Handcarts 'Rescue' Cruise Ship Passengers in Falmouth

By ,   March 19, 2017 ,   Cruise Industry

Some cruise passengers who got caught in heavy rains which lashed Falmouth on Thursday, flooding several roads, got a unique taste of what it's like to be transported handcart-style.

Jamaican handcart operators, who are well known for their ability to spot business opportunities, realised that Gate Three at the Falmouth Pier was partially flooded, and with a cruise ship in the harbour, and turned up with their carts to provide transportation, at a cost, across the flooded area.

Delighted to have what was probably a unique Jamaican experience, some of the cruise ship passengers, who came into Falmouth via Liberty of the Seas cruise ship, decided to pay the J$100 to ride in style on the handcarts, which are generally used to transport market provisions and to sell coconuts.

As other cart operators became aware of what was unfolding, they, too, got in on the action, ensuring that all the visitors who wanted to get into the town of Falmouth got the opportunity to do so.