It’s a long way from Falmouth to Southampton so the Port of Falmouth is a convenient departure point for the people of South-west England. Being so far west compared to any other port, it’s geographically well placed for destinations such as the Canaries and the Mediterranean - saving cruising time from other ports. Currently, only Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines sail from Falmouth. Falmouth is one of the world’s major natural deep water harbours. Its beauty attracted the film industry as a location for many different films, Scott of the Antarctic, Treasure Island, World War Z, to name a few, and has an interesting history going back King Henry VIII, with the building of Pendennis Castle.