If Jamaica disappeared off of the cruise itineraries I would not be the least bit sad. Canada just issued a travel warning for Jamaica this past weekend, long overdue as far as I am concerned. When you can see drug deals in the local market in Ocho Rios and you are given a list of streets and shops that are unsafe, I lose my desire to visit a place. There are too many beautiful places that are not marred with these events for me to bother going to Jamaica to spend my money and risk my life. If I were to end up on a ship with Jamaica as a port of call again, I'd just hang out on the ship, at least there I know that I am pretty safe.
"Faith is to believe what we do not see; the reward of faith is to see what we believe."
-- Saint Augustine
Carnival Paradise 2000, Carnival Paradise 2003,
Carrnival Victory 2004, Carnival Valor 2005, Carnival Fantasy 2006, Carnival Fascination 2006, Carnival Destiny 2007
Carnival Sensation 2007. Carnival Fascination 2007 Carnival Triumph 2008, Carnival Fascination 2008, MSC Orchestra 2008, Carnival Fascination 2009, Carnival Glory 2010
Waiting for the Carnival Imagination June 28,2010