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Cruises and Cruise Liner Visits to Ireland
The massive cruiseship MSC Splendida compared to a P&O Ferries vessel preparing to berth in Dublin Port
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#Cruise&FerryCode - It was at the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) recently held in Dublin, that the Code of Good Practices for Cruise and Ferry Ports was launched. The code which is available (here to download) has been developed by ESPO…
Hebridean Sky, the newest addition to Noble Caledonia's high-end luxury small ship cruise fleet (incl river cruise vessels) is to make a third and final call to Waterford City Quays
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#CruiseWaterford - Noble Caledonia, an operator in the high-end small ship cruise market whose latest addition, Hebridean Sky yesterday called to Dun Laoghaire Harbour, having sailed from the quays of Waterford City, writes Jehan Ashmore. This was the 4,200 tonnes…
Sea Explorer which in Spring was renamed Hebridean Sky following a multi-million refurbishment for Noble Caledonia made a first call to Dun Laoghaire Harbour today
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#LuxuryMarket - Noble Caledonia's headquarters in London is close to the Irish Embassy in exclusive Belgravia, and the connection with this operator and our country was made when their newest cruiseship addition called for the first time to Dun Laoghaire…
German cruise ship, the Bremen, will anchor just off Bere Island and 100 German passengers plus crew will zip ashore on some of the ship’s 12 onboard Zodiacs
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Spanish Armada, French Armada, English forces, Vikings, the Lusitania. West Cork towns have had their share of maritime history over the years but this coming week will see history in the making when new visitors, this time invited ones, will…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour
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#DunLaoghaire - The Dun Laoghaire Combined Clubs will hold a fundraising day next week to help cover costs associated with last year's oral hearing over the proposed harbour terminal for cruise liners. Harbour Heritage Day on Thursday 16 June aims to "galvanise…
Cruise Europe chairman, Captain Micheal McCarthy addresses delegates at the opening of the annual conference which took place in Dublin for the first time this week
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#CruiseEuropeConference - In the same week of the Cruise Europe Conference held in Dublin for the first time, another first took place in the port as piles were sunk for the €227m Alexandra Basin Redevelopment (ABR) project enabling much larger…
Seen arriving to Dun Laoghaire in 2013, the former Sea Explorer which this Spring has undergone a multi-million refurbishment is to return to the harbour this day next week under new name Hebridean Sky
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#DublinBayCalls – A small cruise ship but big on levels of luxury is visiting Dublin Port today and this day next week is scheduled to call to neighbouring Dun Laoghaire Harbour, writes Jehan Ashmore. After undergoing a multi-million pound refurbishment in…
The twin funnels of Disney Magic, the cruiseship passes the redundant ESB stacks of the Poolbeg Station during the maiden Irish port of call for Disney Cruise Line to Dublin Port last week
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#CruiseEurope2016 – Cruise Europe’s 2016 conference takes place for the first time in the Irish capital this week (31 May- 2 June). The prestigious three-day conference is to attract over 200 delegates from leading cruise destinations to the event co-hosted…
Disney Magic arrives in Dublin Port this morning on her maiden voyage to Irish shores
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Dublin Port today became the first – and only – Irish port of call for Disney Magic on her maiden voyage to Irish shores. The ship’s 3,650 passengers, cast and crew were greeted by an entertainment spectacle on the quayside…
Cruise Liner Mein Schiff disembarks passengers to go ashore at Dun Laoghaire Harbour this morning
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Just before 6am this morning, the giant cruise liner Mein Schiff I sailed into Dublin Bay on overnight passage from Scotland. As soon as the ship dropped anchor in Scotsman's Bay on the Captial's south shore, small tender boats were lowered…
Mein Schiff 1 is the first of 8 cruise calls to Dun Laoghaire this summer
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Dun Laoghaire Harbour welcomes the TUI Cruise “Mein Schiff 1” on her first visit to the town tomorrow. The US$320 million TUI Cruise ship Mein Schiff 1 weighs over 76,000 tonnes, comes complete with a Japanese style aqua spa, three…
Disney Magic anchored Villefranche-sur-Mer, France this day exactly six years ago on 22 May, 2010. Also at anchorage is Grand Holiday closer to the headland of Cap Ferrat.
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#DisneyDublin - Disney Magic is to be one of the highlights of Dublin Port's cruise season and as the first Irish port to welcome Disney Cruise Line, a subsidiary of the famous Walt Disney Company, writes Jehan Ashmore. As previously…
Harmony of the Seas: The world's largest cruise ship sailed to Southampton yesterday. The massive ship has a 10-storey slide and 23 swimming pools
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#WorldsLargest - Harmony of the Seas, the world's largest cruiseship and the 25th vessel in the Royal Caribbean fleet has sailed to the UK. The £783m vessel, which arrived into Southampton yesterday as reported by BBC News, also has footage…
The 142m L'Austral - sister ship of Le Boréal and Le Soléal – has been in service since 2011
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#CruiseLiners - Galway welcomed its first cruise liner call of 2016 last weekend in the shape of the 'luxury mega-yacht' L'Austral, as the Connacht Tribune reports. Though the vessel only stopped for a day, its 400 passengers and crew made…
Boudicca, one of four cruiseships due to call in three days to Killybegs this weekend
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#4calls3days - Donegal Now writes that four cruiseships in three days are to visit Killybegs making for a busy weekend. On Saturday, May 14, two ships will be in port together. The MS L'Austral is due to arrive at 7am…
'Movies under the Stars'  feature on board Caribbean Princess (as seen on screen) which in the early of hours of this morning docked in Dublin Port
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#CaribbeanCall - Caribbean Princess of 112,894 tonnes sailed overnight from Cobh, Cork Harbour and made a very early arrival call of 03.30 to Dublin Port this morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Princess Cruises call follows that of another giant MSC Splendida…

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