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The Allure experience

Published:Tuesday | May 3, 2011 | 12:00 AM
Mike Henry (left), minister of transport and works, presents a commemorative gift to the captain of Royal Caribbean Cruises' 'Allure of the Seas', Hernam Zini. The occasion was a special luncheon being hosted by Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited in honour of the minister on-board the 'Allure of the Seas' on Wednesday, April 27, at the Historic Falmouth Cruise Ship Port.
From left: William Tatham, Port Authority of Jamaica's (PAJ) vice-president for cruise and marina operations; Rosalie Donaldson, PAJ senior vice-president for international marketing and client services, and Carl A. Hendriks, general manager of Falmouth Jamaica Land Company (local company for Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited), show off their commeroative plaques from Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited(RCCL). The occassion was a special luncheon being hosted by RCCL in honour of Mike Henry, minister of transport and works, on board the 'Allure of the Seas' on Wednesday, April 27.

Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas (sister ship to the world's largest ship - Oasis of the Seas) was buzzing with activities on Wednesday, April 27, when Transport and Works Minister Mike Henry, as well as specially invited guests comprising government officials, members of the diplomatic corps, the business sector and Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) executives, was hosted in fine style at a special reception and luncheon courtesy of Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited (RCCL).

Minister Henry, in his opening remarks, expressed sincere appreciation to RCCL for the strategic partnership with the PAJ. He lauded the Trelawny Parish Council for their unwavering support towards the development of the town of Falmouth. The minister also made special mention of the Falmouth community for embracing the redevelopment plan of historic Falmouth.

Call for integration

"I am calling on the Falmouth community for an integration of the local residents and visitors in affording them the opportunity of having the greatest experience in Jamaica, as this is crucial to the sustainability of the Jamaica's visitors' market," Henry said.

The ceremony saw an exchange of plaques between Minister Henry and Allure's captain, Hernam Zini.

In addition, there were also special presentations of commemorative gifts to RCCL by the custos of Trelawny, Paul Muschett, and the mayor of Falmouth, Councillor Colin Gager.

The Port Authority of Jamaica and Falmouth Jamaica Land Company executives also received commemorative plaques from RCCL.

The Allure is one of RCCL's megaliners and has the capacity to carry more than 8,000 passengers and crew. Its destined routes are Fort Lauderdale; Labadee, Haiti; Falmouth, Trelawny and Cozumel, Mexico. It first arrived in Falmouth on March 30.