There is heightening stakeholder anticipation over the impending arrival of the world's largest cruise ship, the Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas, in 2020.
The vessel, which will dock at Falmouth Pier in Trelawny, is slated to make eight port calls to Jamaica between May and October, bringing nearly 72,000 passengers.
Each visit is expected to comprise 6,680 passengers and 2,200 crew members.
Jamaica will earn the distinction of hosting three of the world's four largest cruise ships, as the Symphony of the Seas will join sister vessels – the Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, making calls at the Falmouth Pier.
Michael Belnavis, Chairman of the National Cruise Council, said a fifth vessel is being built and is expected to be completed in 2021.
He added that if the trend continues, that vessel could visit Jamaica in the future.