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The 2,850-guest Celebrity Eclipse arriving into Dublin to become the first cruise ship to be based at the port.
#cruiseliners - Cruise passenger numbers from Ireland and the UK hit a record two million last year, figures from the Cruise Lines International Association show. As the Irish Times reports the association bundles together Irish and UK numbers as most…
The 2,850 guest Celebrity Eclipse arriving into Dublin in 2017
Chairman of Irish Cruise Liner body Cruise Ireland, Mr Conor Mowlds said; “Cruise Ireland welcomed the positive meeting held with Shane Ross TD, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Tourism and…
Dublin Port says fewer cruise ships would use the port from 2021. Above AFLOAT adds the Celebrity Silhouette departing the capital. In the foreground is the Irish flagged ketch Rinn Voyager (built locally in Ringsend) berthed at the Poolbeg Y&BC's marina pontoon. Also in this scene is a skiff from the Stella Maris Rowing Club of Ringsend.
#cruiseliners - RTE news reports of efforts to be made to reduce any effect fewer cruise ships entering Dublin Port from 2021 will have on Dublin, it's retailers and ancillary businesses. That's according to a spokesperson from Department of Transport…
The plans, approved this month by Inverclyde planning board, are for a new visitor centre, restaurant and gallery at Greenock Ocean Terminal.
Plans have been approved for an iconic building on the banks of the Clyde at Greenock in the North Channel of the Irish Sea to welcome cruise ship passengers. The plans, approved this month by Inverclyde planning board, are for a new…
The Port Centre, Dublin Port and the stern of cruiseship Aegean Odyssey docked at the North Wall Quay Extension.
#cruiseliners - Independent.ie reports in a reduction in the number of cruise ships entering Dublin Port will cause considerable damage to the tourism sector on the island of Ireland, the leader of the DUP has warned. It is understood that…
A 'Solstice' class cruiseship adds Afloat operated by Celebrity Cruises during a call to Cobh in lower Cork Harbour.
#cruiseliners - The Port of Cork writes the Irish Examiner, is expected to take advantage of a lack of space in Dublin Port for large cruise ships when Brexit forces authorities in the capital to handle increased amounts of freight…
The small cruiseship Star Legend (212 guests) AFLOAT adds is seen on arrival to Dun Laoghaire Harbour. A pair of sisters are among 6 cruiseship calls this season that will visit the Victorian built harbour.
#cruiseliners - There have been calls made by local residents to open Dun Laoghaire Harbour up to more medium-sized cruise ships. As the Dublin Gazette reports, with the announcement that Dublin Port will be reducing the amount of cruise liners…
All-Ireland Campaign Launched to Reverse Ban on Cruise Ships Entering Dublin Port
A group of businesses across the tourism, retail and transport sectors have come together to campaign against the Dublin Port Company’s surprise ban on cruise ships entering Dublin Port from 2021. The group, which will be known as the All-Ireland…
The 330m Royal Princess  cruise ship arrives in Dublin in 2018 carrying more than 3,000 passengers and crew
Dublin Town, the not for profit organisation charged with creating a welcoming and economically viable city environment in Dublin, has urged Dublin Port to reconsider its decision to cut cruise ship calls to the city by more than 50%, from…
The MV Viking Sky pictured in Sète, France last December
Nearly 400 people have been airlifted from a cruise liner adrift off the coast of Norway, as RTÉ News reports. More than 1,300 passengers and crew were on board the luxury liner Viking Sky yesterday (Saturday 23 March) when it…
Dublin Port’s Cruise Call Cutbacks ‘Will Have Catastrophic Effect On Industry’
Dublin Port’s decision to reduce cruise liner visits from 2021 has sparked concern among the wider tourism industry in Ireland. As covered last month on Afloat.ie, rising freight volumes and the need to create space due to Brexit will mean…
Chairman of MJM Marine Brian McConville, vice-president of vessel refurbishment at Norwegian Cruise Line Colin Gant, and chief executive of MJM Gary Annett
#cruiseliners - Newry based firm MJM Marine, writes The Irish Times, has won its biggest contract to date for a “multimillion dollar” refit of a cruise liner that will involve a team of 1,400 people. The company, which has its…
Eamonn O'Reilly, CEO of Dublin Port Company
#cruiseliners - The Port of Dublin is to greatly curtail cruise ships using its facilities and may axe the business altogether. Eamonn O’Reilly, chief executive of Dublin Port Company told the Sunday Independent that rising freight volumes and the need to…
Michael McCarthy of Cruise Europe and Simon Coveney, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade at the Cruise Europe summit on Brexit held in Dublin.
#cruiseliners -  A Cruise Europe summit hosted by Dublin Port Company to discuss Brexit by members of the cruise association that promotes destinations in Northern and Atlantic Europe was recently held in the Irish capital. Attending the summit was Simon…
Yachts at moorings and large trawlers docked in Killybegs. Also berthed in the Co. Donegal port Afloat adds is German cruise operator Phoenix Reisen's Artania
#cruiseliners - Killybegs, Co. Donegal this summer will be visited by 12 cruise ships carrying 11,313 passengers. The season DonegalNow reports will mark a first for the port town in that one of the cruise ships will berth overnight. Barney…
Cruiseship Berlin AFLOAT adds is seen making a call to Belfast Harbour in June last year with towage assistance from SMS Towage. In the background the famous iconic landmarks of H&W dockyard and Titanic Belfast Centre, the visitor attraction venue located on the banks of the River Lagan.
#cruiseliners - A total 285,000 visitors on board 151 cruise ships are due to call at Belfast Harbour this year, an increase of 31% on the 115 visits during the 2018 cruise season. The figures were announced by Cruise Belfast,…

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