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About Montego Bay

The north coast town of Montego Bay makes for a very lively and colorful welcome to Jamaica for the many visitors who arrive here by air or sea. MoBay, as it's called, offers a steady schedule of food and cultural festivals, and some of the Caribbean's most entertaining beaches (offering water sports, waterfront bars and more) fringe its shores. Add in golfing, duty-free shopping and easy access to the island's active adventures, and visitors can have as lazy or as action-packed of a day as they choose.

Jamaica's second-largest city after Kingston, Montego Bay is a market center for locals, in addition to being a package tourism hotspot for Canadians, Americans and Europeans. You might not know it with the abundance of U.S. hotel chains and even chain restaurants like KFC, but the town has a storied past that dates back centuries to the arrival of the original inhabitants, the Taino Indians, and later Christopher Columbus and Spanish control in 1494. For 300 years after, the British ruled Montego Bay, and the town was a center for plantations and the slave trade. It wasn't until the late 1800's that tourism really began to gain a foothold there. It's an industry that still supports the local economy today, along with banana, sugar and bauxite exports.

One of Montego Bay's most important historical events occurred in 1832, when Sam Sharpe, a slave who preached nonviolent resistance, was lynched in the center of town in what is now Sam Sharpe Square. (There are memorial statues there dedicated to his courage.) Sharpe was hanged for leading the Christmas Slave Rebellion of 1831, but by 1838, slavery was abolished. Today, MoBay's population is a diverse one, with people from other Caribbean islands, European and North American ex-pats and an influx of Chinese, too.

Visitors come, largely, for the idyllic tropical weather and beaches, which are among the prettiest in the Caribbean. However, cruisers will find that many of these sandy hotspots are accessible only to the guests of whichever mega-resort or all-inclusive hotel is backing them. That said, there are several scenic beaches for whiling away onshore days, both along the Hip Strip in MoBay and closer to the cruise port.

The town is a hotspot for reggae music and hosts some of the best live concerts in the Caribbean. But, high on most tourists' to-do list (in addition to sipping fruity cocktails and beach-lounging, of course), are visits to the area's duty-free shopping venues and terrific golf courses.

The port makes an excellent base, too, for arranging tours and excursions to nearly every other major Jamaican attraction, including Dunn's River Falls near Ocho Rios, Negril's famed Seven Mile Beach and the many old plantation homes (called Great Houses) in the area.


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  • 7 Night
    Cruise to Montego Bay

    Leaving:
    New Orleans
    Visiting:
    Montego Bay, Grand Cayman ... see more
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    7 Night Cruise to Montego Bay Route (Carnival Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      New Orleans
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Montego Bay
    • Day 5
      Grand Cayman (Georgetown)
    • Day 6
      Cozumel
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      New Orleans
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    Carnival Glory - Carnival Cruise Line

    Pros

    Quality dining and great service

    Cons

    Despite updates, shows its age in places

    Bottom Line

    Carnival Glory showcases Carnival's "Fun For All" philosophy in a smaller space

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    Carnival Glory Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining4.5
    Service5.0
    Value5.0

    Carnival Glory is the epitome of what Carnival aims to provide on all its cruise ships: fun for al...

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    myeverything4546
    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Great first impression
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    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Food not as good
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  • 14 Night
    Cruise to Montego Bay

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    New Orleans
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    Montego Bay, Aruba ... see more
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    14 Night Cruise to Montego Bay Route (Carnival Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      New Orleans
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Montego Bay
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Aruba
    • Day 7
      Bonaire
    • Day 8
      Cruising
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      Cartagena (Colombia)
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      Colon (Cristobal)
    • Day 11
      Puerto Limon
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Cozumel
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      New Orleans
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    Carnival Glory - Carnival Cruise Line

    Pros

    Quality dining and great service

    Cons

    Despite updates, shows its age in places

    Bottom Line

    Carnival Glory showcases Carnival's "Fun For All" philosophy in a smaller space

    Reviews

    Carnival Glory Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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    4.5/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining4.5
    Service5.0
    Value5.0

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    DQGal
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Had a great time!
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    Sail Date Jan 2020
    2nd Cruise with Carnival
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    • Basic Drinks
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  • 7 Night
    Cruise to Montego Bay

    Leaving:
    Galveston
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    Montego Bay, Grand Cayman ... see more
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    7 Night Cruise to Montego Bay Route (Carnival Cruise Line)
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      Galveston
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Montego Bay
    • Day 5
      Grand Cayman (Georgetown)
    • Day 6
      Cozumel
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Galveston
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    Carnival Vista - Carnival Cruise Line

    Pros

    Tons of fun with a water park, IMAX, ropes course, sky-high bike ride and brewery onboard

    Cons

    Dining room menus repeat too often and dishes dubbed too fancy by Carnival's passengers

    Bottom Line

    An action-packed ship with more activities than you can possibly do in seven days

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    Carnival Vista Reviews

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    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining3.5
    Service4.0
    Value5.0

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    Sail Date Feb 2020
    3rd Time is a charm with Carnival Vista
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    Sail Date Feb 2020
    Below average Carnival cruise
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  • 7 Night
    Cruise to Montego Bay

