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Cruises and Cruise Liner Visits to Ireland
HAL ‘Dams’ Large, Medium & Small Cruiseships to Call in that Order
#HollandAmerica – Dunmore East is to host three Holland America Line (HAL) cruiseships of varying sizes this season which runs until mid-September, writes Jehan Ashmore. The largest of the trio Eurodam (86,273grt) had visited today with an anchorage call and…
Modern Windjammer Cruiseship Returns to Dublin Port
#TallCruiseShip – Sea Cloud II returned to Dublin Port today and is clearly visible to motoring commuters using the East-Link Bridge, to where she is berthed nearby, writes Jehan Ashmore. On her previous visit earlier this month, the 2001 built…
21 Cruise Liners & 30,000 Passengers to Visit Cork Harbour in August
#portofcork – According to the Port of Cork, August is set to be the busiest month ever with 21 cruise liners scheduled to call. Up to 30,000 cruise passengers will step ashore during the month of August bringing a welcome boost…
Cruise Liner Tender 'Permit Withdrawn', MV Oriana Moves to Dublin Port
#oriana – The cruise liner Oriana that moored off Dun Laoghaire this morning moved to Dublin Port at lunchtime. The sudden change of berth arrangements follows a navigational incident in Dublin Bay this morning and is in relation to a passenger tendering operation…
P&O Cruises Calls Again As Oriana Arrives on Anchorage Visit
#CruiseAnchorage - P&O Cruises Oriana anchored this morning off Dun Laoghaire Harbour and marks another visit of the famous company following fleetmate Arcadia which called earlier this month, writes Jehan Ashmore. Oriana with a capacity for almost 2,000 passengers was…
Costa Concordia Officers Sentenced In Plea Bargain
#CostaConcordia - The Irish Times reports that five officers from the ill-fated Costa Concordia have received jail sentences as part of their plea bargains with the court. Each received a sentence ranging from 18 months to two years and 10…
Wind Surf Cruise Liner Under Sail from Dun Laoghaire Harbour
#WindSURF – As the five-masted Wind Surf departed Dun Laoghaire Harbour yesterday evening she began setting her sails, in stark contrast to her sister Club Med 2 as previously reported which presented only a forest of masts, writes Jehan Ashmore.…
Costa Concordia Captain Offers Plea Deal
#CruiseLiners - Lawyers for the captain of the cruise liner that capsized off the west coast of Italy early last year have requested a plea deal in the trial over his role in the disaster. According to RTÉ News, Francesco…
The Wind Surf, a Five Masted Sailing Ship, Docks in Dun Laoghaire Tomorrow
#cruiseliner – An award winning, luxury sailing ship will dock in Dún Laoghaire Harbour tomorrow  from 7am to 6pm as reported earlier. The Wind Surf – a five masted sailing ship – is scheduled to embark 300 guests and…
Majestic Tall-Cruise-Ship With White Clouds Too
#TallCruiseShip- One good easily think another tallship visitor has called to Dublin Port, however what makes the majestic 117m Sea Cloud II stand out is not just beauty but that she is a cruiseship and with a mere 64 guests…
Gathering Cruise Flotilla and Five-Masted Cruiseship to Centre on Dun Laoghaire Harbour
#GatheringCRUISES- On the same day of the eagerly awaited Gathering Cruise which sets off next Thursday (18 July) from Dun Laoghaire Harbour, the Wind Surf a 14,745 tonnes cruiseship sporting five masts and each 50m/164 ft-high is due to berth,…
The World Berths Bringing Bali-Beds Back to the Capital
#TheWORLD – This morning The World berthed in Dublin Port beside the East-Link Toll Bridge, having made calls to Belfast, Galway and London-Derry in this year of the UK City of Culture, writes Jehan Ashmore. The exclusive residential vessel of…
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…
Arcadia: Another Anchorage Call Heads for Dun Laoghaire Harbour
#CaptBreton – While Galway Bay is hosting The World today off Mutton Island, Captain S C Breton master of P&O Cruises Arcadia which is nearly twice the size, is set to make an anchorage call off Dun Laoghaire Harbour tomorrow…
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…

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