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Yacht Clubs in Dun Laoghaire Harbour Unite To Sink Cruise Berth
#CruiseBerthOpposition – Some of the country's most exclusive yacht clubs in Dun Laoghaire Harbour are fighting to stop proposals for a new terminal designed to facilitate "super-sized" cruise liners. Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company displayed plans to build a 390-metre long…
Irish Cruise Passenger Lost 'Overboard' In Caribbean
#Missing - The circumstances surrounding the disappearance of an Irish man on a Caribbean cruise "remain unclear", according to US coastguard chiefs. The Irish Independent reports on 67-year-old Dominic William O'Carroll, who was reported missing on Monday 13 April after…
New Dún Laoghaire Cruise Berth To Generate €27m Annual Spend – Stakeholder Group
#dlharbour – Dún Laoghaire BID (Business Improvement District) company is hailing plans for a next-generation cruise berth as a game-changer for the area's economy. The Dún Laoghaire Cruise Stakeholder Group (composed of the BID company, Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company and…
Dublin Port Shows Off Cruise–Liner Plans at Miami Exhibition
#dublinport – Dublin Port took the opportunity to display a computer-generated image of what the East link bridge area of Dublin might look like at high water with a large cruise liner in the proposed berth when it attended the recent…
SOS: Over Luxury Cruise Passengers Who 'Won't Stay In Town'
#TradersFears-Cruise passengers will bypass Dun Laoghaire for Dublin's delights, that's what traders fear so that the new €18m berth will be a waste of money, writes The Independent.ie Nearly 5,000 passengers and crew will disembark next month from a 20-storey…
Woman Dies Boarding Queen Elizabeth Cruise Liner
#CruiseLiners - Telegraph Travel reports that a passenger on the Queen Elizabeth has died after an incident while boarding the ocean liner as it was anchored off Cambodia. The female passenger, who has not been named, was boarding the Cunard…
Businesses to Fight Dun Laoghaire Port Cruise Plans
#CruiseConcerns- An objection from businesses in Dun Laoghaire are to be lodged over the proposed development of the harbour into a cruise ship facility, reports the Herald.ie. The Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Ratepayers' Association will make a submission outlining concerns about…
Belfast Harbour's First 2015 Cruiseship Call from Icelandic Sun Eclipse Cruise
#CruiseBelfast – Belfast Harbour is to play host to almost 115,000 cruise visitors in 2015, with the first cruiseship Voyager having arrived earlier this morning from Iceland, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Voyages of Discovery 540 passenger cruiseship opened the season…
Dublin Bay Port's First Cruise Liner of 2015 Season Calls
#CruiseLiners- Azores became the first cruiseship in 2015 to Dublin Port yesterday out of around 85 calls this season, while a further 22 such ships calling for Dun Laoghaire Harbour, are mostly to anchor offshore, writes Jehan Ashmore. This year's…
16-Year Sentence For Costa Concordia Captain
#CostaConcordia - The disgraced former captain of the Costa Concordia, the cruise ship that capsized off the Italian coast three years ago, has been convicted on multiple counts of manslaughter and sentenced to 16 years imprisonment, as the Guardian reports.…
More Cruise Ship Business For Rosslare Europort
#cruiseship – Rosslare Europort is to see more cruise business in 2016 with the announcement that the Fred Olsen Lines cruise ship MS Braemar will visit on 16th July next year. MS Braemar has 485 cabins with capacity for 929…
Hurtigruten Appoint New Country Director UK & Ireland
#Hurtigruten – Hurtigruten, operators of a fleet of 12 ships on the Norwegian coastal voyages have appointment Cecilia Abert as Country Director for the UK & Ireland with her position to take place in mid-February. "Cecilia comes with a wealth…
Cruise & Ferry Winners of ITAA Industry Travel Awards 2015
#TravelWinners – Celebrity Cruise along with Irish Ferries were among the winners at the Irish Travel Agents Association's Industry Travel Awards 2015 held recently in Dublin's Mansion House. The premier travel awards presented by Miriam O'Callaghan during a Gala Diner…
A World of Cruise Holidays Opens in Belfast to be Followed in Dublin
#HolidayShows – The Belfast Telegraph Holiday World Show 2015 which opened yesterday in the Kings Hall Pavillons continues this weekend. The event covers a myriad of holiday travel options with many stands to visit. Among the exhibitors at the show are…
Cruise Operator Finalists Announced for Irish Travel Industry Awards
#AwardFinalists - Finalists for the Irish Travel Agents Association's Industry Travel Awards 2015 have recently been announced for an award ceremony to be held next week. The Irish Travel Industry Awards (ITAA), are the premier awards for suppliers and travel…
Cruise Liners To Dublin Port Carrying over 135,000 Passengers Bring €50 million Boost
#dublinport – Dublin Port Company marked the end of a successful cruise season for 2014 as the final cruise liner to visit Dublin this year, the "Boudicca", docked in Dublin Port early on Saturday morning. Cruise liners carrying over 135,000…

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