If your hesitating don't!....
Falmouth, Jamaica was one of the ports on my cruise aboard the Allure of the Seas. It was also a big reason we decided on that specific cruise. I have to say I was absolutely stunned reading reviews about this port for the last few months. Almost to the point that I hesitated wondering if I should even get off the ship! (Especially with my 2 boys in tow ages 6 and 9).
Some of the feedback I received wasâ¦.they will try to sell you drugs! The vendors are Very aggressive! Or Itâs just not safe!
Well my reasoning is I say NO to drugs, If I can handle vendors in Cancun this has to be a piece of cake and regarding safety you just have to be smart. I obviously donât plan on walking around by myself in the middle of the night or in a not so great area. I wouldnât do those things in my own state either though. Common sense really.
So of course we disembarked!
Although construction is still ongoing around the port itself, the area open to passengers is cheerful and clean. There are buildings to house dozens of shops, a 40-vendor craft market, restaurants, and transportation centers are scheduled for the future. You don't have to look far to already find the warmth and hospitality of the Jamaican people. Everyone we met was very welcoming.
Lining either side of the walkway to exit the port are illustrated signboards with historic and cultural information about the town of Falmouth, as well as the country of Jamaica.
And for those concerned with safety security for the port complex is tight. It is surrounded by high fencing with controlled access.
No one gets in there who isnât supposed to so in my opinionâ¦
Get OFF the boat! Get some jerk chicken & a Red Stripe & enjoy the Jamaican culture!
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My Falmouth, Jamaica Review (loved it)
If your hesitating don't!....
We also loved Falmouth, Jamaica! We did venture out of the gated area at the pier. We took a taxi (under 15 minutes to the lobby) and spent the day at Iberostar suites. We also didnt experience any hassling by vendors or anyone offering drugs (either at the pier or hotel).
I agree with you, this was one of our favorite ports! Friendly people!
It was lot of fun! We took our 2 boys to a papaya farm, they enjoyed it! Can't wait to go back!
Wow, a papaya farm sounds like fun and something different!
My favorite place in Jamaica is Negril [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v237/12cgtv/jamaicarickscafepostcard.jpg[/IMG]
Falmouth has changed quite a bit since we were there a couple of years ago. The buildings are completed and cleaned up when we were there in Sept. We have done an All-Inclusive in Negril and had a great time. They just told us not to leave the resort compound...
Jamaica was the highlight of our trip. My girlfriend and I went with a young couple to the Dunriver falls and had a great time. Afterwards our taxi driver took us to a little bar where we had a cocktail while the others ate something typical for Jamaica. Then we went to a very nice little empty beach. It was wonderful. Our driver watched our belongings. During the ride he told us a lot about his country. It was soooo great and for us a place to go back to. We were offered drugs twice but we said no and it was no problem! People are very friendly there.