Welcome to Lucea

A bustling port during the sugarcane era, today it abounds in old limestone-and-timber structures in ‘Caribbean vernacular’ style, with gingerbread wood trim, clapboard frontages and wide verandas. The oldest dates to the mid-1700s, and although there is a general air of dishevelment, this is a well-preserved historic town. Lucea is atmospheric enough to have made an appearance in several films, including Cool Runnings and Wide Sargasso Sea.

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$89 Tours & Sightseeing

Montego Bay Sightseeing Tour, Luminous Lagoon, and Rose Hall

Montego Bay City Sightseeing and Rose Hall Candlelight Tour:Your afternoon and evening Super Saver begins with hotel pickup in Negril, at the Grand Palladium resort in Lucea or in Montego Bay, depending on option selected when booking. If you’re staying in Negril or at Grand Palladium, relax on the scenic drive along Jamaica’s gorgeous northern coastline to Montego Bay.Upon arrival in Mobay, as it’s called locally, explore the city on a one-hour sightseeing driving tour with your guide. View attractions like Sam Sharpe Square, named after a 19th-century slave who led the 1831 revolt known as the Christmas Slave Rebellion. You can see the statue of Sam Sharpe, as well as surrounding colonial buildings and the St James Museum. Then drive by St James Parish Church, one of the country’s finest churches with its stained glass and pieces of art by English sculptor John Bacon, and enjoy a drive through residential neighborhoods to admire graceful Georgian homes that date back to the prosperous days of the sugar trade.End your tour of Montego Bay at a local shop called Rainbow, where you have 45 minutes of free time. Browse Jamaican goods like rum, coffee, cigars and bottles of the island’s beloved jerk seasoning, and stock up on a few gifts and souvenirs. Don’t forget to also grab a bite to eat for dinner (own expense) at one of the neighboring restaurants. Next, head with your guide about 15 minutes to Rose Hall Great House, known for the haunting tale of Annie Palmer, the ‘White Witch of Rose Hall.’ Legend says that Annie killed her three husbands and several slave lovers before being killed herself in her bed. During your one-hour tour through the 18th-century Georgian mansion, listen to the story and discover for yourself if Annie truly haunts the house, which also features historical furnishings and décor for you to admire. Luminous Lagoon Night Cruise:After Rose Hall Great House, make the 30-minute drive with your guide to Luminous Lagoon for the second part of your Super Saver. Located in the parish of Trelawny near where the Martha Brae River meets the Caribbean, the natural lagoon is home to harmless microscopic organisms that glow with phosphorescent light in the shallow water.Take a 30-minute boat ride on the lagoon to marvel at this natural phenomenon and learn from your guide what causes the eerie, entrancing light, which only appears after dark. If you're feeling adventurous, take a swim in the glowing water, one of only a few like it in the world!When you return to shore, you’ll head back to Montego Bay, Grand Palladium or Negril for hotel drop-off. During the drive back to Grand Palladium and Negril, a stop is made to purchase food and drinks (own expense).

$50 Cultural & Theme Tours

Montego Bay Sightseeing Tour with Rose Hall and Shopping Stop

Your afternoon and evening tour begins with hotel pickup in Negril, the Grand Palladium resort in Lucea or Montego Bay (depending on option selected); if you’re picked up in Negril or at Grand Palladium, enjoy the drive along Jamaica’s beautiful northern coast to Montego Bay.When you arrive in Mobay, as it’s commonly called by the locals, get to know the city on a one-hour sightseeing tour to attractions like Sam Sharpe Square, named after a slave leader who led the revolt known as the Christmas Slave Rebellion in 1831. Walk around the square, admiring the statue of Sam Sharpe, the St James Museum and the surrounding colonial buildings. Then check out St James Parish Church, one of Jamaica's finest churches with its stained glass and sculptures by English artist John Bacon, and take a drive through residential areas to marvel at the Georgian homes that date back to the glorious sugar-trading days.Continue to a local shop called Rainbow, where you have the chance to browse island goods like cigars, rum, coffee and bottles of Jamaica’s famous jerk seasoning. Take time to pick up some souvenirs and gifts. You have 45 minutes of free time here for shopping and eating. Next, the second portion of your combo begins with the 15-minute drive to Rose Hall Great House, an 18th-century Georgian mansion made famous by the legend of Annie Palmer, the ‘White Witch of Rose Hall.’ According to the tale, Annie killed her three husbands and several slave lovers before being killed herself in her bed. During your one-hour candlelit tour through the mansion, listen to the story and find out for yourself if Annie truly haunts the house, which also boasts period furnishings for you to admire. Your tour ends with hotel drop-off in Montego Bay, at the Grand Palladium and in Negril.

