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Old April 8th, 2011, 10:46 AM
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Just a heads up, about Jamaica's new port Falmouth...Better to know than to be surprised....

Reports: Drug dealers, prostitutes hassling cruisers in Falmouth - USATODAY.com
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I was afraid of this. I had hoped they had come up with a better system to segregate vendors/beggars from the tourist area, but I guess that is hard to do. Unfortunately it sounds like the typical Jamaican experience.

I was looking forward to visiting Falmouth on the Allure, but have cancelled that cruise so sounds like it was for the best.

Once Cuba opens, no one will want to go to Jamaica any longer.
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I have thought that for years as well....once the floodgates open for Cuba, Jamaica is a done deal...
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It is amazing that after all of these years Jamaica still cannot clean up its act. That place has been a cesspool of bad actors for years - I am refering to the public streets. You just can't seem to keep the bad element away from the tourist sites unless you actually set up barriers - it's too bad for the good Jamaican people who need the business.
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I was thinking that Cozumel would be what would be dropped. Jamaica is not a place to be after dark. Their problems all started when they split and became a country of their own. Alas, the World Bank has them by the uhm, well you know. They can try to do what is right, but there is never any money to do it.

Cuba, once opened, would need a good year or two before ships would be able to go there. You have to think of what they don't have now and how they have to get with modern days. Certainly once more fuel, industrial parts, and commercial goods start flowing in the country thing should start to happen. The down side is you will start seeing who is poor, middle class, and rich fairly quick...

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I think the people of Cuba would bend over backwards to greet cruise ships. The country is starved for attention and a little tourism. Most people who have visited Cuba; say it is wonderful. We can only wait and see; as for Jamaica. I feel sorry for the hard working vendors, who's life depends on the cruise industry; they are the ones who lose out.
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If anyone wants to get a flavor of Cuba, go back about a month ago on chit chat. Our own Donna, went down for a week, sharing her thoughts and pictures....sounded fabulous!
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Well, I'll give you a report in a few weeks on the port. We are still not sure what we are doing yet.
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Well, I'll give you a report in a few weeks on the port. We are still not sure what we are doing yet.
That would be great--would love to hear your comments. Are you on the Voyager?

We need to sail together again soon.
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That would be great--would love to hear your comments. Are you on the Voyager?

We need to sail together again soon.
Doing Back to Back on Oasis. Western first week and Eastern second week.

We do need to cruise again. Hope you made it through the harsh winter OK. I was sorry to hear your young ones got it from the coyotees/cougars/lions, etc. this year.
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