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Cruises and Cruise Liner Visits to Ireland
A Celebrity Cruise liner will be based in Dublin Port from 2018
Cruise Liners
Modern luxury cruise line Celebrity Cruises has become the first major cruise line to confirm Dublin Port as a 'home' port when a ship will call the city home during early summer 2018. For five sailings commencing in late April,…
The Dun Laoghaire waterfront building was closed as a ferry terminal in 2015
Dublin Bay
#DLHarbour - The Irish Times is reporting that the former ferry terminal at St Michael’s Pier in Dun Laoghaire is available to rent. A 10-year lease at €215 per square metre is being quoted by letting agent Lisney for the…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dublin Bay
#CruiseBerth - Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company has welcomed the granting of planning permission for a new cruise liner berth. As reported earlier today on Afloat.ie, An Bord Pleanála has given the go-ahead for a scaled-down development, accommodating cruise vessels at…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour
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#DunLaoghaire - Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company chief executive Gerry Dunne has lodged High Court proceedings against his employer, according to Sunday Business Post business correspondent Jack Horgan-Jones in yesterday’s edition of the paper. Dunne, who was appointed CEO in 2009,…
Berthed at Belview, Nautica, the final cruiseship to visit the south-eastern port of Waterford this season
Cruise Liners
#FinalCaller - Nautica became the final cruiseship caller of the season to visit the Port of Waterford, writes Jehan Ashmore. Oceania Cruises which operates the cruiseship which has undergone a multimillion dolar refurbishment had berthed at Belview on Monday. The…
“Whither O splendid ship….?” The tall ship Jeanie Johnston in Dublin may be going nowhere for a while as repairs are being completed, but the fleet of the Cruising Association of Ireland coming up-river past her in Saturday’s sunshine included several boats which have completed long voyages.
Cruising
The Cruising Association of Ireland’s annual rally in Dublin’s River Liffey over the weekend brought a whiff of the open sea and a fleet of 32 boats into the heart of the busy city past the visiting “ten storey” cruise…
Dublin Port Dredging Plans For Cruise Terminal Project Get Go-Ahead
Dublin Port
#DublinPort - Planning permission has been granted for a major dredging scheme at Dublin Port, clearing the final hurdle before works on the proposed new cruise liner terminal for the city. The application, given the go-ahead by the Environmental Protection…
Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas docked in Rotterdam earlier this year
Cruise Liners
#CruiseLiners - A crewman has died during a safety drill on the world's largest cruise liner in the Mediterranean, as AFP reports. The Filipino was one of five crew members from the Harmony of the Seas who were on board…
The 4,000-passenger Carnival Vista entered service in May 2016
Cruise Liners
#CruiseLiners - Millions of euros worth of damage has been inflicted at a marina on the island of Sicily by a 'mini-tsunami' caused by the engines of a manoeuvring cruise liner. Video from Mail Online shows the moments when the…
Brand new German cruiseship, Mein Schiff 5 which is making its first ever visit to an Irish port had to change ports due to high winds
Cruise Liners
#WindsofChange – Afloat.ie has monitored Mein Schiff 5 movements noting the new cruiseship less than two months in service was forced to change its first ever call to an Irish port today, writes Jehan Ashmore. It transpired that high winds…
Mein Schiff 5, the newest cruiseship for German operator, TUI Cruises is to make her debut call to an Irish port beginning with Dublin Port tomorrow and followed by Cork (Cobh) on Saturday.
Cruise Liners
#NewestShip – Afloat.ie has tracked another big brand new cruiseship, Mein Schiff 5 that is to make a first call to an Irish port tomorrow, reflecting the growing demand for such visits and related infrastructural developments, writes Jehan Ashmore. Mein…
Cunard Line's 'Vista' class Queen Elizabeth alongside Liverpool Cruise Terminal. The call was to celebrate the centenary of the former Cunard Line building, one of the 'Three Graces' on the famous Mersey waterfront
Cruise Liners
#ProposedTerminal - According to CruiseEurope authorities in Liverpool last month approved a £950,000 (€1.12m) feasibility study into a proposed new cruise terminal development. The west coast UK port has long held ambitions to expand its offer with the construction of…
The forward observation lounge above the bridge of HAL's cruiseship, Prinsendam berthed yesterday at Killybegs with the lush green hills surrounding the port. Today the 700 plus passenger cruiseship is at anchorage in Galway Bay
Cruise Liners
#GalwayAnchorage – Holland America Line’s Prinsendam continues her 28 Day Celtic & Bourgundian Explorer Cruise with an anchorage call on Galway Bay today, writes Jehan Ashmore. Prior to the cruiseship's arrival off Galway Port, Prinsendam so far has visited Dublin,…
US luxury operator, WindStar Cruises motor sail assisted flagship Wind Surf made the last call of the season to Dun Laoghaire Harbour yesterday
Cruise Liners
#FinalCaller – Five masts, each 221ft towered above Dun Laoghaire Harbour’s Carlisle Pier as US luxury operator, WindStar Cruises motor sail-assisted flagship Wind Surf made the last call of the season, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 14,000 gross tonnage Wind Surf…
Holland America Line's cruiseship Prinsendam made her second call to Belfast Harbour this season. Overall this was her 14th visit to the city
Cruise Liners
#HALcall – Holland America Line’s Prinsendam berthed in Belfast Harbour this morning as part of a 28 Day Celtic & Bourgundian Explorer Cruise, writes Jehan Ashmore. This was the second call of HAL's Prinsendam to Belfast this season as she…
The elegant lines of cruiseship, Saga Sapphire on arrival to Killybegs, Co Donegal on Wednesday
Cruise Liners
#CruiseNorth – Saga Cruises, part of the wider Saga brand that caters for UK consumers over 50, has been calling to ports in counties, Donegal and Down, contributing to boosting tourism in these northern regions, writes Jehan Ashmore. The caller on…

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