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Queen Elizabeth: Donegal Welcomes Biggest Ship Ever to Dock In Killybegs

21st July 2018
A misty morning yesterday greeted visitors to Killybegs on the visit of MS Queen Elizabeth, the largest cruise ship ever to have berthed in the Co. Donegal fishing harbour. Afloat adds the 90,900 tonnes 'Vista' class cruiseship operated by Cunard Line followed the call of slightly smaller sister Queen Victoria to the harbour also this season. A misty morning yesterday greeted visitors to Killybegs on the visit of MS Queen Elizabeth, the largest cruise ship ever to have berthed in the Co. Donegal fishing harbour. Afloat adds the 90,900 tonnes 'Vista' class cruiseship operated by Cunard Line followed the call of slightly smaller sister Queen Victoria to the harbour also this season. Photo: Donegal Now-facebook

#CruiseLiners - Donegal received its biggest ship ever in Killybegs yesterday, Friday 20 July. 

As Donegal Now reported the 'Queen Elizabeth' has over 2,000 passengers and a crew of more than 1,000.

The luxury ship, part of the Cunard Line, is on a cruise around the British and Irish coasts.

The deep water berth at Killybegs means huge cruise liners can call to the port.

Killybegs is now increasingly appearing on the cruise map of Europe.

The ship turned around just off the coast and reversed into Killybegs harbour.

The cruiseliner Afloat adds departed to Greenock, Scotland and will continue on its cruise back to Southampton from where it left last week.

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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