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Cruises and Cruise Liner Visits to Ireland
P&O Cruises Arcadia Basks In Blocking-High Climate of Dublin Bay
#P&OCruises – Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company welcomed today the mid-sized cruiseship Arcadia (83,500 tonnes) under the command of Captain S C Breton, who is the first female to take this position for P&O Cruises, writes Jehan Ashmore. Arcadia had departed…
No Sails as Cruise Liner 'Club Med 2' Departs Dublin Bay
#cruiseliner – As majestic as she might be, the five–masted cruise liner, Club Med 2 left Dublin Port yesterday evening, and just like local craft she dwarfed, she was unable to sail away, as there was no wind on Dublin Bay. …
French Club Med Invasion Before Aussie-Filled Rugby Cruise
#ClubMedCruise – As previously reported on, Club Med's impressive five-masted cruiseship Club Med 2 (1992/14,983grt) docked into Cork Harbour this morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. She had sailed overnight from Brest and her presence alongside Cobh will make for a…
Gathering Wind as Cruiseships Set Their Sails for Irish Ports
#CruiseTallShips – An unprecedented number of cruiseships also equipped with sailing masts are to visit Irish ports this season, starting with the arrival of the five-masted Club Med 2 to Cork Harbour tomorrow, writes Jehan Ashmore. Club Med's impressive 637-foot…
Largest Residential Cruise Liner is Galway Bound
#CruiseLiners - The world's largest residential cruise liner is set to visit the City of the Tribes next week, according to the Galway Independent. The floating town known as The World is expected to arrive in Galway Bay next Monday…
Marshall Islands ‘Marina’ Made an Impression
#CruiseLiners -Those watching the live coverage of the recent Ocean to City rowing race would of seen the handsome Marina, a 66,000 tonnes cruiseship which had berthed in Cobh, writes Jehan Ashmore. Only launched in 2011, Oceania Cruises 1,250 passenger…
Celebrity Basks in Sunshine During Anchorage Call
#CelebrityCruises – The Celebrity Infinity basked in the glorious sunshine today while at  anchor off Dunmore East and from where tenders of the 91,000 tonnes cruiseship shuttled back and forth, writes Jehan Ashmore. Tonight the 2001 built cruiseship makes an…
Visiting Cruise Liner Adds to the Summer Time Colour of Cobh
In glorious sunshine, with some real summer heat at last, the town of Cobh in Cork Harbour was en féte to day writes Claire Bateman. Scroll down for photos by Bob Bateman. Adding to the mardi gras atmosphere and towering…
Russian Ghost Ship May be On Ocean Floor
#GhostShip- According to FoxNews, the 4,521 tonnes Russian ghost ship, Lyubov Orlova that has been drifting in the Atlantic Ocean since a tow line snapped months ago, and has yet to be spotted, has left some to speculate that it…
Morning Maiden Call of MSC Magnifica
#CruiseLiners – MSC Magnifica of 95,000 tonnes, made her maiden Irish call to Dublin Port this morning, she follows MSC Liricia, which last year visited the capital marking the first entry of MSC Cruises operations with calls to Ireland, writes…
Shannon Cruiseship Season to Start with a Voyager
#CruiseLiners – The Shannon Estuary's main port of Foynes, the gateway to mid-western visitor attractions, is to welcome three cruise callers this season, starting next week with a call by Voyages of Discovery's 15,396 tonnes Voyager, writes Jehan Ashmore. Holland…
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, 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…

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