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#2ndCruiseBerth - The feasibility of building a second cruise berth in Cobh is been explored by the Port of Cork, which would greatly enhance Cork’s ability to attract more liners, reports The Evening Echo.

The port’s commercial manager, Michael McCarthy, said the option was part of a strategy to grow visitor numbers to Cork city and county.

The port is determined to attract more cruise liners to Cobh, and has launched of a campaign to promote Cork Harbour as a destination for US visitors.

The port launched a travel brochure of the region as reported earlier this month on Afloat, during the cruise industry’s premier showcase event, Seatrade Cruise Global, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The event was attended by officials from the port.

The event brings together cruise lines, suppliers, travel agents, and others. The Port of Cork attended as an exhibitor on the Cruise Ireland and Cruise Europe stand. For more on this story, click here.

Afloat adds that US passengers for the first time in over 50 years will have the option to make historic cruises to Cuba. A new offshoot of P&O Cruises, 'fathom' are to operate from Florida at the Port of Miami to Cuba as previously reported last year.

Fathom is the first cruise ship company to be granted US approval for round-trip travel between the U.S. and multiple destinations in Cuba.

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Coastal Notes Coastal Notes covers a broad spectrum of stories, events and developments in which some can be quirky and local in nature, while other stories are of national importance and are on-going, but whatever they are about, they need to be told.

Stories can be diverse and they can be influential, albeit some are more subtle than others in nature, while other events can be immediately felt. No more so felt, is firstly to those living along the coastal rim and rural isolated communities. Here the impact poses is increased to those directly linked with the sea, where daily lives are made from earning an income ashore and within coastal waters.

The topics in Coastal Notes can also be about the rare finding of sea-life creatures, a historic shipwreck lost to the passage of time and which has yet many a secret to tell. A trawler's net caught hauling more than fish but cannon balls dating to the Napoleonic era.

Also focusing the attention of Coastal Notes, are the maritime museums which are of national importance to maintaining access and knowledge of historical exhibits for future generations.

Equally to keep an eye on the present day, with activities of existing and planned projects in the pipeline from the wind and wave renewables sector and those of the energy exploration industry.

In addition Coastal Notes has many more angles to cover, be it the weekend boat leisure user taking a sedate cruise off a long straight beach on the coast beach and making a friend with a feathered companion along the way.

In complete contrast is to those who harvest the sea, using small boats based in harbours where infrastructure and safety poses an issue, before they set off to ply their trade at the foot of our highest sea cliffs along the rugged wild western seaboard.

It's all there, as Coastal Notes tells the stories that are arguably as varied to the environment from which they came from and indeed which shape people's interaction with the surrounding environment that is the natural world and our relationship with the sea.

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