$72 Shore Excursions

Montego Bay Shore Excursion: Negril's Time Square, Seven-Mile Beach and Rick's Cafe

When your ship arrives in Montego Bay, meet your guide at the port and board your air-conditioned coach or minibus for your shore excursion to Negril. After the 1.5-hour drive along Jamaica’s beautiful northwestern coastline, which takes you past rural villages and the Lucea harbor, arrive at Negril’s famous beach, a 7-mile (11-km) stretch of sugar-white sand and bright turquoise water. You have two hours of free time at the beach to enjoy as you please: go swimming, sunbathe or visit a beach bar for snacks and drinks (own expense). Next, head with your guide to Time Square, a popular Negril shopping center where you can look for souvenirs and gifts at a variety of shops. During your one hour here, browse the selection of duty-free goods like jewelry and watches, as well as Jamaican items like rum, coffee, cigars and textiles. Restaurants and snack bars are also available if you get hungry or thirsty. For lunch, you’ll stop at Margaritaville (optional), Negril’s outpost of the famous Jimmy Buffet chain. Sit down to an open-air meal under a thatch roof, and enjoy views of the Caribbean while you dine on favorite dishes like burgers, coconut shrimp and quesadillas (all food and drinks at your own expense). There’s plenty of entertainment to keep you and your kids, if you brought them, busy — check out the water trampolines, tiki bar, flat-screen TVs and enclosed children’s area with a slide. You will have 3 hours to eat, walk around and shop.Finish your Negril experience with a 1-hour stop at Rick’s Cafe, the area’s iconic bluff-top restaurant where visitors line up to jump from the cliffs into the clear sea below. Take part in the action or just watch — it’s up to you. Depending on the time of day of your tour, you may also catch the sunset here!  Your tour ends with the drive back to Montego Bay and port drop-off. Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to the Montego Bay port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

$214 Cultural & Theme Tours

Jamaica Off-the-Beaten-Path Community Tour

Following a morning pickup at your hotel in Falmouth, Lucea, Montego Bay, Negril, Ocho Rios, or St. Ann's, meet your guide and take a seat in your vehicle. At 10am, head into the countryside to begin your 4-hour tour. Stop along the way to explore the region’s rural communities, and gain insight into life in Jamaica away from the tourist resorts. Interact with the villages’ residents, visit local schools to learn how they operate, and see medical centers run for the benefit of the community. During your tour, perhaps support community youth development programs by purchasing handcrafted items (own expense). Cool down with a coconut water or Red Stripe beer (own expense), and maybe enjoy a game of dominoes with the locals.Afterward, visit the Hampden Rum Estate — a Jamaican sugar cane plantation. Here, follow your guide through the estate and learn of sugar cane’s role in the region’s economy. Then, enjoy lunch in one of the oldest rum distilleries in the Caribbean.After lunch, return in comfort to your hotel to conclude your tour.

$47 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Arrival Transfer: Montego Bay International Airport to Hotels (1 - 3)

This easy and efficient one way private transfer picks you up at Montego Bay International Airport. Once you land, you will be welcomed by your experienced driver and driven directly to your hotel in one of the following zones : Montego Bay, Lucea, Trelawny, Runaway Bay, Negril or Ocho Rios.When making a booking, you just need to advise your flight details and your accommodation details. Your transfer will be confirmed at the time of booking and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver.  Don't forget to book your airport departure transfer for your return trip!  Price is per vehicle.

$120 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Negril Day Trip From Ocho Rios

This tour begins directly from your Ocho Rios resort  where your friendly driver/tour guide will meet you. Travel west along the beautiful North Coast , driving through the beautiful resort town of Runaway Bay, a quick stop by the historical Columbus Park where Christopher Columbus landed on his first voyage in 1494. Leaving Columbus Park we will be traveling through the parish of Trelawny home to the world's fastest man Usain Bolt. After leaving Trelawny  You will past through the resort town of Montego Bay and the historical town of Lucea.  Negril is known for its 7 miles of pristine white sand beaches. First stop is at Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville, which features open air dining under a thatched roof, tiki beach bar, two giant water trampolines, giant flat screen TVs, beach cabanas and all day island music. Enjoy seven miles of uninterrupted white sandy beach or participate in the various water sporting activities available (additional cost). Next stop is at the famous Rick's Cafe. Watch as the locals dive from the 50 feet cliffs or if you are daring enough, take the plunge yourself. After Ricks Cafe, you may choose to stop at Time Square for a little shopping before returning to your cruise ship. Negril is the perfect spot for wholesome fun for the entire family.