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Pacific Princess complete with 'Princess' motif adorning both bow and funnel is seen during a previous call to Dublin Port - from where the small cruiseship had sailed overnight from Welsh waters following high winds that prevented a visit yesterday to Pembrokeshire.
High winds played there part in determining cruiseship destinations among visiting vessels that were scheduled to call to Irish and Welsh ports, writes Jehan Ashmore. Most recently to become subject to the conditions involved Princess Cruises smallest ship, the 670…
The plaque to mark the opening of the new Belfast Cruise Terminal which took place yesterday
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…
'Spirit of Discovery in Cobh; this brand new luxury boutique British liner carries 999 passengers. Scroll down for photo gallery below
The latest cruise ship from Saga Cruises, the highly anticipated 'Spirit of Discovery' has docked in Cobh on her make her maiden call to a wet Cork Harbour today. As Afloat's Jehan Ashmore wrote yesterday, this brand new, luxury boutique British liner carries 999 passengers on…
 Spirit of Discovery will make her maiden call to Cobh today
The latest cruise ship from Saga Cruises, the highly anticipated Spirit of Discovery will make her maiden call to Cobh on Friday 19th July. As Afloat's Jehan Ashmore wrote yesterday, this brand new, luxury boutique British liner carries 999 passengers…
Saga Cruises first custom-built cruiseship, Spirit of Discovery docked at the UK's busiest ferryport, Dover, where the newbuild departed from the Kent port last week on a maiden cruise of the UK and Ireland including today's first visit to Dublin Port.
Saga Cruises first ever cruiseship built for the UK operator made a maiden port of call to Dublin Port this morning as part of an inaugural round Britain and Ireland cruise, writes Jehan Ashmore. Spirit of Discovery departed Dover last…
The Crown Princess cruise liner alongside in Cobh
Cruise Critic awards the highest-rated cruise destinations in 18 cruise regions across the globe in its annual Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards 2019 Cruise Critic, the world’s leading cruise reviews site and online cruise community, has announced the winners of its…
Dublin Port Chief Receives Apology From Cruise Ship Campaign Over Press Releases
Dublin Port’s chief executive has received an apology over press releases from a campaign against the end of cruise liner arrivals to the port that he claimed were defamatory, as The Irish Times reports. Lorcan O’Connor, a director of Carroll’s…
Work starts on a £19m cruise berthing and visitor centre at Greenock (one of two Clydeport terminals) on the Firth of Clyde in south-west Scotland. AFLOAT adds above is RCI's Vision of the Seas passing Gourock Pierhead on the way to Greenock located further upriver.
A new cruise berthing and visitor centre at Greenock Ocean Terminal on the Forth of Clyde, Scotland has been confirmed, it was revealed today. At its June meeting, the Glasgow City Region City Deal Cabinet approved a contribution of £9.693m…
Dublin Docklands trio: The restored and reinstated Liffey Ferry No.11, small cruiseship Corinthian from Fishguard, Wales and private superyacht Lady Rose from Lisbon, Portugal. The scene was taken in May during one of the cruiseship's calls to the capital this season which has seen the small ship as the most regular of such visitors. Note the cruiseship's unusual angled funnels.
Departing Dublin Port last night was a small cruiseship when compared to the giants of the industry yet this caller is one of the most prolific visitors and on the Irish Sea this season, writes Jehan Ashmore. The diminutive Corinthian…
Prinsendam at anchor off Foynes Island (a first) marked also the inaugural caller of the season in addition the final call by the Holland America Line vessel as AFLOAT adds before beginning a career with new owners next week, July 1st. Afloat also adds that Prinsedam is the oldest and smallest cruiseship of the HAL fleet and so far this season has made calls to Irish ports among them Dublin and more recently to Cork (Cobh) last week.
A luxury cruiseship nickmamed the 'Elegant Explorer' celebrated its final call to Foynes, Co. Limerick by anchoring off the port on the Shannon Estuary. The call of Prinsendam operated by Holland America Line was according to SFPC a welcome tourism…
Sea Cloud II passes Roches Point lighthouse on her arrival into Cork Harbour
"All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by". The five-star Tall Ship Sea Cloud II arrived into Cork Harbour early this morning, her tall masts and sails evoking memories of times past for shipping in the Harbour writes Bob…
Small luxury cruiseship Star Pride during a previous call in Dun Laoghaire Harbour from where at the Carlisle Pier today guests are to embark on a 8-day Gaelic Explorers cruise to Edinburgh, Scotland (Leith Docks). Capacity of the 208 guest cruiseship is to increase to 312 as part of a major three-ship $250m 'Star Plus' initiative which involves enlargement with a stepped mid-section which will lengthen the ship by around 25m in addition to an extensive renovation of facilities.
Cruiseships visiting Dun Laoghaire Harbour have reached beyond the half-way mark this season as the fourth of six scheduled callers berthed this morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. Windstar Cruises Star Pride arrived to the south Dublin Bay port having made an…
In just one week it was extremely rare for the Isle of Man to receive three cruiseships and all making an inaugural call, among them AFLOAT adds Overseas Adventure Travel’s Corinthian berthed at scenic Peel on the south-west of the island.
A trio of cruiseships recently visited the Isle of Man and notably all of the vessels were making an inaugural call to the Irish Sea island.  According to CruiseEurope the visiting cruise callers were welcomed by Cruise Isle of Man…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s decision to withdraw plans for a €30 million berth for cruise liners in Dun Laoghaire “represents a victory for those who want to resist any significant future commercial role for the harbour and for the town”, according to…
The MSC Opera cruise ship after a crash in San Basilio dock, Venice, Italy. The operator, MSC Cruises said the 2,679-passenger cruiseship, which dwarfed the Venice skyline, was approaching a terminal on the Giudecca canal when it hit the dock and a nearby ferry after a technical problem.
A family from Ireland were caught up in a cruise ship collision with a tourist boat in Venice has hit out at the company’s treatment of passengers left stranded in the aftermath of the accident. As The Irish Times reports,…
Dublin Port Cruise Ship Evidence Before Oireachtas Committee Today at 1.30pm
The All-Ireland Cruise Ship Action Group will be appearing before the Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport today at 1.30pm. The Group says it will be giving evidence on the impact the Dublin Port Company’s ban on cruise ships will…

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