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Expedition Ship Arrives, Another Cruise Call for Dun Laoghaire

8th August 2013
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The luxury expedition ship Corinthian docked in Dun Laoghaire harbour this morning
Expedition Ship Arrives, Another Cruise Call for Dun Laoghaire

#cruiseliner – The cruise ship Corinthian is an early cruise caller to Dun Laoghaire harbour this morning, another arrival to the South Dublin Harbour, just 12 hours after the departure of the prestigious Queen Elizabeth.

This private yacht-like cruise ship (a sister of the Sea Explorer) was escorted in to the harbour by the Dublin Port Pilot Vessel, Dodder.

The 1990–built passenger vessel has berthed inside the harbour walls, at the East Pier, shortly after 7am, unlike yesterday's visit by MS Queen Elizabeth where the 294–metre ship anchored approximately one kilometre to the south of the harbour in Scotsman's Bay.

From the Adventure life website, Corinthian is described as as a 'Luxury Expedition Ship' and its itineraries include trips to Antarctica, Patagonia and other exotic locations. Check it out here.

The ship accommodates only 100 guests in 50 suites, each of which affords sea views.

At 88–metres in length, the Corinthian, on overnight passage from Oban in Scotland, is a much smaller ship so her alongside harbour berth at the town band–stand dispenses with the need for tendering of passengers ashore.

In the last week of July, issues concerning tendering permits led to the relocation of the MV Cruise Ship Oriana from Dun Laoghaire to nearby Dublin Port, the main cruise–liner destination in the Capital.

Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company has applied for permission to build a new harbour quay to faciltitate ships, mainly to cater for visiting cruise liners, up to 340 metres within the harbour walls. 

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