Three cruise ships are saying ‘adios’ to the port of Falmouth, Jamaica, citing visitor harassment and other issues.
Jamaican media is reporting Falmouth’s tourism sector stands to lose around $5 million US a month due to the pullout.
Could Falmouth’s loss be Cayman’s gain? Businessman Chris Kirkconnell thinks not. He told Cayman 27 without a cruise berthing facility, Cayman will continue to miss out on oasis-class ships.
“Cayman needs to use this as a lesson to make sure we don’t allow harassment and haggling of visitors,” he said in a text message exchange. “We are a far cry from Jamaica but we need to make sure we don’t let things get out of hand, as it can happen quickly.”
The three ships account for a combined 10,000 guests per visit to Falmouth.