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Cobh Visitor to Run 'Impact Travel' Cruises to Cuba
#CubaCruiseConcept – P&O Cruises Adonia which made an overnight call to Cobh before this weekend is to embark on a new career in 2016 to include cruises to Cuba, the first since the US embargo began in 1960, writes Jehan…
Biggest UK Cruiseship Makes Maiden 'Reverse' Call to Dublin Port
#BiggestUKcruiseship – Britannia, the largest cruiseship built for the UK market and that for P&O Cruises arrived in 'reverse' to Dublin Port having cancelled a scheduled anchorage call due today off Dun Laoghaire Harbour, writes Jehan Ashmore. The call to Dublin…
Britain's Biggest Cruise Ship to Make Maiden Call to Cobh
#cruiseliner – Next Wednesday (15th July), Britain's biggest cruise ship, P&O Cruises Britannia, will be making a highly anticipated maiden call into Cobh in the Port of Cork as part of her first ever British Isles cruise. The biggest ship…
Calls on Welsh Government to Develop Cruise Dock at Holyhead Port
#ProposedCruiseDock- Calls on the Welsh Government to help develop a purpose built cruise ship dock at Holyhead on Anglesey amid concerns that the region could be missing out on valuable tourism cash. The Daily Post which has more on the…
Gloria’s Magellan Makes Maiden Call to Dublin Port
#NewCMVflagship- Magellan which was named by TV and radio personality Gloria Hunniford earlier this year, made her maiden call to Dublin Port this morning for UK based Cruise & Maritime Voyages, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 46,052 tonnes Magellan is on…
Killybegs First P&O Cruises Caller Sets Sail
#KillybegsP&O - Killybegs first visitor from P&O Cruises, the 30,000 tonnes Adonia set sail last night as a lone piper played on the pier to mark her departure. Adonia had arrived in the port yesterday morning with about 700 passengers…
Portuguese Master Prosecuted for Grounding Cruise Liner off Tobermory
#cruiseliner – The master of a cruise liner, which was damaged going over rocky shoals has pleaded guilty to two charges at Belfast Magistrates court today (16th June). Captain Joao Manuel Fernandes Simoes (58) pleaded guilty to failure to properly…
Concern Over Cruiseships Planning Permission As Deadline Nears
#CruiseConcerns – One of the country's main ports is due to lodge a multi-million development bid with An Bord Pleanala in the next ten days, writes the The controversial Dun Laoghaire planning application, which has been met with opposition from…
#superyachtvisit – Return visitor to Ireland, the 81-metre long super motor yacht 'AIR' cut a dramatic pose as an early season caller to Cork Harbour yesterday. As Afloat reported previously, this black hulled Dutch-built Feadship was launched in March in 2011…
Celebrity ‘X’ to Make A Reappearance off Dun Laoghaire Harbour
#CelebrityCaller- Celebrity Cruises, the brand with the iconic 'X' on their funnels are the next operator to visit Dun Laoghaire Harbour when Celebrity Silhouette makes her maiden call offshore of the port next Sunday, writes Jehan Ashmore. The call of…
Scottish Council Seeks Support to Bring QE2 Home
#qe2 – Reports this week say that the cruise liner QE2, which was built on the Clyde and fitted out in Greenock, is languishing in a dock in Dubai and could be up for sale. Inverclyde Council's Leader, Councillor Stephen…
Cunard Celebrate 175th Anniversary With Spectacular Display of 3 Queens on Merseyside
#3Queens - More than one million spectators were estimated to throng Liverpool's UNESCO listed Three Graces waterfront to witness Cunard Line 's Three Queens celebrate a 175th anniversary with a spectacular maritime display yesterday on the Mersey, writes Jehan Ashmore.…
Dublin Port Cruiseship Record Broken Again By 'Royal' Reverse Call
#PortRecordBroken- Dublin Port has again broken its own record this month as the largest ever ship to dock Royal Princess called this morning which saw the massive 142,000 tonnes cruiseship surpass previous title holder MSC Splendida, writes Jehan Ashmore. Royal…
Galway Welcomes Second Visitor Of 2015 Cruise Season
#CruiseLiners - Galway welcomed its second cruise liner of the 2015 season this week, as the Connacht Tribune reports. The Amadea as previously reported brought more than 600 passengers and 300 crew to the City of the Tribes on Wednesday…
Reversal of Fortune for Dublin Port As Splendida Makes Repeat Call
#RepeatReverseRole – MSC Splendida repeated a reverse docking call to Dublin Port today following the same unorthodox berthing procedure of only the previous week, writes Jehan Ashmore. Operators of the largest ship ever to dock in the capital, MSC Cruises…
Shine Bright Like A 'Diamond' On Strangford Lough
#DiamondOnStrangford - 'Diamonds' the title to a track that would be familiar to worldwide fans of singer Rihanna, though less known was yesterday's visit of Ocean Diamond to Strangford Lough,Co. Down, writes Jehan Ashmore. This was understood to be Ocean…

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