Luxury Caribbean holiday destination Jamaica is celebrating the official opening of the new Historic Falmouth Port, with the arrival of the first cruise ship.
Oasis of the Seas – operated by Royal Caribbean, a partner in the port venture – arrived earlier on a tour of the region.
Situated between the popular cruise ports of Ocho Rios and Montego Bay, Historic Falmouth is the first-ever thematic cruise port that provides a convenient gateway for guests to embark on more than 60 exhilarating land experiences along the north coast of Jamaica.
Additionally, ongoing revitalisations throughout the town of Falmouth will offer guests an extensive array of cultural and historic experiences for an adventurous Jamaican port call on their cruise vacation.
At a grand ribbon cutting ceremony, Bruce Golding, prime minister of Jamaica, Richard Fain, chairman of Royal Caribbean Cruises and Michael Henry, Jamaica’s minister of transport and works, welcomed cruise guests to Jamaica and Historic Falmouth Port.
“It is especially rewarding for the Port Authority of Jamaica to help bring our country’s cultural history to a new generation of cruise guests,” said minister Henry, who has portfolio responsibility for cruise shipping.
“Our sights have always been to create the best-in-class berthing facilities at the Historic Falmouth Port and establishing the preeminent cruise destination in the region.”
The arrival of the world’s largest ship, Oasis of the Seas, at Historic Falmouth Port is a milestone for our ongoing success in fostering Jamaica’s tourism industry.
Last year the Jamaica was recognised as the Caribbean’s Leading Destination by the prestigious World Travel Awards.
“Royal Caribbean is delighted to have partnered with the Port Authority of Jamaica to create the Caribbean’s premier cruise port,” said Fain.
“Together, we are working to deliver our shared vision of the region’s first themed port of call to offer our guests all the best experiences along Jamaica’s north coast.”