Port of Cork commercial manager Captain Michael McCarthy says Ireland’s only dedicated cruise ship berth needs to take advantage of the expanding, and increasingly crowded, cruise season.
But Capt McCarthy says an additional berth is required to take Cork’s cruise liner business further and accommodate the next generation of liners.
The proposal includes a new ‘sea bus’ terminal providing a cross-harbour ferry link to bring visitors to Cork city and the harbour’s various attractions, including the redeveloped Spike Island. The Irish Examiner has more on the story HERE.
Earlier this month, Afloat.ie covered that the Port of Cork had lost its status as the most popular destination for overseas tourists visiting Ireland on cruise liners.