The Allure experience
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.