During the last year or two there has been some encouragement to get cruise ships to visit our south coast ports with all the economic spin-offs that would follow. However 'Jewel of the Seas' is the third example of a cruise ship that has cancelled a stopover at Falmouth and in this instance will be going to Cherbourg instead. Apparently the reason given for the change of heart is that the said ship has to anchor out in the harbour and get people ashore by tender. This I gather is not popular with passengers and poses some logistical problems.
I prefer to be upbeat if possible so this is a good moment to mention the fact that Falmouth will be hosting the 'Funchal 500 Tall Ships Regatta' from 10 - 13 September. The website for the event is here. It promises to be quite spectacular and comes at the right time extending the summer season a bit for the town.