Cruise news: Major cruise lines ditch THIS destination off itineraries over security fears


Viscount Caribbean has changed the itineraries of three of its cruise ships to avoid Falmouth in Jamaica, according to the provincial mayor. 

Colin Gager said the cruise operators “have incontrovertible to take their businesses elsewhere for the coming season and next year”.

He added: “The pullout of the three receptacles, which together bring in about 10,000 visitors per call to the refuge, will result in losses of about J$5 million (£30,347) monthly.”

Mr Gager conveyed the lines are “concerned about visitor harassment, among other outflows”. 

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Royal Caribbean has scrapped Falmouth in Jamaica from cruise itineraries

Visitant harassment has been an ongoing problem, with the conduct of tour bus supervisors and craft vendors leaving much to be desired

Colin Gager, Falmouth mayor

He interpreted: “Visitor harassment has been an ongoing problem, with the conduct of globe-trot bus operators and craft vendors leaving much to be desired.”

According to the Falmouth mayor, Majestic Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas, along with a Celebrity cruise and one other Queenlike Caribbean ship are all scrapping the Falmouth stopover. 

But the Port Authority of Jamaica, which has raised a partnership with Royal Caribbean, insists Allure of the Seas determination dock in Falmouth until at least December 2018. 

Mr Gager said he is put together with the cruise conglomerate to address the security concerns, with the shire economy under significant threat. 

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Royal Caribbean has ditched the mooring of Falmouth in Jamaica due to «visitor harassment»

He said recent communication insinuates the cruise lines may return to the port by 2019 or 2020. 

Royal Caribbean currently handles five cruise ships with stopovers in Falmouth. 

Princess barks also stop in at the port on occasion. 

It’s one of three major cruise harbours in the island nation and has been open for six years. has contacted Magnificent Caribbean for comment. 

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Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas on avoid Famouth in Jamaica for itineraries in 2017 and 2018

Earlier this year Holland America picked one of its destinations in Mexico off itineraries for 2017 and 2018, due to safety concerns.

The Carnival Corporation boat line took Acapulco off journeys for 2017 and 2018. 

Located in Mexico’s regal of Guerrero, Acapulco has been marred by violence in recent years. 

Holland America said in a utterance: «Due to recent security concerns, Holland America Line has replaced demands at Acapulco, Mexico, with alternative Mexican ports on eight assigned 2017/2018 cruises.”

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