This forms part of the tourism minister's goal of securing 5m overall visitors by 2021.
According to Jamaica Tourist Board statistics, in 2015 the island drew 3.69m tourists. Of that, stopover visitors totaled 2.12m while cruise arrivals numbered nearly 1.57m.
Accompanying the minister were Paul Pennicook, director of tourism, and Delano Seiveright, senior adviser to the minister.
The group met with Adam Goldstein, who took over as chairman of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association in January, and Federico González-Denton, associate vp, government relations, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Goldstein is president and chief operating officer, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.