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Big ship sails in!

Published:Friday | March 25, 2011 | 12:00 AM
Passengers from the Oasis of the Seas, the world's largest passenger cruise ship, are seen here in these tram cars as they prepare to tour historic Falmouth. The ship made its inaugural trip to the new Falmouth Pier in Trelawny, with approximately 6,000 passengers and 2,000 crew members on board on Tuesday. The new cruise pier, on which finishing touches remain, is a US$269-million development. Royal Caribbean cruise line said it plans to bring as many as eight million passengers into the Falmouth port over the next decade. JIS
The jubilant team of Prime Minister Bruce Golding (second right), Minister of Transport and Works Mike Henry (right), CEO and Chairman of Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Richard Fain (second left), and Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett after cutting the ribbon officially opening the Historic Falmouth Cruise Port Tuesday. Hidden in the background is chairman of the Port Authority of Jamaica, Noel Hylton.
From Left: Commissioner of Customs Danville Walker, his wife Sharon, board member of the Port Authority of Jamaica Ian Moore and his wife, Dr Rosemary Moore, pose for the social pages.
Miss Trelawny Festival Queen Chloe Trowers shares much more than a Margarita with Margaritaville's André Dixon (left) and Wellesly Bolt, father of Usain Bolt, at the Historic Falmouth Port on Tuesday.
Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett and Culture, Youth and Sports Minister Olivia 'Babsy' Grange in a little chit-chat during lunch on board the world's largest ship, the Oasis of the Seas.
From left: The beautiful Suzann Fernando-Bowen looking lovely next to Howard and Peggy Baugh.
Three fabulous women are caught on camera on a windy day. From left: Carmen Brown, Dawn Henry and Julliet Rose. photos by Janet Silvera
From left: Custos of Trelawny Paul Muschett (second right) and his wife Sheona (left) play perfect hosts to Holland Estate's James Goren and United States Ambassador Pamela Bridgewater.
Michael Lee Chin (right) in a playful mood as he hugs man of the moment, the Port Authority of Jamaica's Noel Hylton on board the the world's largest ship, the Oasis of the Seas.

The world's largest ship, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's Oasis of the Seas coloured the pages of Falmouth's notebook on Tuesday, taking its rightful place in the historically rich, 18th-century-built, commercial capital.

No longer, can the treasure chest of Trelawny stake claim to the words 'sleepy fishing village', said Falmouth's mayor Colin Gager.

It was obvious that the town had awakened to the roar of the lion, but this time it was the Americans on the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, not the British colonisers who were about to make an impact.

The fanfare, the kaleidoscope of colours, and the vibrancy of the Jamaican culture, all spoke volumes, proving that the Port Authority's William Tatham was right in saying, "There is no other port in the world like this".

And Tatham, the world traveller who scouts port developments worldwide should know.