Royal Caribbean: Falmouth, Jamaica, Will Open In 2011
Written by: Cruise News
May 19, 2010.
Although Royal Caribbean had hoped their new port facility at Falmouth, Jamaica, would be ready when the Oasis Of The Seas debuted last year, it didn’t happen. It wasn’t really close to coming true for various reasons.
Today, the cruise line announced that Falmouth will accept it’s first ship on January 7, 2011, when Navigator Of The Seas is scheduled to arrive. Falmouth will not be ready for the Oasis and Allure until March 2011.
Officially called “Historic Falmouth Jamaica”, the port is located on the North coast of Jamaica midway between Montego Bay and Ocho Rios. It is designed to accommodate two large ships simultaneously.
The project was designed by Idea Group of Orlando to capture the history of Falmouth Jamaica. Falmouth was founded in 1769 and was the original port where slaves were brought to the New World. At one point it was the world’s leading port for sugar and rum exports. The buildings and attractions of “Historic Falmouth Port” are being designed in classic Georgian style. As the phases of the port are implemented the port will blend into the old town. It is anticipated that the remaining designated historic buildings in the community will gradually be restored.