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Montego Bay, Jamaica

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Overview

Located in the Western Caribbean, Montego Bay is a city on the island of Jamaica that is particularly well known for its duty free shopping and golfing.

Princess Cruises is the only cruise line that offers cruises departing from Montego Bay. However, this cruise port is included on many Western Caribbean cruise itineraries of various cruise lines.


Destinations
The following destinations can be visited on a cruise leaving from Montego Bay, Jamaica:
Caribbean



Cruise Lines Departing Here

P&O Cruises
Peter Deilmann Cruises
Princess Cruises


Currency
The official currency of Jamaica is the Jamaican Dollar (JMD). ATM machines are available, but make sure you use one that works with the card you're using. ATM machines will usually give you a better exchange rate than a hotel. Using a credit card is a great way to avoid having to exchange currency.


Language
The official language of Jamaica is English, spoken with a very distinct regional accent. In addition to that, Jamaican Patois is a second language that is spoken by many of the locals.


Tourist Attractions
Montego Bay is well known for its beaches, golfing, fine dining and duty free shopping. There are a few shopping venues, dining options and bars within walking distance of the cruise terminal.

There are many popular resorts in the Montego Bay area, such as Coyaba Beach Resort and Sandals Montego Bay. Many resorts will allow visitors to purchase a day pass, which can be expensive (depending on the property).

Doctor's Cave Beach Club is a very popular tourist destination in Montego Bay, as it's home to one of Jamaica's most famous beaches.
It's turquoise water and white-sand beaches are sure to satisfy its visitors. Besides the beach, there is also a bar and restaurant nearby. This beach is open to the public, with a reasonable entrance fee.

Golfers enjoy visiting Montego Bay, as there are quite a few world-class golf courses in the area. Among these courses are the White Witch Golf Course (at the Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort) and it's sister course, Wyndham's Three Palms Ocean Course (located just across the road from the Wyndham Hotel).


Port Location
The cruise ships porting in Montego Bay will actually dock in Freeport, which is only a few miles away from the main tourist areas of Montego Bay.
 
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