Jamaica looks to ‘plan B’ amid doubts over Cayman port

Jamaica’s tourism officials are looking to a ‘plan B’ to revive cruise tourism amid uncertainty over the port project in Grand Cayman.

Cayman’s Caribbean neighbour has seen cruise tourism arrivals drop significantly, despite building a pier in Falmouth in 2011 in partnership with Royal Caribbean to accommodate mega cruise ships.

Jamaica’s tourism minister Edmund Bartlett has highlighted the lack of a port in Cayman as one reason behind the decline.

He suggested that Royal Caribbean would not put its larger ships on the western route unless and until Cayman built a port.