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Bantry Bay Port Company has launched its first Schools Initiative for 2016 aimed at 5th class primary schools. The initiative theme ‘A Day in the Life of a Cruise Passenger Visiting Bantry Harbour’ is aimed at encouraging school children to…
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#CruiseIOM - The Isle of Man Government last year appointed Neptumar (IOM) Ltd, a subsidiary of Dohle (IOM) Ltd, as its cruise consultant as part of a new strategy to drive forward cruise business in the Isle of Man. According…
Cruiseships at Dublin Port
#CruiseEurope – Cruise Europe which has members from within northern and Atlantic Europe will be hosting the organisation’s annual conference in Dublin as previously reported on Afloat. This will be the first time the capital has hosted the major industry sector event.…
Hurtigruten to Modify Explorer Ships for Shore Power
#ShorePower - Hurtigruten has announced plans to modify several of its vessels for shore power during first half of 2016. The initiative follows a stronger environmental focus in the Norwegian company, which operates a fleet of 13 explorer vessels among…
Cruise Belfast to Have Record Season
#CruiseLiners- Cruise Belfast has announced that 2016 will be the busiest season in the city’s history with over 145,000 passengers and crew due to visit, representing a 26% increase in visitor numbers compared with 2015. Several cruise operators have significantly…
Cruise Liner Conference to Be Held in Dublin
#CruiseLinersDublin - A major cruise conference being held in Dublin later this year as previously reported on Afloat, is expected to significantly bolster the number of cruise liners visiting this country. The Irish Examiner writes that Cruise Europe, an organisation…
Cruise Operator All Leisure Group Comes Back for More
#BackForMore - All Leisure Group (ALH), the UK cruise group, has signed a three-year agreement with Portsmouth International Port that will extend a relationship that begin in 2010 to 2018. The group owns three well-known companies; Swan Hellenic, Voyages of…
Port Of Cork Announces 2016 Cruise Liner Schedule
#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…
Dublin Port Releases Cruise Liner Schedule For 2016
#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…
Former Soviet Classic Ocean ‘Liner’ On Final 'Festive' Cobh Call
#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…
ECO-Ship: The Emission-Free Cruise ship of the Future?
#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…
COP 21 Paris: Hurtigruten Looks to Hybrid Explorer Ships
#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…
Hurtigruten's Newest Ship to Operate Also New Cruise Concept
#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…
Fred Olsen’s Boudicca to Get New Balconies
#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…
Costa Concordia Nears Final Stages of Demolition
#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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