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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…
Ten Cruise Liners Due for Dun Laoghaire Harbour, including Queen Mary II
##cruiseliner – 10 cruise ships are expected in Dún Laoghaire in 2013 bringing an esitmated 10,000 visitors to the east coast town according to Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company. The world famous Queen Mary II will be one of the first…
P&O Cruises Adonia… And the First Shall Become the Last
#CRUISE LINERS – The final cruise caller this year to visit Dublin Port tomorrow is P&O Cruises Adonia, which today is at sea, having departed Cobh Cruise Terminal yesterday, as previously reported. Albeit the smallest in the seven-strong P&O Cruise…
Port of Cork Welcomes Final Liner of 2012, the Busiest Cruise Season Yet
#cruiseliners – The Port of Cork welcomed MV Adonia, the final cruise liner of the 2012 season to Cobh today following the busiest year to date for the Port in terms of cruise calls. In total, 57 liners called to…
Autumn Cruise Heads for Sunnier Climes
#CRUISELINERS- Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) Ocean Countess (1976/16,795grt) is scheduled to depart Dublin Port this evening, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Portuguese flagged vessel is to start on a 14-nights "Canaries & Madeira" cruise, with Irish passengers having the opportunity…
Giant Cruiseship Cobh Cruises Direct to Norway
#NORWAY CRUISES – Irish cruise passengers will for the first time be able to travel directly from Ireland on a major cruiseship, courtesy of deal between a travel agency and Royal Caribbean International Line. Spaces have been reserved for 200…

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