Jamaica Interested in New Cruise Port

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<p><img alt="" style="width: 500px; height: 237px;" data-cke-saved-src="" src=""><br></p><p>Jamaica is&nbsp;setting their eyes on new sights&nbsp;and are&nbsp;interested in building cruise ports in new areas along Jamaica’s coast, this according to an&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="" href="" target="_blank">article in the Jamaica Gleaner</a>.</p><p>Jamaica’s parliament recently called for the government to look into building a cruise port in Black River, a historic town on the southwest coast, believing that it will be good for tourism.</p><p><img alt="" style="width: 500px; height: 237px;" data-cke-saved-src="" src=""></p><p>Jamaica is the fifth&nbsp;largest cruise ship destination in the Caribbean&nbsp;with three ports, serving&nbsp;over 1.4 million cruisers&nbsp;in 2014.</p><p>In 2014, the country hosted twelve percent&nbsp;more cruise passengers than&nbsp;the previous year.</p><p><img alt="" style="width: 500px; height: 332px;" data-cke-saved-src="" src=""></p><p>crocodile on the Black River boating safari<br>photo credit: flickr/Kent MacElwee</p><p style="text-align: justify;">The Black River area features a number of environmentally themed activities&nbsp;like YS Falls and Treasure Beach. &nbsp;The area is already a spot for vacationers who want a relaxing, stress-free vacation. The region is also home to over 100 species of birds, as well as endangered American crocodiles. &nbsp;YS Falls is a large natural waterfall where people can swim, swing from a rope into the water, and enjoy relaxing amongst the many trees and tropical foliage.</p>
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