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#CruiseBerth - A final decision may take months on a planned new cruise berth in Dun Laoghaire Harbour is reached, after An Bord Pleanála deferred announcing its ruling on the project, writes The Irish Times. It had been expected that…
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#CruiseLiners - Following the release of Dublin Port's cruise visit schedule, the Port of Cork has announced its own list of arrivals for 2016. And it features many of the same big names, with May and August particularly busy months…
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#CruiseLiners - The Dublin Port Company has released a list of all the cruise liner visits expected this coming season. The first of these, the MS Black Watch, was set to arrive at Berth 33 today (Wednesday 6 January). It…
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#FinalFestiveCall - Marco Polo, Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) classic cruiseship, it now transpires has become the latest and final caller to Cobh in 2015 on this day of the winter-solstice, writes Jehan Ashmore. It was in October, that Afloat.ie…
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#CruiseBerth - The Dun Laoghaire Combined Clubs (DLCC) are seeking donations from members to cover some €100,000 in legal costs associated with participation in the oral hearing over the proposed cruise liner terminal for Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The hearings hosted…
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#ECOcruiseship? - Solar panelled covered sails, tanks that run on kitchen waste and an on-board garden fed by rainwater, this striking vessel has been described as the world’s “greenest” cruise ship, so writes The Telegraph. Designs for what has been…
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#HurtigrutenHybrid - Hurtigruten, the Norwegian coastal and polar cruise line, has confirmed its ambition to offer expedition voyages on ships powered by battery technology and algae fuel. “The cruise and the maritime transport industries must accept greater environmental responsibility. Hurtigruten is…
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We’ve all been told how very self-manoeuvrable modern smaller cruise liners can be, and so they are. But nevertheless it still needs a certain minimum of space, as demonstrated here in Hamilton, Bermuda. How do you think this might work…
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#NewestShip - An 'Arctic Interior' makeover is how Hurtigruten have described the theme for the new look refurbishment on board four of their Norwegian coastal ships previously reported on Afloat.ie. In addition the newest vessel MS Spitsbergen will join the…
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#BoudiccaBalconies - Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 880-guest Boudicca is currently undergoing refurbishment in a drydock at Lloyd Werft's shipyard in Bremerhaven, Germany, in preparation for the forthcoming 2016/17 cruise season. The 28,55I tonnes Boudicca docked in Bremerhaven last week from…
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#Hurtigruten – Norwegian operator, Hurtigruten has announced a refurbishment programme that will see four of its coastal ships under-going a total ‘Arctic Interior’ makeover in 2016. The company is already undertaking a total refurbishment of the newly acquired MS Spitsbergen…
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#CostaConcordia - Work is progressing on the dismantling of the Costa Concordia at a shipyard in Genoa, as a new photo gallery at gCaptain attests. As many as 200 workers are involved in removing internal fittings and structures from the…
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#CouncilsCruiseCosts- An allocated €1.5m by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council was made towards the planning costs of a large-scale cruise berth in Dún Laoghaire harbour, reports the Irish Times. The planning costs were carried out by DLRCC in the hope of…
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#CruiseCostAnalysis - At the planning inquiry on Wednesday, heated exchanges arose into Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company’s proposed cruise ship berth, reports The Irish Times. The harbour company is seeking planning permission for a 400m berth to accommodate some of the…
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#CruiseBerth - Would a next-generation cruise berth in Dun Laoghaire actually do more harm than good? That's the position of former Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club vice commodore Dermot Reidy as the oral hearings on the controversial cruise berth proposal…
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#CruiseBerth - An "unquantifiable financial gamble" is how local TD Richard Boyd Barrett described the proposed Dun Laoghaire cruise liner terminal at the first day of oral hearings into the plans. According to The Irish Times, Barrett told the An…

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