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Among the cruise ships scheduled to sail into Waterford estuary this season, Seabourn Ovation which is set to visit in May, with the majority calling beyond and up to September.
Cruise ships visiting the south-east Port of Waterford will total 28 scheduled calls this season, with arrivals to take place in Belview and Dunmore East, which represents a 33% increase on last year. More than 27,000 cruise-goers this season will…
Cruise season at Cork Harbour which is to have a surge in calls with a rise of 23% this year. AFLOAT captured at Cobh, Artania last season with up 1,200 passenger guests travelling with Phoenix Reisen, which mostly caters for the German cruise market. The ship is to return twice, in May and October. As for the season’s opening caller in April, this will be MS Sirena of Oceania Cruises.
The cruise ship season at the Port of Cork is to have a surge in the number of vessels accommodated this year with a rise by 23% to 116 vessels. Starting in April, the season will run up to November…
Belfast Harbour announced the ‘Best UK & British Isles Port of Call’ by Cruise Critic, the port welcomed 159 cruise calls and 32 cruise lines in 2023. Afloat adds above is a Norwegian Dawn in Belfast Lough as seen from a departing Stena Line ferry.
Belfast Harbour has been recognised as the Best UK & British Isles Port of Call at this year’s Cruise Critic UK Editors’ Picks Awards. Cruise Critic, a subsidiary of TripAdvisor, is the world’s leading cruise reviews site and online cruise…
Over 180,000 passengers on 94 cruise ships were welcomed to Cork Harbour (Cobh) this year with the end of season caller today, MSC Virtuosa at 181,541 gross tonnes representing one of the largest ships of its type in the world. The most frequent caller was Regal Princess with 14 visits and a maximum passenger capacity of 3,592 for each visit to the southern cruise terminal.
The cruise ship season for the Port of Cork Company (PoCC) has been marked with a successful year as it welcomed one of the largest such ships in the world, the MSC Virtuosa which arrived to Cork Harbour today.  The…
The final cruise call of the season to Belfast Harbour was by Borealis which marked the 158th cruise ship to visit this year, in what has been a record season for Cruise Belfast. The cruise ship was scheduled to arrive last Friday, however due to adverse weather conditions, the arrival of the Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines took place on the Saturday morning.
A record cruise season for Belfast Harbour this year saw 158 calls as reported by Cruise Belfast, the partnership between the port and Visit Belfast which markets the city as a leading destination. The announcement was made as the final…
The Norwegian Star arriving in Greencastle 11th October 2023, the largest-ever cruise ship in Lough Foyle
The Norwegian Star, the largest-ever cruise ship to drop anchor in Lough Foyle, arrived spectacularly at 7am, marking the end of the 2023 cruise season for Foyle Port. The ship has a gross tonnage of 91,740 and a length of…
Azamara Pursuit on its maiden call to Warrenpoint, Co Down, is also where MJM Marine have their headquarters in Newry, and which was given in 2018 a project to fit-out the 800 passenger vessel at Harland & Wolff, Belfast. In the city’s port today, MJM will make its multi-million pound announcement on board the 2,950 cruise ship, Celebrity Apex, of Celebrity Cruises (Royal Caribbean Group) one of MJM Marine's trade partners.
A cruise ship and ferry outfitting firm based in Co. Down will announce today in Belfast Harbour that it has secured £120 million (€139m) of new work to fit out cruise ships. The firm MJM Marine located in Newry, said the…
Cruise passengers are tendered ashore to Dún Laoghaire Harbour. The south Dublin  Bay port has welcomed 65 cruise ships in the current year alone, with an additional 20 expected in the coming weeks, bringing the total to 85 for the 2023 season
Dún Laoghaire Harbour has marked a significant milestone as it welcomed its 100,000th cruise passenger, Melinda Berk from New York, who arrived on the Norwegian Dawn Cruise Ship. To celebrate the occasion, Melinda was presented with a hamper of gifts,…
Presenting a handsome profile on Dublin Bay, Renaissance which had its maiden Irish call with an anchorage visit off Dun Laoghaire Harbour this week. The new French operator, Compagnie Française de Croisières (CFC) single-ship sported a livery scheme reflecting the country’s national colours.
A new French cruise operator, Compagnie Française de Croisières, made its first presence in Irish waters when their Renaissance arrived to anchor off Dun Laoghaire Harbour, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Marseilles based CFC Croisières has just a single cruise ship,…
The new cruise ship Explora I on Lough Foyle
Foyle Port welcomed the impressive new cruise ship Explora I to Lough Foyle on its first-ever visit to the island of Ireland on Thursday. The luxury liner, which was built and delivered by Fincantieri at the Monfalcone shipyard in Italy,…
The new £20m terminal building at Greenock Ocean Terminal, Inverclyde, will welcome 89 cruise ships into the Scottish town’s new dedicated pontoon across 2023 – a rise of over 25% on last year. Above at the launch, Jim McSporran, port director at Peel Ports Clydeport, Provost of Inverclyde, Councillor Drew McKenzie, Scottish Government Transport Minister, Fiona Hyslop and UK Government Minister for Scotland, Malcolm Offord.
One of Scotland's main cruise ports, Greenock Ocean Terminal, Inverclyde is where a new £20 million cruise ship visitor centre is looking ship-shape after it was officially launched. The project, led by Inverclyde Council, is part of the £1 billion…
City officials in Amsterdam are looking to relocate the cruise terminal to outside the city centre and do not plan to outright ban such ships from calling to the popular tourist destination, as some media reports have suggested. Above Azamara Journey berthed at the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam facility.
In Amsterdam, a city council moves to 'keep' cruise ships out of the city-centre, according to Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world's largest cruise industry trade association. As Tradewinds reports, Amsterdam is certainly looking to prevent massive sized cruise…
Dutch capital cruise ship ban: A cruise ship reflected on the terminal glazing (notably mid-right) of the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam (PTA) located in the city-centre where the influx of visitors and pollution caused are the main reasons for the ban.
In the Dutch capital, cruise ships have been banned from the city-centre by Amsterdam's council, as it tries to limit visitor numbers in addition to curb on pollution. According to politicians, the vessels were not in line with the city's…
The two millionth cruise liner visitor to Belfast arrived on the Norwegian Dawn
The number of cruise ships expected to dock in Belfast Harbour this season represents a 20% increase on the previous record set in 2019. In 2019, Cruise Belfast opened the first dedicated cruise terminal on the island of Ireland, and…
Record-season as 90 plus cruise ships will call to and anchor offshore off Dún Laoghaire Harbour in 2023 with a total of 164,000 passengers & 71,000 crew. 44% of passengers will take a tender ashore to visit Dún Laoghaire Town and the surrounding region. Above Star Legend which AFLOAT adds, in 2021 had been lengthened by 84ft to include 50 new suites etc, was part of Windstar Cruises $250m Star Plus Initiative to increase capacity of a trio of former Seabourn ships. The enlarged ship seen alongside the harbour’s Carlisle Pier last year, has so far this year called twice last month and is to repeat the same number of calls in July.
This season more than 90 cruise ships will call to Dún Laoghaire Harbour bringing a total of 164,000 passengers and 71,000 crew to the area With 44% of passengers* who tender ashore visiting Dún Laoghaire Town and the surrounding area,…
Small cruise ship MV Corinthian with 98 guest capacity is seen departing ABP’s Port of Barrow, having opened this year's season on the Irish Sea port located in Cumbria, north-west England.
Cruise ship MV Corinthian called to the Port of Barrow, Cumbria in the north-west of England as the first this season to visit the Irish Sea port operated by Associated British Ports (ABP). Grand Circle Cruise Line which has operated…