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German cruise ship, the Bremen, will anchor just off Bere Island and 100 German passengers plus crew will zip ashore on some of the ship’s 12 onboard Zodiacs
Spanish Armada, French Armada, English forces, Vikings, the Lusitania. West Cork towns have had their share of maritime history over the years but this coming week will see history in the making when new visitors, this time invited ones, will…
Cruise Europe chairman, Captain Micheal McCarthy addresses delegates at the opening of the annual conference which took place in Dublin for the first time this week
#CruiseEuropeConference - In the same week of the Cruise Europe Conference held in Dublin for the first time, another first took place in the port as piles were sunk for the €227m Alexandra Basin Redevelopment (ABR) project enabling much larger…
The twin funnels of Disney Magic, the cruiseship passes the redundant ESB stacks of the Poolbeg Station during the maiden Irish port of call for Disney Cruise Line to Dublin Port last week
#CruiseEurope2016 – Cruise Europe’s 2016 conference takes place for the first time in the Irish capital this week (31 May- 2 June). The prestigious three-day conference is to attract over 200 delegates from leading cruise destinations to the event co-hosted…
Disney Magic arrives in Dublin Port this morning on her maiden voyage to Irish shores
Dublin Port today became the first – and only – Irish port of call for Disney Magic on her maiden voyage to Irish shores. The ship’s 3,650 passengers, cast and crew were greeted by an entertainment spectacle on the quayside…
Disney Magic anchored Villefranche-sur-Mer, France this day exactly six years ago on 22 May, 2010. Also at anchorage is Grand Holiday closer to the headland of Cap Ferrat.
#DisneyDublin - Disney Magic is to be one of the highlights of Dublin Port's cruise season and as the first Irish port to welcome Disney Cruise Line, a subsidiary of the famous Walt Disney Company, writes Jehan Ashmore. As previously…
Harmony of the Seas: The world's largest cruise ship sailed to Southampton yesterday. The massive ship has a 10-storey slide and 23 swimming pools
#WorldsLargest - Harmony of the Seas, the world's largest cruiseship and the 25th vessel in the Royal Caribbean fleet has sailed to the UK. The £783m vessel, which arrived into Southampton yesterday as reported by BBC News, also has footage…
The 142m L'Austral - sister ship of Le Boréal and Le Soléal – has been in service since 2011
#CruiseLiners - Galway welcomed its first cruise liner call of 2016 last weekend in the shape of the 'luxury mega-yacht' L'Austral, as the Connacht Tribune reports. Though the vessel only stopped for a day, its 400 passengers and crew made…
Boudicca, one of four cruiseships due to call in three days to Killybegs this weekend
#4calls3days - Donegal Now writes that four cruiseships in three days are to visit Killybegs making for a busy weekend. On Saturday, May 14, two ships will be in port together. The MS L'Austral is due to arrive at 7am…
'Movies under the Stars'  feature on board Caribbean Princess (as seen on screen) which in the early of hours of this morning docked in Dublin Port
#CaribbeanCall - Caribbean Princess of 112,894 tonnes sailed overnight from Cobh, Cork Harbour and made a very early arrival call of 03.30 to Dublin Port this morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Princess Cruises call follows that of another giant MSC Splendida…
333m MSC Splendida Cruise Liner in Dublin Port
The spectacular 333m MSC Splendida, the longest ship ever to visit Dublin Port, returned to Dublin early this morning officially marking the start of Dublin Port’s 2016 cruise season. She is one of 113 cruise calls confirmed for Dublin Port…
The biggest cruise season on record for Dublin Port sees return of MSC Splendida  (above), a maiden call for Disney Magic and a Cruise Europe Conference for Dublin
Dublin Port Company has announced the launch of its 2016 cruise season as preparations get underway for the return of luxury cruise liner MSC Splendida next week. She is among 113 cruise calls confirmed this season, the largest number of…
Cruise & Maritime Voyages Marco Polo, a former transatlantic liner that has a loyal following among cruise-goers
#ClassicLiner – A classic liner built for the Soviets more than 50 years ago that became a cruiseship sailing the seven seas and to both poles, called to Dublin Port today, writes Jehan Ashmore. Marco Polo which is home-ported in…
Fred Olsen Cruise Lines 900 passenger capacity Braemar is to be the first cruise caller to Rosslare Europort in more than two decades
#CruiseRosslare - Afloat’s tracking of known Irish Sea timber-trading cargoships recently led to Rosslare, synonymous for its ferries, is to welcome more business with a first cruise call in more than two decades, writes Jehan Ashmore. In early July the honour…
Cruiseships docked in Dublin Port
#KeynoteSpeaker - Carnival UK's chairman David Dingle, will be the keynote speaker at the Cruise Europe Conference (CEC) in Dublin next month. He will present the ‘State of the Industry in Europe’ on the morning of May 31. Dublin Port…
MV Caribbean Princess – she will call 10 times in 2016
Fred Olsen Cruise Line will open the Port of Cork’s cruise liner season with the arrival of MV Balmoral and her 1800 passengers and crew to Cobh Cruise Terminal on Friday 1st April. This is the first of 58 liners…
Announcing the launch of Cruise Dublin, the new Cruise Tourism Development Agency established by Dublin Port Company to develop Dublin as Ireland’s premier port of choice for cruise were: Pat Ward, Head of Corporate Services at Dublin Port, Jim Keogan, Assistant CEO at Dublin City Council, Brid O’Connell from ‘Welcome Marketing’, and Eamonn O’Reilly, CEO, Dublin Port Company.
Dublin Port Company has announced the launch of Cruise Dublin, the company’s new Cruise Tourism Development and Marketing agency established to grow Dublin as Ireland’s premier port of choice for cruise. Cruise Dublin’s role is to promote Dublin as Ireland’s…

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