January 19th, 2021
OCHO RIOS, JAMAICA
When it comes to dream vacations, an Ocho Rios cruise has to be near the top of the list. Nestled in an emerald Jamaican landscape, Ocho Rios is this island nation’s prime cruise destination. Your cruise to Ocho Rios docks near some of the Caribbean’s most fabled resorts and the cascading waterfalls of Dunn’s River. Enjoy the best of Jamaica on your Carnival cruise to Ocho Rios, whether you’re riding through lush sugarcane fields or touring the waterfront home where a legendary English novelist penned his early secret agent thrillers. From the reggae rhythm to the action-packed activities at Dunn’s River Falls, an Ocho Rios, Jamaica, cruise has all the elements of a blockbuster film — one where you’re the star.
Things to do in Ocho Rios
Climb a 600-ft. waterfall at Dunn’s River Falls.
Undoubtedly one of Jamaica's national treasures, Dunn’s River Falls is an astounding flowing fall that extends across more than 183 metres or 600 feet with one of the few rivers in the world that flows directly into the Caribbean Sea. The most popular activity is climbing up the falls and then hanging out in one of the several lagoons or pools along the way.
Get behind the wheel of a dune buggy and ride through the tropical Jamaican woodlands.
Start your engines and get behind the wheel of a powerful two-seater Dune Buggy! Journey through Jamaica’s untouched wilderness as you make your way through woodlands spanning across a 980-acre property. Stop along the way to take in your gorgeous surroundings covered in beautiful fauna and flora. This is a day of adventure you’ll never forget!
Chill out on a half-moon stretch of sugary sand.
With beautiful white-sand beaches backed by clear turquoise and emerald water is what you will find on Jamaica’s beaches.
Venture in search of the birthplace of reggae and the spirit of Bob Marley.
If you are a Bob Marley fan, take the ultimate tour on a unique adventure. You will board the authentic hand painted Bob Marley bus with its state-of-the-art sound system, blasting Bob Marley's hits as the driver takes you into the hills, up winding country roads to the historic town of Nine Mile. The ride itself is a virtual tour of the scenic St. Ann, and your guide will tell tales of the life and times of a young Bob Marley, and how he grew up in the hills of St. Ann Parrish. As you visit the "Graceland of Reggae", you will see the people of Nine Mile still living the true Rastafarian lifestyle. You'll stop at the local Jerk Center for an authentic Jamaican lunch of jerk chicken, pork, rice and peas.
Shoppers in Ocho Rios will find plenty of souvenir t-shirts and shot glasses, along with native wood carvings, local rum and coffee, jewelry and Jamaican music. Shopping venues range from craft markets crowded with open-fronted stalls to a modern shopping center with chain stores, restaurants and live entertainment.