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900 Brazilian Delegates Come to Cork
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#CRUISE LINER–Up to 900 delegates from the fuel industry in Brazil are being rewarded for their business with a high end incentive trip in 2012 which will include a visit to Cork. They will travel on the cruise liner MV…
Dublin Port Turn-Around Offers Direct Cruises to the Sun
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Portuguese-flagged Ocean Countess (1976/17,593grt) returned to Dublin Port from Vigo, this morning after completing a 10-night Iberian and Morocco cruise. She embarks on another direct cruise from the capital today, writes Jehan Ashmore. Operated by UK-based Cruise & Maritime Voyages…
German Cruise-Goers On Anchorage Call to Glengariff
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As the cruise season draws to a close, passengers from the German 28,856 tonnes Amadea, visited Bantry Bay, west Cork today, writes Jehan Ashmore. The former Japanese cruiseship launched in 1991, anchored off picturesque Glengariff and neighbouring Garinish Island. Amadea had…
Fram From the Fjords and Beyond
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Hurtigruten's polar expediton cruiseship Fram (2007/11,647grt) docked at the Cobh cruise terminal in Cork Harbour today, writes Jehan Ashmore. The rather stout looking vessel which is 114m long on a beam of 20m was built in Italy to operate primarily…
Bikini Registered Motoryacht Follows Cruiseship Out of Dublin
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Within hours of each other two ultra-luxurious vessels departed Dublin Port this morning, firstly the five star-rated cruiseship Hebridean Princess, and then followed the Bikini registered Cary Ali, a private charter mini-motoryacht, writes Jehan Ashmore. Hebridean Princess, a former 600-passenger…
Queen Elizabeth's Chartered Cruiseship on Three-Day Visit to Dublin
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The World's smallest luxury cruiseship the Hebridean Princess, which in recent years was chartered to Queen Elizabeth II, docked in Dublin's docklands yesterday. She berthed on the south quays facing The Convention Centre, where a special event was hosted by…
Rugby World Cup Coverage for Fans on Cruise-Ships
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With today's historic Irish rugby victory over Australia, fans of the green jersey, who happen to be on a cruise-ship with Cunard Line or P&O Cruises, will be able to continue watching games of the Rugby World Cup, writes Jehan…
Cunard Line Flagship Queen Mary 2 Calls to Cobh
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Cunard Line's flagship Queen Mary 2 docked at Cobh today, the 148,528 tonnes giant liner follows Queen Elizabeth which made her maiden call to Cork Harbour last Saturday, writes Jehan Ashmore. Queen Mary 2 cost €549m and she is the…
Queen Elizabeth Arrives Exactly on Schedule
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With a single short blast at 08.10hrs, the 90,901 tonnes MV Queen Elizabeth marked her maiden call to Cobh as she passed the town's St Colman's Cathedral this morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. Despite the squally and blustery conditions, the 294m…
MV Queen Elizabeth Makes Maiden Call to the Port of Cork
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The luxurious ocean liner, MV Queen Elizabeth will make her maiden call to Cobh tomorrow morning arriving at 9am and bringing with her over 3,000 passengers and crew.  With a gross tonnage of 90,900 GRT and a guest capacity of…
Queen Elizabeth Arrives on Dublin Bay
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The Cunard Cruise Ship Queen Elizabeth arrived in to Dublin Port this morning on schedule marking the start of an important visit to Irish shores. The ship passed the Baily Light marking the entrance to Dublin Bay at 7am. The…
Port of Cork to Mark Maiden Arrival of MV Queen Elizabeth
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On Saturday 10th September 2011, MV Queen Elizabeth will make her maiden call to Cobh in the Port of Cork. To coincide with this visit the Port of Cork will formally present a plaque to the Captain of the Queen…
Cruiseships Head for Cobh in advance of Queen Elizabeth
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Jewel of the Seas, one of four 90,000 tonnes Radiance Class cruise ships operated by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL) departed Dublin Port this evening bound for Cork Harbour, writes Jehan Ashmore. During the cruisecall of the near 300 metre-long…
Queen’s Namesake to Retrace Royal Visit
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Following the historic visit of Queen Elizabeth to Ireland in May, Cunard Line's newest cruiseship Queen Elizabeth is to make her maiden 'Irish' voyage next month, writes Jehan Ashmore. In a ceremony held in her home port of Southampton the…
Costa 'Del' Cork
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Costa 'Del' Cork

30th August 2011
With next month around the corner, the Port of Cork is to welcome another dozen cruiseships with the first September caller to be Costa Deliziosa which docks this Thursday, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 92,600 tonnes vessel (photo) with her distinctive funnel…
Dublin Is Fly-Cruise Hub as 'Journey' Heads for Iberian Sun
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Prior to the start of this evening's 'Western Europe Cruise' from Dublin Port of the Azamara Journey, existing cruiseship passengers are exploring the visitor attractions of Trinity College and Powerscourt Gardens in Co. Wicklow, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 30,000 tonnes…

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