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Falmouth Port Opens Finally for Royal Caribbean


March 22 was when the Royal Caribbean Cruise ship, the Oasis of the Seas, the largest cruise ship in the world entered the Falmouth Port in Jamaica. The day marked the launch of Falmouth as the brand new port for Royal Caribbean. The port is meant for the massive five thousand four hundred passenger cruise ship. The project, which cost $ 213 million project, was finalized by Royal Caribbean in conjunction with the Jamaican Government.

Falmouth Port is the fourth port in the island of Jamaica to serve the cruise industry. The port is located strategically between Montego Bay and Ochio Rios. Both ports are located within close vicinity from Falmouth. The former is twenty minutes by car, whereas the latter is half an hour.

Falmouth is the capital of Trelawny Parish, and is not known for its tourist infrastructure. It has been famous for its sugar factories and plantations. There is a historical center, an Anglican Church dating back to the eighteenth century, as well as a shopping and history center. There are Georgian style plantation houses that brim with charm. Spelunking is an excellent activity here.

The addition of Falmouth as a port gives hope to the tourist industry of Falmouth as well as that of Jamaica. It is well known that tourism here is mainly restricted to the hotel resorts and beaches.

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