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Historic Port of Falmouth

Designing the largest themed cruise port in the history of the Caribbean

  • $220M

    Construction Value

  • Falmouth, Trelawny Parish, Jamaica

    Falmouth, Trelawny Parish, Jamaica

Working to preserve Falmouth's unique culture and aesthetic

When the Port Authority of Jamaica needed planning and landscape architecture services for the development of a historic 40-acre wharf district, we came in to support this extension to the Town of Falmouth, Jamaica. As the largest themed cruise port in the Caribbean, a main goal was to preserve Falmouth’s unique heritage and culture while refurbishing the existing architecture and improving infrastructure for this multi-use site. It’s a strategic enhancement to Jamaica’s world-class cruise product.

Design features include a new cruise line terminal to support Genesis class cruise ships in the Caribbean—­the largest ships of the Royal Caribbean fleet—as well as the design of retail shops, themed restaurants, offices and administration, a trolley line, an open market area, a small inn, ground transportation hubs, and a charter boat dock.

Additionally, we were hired by the National Environmental and Planning Agency to develop a mitigation plan over a five-year period to restore 54 acres of seagrasses in the area. To date, we’ve provided technical assistance and oversight for the implementation of the seagrass transplanting activities involving 6.16 acres (2.49 hectares) of turtlegrass (Thalassia testudinum) within the restoration’s first phase.

The port has been dubbed the “first-ever thematic cruise port destination and commercial development center,” transforming the historic Town of Falmouth into a sought after destination in a growing cruise industry.

At a Glance

Offices
Architect
ISTAK
Awards
Seatrade Insider Cruise Awards,. Project of the Year, 2011
World Travel Awards, World's Leading Tourism Development Project, 2011
World Travel Awards, Caribbean's Leading Tourism Development, 2011
Meet Our Team

Greg Meyer, Principal

I grew up on the west coast of Florida. Practicing the true oldest profession in the world, gardening, I am a proud landscape architect

Greg Meyer

Principal

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