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Dun Laoghaire Harbour Welcomes Cruise Ship Mein Schiff 1

25th May 2016
Mein Schiff 1 is the first of 8 cruise calls to Dun Laoghaire this summer Mein Schiff 1 is the first of 8 cruise calls to Dun Laoghaire this summer

Dun Laoghaire Harbour welcomes the TUI Cruise “Mein Schiff 1” on her first visit to the town tomorrow.

The US$320 million TUI Cruise ship Mein Schiff 1 weighs over 76,000 tonnes, comes complete with a Japanese style aqua spa, three swimming pools and can host over half of its 1,870 guests for dinner in just one sitting.

The ship is on a 12 day cruise of Britain & Ireland with a stop off in Greenock (Glasgow) before her 12 hour stopover in Dun Laoghaire arriving at 07:00 Thursday 26th May. The ship will continue on to Holyhead leaving Dublin at 20:00 on route to Cork then Southampton before completing her journey in Bremerhaven Germany.

Mein Schiff 1 is the first of 8 cruise calls to Dun Laoghaire this summer welcoming almost 10,000 passengers and crew to the area.

Carolyn Hanaphy of Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company said today “We are thrilled to welcome this world class cruise ship here to our beautiful harbour. A local group of volunteers and local businesses are ready to welcome 3,000 guests and crew to the town along with a Welcome Concert outside the Pavilion at 14:00 on 26th“

Published in Cruise Liners

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