Falmouth (England)

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Region
Western Europe - UK - Iceland - Greenland

Coordinates
50.15675 N, -5.06696 W

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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.

  1. February, 2017
Day Ships in port
Wednesday
8 February, 2017
AIDAcara(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)