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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…
Bantry Bay
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…
Douglas Harbour
#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.…
#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…
#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…

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