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Cruise Liners to Bantry Bay Bring 8,000 Visitors

14th November 2018
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Bantry Bay, Co. Cork looks set to become a must-stop destination for luxury expedition cruises. AFLOAT adds above at anchorage the small luxury expedition cruiseship Serenissima. The former Norwegian 'Hurtigruten' cargo-ferry Harald Jarl, visited in May, had company in the form of a sail trainee tallship Danmark. See below link for related coverage. Bantry Bay, Co. Cork looks set to become a must-stop destination for luxury expedition cruises. AFLOAT adds above at anchorage the small luxury expedition cruiseship Serenissima. The former Norwegian 'Hurtigruten' cargo-ferry Harald Jarl, visited in May, had company in the form of a sail trainee tallship Danmark. See below link for related coverage. Photo: Port of Cork -twitter

#CruiseLiners - West Cork's scenic Banty Bay looks set to become a must-stop destination for luxury expedition cruises, reports The Southern Star. 

Businesses, tourism groups and Bantry Bay Port Company are working on a strategy which would appeal to what they call ‘a new wave of passenger’ who enjoys exclusive travel to remote places.

This emerged as the company announced they welcomed nine cruise calls in 2018 bringing over 8,000 passengers and crew to the region, with a welcome economic boost.

Cruise calls to the area have grown over the last two years and the company want that to continue, particularly by targeting the luxury traveller.

For further reading, the regional newspaper has more here. 

An example this season Afloat adds was Serenissima along with a sail-trainee tallship Danmark which was an added bonus to the shipping scene.

In recent years The Port of Cork merged Bantry Bay Port and last year these ports combined achieved a turnover of more than €31m. 

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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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