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Cruises and Cruise Liner Visits to Ireland
P&O Cruises Adonia Calls to Foynes
#SHANNON CRUISECALL – P&O Cruises Adonia is visiting the mid-west port of Foynes on the banks of the Shannon port today, writes Jehan Ashmore. She had made a call to the east coast last week in Dublin Port and the…
Luxury Cruise Liner 'Lirica' Makes Maiden Call to Dublin Port
#cruiseliner – A $250million luxury cruise liner, the 59,000 tonne, 251 metre "MSC Lirica" with almost 3,000 passengers and crew on board sailed into Dublin Port at 7am this morning on her maiden call to Ireland. The MSC Lirica, carrying…
Cruise Liner Treesome Arrive into Foggy Dublin Bay
#CRUISE LINERS – In dense sea-fog conditions, three cruiseships arrived into Dublin Bay at dawn and proceeded to dock in Dublin Port, writes Jehan Ashmore. Of the trio, Kristina Katarina (1982/12,668grt) today made her inaugural call to the port. As…
Baltic Sea Newcomer to Visit Dublin Port
#CRUISE LINERS - Finnish operated Kristina Katarina is to make her inaugural 'Irish' call this Thursday when she and two other cruiseships are scheduled to arrive in Dublin Port, writes Jehan Ashmore. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the newcomer is…
Academic Arrangements at Sea
#CRUISE LINERS - New York based Academic Arrangements Abroad have chartered Zegraham Expeditions Clipper Odyssey which is to call to Belfast Harbour today for an overnight visit, writes Jehan Ashmore. Academic Arrangements offer more than 50 countries for guests to…
Cunard Line's Newest Cruiseship to Revisit
#CUNARDER REVISIT – Since her launch in 2010, Cunard Line's newest cruiseship the 90,901 tonnes Queen Elizabeth has only called to Dublin Port once and that was last year. She was then on her maiden 'Irish' port of call and…
Cruising By Royal Appointment
#CRUISELINERS- She may be one of the smallest cruiseships operating, however Hebridean Princess (1964/2,112grt) which is to call to Dublin Port this evening, is big in terms of her status, writes Jehan Ashmore. A plaque was unveiled on board in…
All Things Nautical As Sisters to Meet On a Journey
#CRUISESHIP SISTERS – Oceania Cruises Nautica (2000/30,277grt) currently docked in Dublin Port will later today be joined by a sister, Azamara Journey, operated by Azamara Club Cruises, writes Jehan Ashmore Azamara Journey had departed Leith and is heading through the…
‘Signature’ Cruiseship Signs-In
#SIGNATURE CRUISESHIP – Cruiseship Mein Schiff 2 made her statement with a strikingly refreshing bold livery scheme as she swept across Dublin Bay last evening. Rather than the all too common all-white painted cruiseships, her looks also cut a dash…
Superyacht Makes A 'Majestic' Entrance
#SUPERYACHT – The elegant streamlined luxury 60m/200ft motoryacht M.Y. Majestic is to dock in Dublin’s Port this evening, having departed Norway via Scottish waters, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Caymen Islands registered 12-guest charter-yacht (view gallery) which has a crew of…
Chartered Cruiseships Gather for Olympic Games
#OLYMPIC CRUISESHIPS - Peter Deilmann's cruiseship Deutschland (1998/22,496grt) which called to Dublin Port at the weekend is en-route in the English Channel, having departed Plymouth bound for London, where she is set to became a floating hotel during the Olympic…
Three’s A Crowd as Liners Line-Up in Dublin
#TREESOME CRUISECALLS – This morning three cruiseships arrived into Dublin Bay and all within less than an hour. Currently the trio are berthed closely together in the centre of Dublin port, which this year expects to see around 90 such…
Bantry Bay's Double Role on Display
#CRUISE LINERS – Cruise & Maritime Voyages Marco Polo (1965/22,080grt) anchored off scenic Glengariff today and also sharing Bantry Bay is the tanker Amundsen Spirit (2010/109,290dwt), writes Jehan Ashmore. The 800-passenger Marco Polo had sailed from Cork and the veteran…
New Landmark Visitor Attraction Boosts Belfast Cruise Calls
#CRUISE LINERS – This year Belfast Harbour can look forward to a boost in the cruise sector as more than 40 calls are scheduled during the season, the increase is largely attributed to the opening of the iconic visitor attraction…
P&O Celebrate 175th Anniversary as Arcadia Calls to Dublin Port
#P&O 175th ANNIVERSARY – The cruiseship Arcadia (2005/83,781grt) sailed into Dublin Port after an overnight passage from Southampton, where P&O celebrated their 175th anniversary on Tuesday with a spectacular parade of the fleet billed as the 'Grand Event', writes Jehan…
Tighter Safety Inspections of Cruiseships Calling to Irish Ports
#CRUISE LINER SAFETY – Following the Costa Concordia incident off the Italian coast in January, there are to be "tighter" inspections of cruiseships docking in Irish ports according to the State's Marine Survey Office. Checks on safety and crew handling…

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