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Cruises and Cruise Liner Visits to Ireland
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…
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…

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