The Tourism Ministry says Carnival Sunrise cruise ship is scheduled to arrive in Ocho Rios tomorrow with approximately 1,700 cruise passengers onboard.
Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett, outlined that this will be the third cruise ship arrival following the reopening of cruise tourism in August 2021. The schedule for the cruise season had been agreed on with Carnival Cruise Line prior to the imposition of the no-movement days under the Disaster Risk Management Act.
Minister Bartlett explained that arriving cruise visitors will be permitted to visit establishments within the Resilient Corridors that are certified by the Tourism Product Development Company and permitted to travel only on transportation licensed under the Tourist Board Act.
Minister Bartlett also emphasized that the port of call has met protocols laid down by the Ministry of Health and Wellness and the cruise companies, with TPDCo also monitoring conformity to the rules.
This announcement has since been met by protest on social media, as non-essential Jamaicans adhere to a strict 3 day no-movement directive from the Government.