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Cruises and Cruise Liner Visits to Ireland
333m MSC Splendida Cruise Liner in Dublin Port
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The spectacular 333m MSC Splendida, the longest ship ever to visit Dublin Port, returned to Dublin early this morning officially marking the start of Dublin Port’s 2016 cruise season. She is one of 113 cruise calls confirmed for Dublin Port…
The biggest cruise season on record for Dublin Port sees return of MSC Splendida  (above), a maiden call for Disney Magic and a Cruise Europe Conference for Dublin
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Dublin Port Company has announced the launch of its 2016 cruise season as preparations get underway for the return of luxury cruise liner MSC Splendida next week. She is among 113 cruise calls confirmed this season, the largest number of…
Cruise & Maritime Voyages Marco Polo, a former transatlantic liner that has a loyal following among cruise-goers
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#ClassicLiner – A classic liner built for the Soviets more than 50 years ago that became a cruiseship sailing the seven seas and to both poles, called to Dublin Port today, writes Jehan Ashmore. Marco Polo which is home-ported in…
Fred Olsen Cruise Lines 900 passenger capacity Braemar is to be the first cruise caller to Rosslare Europort in more than two decades
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#CruiseRosslare - Afloat’s tracking of known Irish Sea timber-trading cargoships recently led to Rosslare, synonymous for its ferries, is to welcome more business with a first cruise call in more than two decades, writes Jehan Ashmore. In early July the honour…
Cruiseships docked in Dublin Port
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#KeynoteSpeaker - Carnival UK's chairman David Dingle, will be the keynote speaker at the Cruise Europe Conference (CEC) in Dublin next month. He will present the ‘State of the Industry in Europe’ on the morning of May 31. Dublin Port…
MV Caribbean Princess – she will call 10 times in 2016
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Fred Olsen Cruise Line will open the Port of Cork’s cruise liner season with the arrival of MV Balmoral and her 1800 passengers and crew to Cobh Cruise Terminal on Friday 1st April. This is the first of 58 liners…
Announcing the launch of Cruise Dublin, the new Cruise Tourism Development Agency established by Dublin Port Company to develop Dublin as Ireland’s premier port of choice for cruise were: Pat Ward, Head of Corporate Services at Dublin Port, Jim Keogan, Assistant CEO at Dublin City Council, Brid O’Connell from ‘Welcome Marketing’, and Eamonn O’Reilly, CEO, Dublin Port Company.
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Dublin Port Company has announced the launch of Cruise Dublin, the company’s new Cruise Tourism Development and Marketing agency established to grow Dublin as Ireland’s premier port of choice for cruise. Cruise Dublin’s role is to promote Dublin as Ireland’s…
Bantry Bay
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Bantry Bay Port Company has launched its first Schools Initiative for 2016 aimed at 5th class primary schools. The initiative theme ‘A Day in the Life of a Cruise Passenger Visiting Bantry Harbour’ is aimed at encouraging school children to…
Douglas Harbour
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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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