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Cruises and Cruise Liner Visits to Ireland
Liverpool Cruise Season Underway As Cruiseship Heads for Galway
#CruiseLinersLiverpool - Liverpool City which Cruise Critic awarded us the 'Best UK Port of Call' for the 2013 season is today host to Thomson Spirit, the 33,390 tons vessel is only the second of 45 cruiseships callers for 2014, writes…
Cruiseships Large & Small Visit Competing Dublin Bay Ports on Day of Casting of the Spear
#CruiseDublinBay – Two cruiseships one large the other small, yesterday visited separately Dublin Port and Dun Laoghaire Harbour, the later destination welcoming its first caller this year, writes Jehan Ashmore. Princess Cruises 3,082 passenger capacity Emerald Princess (2007/118,681grt) docked in…
Overnight 'Island Sky' Cruise to Dun Laoghaire Harbour to Mark Dawn of Third Cruise Season
#CruiseDunLaoghaire – Dun Laoghaire Harbour's third cruise season will begin with Island Sky, the 118 passenger vessel is sailing overnight from Waterford under command of Swedish master, Captain Karlsson, and is due in the morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. On this…
Polar Cruiseship Launches London-Derry Port Season
#CruiseNorthWest – Polar cruiseship Fram, a Norwegian-flagged 418 passenger vessel operated by Hurtigruten, became the first visitor this season having docked in Londonderry today, writes Jehan Ashmore. Fram which has a rather stout looking appearance measuring 114m long, had arrived…
Cruiseships Visits to Bring Variety to Waterford Estuary
#WaterfordCrystalCruises – Opening the Port of Waterford's cruise season next Monday is Noble Caledonia's Island Sky, the 118 passenger and 77-crew vessel is to dock along the city's quays, writes Jehan Ashmore. Island Sky is the first of 17 cruise…
Discovering Belfast Harbour’s Cruiseship Potential
#CruiseBelfast – Discovery is to open the Belfast Harbour cruise season in late March with up to 750 passengers calling to the port out of a total of 110,000 visitors expected this year, writes Jehan Ashmore. In 2013, Belfast Harbour…
Christmas 'Irish Show Cruise' From Dublin to Feature Music & Comedy Talent
Stars from across Ireland have signed up to take the trip of a lifetime, on board a special cruise celebrating the best in Irish music and comedy talent. The eight-night Christmas Market Irish Show Cruise 2014 will depart from Dublin…
Cruise Holiday Exhibitors Visit 25th Holiday World Show, Dublin
#CruiseLiners – Celebrating its 25th year of making holidaymakers dreams come true, the Holiday World Show, Dublin returns to the RDS Simmonscourt Pavillon in Ballsbridge, starting tomorrow and over the weekend of 25-26th January. The show is a one-stop shop…
Cruise Industry Body To Discuss Funding Changes
#Cruises - Cruise Ireland's members will meet in January to discuss controversial proposals to change the way the organisation is funded. At November's board meeting of the industry body representing interests in the Irish cruise industry, the Port of Cork's…
New Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship ‘Anthem’ to Homeport in Southampton
#UKanthem - Royal Caribbean International (RCI) will base its newest 'Quantum' class 158,000 tons ship Anthem of the Seas in Southampton from April 2015 according to CruiseCritic which predicted back in September. The 4,180-passenger ship which is being built in…
Port of Cork Welcomes MV Albatros, Final Cruise Call of 2013
#portofcork – The Port of Cork welcomed MV Albatros, the final cruise liner of the 2013 season to Cobh today following what the Port of Cork confirmed as the 'busiest cruise season on record for Cork'. In total, 62 cruise…
Dublin Port's Millionth Cruise Passenger Welcomed
#CruiseLiners - Dublin Port welcomed its millionth cruise liner passenger to the capital this morning (Friday 27 September) since numbers were kept 20 years ago. As Business & Leadership reports, Diane Taylor from Newfoundland in Canada disembarked from the Carnival…
Port of Cork Signs Up to Atlantic Alliance Cruise Ship Destination Project
#atlanticalliance – The ATLANTIC ALLIANCE is a marketing project of 18 ports along Europe's West coast between Hamburg and Lisbon, including Britain and now an Irish port. The project highlights to cruise companies that there is in Europe an attractive…
Floating University Cruises To Dublin Port
#CruiseLiners - The 'floating university' MV Explorer is due to dock at Dublin Port tonight 20 September, according to The Irish Times. Last year the cruise liner, which operates as part of the University of Virginia's Semester at Sea study…
Cruise Passenger Numbers Visiting Ireland Could Quadruple Over Next Decade
#CruiseLiners - Cruise passenger numbers visiting Ireland could quadruple over the next decade if the right facilities are in place, an Oireachtas Joint Committee has heard. Chairwoman designate of the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company, Eithne Scott Lennon said the south…
Costa Concordia Is Raised From The Sea
#CostaConcordia - There were celebrations all round on the Tuscan island of Giglio early yesterday as the operation to raise the capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia was successful in lifting the ship upright, The Irish Times reports. The video above…

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