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Cobh Visitor to Run 'Impact Travel' Cruises to Cuba
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#CubaCruiseConcept – P&O Cruises Adonia which made an overnight call to Cobh before this weekend is to embark on a new career in 2016 to include cruises to Cuba, the first since the US embargo began in 1960, writes Jehan…
Biggest UK Cruiseship Makes Maiden 'Reverse' Call to Dublin Port
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#BiggestUKcruiseship – Britannia, the largest cruiseship built for the UK market and that for P&O Cruises arrived in 'reverse' to Dublin Port having cancelled a scheduled anchorage call due today off Dun Laoghaire Harbour, writes Jehan Ashmore. The call to Dublin…
Another Massive Cruiseship Cancels Call to Dun Laoghaire Harbour
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#CancelledCruiseCall -The biggest ever cruiseship built exclusively for the UK market is no longer listed as scheduled to visit Dun Laoghaire Harbour according to the port company website, writes Jehan Ashmore. Once again another massive cruiseship is not calling offshore…
Britain's Biggest Cruise Ship to Make Maiden Call to Cobh
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#cruiseliner – Next Wednesday (15th July), Britain's biggest cruise ship, P&O Cruises Britannia, will be making a highly anticipated maiden call into Cobh in the Port of Cork as part of her first ever British Isles cruise. The biggest ship…
Dun Laoghaire Cruise Berth Planning Application 'Online' In Tandem with Consultation Process
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#CruiseBerthConsultation – Details on all the documents in relation to the proposed Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company cruise berth planning application to An Bord Pleanala are now available from the dedicated website: As previously reported on plans for the…
Cruise Berth Plans for Dun Laoghaire Harbour On Public Display
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#CruiseBerthPlans – The Herald writes that from today plans for a controversial jumbo cruise ship facility in Dun Laoghaire harbour will go on public view. The Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company (DLHC) lodged (last Friday as previously reported on Afloat) a…
No Plain Sailing for Major Dún Laoghaire Cruise Berth Project
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#CruiseConsultation - Gillian Mills of Inshore Ireland writes that Dún Laoghaire/Rathdown Independent Councillor, Victor Boyhan has called for an oral hearing of a planning application for a major cruise berth terminal that was lodged today (last Friday) by Dún Laoghaire…
Calls on Welsh Government to Develop Cruise Dock at Holyhead Port
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#ProposedCruiseDock- Calls on the Welsh Government to help develop a purpose built cruise ship dock at Holyhead on Anglesey amid concerns that the region could be missing out on valuable tourism cash. The Daily Post which has more on the…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour Is Port of Call for Fly-Cruise Turnaround
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#CruiseTurnAround- Dun Laoghaire Harbour acted as a turnaround port of call for Windstar Cruises as the sail-assisted five-mast flagship Wind Surf ended and began fly-cruises yesterday, writes Jehan Ashmore. Wind Surf berthed at the Carlisle Pier where passengers arrived and…
Five-Mast Cruise Flagship Forced to Cancel Call Diverts to Dun Laoghaire
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#DivertedCruiseShip – A sail-assisted five mast cruiseship with up to 310 passengers was forced to cancel an anchorage call off Dunmore East today due to strong winds and divert to Dun Laoghaire Harbour, writes Jehan Ashmore. Unfavourable winds early this…
Gloria’s Magellan Makes Maiden Call to Dublin Port
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#NewCMVflagship- Magellan which was named by TV and radio personality Gloria Hunniford earlier this year, made her maiden call to Dublin Port this morning for UK based Cruise & Maritime Voyages, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 46,052 tonnes Magellan is on…
Cruiseship Call for Tug Manages to Berth Unaided Inside Dun Laoghaire
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#CruiseHarbour – Island Sky, the first cruiseship to dock inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour this season had requested tug assistance in preparation to berthing within the port this morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. Overnight, the Italian built vessel with a 116 passenger…
Killybegs First P&O Cruises Caller Sets Sail
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#KillybegsP&O - Killybegs first visitor from P&O Cruises, the 30,000 tonnes Adonia set sail last night as a lone piper played on the pier to mark her departure. Adonia had arrived in the port yesterday morning with about 700 passengers…
Portuguese Master Prosecuted for Grounding Cruise Liner off Tobermory
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#cruiseliner – The master of a cruise liner, which was damaged going over rocky shoals has pleaded guilty to two charges at Belfast Magistrates court today (16th June). Captain Joao Manuel Fernandes Simoes (58) pleaded guilty to failure to properly…
Concern Over Cruiseships Planning Permission As Deadline Nears
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#CruiseConcerns – One of the country's main ports is due to lodge a multi-million development bid with An Bord Pleanala in the next ten days, writes the The controversial Dun Laoghaire planning application, which has been met with opposition from…
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#superyachtvisit – Return visitor to Ireland, the 81-metre long super motor yacht 'AIR' cut a dramatic pose as an early season caller to Cork Harbour yesterday. As Afloat reported previously, this black hulled Dutch-built Feadship was launched in March in 2011…

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