Cruise Season gets started in Falmouth

by tocle on May 10th, 2013 - Comments Off

Cruise Season gets started in Falmouth

Three cruise ships get the Falmouth cruise season started and a special treat was waiting for the passengers – the majesty of a horse-drawn double-decker omnibus.

Over the early May Bank Holiday weekend the cruise ships Island Sky (5 May), Discovery (6 May) and Emerald Princess (7 May) visited Falmouth with a combined total of 3,930 passengers, many of whom took a leisurely ride onboard the only carriage of its kind in use in the UK, led by shire horses George and Ringo.  The omnibus has iron-shod wheels and  takes up to 18 passengers at a time and is an original item that dates back to 1860 where it started life as a horse-drawn tram in Southampton docks.

Dozens of more contemporary coaches were seen leaving the Port going in various directions taking passengers to a variety of Cornish attractions.

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