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A Heartbeat of Jamaica

Port/City: Falmouth, Jamaica

Activity Type:
Family Connections | Destination Highlights | Culture

Approximate Duration:
3 hour(s) 45 minute(s)

Prices starting from:
*84.00 USD (Adult)
*59.00 USD (Child)
*0.00 USD (Infant)

Maximum Weight: 350 pounds

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*Prices shown above are representative. Dates, times, and prices are subject to change and may not be available for your sailing. To purchase a Royal Caribbean International Shore Excursion, you must already have a reservation number for a cruise and have made a payment towards that reservation. Shore Excursions must be purchased in the same currency as your cruise reservation. Exchange rates are determined by a competitive pricing program and may be subject to change without notice. All monetary exchanges onboard are processed in U.S. Dollars directly to your SeaPass® onboard charge account unless otherwise specified.This tour requires a minimum number of guests in order to operate.
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Visit the oldest Anglican Church on the island, drive by a myriad of historical and famous sites including a school for 3- to 6-year-olds, then visit an 18th century estate home in the hills overlooking the ocean. Learn about our history, plant a tree, then taste our famous Jamaican rum punch, jerk chicken, and fruits in season.

Step back in time to a bygone era of Jamaican history. Set in the hills overlooking the ocean, the Greenwood estate was established by Sir Richard Barrett in the 1600s and was prosperous over the centuries. The Greenwood Great House, built in 1800, is a Jamaican Heritage Site and is filled with authentic furniture, rare books and musical instruments, heirlooms, and historic memorabilia connecting the family’s strong ties to England.

The family’s most noteworthy member was the world-famous Victorian poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning, who penned the renowned “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” It was Elizabeth’s cousin who operated the estate, and you’ll hear stories about Elizabeth and the Barrett family as you look through each room, marveling at the house’s rich history.

While at the estate, take part in planting a fruit tree to help maintain Greenwood’s forest. Plus, indulge in a Jamaican snack of mouthwatering jerk chicken, fresh fruits, lemonade, and rum punch.

Your tour also includes a trip through historic Falmouth. See structures built in the Jamaican Georgian architectural style, such as the Falmouth Court House and St. Peter’s Anglican Church.


• Half-day Trip in Time: Explore an 18th century estate—one of the best preserved in the country—and see Jamaican Georgian architecture.
• Famous Family Ties: The estate belonged to the Barrett family, whose most famous member was Victorian poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
• Authentic Jamaican Snack: At the estate, indulge in jerk chicken, fresh fruits, lemonade, and rum punch.

What To Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Camera
• Cash/credit cards
• Sun protection
• Insect Repellent
What To Wear:
• Hat and sunglasses
• Walking shoes
Important Notes:

• Greenwood estate is wheelchair accessible; St. Peter’s Anglican Church is not.
• Guest must be of legal age to consume alcohol.
• Tour not suitable for women more than seven months’ pregnant.
• Because of the size of the seats on the bus, maximum weight per guest is 350 pounds.

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