Port Royal

View of Fort Charles Fortress in Port Royal , Jamaica
View of Fort Charles Fortress in Port Royal , Jamaica

Once the largest city in the Caribbean, until an earthquake struck in 1692 and submerged more than half the city, Port Royal today is a historically important settlement in Jamaica, which opened in early 2020 to cruise ships for the first time.[ReadMoreMob] Located at the end of an 18-mile long sand spit close to Kingston, Port Royal has a colourful history and was known for being a pirate hub in the Caribbean during the 17th century, earning it the nickname of ‘the wickedest city in the west’.

Today, the small town has some interesting historical sites, including Fort Charles, which was built in the 1600s and houses a small museum. In addition, the portion of the city that sank has been recognised as an important archaeological site. Jamaica’s capital, Kingston, was founded after the 1692 earthquake, and is around 16 miles from Port Royal. The vibrant city is known for being the birthplace of Bob Marley, who grew up in Trench Town, as well as the beautiful Devon House, a landmark of the city which serves some truly delicious ice cream.

Cruises to Port Royal

Uncrowded Caribbean Islands with Havana

Uncrowded Caribbean Islands with Havana

Departs: Havana • Thu 06 Jan 2022
14 nights • Braemar • M2201

  • Combine less crowded explorations of beautiful destinations, with a visit to one of the region’s most iconic, bustling cities, for an authentic and immersive taste of the Caribbean.
  • Soak up Latin culture, see the sights via classic car, learn traditional dance and much more in Havana; and explore Port Royal and Basse-Terre, when Braemar is the only ship in port.
  • Discover the rich European heritage of Curacao; take the chance to ride St Kitts’ famous scenic railway; and enjoy a day in sun-kissed St Maarten.

From £2,449pp

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Cultural Caribbean Discovery

Cultural Caribbean Discovery

Departs: Havana • Thu 20 Jan 2022
14 nights • Braemar • M2202

  • Join Braemar for an epic journey taking in the cultural and historical highlights of stunning destinations in the Caribbean and the Americas.
  • Port Royal is your gateway to Kingston, for a taste of quintessential Jamaican culture; and there’s time for an in-depth discovery of the fabled Cuban city of Havana.
  • There are incredible Mayan ruins to uncover in Mexico and Belize; and a remarkable, ancient walled city is yours to explore at Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

From £2,499pp

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Uncrowded Caribbean Islands with Havana

Uncrowded Caribbean Islands with Havana

Departs: Havana • Thu 03 Feb 2022
14 nights • Braemar • M2203

  • Combine less crowded explorations of beautiful destinations, with a visit to one of the region’s most iconic, bustling cities, for an authentic and immersive taste of the Caribbean.
  • Soak up Latin culture, see the sights via classic car, learn traditional dance and much more in Havana; and explore Port Royal and Basse-Terre, when Braemar is the only ship in port.
  • Discover the rich European heritage of Curacao; take the chance to ride St Kitts’ famous scenic railway; and enjoy a day in sun-kissed St Maarten.

From £2,499pp

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Iconic Caribbean with the Trinidad Carnival

Iconic Caribbean with the Trinidad Carnival

Departs: Havana • Thu 17 Feb 2022
14 nights • Braemar • M2204

  • This is the Caribbean at its very best, an immersive discovery of iconic islands and their cultural highlights, from authentic flavours to legendary dance, music and carnival.
  • Delve into the history of reggae and pirates in Jamaica; and in Havana, soak up the rich Cuban culture, see sights via classic car, sample traditional rum and much more.
  • Be inspired by the natural beauty of St Kitts, St Lucia and Grenada; then catch Trinidad Carnival, a colourful celebration of Caribbean life.

From £2,549pp

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