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All hands were on deck when a Royal Caribbean cruise ship called in Falmouth, Jamaica on Thursday in flooded conditions.

Liberty of the Seas called in Falmouth as part of a week-long Western Caribbean cruise. When the ship arrived in the morning passengers were met by flooding in the area and authorities even had to close off some roads.

Local news reports that one of the most affected areas of the port due to the heavy rainfall was gate 3. Thankfully local handcart operators came to the rescue and helped passengers arriving on the island from the large vessel across the floods. The hand carters noticed the ship was in port and rushed over to the gate to make a few extra bucks. Passengers were charged a small fee to be transported through the floods so they could continue to enjoy their Jamaican experience in Falmouth.


The flooding at gate 3 was caused by drainage systems full of garbage. With the onslaught of heavy rain, the drains were not able to cope with the high water levels. The word spread in the area to locals who usually use their carts to sell coconut drinks and local crafts who then rushed to the scene to help passengers from Liberty of the Seas.

Liberty of the Seas was sailing a 7-night voyage which departed Galveston, Texas on March 12. The 154,000 gross ton vessel is scheduled to arrive back in its home port on March 19.

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