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Dublin Port's Millionth Cruise Passenger Welcomed

27th September 2013
Dublin Port's Millionth Cruise Passenger Welcomed

#CruiseLiners - Dublin Port welcomed its millionth cruise liner passenger to the capital this morning (Friday 27 September) since numbers were kept 20 years ago.

As Business & Leadership reports, Diane Taylor from Newfoundland in Canada disembarked from the Carnival Legend - the 100th cruise liner to berth in Dublin Bay this season - to much fanfare on shore.

Greeted by Dublin's Lord Mayor and tourism and port officials, Taylor was presented with flowers and provided with a chauffeur-driven VIP tour of the city and €1,000 spending money for her and her husband Doug.

Lord Mayor Oisín Quinn declared: "Today, Dublin has become the cruise capital of Ireland."

The 2013 season has been a bumper year for the Irish cruise industry nationwide, now worth €200 million annually to the economy, with a 50% hike in passenger numbers in some ports. Indeed, cruise passenger numbers are expected to quadruple over the next 10 years.

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MacDara Conroy

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MacDara Conroy is a contributor covering all things on the water, from boating and wildlife to science and business

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