Falmouth is a civil parish, port an town located on Fal River on the south coast of Cornwall, England, UK. It has a total resident population of 26,770. The name "Falmouth" has English origin, which Cornish language enthusiasts translated to "Aberfal" ("Aberfala") which is based on Welsh precedents. An earlier Celtic name for the site was Peny-cwm-cuic, Anglicized to 'Pennycomequick'.
While the maritime activity of Falmouth has much declined, the docks are still an important contributor to the economy of the town. It is the largest Cornwall's port. Falmouth is a cargo port and bunkering of ships and transfer of cargoes keep the facilities busy. The port is a popular spot with cruise ship operators. The sheltered reaches of Fal River see several ships laid up, waiting for sailing orders and new charterers.
With its Georgian houses converted into small hotels and guest houses, often overlooking the beaches, Falmouth proved a popular holiday destination and is primarily a tourist resort. The 5 main beaches that start next to Pendennis Castle move along the coast towards Helford river are Castle, Gyllyngvase, Maenporth, Swanpool and Tunnel beaches. The National Maritime Museum Cornwall started work in February 2003.
The harbour of Falmouth, together with Carrick Roads, forms the 3rd deepest natural harbour in the world, as well as the deepest in Western Europe. It has been the start/finish point of many round-the-world record-breaking cruises, including those of Dame Ellen MacArthur and Robin Knox-Johnson.
During WWII the United States Navy had a base in Falmouth harbour and an army base in the town.
Highlights: Pendennis Castle, Maritime Museum, St Mawes, Truro
The Falmouth cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Falmouth, England.
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Port Falmouth cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Falmouth, England. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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8 February, 2017
The strong winds sweeping Jamaica's sections since last weekend took a heavy toll on local economy, as a potential revenue of an estimated J$21...January 14, 2017
Minister of Tourism in Jamaica, Edmund Bartlett, is projecting cruise arrivals to port of Falmouth should reach 1.5M by 2021. This, he sad...August 1, 2016
The fourth season of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines from Liverpool Cruise Terminal started yesterday (May 05, Thursday) with a 9-night cruise to the...May 6, 2016
An excursion bus carrying seven passengers on MSC Orchestra has crashed in Dominica yesterday (January 28), causing the death of one a 16-month-old...January 29, 2016
A Royal Caribbean cruise passenger has been killed and 3 others have been injured yesterday (January 14), when a tour bus crashed in Falmouth...January 15, 2016
Liberty of the Seas arrived at the Port of Galveston on Friday. The Freedom-class Royal Caribbean ship replaced Navigator of the Seas on ...November 15, 2015
Royal Caribbean's ship Splendor of the Seas has caught on fire this morning while sailing near the Greek islands in the Mediterranean. ...October 22, 2015
News reports in Jamaica indicate that government officials plan an expansion of the successful cruise port in the town of Falmouth. The historic...September 23, 2015
Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas, that caught fire last week while approaching Jamaica, was back in Port Canaveral yesterday (Jul 26...July 27, 2015
The first phase of Festival Marketplace project aimed at transforming the Kingston waterfront into cultural experience turned out to be the easy part...July 20, 2015