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Colourful Cruiseship Calls to Dublin & Liverpool
#AIDAcruises - AIDAcara (1996/38,000grt) with her bold livery of colourful facial features splashed over the hull, is more easily recognisable to cruise-goers and enthusiasts alike as a fleet member of AIDA Cruises, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Rostock based operator's 196m…
Overnight 'Stretch' for Lengthened Cruiseship
#StretchedShip - Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Braemar docked in Dublin Port for an overnight visit having departed Dover, the vessel which was stretched five years ago presents a smart sleek profile, writes Jehan Ashmore. On completion of the mid-section, this…
A Cruiseship's Web-Cam View of Fellow Dublin Port Callers
#CruiseCallerTrio-Dublin Port was busy during dawn this morning as three cruiseships docked within a couple of hours, they are the Europa, Prinsendam and Ocean Princess, writes Jehan Ashmore. Hapag-Lloyd's 199m Bahamas-flagged Europa (1999/28,890grt) arrived from Gromarty and she is moored…
Queen Elizabeth Cruise Liner: Celebrating the Luxury of Art Deco
#QueenElizabeth – Queen Elizabeth's maiden visit off Dun Laoghaire Harbour today presented a wonderful sight, not to mention her impressive and sumptuous art-deco style interiors which pay homage to the legendary 1930's Cunard Ocean Liner RMS Queen Elizabeth, writes Jehan…
Another ‘Cunarder’ Call is to Bring 'Elizabeth'
#CunarderCALL – Cunard Line's newest cruiseship, the 90,901 tonnes Queen Elizabeth is to make her maiden call off Dun Laoghaire Harbour tomorrow. She is the second largest ship built for the company after Queen Mary 2 which called earlier this…
First of Five Double Cruise Caller Days
#CruiseDoubles – As previously reported earlier this week, August will be the Port of Cork's busiest month ever with 21 cruise liners alone scheduled to call, starting with the visit today of the ultra-luxury Sea Cloud and a double call…
HAL ‘Dams’ Large, Medium & Small Cruiseships to Call in that Order
#HollandAmerica – Dunmore East is to host three Holland America Line (HAL) cruiseships of varying sizes this season which runs until mid-September, writes Jehan Ashmore. The largest of the trio Eurodam (86,273grt) had visited today with an anchorage call and…
Modern Windjammer Cruiseship Returns to Dublin Port
#TallCruiseShip – Sea Cloud II returned to Dublin Port today and is clearly visible to motoring commuters using the East-Link Bridge, to where she is berthed nearby, writes Jehan Ashmore. On her previous visit earlier this month, the 2001 built…
21 Cruise Liners & 30,000 Passengers to Visit Cork Harbour in August
#portofcork – According to the Port of Cork, August is set to be the busiest month ever with 21 cruise liners scheduled to call. Up to 30,000 cruise passengers will step ashore during the month of August bringing a welcome boost…
Cruise Liner Tender 'Permit Withdrawn', MV Oriana Moves to Dublin Port
#oriana – The cruise liner Oriana that moored off Dun Laoghaire this morning moved to Dublin Port at lunchtime. The sudden change of berth arrangements follows a navigational incident in Dublin Bay this morning and is in relation to a passenger tendering operation…
P&O Cruises Calls Again As Oriana Arrives on Anchorage Visit
#CruiseAnchorage - P&O Cruises Oriana anchored this morning off Dun Laoghaire Harbour and marks another visit of the famous company following fleetmate Arcadia which called earlier this month, writes Jehan Ashmore. Oriana with a capacity for almost 2,000 passengers was…
Costa Concordia Officers Sentenced In Plea Bargain
#CostaConcordia - The Irish Times reports that five officers from the ill-fated Costa Concordia have received jail sentences as part of their plea bargains with the court. Each received a sentence ranging from 18 months to two years and 10…
Costa Concordia Captain Offers Plea Deal
#CruiseLiners - Lawyers for the captain of the cruise liner that capsized off the west coast of Italy early last year have requested a plea deal in the trial over his role in the disaster. According to RTÉ News, Francesco…
Majestic Tall-Cruise-Ship With White Clouds Too
#TallCruiseShip- One good easily think another tallship visitor has called to Dublin Port, however what makes the majestic 117m Sea Cloud II stand out is not just beauty but that she is a cruiseship and with a mere 64 guests…
Gathering Cruise Flotilla and Five-Masted Cruiseship to Centre on Dun Laoghaire Harbour
#GatheringCRUISES- On the same day of the eagerly awaited Gathering Cruise which sets off next Thursday (18 July) from Dun Laoghaire Harbour, the Wind Surf a 14,745 tonnes cruiseship sporting five masts and each 50m/164 ft-high is due to berth,…
The World Berths Bringing Bali-Beds Back to the Capital
#TheWORLD – This morning The World berthed in Dublin Port beside the East-Link Toll Bridge, having made calls to Belfast, Galway and London-Derry in this year of the UK City of Culture, writes Jehan Ashmore. The exclusive residential vessel of…

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