Historic Falmouth Cruise Port

Historic Falmouth Cruise Port

Historic Falmouth Cruise Port
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  • Kenny S
    322 contributions
    A good safe spot to get a quick taste of Jamaica!
    We had several people warning us about the area of Falmouth in terms of safety (including the staff on our cruise ship). Since we had two small children we decided not to risk it. However we didn’t want the trip to pass without at least putting our feet on Jamaican soil. Therefore walking around the port was a decent compromise. Vendors here were friendly and we were able to enjoy some good food and a red stripe. It was a fun quick visit!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 January 2024
  • David S
    22 contributions
    Nice cruise terminal but awful live music
    Cruise port ok overall with many tourist and jewellery shops. Very clean and well kept. One major complaint was quality of live music. Sat in afternoon on balcony overlooking terminal. Live music was very loud, repetitive and not at all tuneful. Seemed to consist of very heavy drumming with some poor vocals. No one stood around listening. Could have been so much better and entertaining.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 February 2024
  • Shannon S
    8 contributions
    Ok port
    Port was ok. Went on early morning excursion came back to wander around the port but everything was very expensive. I grabbed some coffee as I planned to and got back on the ship. Prices are extreme and locals unwillingness to hagle for a reasonable price. Disappointing..other folks who wandered outside the gates said it wasn't worth it
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 18 February 2024
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Shannon S
8 contributions
Feb 2024 • Solo
Port was ok. Went on early morning excursion came back to wander around the port but everything was very expensive. I grabbed some coffee as I planned to and got back on the ship. Prices are extreme and locals unwillingness to hagle for a reasonable price. Disappointing..other folks who wandered outside the gates said it wasn't worth it
Written 18 February 2024
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David S
22 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Cruise port ok overall with many tourist and jewellery shops. Very clean and well kept.
One major complaint was quality of live music. Sat in afternoon on balcony overlooking terminal. Live music was very loud, repetitive and not at all tuneful. Seemed to consist of very heavy drumming with some poor vocals. No one stood around listening. Could have been so much better and entertaining.
Written 10 February 2024
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Kenny S
322 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
We had several people warning us about the area of Falmouth in terms of safety (including the staff on our cruise ship). Since we had two small children we decided not to risk it. However we didn’t want the trip to pass without at least putting our feet on Jamaican soil. Therefore walking around the port was a decent compromise. Vendors here were friendly and we were able to enjoy some good food and a red stripe. It was a fun quick visit!
Written 21 January 2024
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Victor S
Kirkland, Canada145 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
Very artificially curated shops and artisanal stands, department store vibe. It’s like shopping in a gated community. Sadly, we were unable to venture (couple) outside port area very far, CONSTANTLY BEING HARRASSED by AGGRESSIVE LOCALS, asking to be your best friend and show you around etc. Some shop owners in the port area were straight up decietful. Lady wanted $15 for an item, didn’t want to budge and three shops later same item (all made in China) for $5. I’m ok for markups, but 3x is pushing it.

I was part of a cruise ship but unless you have a pre booked excursion FAR from the blight of Jamaica (3rd time in Jamaica, this is disgraceful treatment of tourists-shame on Jamaican tourisme board for being so inactive): DO NOT bother going beyond the closed gates of the port. It is not safe, people being constantly aggressively harassed by locals. I suspect thousands of ppl descend from cruise ships and just take ALL their tourist money beyond Falmouth like dunns river falls and other excursions. It would had been nice if cruiseline would had disclosed: do an excursion or stay within the secure port area: do not venture outside. Pity, I was really looking forward just strolling around Falmouth and take a good four hours to get to know the city. Hugely disappointed. And again, shame on Jamaican authorities for sitting on the hands and closing their eyes. Shameful.
Written 18 April 2023
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BigMerk
Glasgow, UK2,286 contributions
Feb 2023
Our ship docked here and it was a good place to pick up souvenirs of Jamaica. It’s a complete tourist area - a quick look outside the gates will show you adjacent areas of poverty. But as a tourist it was very good. The sheaf in the shops were all very friendly (of course - that’s their business) and it was a pleasant way to spend half an hour. Nice photo opps too.
Written 22 February 2023
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qwerty103
Sarasota, FL356 contributions
Jan 2023
This is one of those cleaned up areas owned by the cruise companies, not by local Jamaicans. It's completely sanitized with their own food, drinks and a live band or two. To see the real Jamaica, wander past the guests. The buildings are falling down, every 2 feet we were stopped by a local wanting to sell us something. The area is dirty, gritty but real. Not worth seeing unless you book an excursion then the cruise company will take you to another sanitized area.
Written 1 February 2023
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wtklemp
Arlington, TX183 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
I hate giving a 2. The Jamaican people are so kind and enjoyable. It’s a shame that 99% of the shops aren’t owned by Jamaicans. That could be very wrong, but all the shop owners we saw were clearly not from the island. The little straw market and kiosks appeared to be locals.

Souvenir shops were all about the same with same merch. And there’s a bunch of them. Jamaicans are working to get customers into the store, but the foreigners who own the shop are watching them with a wary eye and a surly attitude.

If you think you may want Cariloha on your cruise, don’t wait until Falmouth to buy. The shop in Cozumel has much better inventory.

Very sorry we didn’t book an excursion on this port day.
Written 14 July 2022
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jm o
14 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Beautiful port well maintained, hand made crafts along local cuisine options. Once you leave the compound and go into the town becomes unpleasant rather quickly. The visit to the historic square was depressing and a waste of time. Trash and debris everywhere. Overall the visit to Falmouth was disappointing. Would not see a reason to visit again. The nice port facility prevents this from being a one star review.
Written 16 June 2022
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Bob F
Langley City, Canada3 contributions
Mar 2022
No cruise ship docked so that was good, but it meant most small stalls and were market closed. Took a cab from hotel for a fixed fee and David walked us around town
Written 11 April 2022
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Jerry M
Yukon, OK2,914 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
We grabbed a petty cab to take us around. It’s kind of a dirty city but you have to look past that. The history was extremely interesting. So give it a try. Get off the ship and walk beyond the tourist buying area.
Written 11 July 2020
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HISTORIC FALMOUTH CRUISE PORT: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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