    Leaving:
    Galveston
    Visiting:
    Montego Bay, Grand Cayman ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Carnival Cruise Line
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    7 Night Cruise to Montego Bay Route (Carnival Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      Galveston
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Montego Bay
    • Day 5
      Grand Cayman (Georgetown)
    • Day 6
      Cozumel
    • Day 7
      Cruising
    • Day 8
      Galveston
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    Carnival Freedom - Carnival Cruise Line

    Pros

    Free dining options and age-appropriate activities, including Seuss-themed events

    Cons

    Layout forces passengers to climb stairs to access other main areas of the ship on the same deck

    Bottom Line

    Tremendous value to passengers and families, with fun-for-all-ages atmosphere

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    Carnival Freedom Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value5.0

    Carnival Freedom is a major step on a trajectory that is quickly hurtling Carnival Cruise Lines...

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    phillip0604
    Sail Date Mar 2020
    First and Last Carnival Cruise
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    Sail Date Nov 2019
    My cruising experience
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    • Spa Services
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      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 37 Night
    Cruise to Montego Bay

    Leaving:
    Fort Lauderdale
    Visiting:
    Montego Bay, Puerto Limon ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Cunard Line
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    37 Night Cruise to Montego Bay Route (Cunard Line)
    • Day 1
      Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Montego Bay
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Puerto Limon
    • Day 7
      Panama Canal
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Cruising
    • Day 10
      Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)
    • Day 11
      Cruising
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Cabo San Lucas
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      Cruising
    • Day 16
      San Francisco
    • Day 17
      San Francisco
    • Day 18
      Cruising
    • Day 19
      Cruising
    • Day 20
      Cruising
    • Day 21
      Cruising
    • Day 22
      Honolulu
    • Day 23
      Honolulu
    • Day 24
      Cruising
    • Day 25
      Cruising
    • Day 27
      Cruising
    • Day 28
      Cruising
    • Day 29
      Apia
    • Day 30
      Cruising
    • Day 31
      Suva
    • Day 32
      Cruising
    • Day 33
      Cruising
    • Day 34
      Tauranga
    • Day 35
      Auckland
    • Day 36
      Paihia
    • Day 37
      Cruising
    • Day 38
      Cruising
    • Day 39
      Sydney (Australia)
    Ship Details

    Queen Victoria - Cunard Line

    Pros

    Stylish and sophisticated, offering world-wide itineraries

    Cons

    Passengers who don't like to dress up will feel out of place

    Bottom line

    Queen Victoria is more traditional and formal than most ships, with an elegant atmosphere

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    Queen Victoria Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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    4.0/5
    Cabins4.0
    Dining5.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    Queen Victoria enjoyed a $40 million refurbishment in 2017, which involved slicing off the back...

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    littlemisscouchsurfer
    Sail Date Dec 2019
    Like P&O with bells on, except for the restaurant which was abit crap ..
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    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Third time on Victoria and still good
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    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

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  • 14 Night
    Cruise to Montego Bay

    Leaving:
    New Orleans
    Visiting:
    Montego Bay, Aruba ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Carnival Cruise Line
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    14 Night Cruise to Montego Bay Route (Carnival Cruise Line)
    • Day 1
      New Orleans
    • Day 2
      Cruising
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Montego Bay
    • Day 5
      Cruising
    • Day 6
      Aruba
    • Day 7
      Bonaire
    • Day 8
      Cruising
    • Day 9
      Cartagena (Colombia)
    • Day 10
      Panama Canal
    • Day 11
      Puerto Limon
    • Day 12
      Cruising
    • Day 13
      Cozumel
    • Day 14
      Cruising
    • Day 15
      New Orleans
    Ship Details

    Carnival Glory - Carnival Cruise Line

    Pros

    Quality dining and great service

    Cons

    Despite updates, shows its age in places

    Bottom Line

    Carnival Glory showcases Carnival's "Fun For All" philosophy in a smaller space

    Reviews

    Carnival Glory Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.5/5
    Cabins5.0
    Dining4.5
    Service5.0
    Value5.0

    Carnival Glory is the epitome of what Carnival aims to provide on all its cruise ships: fun for al...

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    Neworleans12
    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Carnival Glory Cruise
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    Sail Date Jan 2020
    Decent first time cruise
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    • Wi-Fi
    • Spa Services
    • Select Dining
      Main dining room and/or buffet
    • Specialty Alternative Dining
    • Room Service
    • Butler Service
    • Basic Drinks
      Still water, coffee, and tea
    • Soft Drinks
      Soda and Juice
    • Alcohol
      Beer, wine, and spirits
    • Specialty Coffee Drinks
      Including smoothies and blended drinks
    • Specialty Fitness Classes

    ** inclusions in your cruise fare are based on Cruise Critic’s editorial expertise and not provided by the individual cruise lines. When you book with one of our cruise partners, please be sure to check their site for a full disclosure of all applicable fees. Cruise Critic does not guarantee any specific rates, prices, or amenities included in the fare. Inclusion items in the fare may change at any time and fees may apply for additional items.