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Cruiseships: Small, Medium & Large Make Calls to Dublin Bay Ports
#CruiseLiners – The dual serving liner and cruiseship Queen Mary 2 was not the only passenger vessel visiting Dublin Bay today, as the Serenissima docked within Dun Laoghaire Harbour and Artania called to Dublin Port, writes Jehan Ashmore. The contrast…
Queen Mary 2 Departs the Clyde Bound for Dublin Bay Debut
#LinerQueenMary2- Queen Mary 2 is currently underway and bound for Dublin Bay, having departed Greenock Ocean Terminal, where she launched the cruise season at the Clyde port. Tomorrow morning the world's only 'liner' will make her historic maiden anchorage call…
Sea Explorer Returns to Dublin Bay but Calls Instead to Dublin Port
#CruiseLiners – Sea Explorer the small cruiseship which spent a brief 'lay-up' period in Dun Laoghaire Harbour during the Spring, as previously reported on Afloat.ie, returned to Dublin Bay today again 'without' passengers, with the ship docking instead in Dublin…
Queen Mary 2: Up Front & Personal with Cruise Round the Liner
#LinerQM2 – A once in a lifetime opportunity to see fantastic close-up views of the giant Queen Mary 2 (QM2) during the liner's historic inaugural call off Dun Laoghaire Harbour are available with a Dublin Bay Cruises excursion, writes Jehan…
Queen Mary 2 Cruise Liner in Dun Laoghaire, 6am Thurs, May 16
Queen Mary 2 kicks off the 2013 cruise liner season in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin early on Thursday, May 16 and she'll be visible off the Kish lighthouse at the entrance to Dublin Bay from before 6am onher journey from Greenock…
Contrasting Cruiseship Callers Due Double Docking
#CruiseLiners – For the first time during the 2013 Dublin Port cruise season, two such vessels are due to dock on the same day and only hours apart, writes Jehan Ashmore. The French mega-yacht style cruiseship Le Boreal from Caen,…
Cruise Conference Discusses New Sulphur Emissions Regulations
#CruiseConference- At the Cruise Europe conference held in Le Havre yesterday, plans for the new sulphur emissions regulations due to come into force in 2015 were among the issues discussed at the event. Captain Michael McCarthy, chair of Cruise Europe…
Liverpool Season Opens with a Cruise to the Canaries
#CruiseLIVERPOOL – Liverpool's first cruise caller of 2013 was Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Boudicca which made her maiden turn around call on Merseyside yesterday, writes Jehan Ashmore. The afternoon arrival of Boudicca from Portsmouth was completed when she berthed alongside…
Waterford Cruise Season to Blossom in May
#Cruiseliners – Waterford Estuary is to welcome more than 20 cruise calls in 2013 with the first caller being Island Sky in early May, writes Jehan Ashmore. The small 118 passenger cruiseship operated by Noble Caledonia and with a crew…
Further Discovery as Cork-bound Cruiseship to Launch Season
#CruiseCORK – The first caller of the Cork cruise season is to be made this evening by Discovery, which as previously reported also started the 2013 season to Dublin Port last week, writes Jehan Ashmore. She is to due to…
Busy Times in Dun Laoghaire Harbour as Cruiseship docks ‘without’ Passengers
#CruiseShips- A mini-luxury cruiseship Sea Explorer docked in Dun Laoghaire Harbour today, fortunately without passengers on board, as a very unseasonable Dublin Bay was battered by a heavy snow squall, writes Jehan Ashmore. As the Sea Explorer approached Dun Laoghaire…
14 Cruise Liners for Dun Laoghaire After USA Marketing Trip Heralds Most Successful Ever Season
#cruiseliners – Following a trip to the United States over the St. Patrick's Day period by representatives of the Dún Laoghaire Cruise Stakeholder Group to promote Dún Laoghaire as a destination for visits by cruise ships, it is expected that…
Five Die In Canary Island Cruise Ship Lifeboat Drill
#CruiseLiners - The Guardian reports that five crew members on a British-operated cruise liner in the Canary Islands have died after a lifeboat fell 17 metres from the side of the ship and overturned during an emergency drill. The crew…
Expert Cruise Talks at Holiday World Show, Dublin
#CruiseHolidays- Starting today is the Holiday World Show, Dublin in the RDS Simmonscourt Complex, Ballsbidge and where Eoghan Corry's Expert Travel Clinics will include talks on those considering taking a cruise. Over the three day show (25,26 and 27 January)…
Survivors Mark Anniversary of Costa Concordia Tragedy
#CostaConcordia - RTÉ News reports that survivors of the Costa Concordia are joining relatives of the 32 people who died in the tragedy to mark the first anniversary of the shipwreck. The day-long commemoration began this morning with the return…
The Gathering Brings Bonanza with Record Liner Calls to Dublin Port
#GATHERING LINERS – A record number of cruiseships are to call to Dublin Port during the inaugural Gathering in 2013, where for the first time the number of cruiseship calls will surpass 100 during the season, writes Jehan Ashmore. In…

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