Cruise Ships to Return to Jamaica’s Falmouth on November 8
Cruise ships are set to return to Falmouth, in Jamaica, on November 8, following an 18-month absence due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Italian liner, Costa, a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation, will be making a much-anticipated call to the Trelawny capital.
An elated Mayor Colin Gager, told JIS News that the visit by the vessel is welcomed news for local officials, businesses, and residents, and “represents a glimmer of hope for bigger things to come.”
“It has been a tough 18 months for all concerned. It was a case where our cruise sector was booming where we were used to seeing the ships coming in their numbers and then came the coronavirus, forcing the lockdown of all cruise ports,” he pointed out.
Noting that plans are in place to welcome the Italian cruise liner, Mayor Gager said that once cruise shipping resumed in Ocho Rios over two months ago, Falmouth had started to do some “on the ground preparation”, such as improving on basic infrastructure in anticipation of “our turn to bat.”
These efforts, he said, intensified over the past few weeks when the confirmation came that Falmouth “will be getting its turn at the wicket on November 8.”
Source: Jamaica Information Service