Historic Falmouth will offer visitors a new port experience featuring walking tours of the 240-year-old town. Additionally, passengers will have access to 60 attractions in the surrounding area and in nearby Ocho Rios and Montego Bay.
Cruise passengers are welcomed by a reggae band as they disembark from the ship and are entertained by steel pan players in the main cruise terminal.
Two docks are avalable in this brand new port.
Printable map to take along.
Watch a destination video.
Points of interest in the historic town of Falmouth include Water Square, the Cannon, and Armoury at Fort Balcarres; St. Peter's Anglican Church; Tharp House; Old Baptist Manse; William Knibb Memorial Baptist Church; the luminous Glistening Waters Lagoon; Albert George Market and historic courthouse.
Take a stroll through Falmouth's Historic District and explore an impressive collection of 19th-century Georgian architecture. Many of the buildings are still intact and renowned for their unique gingerbread woodwork. From small wooden houses to brick Georgian mansions to plantation complexes, visitors will find themselves on a delightful excursion into the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Venice may have its gondolas, but Falmouth has 30-foot bamboo rafts that offer romantic and adventurous rides on the Martha Brae River. Sit back and relax as a raft captain guides you through an exceptional view of the island's tropical scenery. Enjoy a scenic drive through Jamaica's interior to Appleton Estate, where visitors learn how rum is made, sample wet sugar, and have the chance to taste different aged rums. Purchase a souvenir available exclusively at Appleton, and enjoy a Jamaican-style lunch.
The easiest way to see the historic sites of Falmouth is on this covered trolley with a guide who offers a lively commentary about the town and its many historical buildings.
A trip to the Jamaica Swamp Safari Village in Falmouth, Trelawny will put you in touch with the wonders of nature and animal life. Located in a natural mangrove habitat, Jamaica Swamp Safari is home to over 30 of the endangered American Crocodile, the also endangered Jamaican Boa Constrictor (Yellow Snake), and the once thought extinct Jamaican Coney
It pays to compare your cruise line shore excursions here.
Dunn's River Falls is a famous waterfall near Ocho Rios.
The pulse of Falmouth radiates from the heart of Water Square where you'll discover the Albert George Shopping and Historical Center. Pick up local craft work wares that showcase the history and culture of the area, and make memorable souvenirs for visitors and those back home. Wednesday morning was made for the most dedicated shoppers, as dealers fill stall after stall with native produce and gifts you won't find anywhere else you journey.
approx 70 Jamaican dollars (JMD) equals 1 US$
Many Jamaican ATMs accept international bank cards.
Most Jamaicans speak Jamaican Creole, also known locally as Patois. English is widely spoken.
If in need of police, dial 119
Mon-Fri 0800-1600, Sat 0800-1300. Some shops close half day Wednesday in Kingston, and Thursday in the rest of the island.
New Year's Day - (1st January) or in case New Year falls on Sunday then the day after Year's Day.
National Labour Day - 23rd of May provided that if the 23rd day of May falls on a Saturday or a Sunday, Labour Day shall be kept on the Monday following.
Emancipation Day - August 1
Independence Day - August 6
National Heroes Day - third Monday in October
Christmas Day - December 25
Boxing Day - the day after Christmas Day or when Christmas Day falls on a Sunday then 26th and 27th of December
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