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Cruises and Cruise Liner Visits to Ireland
The Queen Mary 2, pictured here in Norway, was en route to Southampton from New York at the time
Coastguard
#Medevac - Shannon’s Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 115 was involved in a medevac from the cruise liner Queen Mary 2 some 60 nautical miles off West Cork on Thursday morning (12 October), as BreakingNews.ie reports. An elderly passenger understood…
Vision of the Seas arriving Cobh this July during a transit call.
Cruise Liners
#cruiseliners - Atlantic Europe is the new name being given to serve the Cruise Europe region following a joint announcement made during Seatrade Europe in Hamburg, Germany. The announcement by Cruise Europe (CE) and the Atlantic Alliance (AA) follows a…
German operated cruiseship Amadea is on call to Dublin today.
Cruise Liners
#cruiseliners- German cruise operator, Phoenix Reisen have their flagship docked in Dublin Port today, writes Jehan Ashmore. Passengers from the Amadea are taking in the capital and its various visitor attractionsas as part of an autumn cruise call. Only one…
Disney Cruise Line are coming to Cork with two visits of the ‘Disney Magic’  in 2018.The port also reveal that they have hit 100 cruise liner calls for next season showing a staggering 30% increase.
Cruise Liners
#cruiseliners - Earlier in the year Disney Cruise Line announced the Port of Cork on their list of first time visits in 2018. Following successful port visits and further dialogue, today Disney Cruise Line have doubled the Magic coming to…
Making a rare visit by a cruiseship to Warrenpoint Harbour, Co. Down is Saga Pearl II. The small 'yacht-like' cruiseship with only a 449 capacity had called to port along the scenic Carlingford Lough.
Cruise Liners
#cruiseliners - Warrenpoint Harbour welcomed the return call of a cruiseship to the Co. Down port that first launched this trade in recent years, writes Jehan Ashmore. Saga Pearl II had arrived into the scenic surroundings of Carlingford Lough last…
New pilot boat for the Port of Holyhead, the St. Columba will be used to transfer pilots and crew to ships (not ferries) but visiting cruiseships arriving and departing
Ferry
#ferryport - An investment in a new pilot boat to be used at the north Wales ferryport of Holyhead Port took place last month. The boat built by Holyhead Marine Services Ltd is to a design created by Camarc Design…
One of several dining options on board CMV's Magellan, the 'Kensington' Restuarant (seating 414) located on Amundsen Deck 8 of the 9 passenger deck cruiseship.
Cruise Liners
#VisitOnboard - Afloat took the opportunity to visit on board Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) Magellan during a recent call to Dublin Port, writes Jehan Ashmore. Upon embarking the gangway it was pleasing to see crew members giving a fresh…
New flagship: Silver Muse is the leadship of a new Silver 'Spirit' class operating  at the top end of the luxury cruise market
Cruise Liners
#cruiseliners - A brand new flagship Silver Muse made her maiden 'Irish' port of call off Dunmore East, Co. Waterford today, writes Jehan Ashmore. Silver Muse introduced into service this summer, had sailed overnight from Falmouth in the UK and…
Regal Princess makes a dawn arrival in Belfast Port this morning. The giant cruiseship at 330m is the longest such ship this season to call to the city.
Cruise Liners
#cruiseliners - The biggest cruiseship to call to Belfast Harbour this year docked in the port this morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. The impressive Regal Princess at 330m had berthed at Stormont Wharf Extension which is just 20m longer. The extension…
The MV Balmoral, seen here in its usual waters in Bristol, was built in 1945 and most recently refit in 2015
Cruise Liners
#Seasick - A pleasure cruise on the Irish Sea at the weekend turned sour when severe weather prompted a wave of seasickness. Mail Online reports that some passengers on board the MV Balmoral were vomiting for up to six hours…
Variety Voyager underway from Dublin Port earlier this season
Cruise Liners
#cruiseliners – In this busy month for cruiseships calling to Dublin Port a trio of such ships were welcomed to the capital last week, writes Jehan Ashmore. Around 20 cruiseships this month remain scheduled to make a call to the…
The enormous Caribbean Princess docked at Belfast Harbour. The Grand Glass cruise liner is due for another visit to Belfast on 22 August, plus two more stopovers in September
Cruise Liners
#CruiseLiners - Belfast Harbour has submitted a planning application for a new cruise liner berth at Belfast Lough, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. Belfast city councillors are this week expected to discuss the proposals for a £15 million (€16.5 million)…
HAL's smallest cruiseship, MS Prinsendem arriving Killybegs,Co. Donegal last Autumn
Cruise Liners
#cruiseliners - The cruiseship MS Prinsendam which featured on RTE's The Local Eye, will call at Milford Haven, south Wales this weekend as part of a 14-night Irish and Scottish Explorer Cruise from Amsterdam. The 37,000 gross tonnage ship is…
Cunard Line’s Vista class cruise ship Queen Elizabeth berthed at Cobh
Cruise Liners
#CruiseLiners - A new cruise liner terminal for Cobh could be up and running by 2020, as the Irish Examiner reports. Port of Cork commercial manager Captain Michael McCarthy says Ireland’s only dedicated cruise ship berth needs to take advantage…
A mid-summer time call to Dublin by the small sized cruiseship Aegean Odyssey involved an overnight call to the capital permitting cruise-goers a leisurely stay.
Cruise Liners
#cruiseliners - An Oxford based cruise operater whose single ship docked Dublin at the site of the planned new dedicated cruise terminal had spent an overnight call in the capital, writes Jehan Ashmore. Aegean Odyssey at only 11,500 gross tonnage…
An Bord Pleanála reopens application to examine marine environment issues. Above: Cruiseship Mein Schiff 4 at almost 100,000 gross tonnage at anchorage off Dun Laoghaire Harbour during a call in 2015.
Cruise Liners
#CruiseLiners - Plans for large scale cruise ships to be accommodated in Dun Laoghaire Harbour are back on the agenda after Bord Pleanála relisted the application on Wednesday writes The Irish Times. The original planning application to accommodate cruise ships…

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