A dedicated cruise terminal the first on the island of Ireland, reports ITV News, has opened in Belfast.
A partnership between Visit Belfast and Belfast Harbour, the terminal has been created to cater for the growing number of cruise passengers visiting the city in recent years.
More than £500,000 has been invested in upgrading the facility in the Titanic Quarter which now includes a Visitor Information Centre.
The money has been invested by Belfast Harbour with funding also coming from Tourism NI. The centre will be managed by staff from Visit Belfast.
Captain of the Crown Princess, Domenico Lubrano Lavadera, opened the terminal alongside tourism officials and the Lord Mayor of Belfast John Finucane.
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