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Cruises and Cruise Liner Visits to Ireland
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#CruiseIOM - The Isle of Man Government last year appointed Neptumar (IOM) Ltd, a subsidiary of Dohle (IOM) Ltd, as its cruise consultant as part of a new strategy to drive forward cruise business in the Isle of Man. According…
Cruiseships at Dublin Port
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#CruiseEurope – Cruise Europe which has members from within northern and Atlantic Europe will be hosting the organisation’s annual conference in Dublin as previously reported on Afloat. This will be the first time the capital has hosted the major industry sector event.…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour – Local Councillors have inserted a provision in the new county development plan to limit the size of vessels that can enter the harbour to 250m
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#SuperSized - A berth for “super-sized” cruise ships in Dun Laoghaire Harbour could still be provided in spite of the introduction of a development plan which blocks their entry to the harbour. Councillors have inserted a provision in the new…
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#ShorePower - Hurtigruten has announced plans to modify several of its vessels for shore power during first half of 2016. The initiative follows a stronger environmental focus in the Norwegian company, which operates a fleet of 13 explorer vessels among…
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#CruiseshipLimit - The Irish Times reports that Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown councillors move to limit the size of cruise ships allowed to berth in Dún Laoghaire harbour – effectively banning “supersized” cruise ships – has been opposed by council management. Members of…
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#CruiseLiners- Cruise Belfast has announced that 2016 will be the busiest season in the city’s history with over 145,000 passengers and crew due to visit, representing a 26% increase in visitor numbers compared with 2015. Several cruise operators have significantly…
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#Cruiseliners – An extra cruiseship is to visit Dun Laoghaire Harbour, since Afloat reported the end of the 2015 season marked by the maiden anchorage call of Mein Schiff 4, writes Jehan Ashmore. The additional cruiseship, Celebrity Silhouette brings to…
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#CruiseLinersDublin - A major cruise conference being held in Dublin later this year as previously reported on Afloat, is expected to significantly bolster the number of cruise liners visiting this country. The Irish Examiner writes that Cruise Europe, an organisation…
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#BackForMore - All Leisure Group (ALH), the UK cruise group, has signed a three-year agreement with Portsmouth International Port that will extend a relationship that begin in 2010 to 2018. The group owns three well-known companies; Swan Hellenic, Voyages of…
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#CruiseBerth - A final decision may take months on a planned new cruise berth in Dun Laoghaire Harbour is reached, after An Bord Pleanála deferred announcing its ruling on the project, writes The Irish Times. It had been expected that…
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#CruiseLiners - Following the release of Dublin Port's cruise visit schedule, the Port of Cork has announced its own list of arrivals for 2016. And it features many of the same big names, with May and August particularly busy months…
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#CruiseLiners - The Dublin Port Company has released a list of all the cruise liner visits expected this coming season. The first of these, the MS Black Watch, was set to arrive at Berth 33 today (Wednesday 6 January). It…
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#FinalFestiveCall - Marco Polo, Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) classic cruiseship, it now transpires has become the latest and final caller to Cobh in 2015 on this day of the winter-solstice, writes Jehan Ashmore. It was in October, that Afloat.ie…
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#CruiseBerth - The Dun Laoghaire Combined Clubs (DLCC) are seeking donations from members to cover some €100,000 in legal costs associated with participation in the oral hearing over the proposed cruise liner terminal for Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The hearings hosted…
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#ECOcruiseship? - Solar panelled covered sails, tanks that run on kitchen waste and an on-board garden fed by rainwater, this striking vessel has been described as the world’s “greenest” cruise ship, so writes The Telegraph. Designs for what has been…
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#HurtigrutenHybrid - Hurtigruten, the Norwegian coastal and polar cruise line, has confirmed its ambition to offer expedition voyages on ships powered by battery technology and algae fuel. “The cruise and the maritime transport industries must accept greater environmental responsibility. Hurtigruten is…

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