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Splendida’s 'Reverse' Dublin Port Call Brings Brilliance Back to the Future
#DublinCruiseRecord – A historic day for Dublin Port as the biggest ever ship to dock, MSC Splendida of more than 137,000 tonnes and towering 18 decks called this morning with the massive cruiseship entering the port 'stern' first or in…
Dublin to Host 'Cruise Europe' Conference in Dublin in 2016
#cruiselinersdublin – Dublin Port Company and Dublin City Council will jointly host the Cruise Europe Conference in Dublin in 2016. The three day event attracts over 200 delegates from leading cruise destinations throughout Europe (including the Mediterranean, Spain and Portugal,…
Longest Ship, MSC Splendida Cruise Liner, Docks in Dublin Port
#cruiselinerdublin – Dublin Port Company today cruised into the history books with the arrival of the 333m long MSC Splendida cruise liner, the longest ship to ever call at Dublin Port. She is one of 83 cruise calls confirmed for Dublin…
Cunard’s ‘Vista’ Victoria Visits Capital Prior to Record-Breaking Splendida
#CunardCapitalCall – Queen Victoria, Cunard Line's elder 'Vista' class cruiseship called to Dublin Port in the late morning today as part of a 7-night 'Lusitania Remember' commemorative cruise from Southampton, writes Jehan Ashmore. Having sailed overnight from Cobh where the…
RMS Lusitania Remembered As Cunarder Sails to Wreck Site off Old Head of Kinsale
#Lusitania100 – RMS Lusitania was given a fitting tribute in the early hours of this morning as Cunard Line's Queen Victoria took up position last night over the wreck site off the Old Head of Kinsale, where she sank 100…
Small Is Beautiful As Niche Operator Anchors in Bantry Bay
#BantryBay - Sea Explorer I entered the scenic seclusion of Glengariff in Bantry Bay today and where the mere 90m vessel of 4,200 tonnes anchored off Garnish Island, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 114 guest luxury small ship, part of the…
‘Grand’ Class Cruiseships to Dublin Port Raised the Bar Frequently Before Largest Ship Ever
#GrandClassCaller - Princess Cruises 'Grand' class Caribbean Princess of 112,894 tonnes docked in Dublin Port this morning as one of the largest ever ships to call and at a deck higher than the historic call next week of the mighty…
Princess Cruises Double Dock Calls Across Cork Harbour
#CorkCruiseDouble – Cork Harbour today welcomed two very large cruiseships, though at separate locations due to the combined length of these impressive vessels, writes Jehan Ashmore. The larger of the two Princess Cruises callers, the 330m long Royal Princess named…
MSC Splendida Cruise Liner Is Largest Ship Ever to Visit Dublin Port
As Afloat.ie previously reported, MSC Splendida becomes largest ship ever to visit Dublin Port - one of 83 cruise liner calls confirmed for 2015 cruise season. Dublin Port Company is celebrating the official launch of its 2015 cruise season this week…
Cunard Celebrates 175th As Three 'Queens' Set Sail Down Solent Water
#Cunard175th - Cunard Line's three 'Queens' departed Southampton this evening to mark the start of celebrating the world famous company's 175th anniversary, writes Jehan Ashmore. Leading the way from the UK homeport was Queen Mary 2, the 151,000 tonnes 2,600…
Cobh's Phase One Upgrade to Be Completed Before First Cruise Call of 2015
#CobhUpgrade – Cobh Cruise Terminal which is undergoing phase one of a €1.5m upgrade as previously reported on Afloat.ie is to be completed in advance of the first cruise caller for this season, writes Jehan Ashmore. The dedicated cruise-berth facility…
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…

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