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Cruises and Cruise Liner Visits to Ireland
Sight-Seeing Excursion for Third ‘Cunarder’ Caller to Merseyside
#CunarderCall - Cunard Line's Queen Victoria is to visit Liverpool's famous waterfront on 30 May as 2014 marks the centenary anniversary of RMS Aquitania's maiden voyage to New York, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 'Cunarder' represents one of the 'grand trio'…
‘My Ship’ Cruise-Goers Watch Fellow Holidaymakers Arrive to Dublin Port
#CruiseLiners– On the same day of L.E. Samuel Beckett's historic inaugural call to Dublin Port, two large cruiseships also visited the capital with mid-morning berthing taking place within Alexandra Basin, writes Jehan Ashmore. A large crowd of cruise-goers gathered along…
That's the Spirit Liverpool to Host Cruise Show
#CruiseLinersLiverpool – Thomson Spirit as previously reported on, completed a circumnavigation cruise of Ireland this morning with an arrival of the vessel to Liverpool Cruise Terminal, writes Jehan Ashmore. Among the cruise calls of the 33,390 tons vessel operated…
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…
Minister Varadkar Appoints New Members to Board of Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company
#CruiseLiners - Minister for Transport, Leo Varadkar TD has appointed three new members to the Board of Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company. The appointments which come into effect last week include: Mark Finan who is a barrister-at-law with particular expertise in…
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…
Dun Laoghaire Plans Get 'Huge Endorsement' From US Cruise Line
#Cruises - Dun Laoghaire Harbour officials have reported a "huge endorsement" by American cruise companies of their plans to transform the Dublin Bay port into a top cruise destination. The team from the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company, joined by a…
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…

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