of Montego Bay or Ocho Rios. Once there, travelers stay in various hotels around Jamaica, enjoying beaches, shopping, and the local sights and entertainments.
In choosing the best cruises to Jamaica, travelers can choose from four different classes of cruises:
1. Contemporary Value Cruises: Most popular with reasonable prices and package deals.
2. Premium Cruises: Higher cost, more luxury
3. Luxury Cruises: Higher cost for those who like even more luxury and services
4. Specialty Cruises: Higher cost, for those who like something a little different like honeymoon cruises or themed cruises.
It is important to do a little research with the cruise lines to match your budget and expectations with the class of cruise and its style. Some cruises are geared toward families, some toward seniors, singles, honeymooners, and so on. Check on the amenities offered on board and the ports of call. Some of the best cruises to Jamaica stop at several of the Caribbean Islands during the course of the cruise. Some cruise ships offer package deals where the whole trip, including hotels, is covered.
There are good reasons why Carnival Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean Cruise Line make up close to 90% of the cruise industry. They have many ships and cruise packages to choose from at aggressive pricing for cruises to Jamaica. Other good cruise lines to choose from for cruises to Jamaica are: Celebrity Cruise Line, Costa, Holland America, and Princess Cruises. To get the best cruises to Jamaica, check out each cruise lines' Jamaica cruise offerings, looking for the one that meets your wants and needs the best, at the most affordable price.
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