Today we’re at our Falmouth, Jamaica which is the third and last port of the cruise. Steve and I have been to Jamaica before but not at this port which is further from the attractions.
We meet the others at the main dining room for breakfast so we can leave together to meet our tour. It was the chocolate breakfast menu today (sorry, no pics).
I was disappointed that the chocolate croissant only had a drizzle of chocolate on the outside; no chocolate inside. After our breakfast, we left the ship to find our tour.
We booked a private tour with Courtney Taylor. It was great having just the six of us in the van. It was about a 10-15 minute walk from when we left the ship to the parking lot where private tours pick up guests. I found Samantha, the guide, and she walked us to Courtney’s van.
They had bottled water and red stripe beer for sale and I think sold quite a few beers to our crew ($3 each).
We were entertained by this grocery ad.
It was about a 90 minute drive to Dunn’s River Falls and Samantha kept us entertained and informed about the country and what we were seeing.
We got to the Falls and paid the admission price of $20 per person.
After a short walk inside we got to the spot where you were assigned a guide. It was a short wait before we headed down to the beach and bottom of the falls. There were about 20 people total in the group and we started heading up.
Initially it was fun for all of us although Steve and I noticed there was more water this time (we did the falls some years back).
We got to a section where I couldn’t pull myself up between the heavy water flow and slippery rocks. After getting pulled out of that spot by the guide, Y and I decided to exit at the next spot. I later found out that was the worst spot and wished I had continued (oh well!).
The rest of the group had fun getting to the end and we walked up the side following their progress.
I ordered the video (which also had still photos) and told the falls guide I would tip him at the van (where my money was) and they both met us there for the transactions.
Next we headed for lunch. I thought we were going to eat at Scotches but Courtney indicated it was too far away so we ended up at a beach restaurant.
It was beautiful but expensive.
We ordered and then J, A2 and I swam a bit.
Four people ordered the fish and chips.
Two of us had jerk chicken.
I enjoyed Ting soda. The first time I had one of these was on a tour in St. Kitts two years ago.
The beach here was awesome and I wish we could have stayed but it was quite a ride back to Falmouth so we, alas, had to leave.
Courtney was willing to drop us off at shopping in Falmouth and they’d wait for us but Steve and I were ready to head back so we had them take us back to the port. The others shopped at the very nice stores there and we said goodbye to Samantha and Courtney. I wouldn’t hesitate to book a tour with him our next time to Jamaica.
I’m sure we all had naps before dinner tonight! We had the Pomodoro menu.
The digital menus has one appetizer wrong (the Pan seared sea scallops were last night and instead the Aranchini was on tonight’s.
Our choices included the aranchini…
And the tomato and feta salad.
None of us were excited about the entree selections and most of us picked the always available steak.
It had to much gristle for me but it wasn’t like I was starving. 🙂
Desserts included the Williams pear chocolate crisp…
and a fruit plate.
Tonight’s entertainment was the ice show and we really enjoyed it. It was the first ice show I’ve seen at sea. We went early to ensure good seats and by the time the show was over we were pretty cold.
We had a rabbit in our room when we got back.
Here is today’s Compass (PDF). Click to download or see the full file.
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