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Cunard Line Flagship Queen Mary 2 Calls to Cobh
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Cunard Line's flagship Queen Mary 2 docked at Cobh today, the 148,528 tonnes giant liner follows Queen Elizabeth which made her maiden call to Cork Harbour last Saturday, writes Jehan Ashmore. Queen Mary 2 cost €549m and she is the…
Queen Elizabeth Arrives Exactly on Schedule
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With a single short blast at 08.10hrs, the 90,901 tonnes MV Queen Elizabeth marked her maiden call to Cobh as she passed the town's St Colman's Cathedral this morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. Despite the squally and blustery conditions, the 294m…
MV Queen Elizabeth Makes Maiden Call to the Port of Cork
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The luxurious ocean liner, MV Queen Elizabeth will make her maiden call to Cobh tomorrow morning arriving at 9am and bringing with her over 3,000 passengers and crew.  With a gross tonnage of 90,900 GRT and a guest capacity of…
Queen Elizabeth Arrives on Dublin Bay
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The Cunard Cruise Ship Queen Elizabeth arrived in to Dublin Port this morning on schedule marking the start of an important visit to Irish shores. The ship passed the Baily Light marking the entrance to Dublin Bay at 7am. The…
Port of Cork to Mark Maiden Arrival of MV Queen Elizabeth
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On Saturday 10th September 2011, MV Queen Elizabeth will make her maiden call to Cobh in the Port of Cork. To coincide with this visit the Port of Cork will formally present a plaque to the Captain of the Queen…
Cruiseships Head for Cobh in advance of Queen Elizabeth
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Jewel of the Seas, one of four 90,000 tonnes Radiance Class cruise ships operated by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL) departed Dublin Port this evening bound for Cork Harbour, writes Jehan Ashmore. During the cruisecall of the near 300 metre-long…
Queen’s Namesake to Retrace Royal Visit
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Following the historic visit of Queen Elizabeth to Ireland in May, Cunard Line's newest cruiseship Queen Elizabeth is to make her maiden 'Irish' voyage next month, writes Jehan Ashmore. In a ceremony held in her home port of Southampton the…
Costa 'Del' Cork
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Costa 'Del' Cork

30th August 2011
With next month around the corner, the Port of Cork is to welcome another dozen cruiseships with the first September caller to be Costa Deliziosa which docks this Thursday, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 92,600 tonnes vessel (photo) with her distinctive funnel…
Dublin Is Fly-Cruise Hub as 'Journey' Heads for Iberian Sun
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Prior to the start of this evening's 'Western Europe Cruise' from Dublin Port of the Azamara Journey, existing cruiseship passengers are exploring the visitor attractions of Trinity College and Powerscourt Gardens in Co. Wicklow, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 30,000 tonnes…
Three Masterpieces Set to Make an Impression in Dublin
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As we draw closer to the end of this month that does not mean the holiday season is over especially where cruiseships are concerned, as no fewer than three such vessels are due to Dublin Port tomorrow, writes Jehan Ashmore.…
Clipper Cruiseship Calls In for Fish & Chips
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As Le Diamant berthed in Dublin Port this morning the Clipper Odyssey which also called to the capital with the French-flagged cruiseship this day last week, is visiting the fishing capital of Killybegs today, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Co. Donegal port…
Small Is Beautiful as Cruiseships Call Closer to Capital
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It's been some time since more than one cruiseship has moored on the River Liffey's Sir John Rogersons Quay, Dublin Port, writes Jehan Ashmore. Arriving from Douglas before sunrise was Zegraham Expeditions Clipper Odyssey (1989/5,218grt) which docked at berth No. 8,…
Big Lips Kiss Dublin Bay
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A cruise ship with a difference docked in Dublin Port today, the Aidablu displays a distinctly bold livery scheme of a giant red mouth and eyes emblazoned across the bow, writes Jehan Ashmore. Towering 15 decks above the oceans, the…
Small Luxury Cruiseship Visits Killybegs
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Ireland's leading fishing port of Killybegs, Co. Donegal, this morning received the 226 passenger yacht-like cruiseship Le Diamant, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 8,282 tonnes Le Diamant had sailed overnight from anchorage in Galway Bay and prior to visiting the 'City…
Cruise-Goers Head for the Galway Races
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Cruiseship passengers on board the Spirit of Adventure which anchored in Galway Bay today will have an opportunity of visiting the famous race course venue at Ballybrit, writes Jehan Ashmore. At just under 10,000 tonnes Spirit of Adventure built in…
Cruiseship Calls to Dublin Includes Ship-to-Ship Refuelling
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Cruiseships of varying size, vintage and design were all represented in Dublin Port today, as they surrounded the berths at Ocean Pier, writes Jehan Ashmore. First to make an appearance in the early hours was Princess Cruises Dawn Princess (built…

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