According to Mayor Colin Gager, the ship's visit was "welcomed news for local officials, businesses, and residents," and represented "a glimmer of hope for bigger things to come.”
“It has been a tough 18 months for all concerned. It was a case where our cruise sector was booming where we were used to seeing the ships coming in their numbers and then came the coronavirus, forcing the lockdown of all cruise ports."
Mayor Gager added that once cruise shipping had resumed in Ocho Rios over 2 months ago, Falmouth had started to do “on the ground preparation”, like improving on basic infrastructure in anticipation of their "turn to bat.”
The efforts had intensified over the past weeks when the confirmation had come that Falmouth “will be getting its turn at the wicket on November 8.”