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Cruises and Cruise Liner Visits to Ireland
Cruiseship Trio Head for Cork Harbour
#CorkCruiseCalls – The Port of Cork will be busy tomorrow as three cruiseships capable of carrying a combined total of 4,200 passengers are to visit the natural harbour, writes Jehan Ashmore. First to make an entrance will be Celebrity Infinity…
Cruise Liners Bring €40m to Cork Economy Each Year
#CruiseLiners - Cruise liner visits are worth more than €40 million annually to the Cork economy, it has emerged. According to, the economic boost comes with a 50% in cruise visitor numbers last year, with 88,000 passengers coming to…
Colourful Cruiseship Calls to Dublin & Liverpool
#AIDAcruises - AIDAcara (1996/38,000grt) with her bold livery of colourful facial features splashed over the hull, is more easily recognisable to cruise-goers and enthusiasts alike as a fleet member of AIDA Cruises, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Rostock based operator's 196m…
Overnight 'Stretch' for Lengthened Cruiseship
#StretchedShip - Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Braemar docked in Dublin Port for an overnight visit having departed Dover, the vessel which was stretched five years ago presents a smart sleek profile, writes Jehan Ashmore. On completion of the mid-section, this…
A Cruiseship's Web-Cam View of Fellow Dublin Port Callers
#CruiseCallerTrio-Dublin Port was busy during dawn this morning as three cruiseships docked within a couple of hours, they are the Europa, Prinsendam and Ocean Princess, writes Jehan Ashmore. Hapag-Lloyd's 199m Bahamas-flagged Europa (1999/28,890grt) arrived from Gromarty and she is moored…
Expedition Ship Arrives, Another Cruise Call for Dun Laoghaire
#cruiseliner – The cruise ship Corinthian is an early cruise caller to Dun Laoghaire harbour this morning, another arrival to the South Dublin Harbour, just 12 hours after the departure of the prestigious Queen Elizabeth. This private yacht-like cruise ship…
Queen Elizabeth Cruise Liner: Celebrating the Luxury of Art Deco
#QueenElizabeth – Queen Elizabeth's maiden visit off Dun Laoghaire Harbour today presented a wonderful sight, not to mention her impressive and sumptuous art-deco style interiors which pay homage to the legendary 1930's Cunard Ocean Liner RMS Queen Elizabeth, writes Jehan…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour Seeks New Cruise Liner Quay
#cruiseliner – Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company (DLHC) is seeking to build a new quay inside the east coast harbour to facilitate to cater for a growing number of cruise liners calling to the capital's waters. DLHC announced this morning it…
Queen Elizabeth Cruise Liner Arrives off Dun Laoghaire
#queenelizabeth – Cunard's Cruise liner Queen Elizabeth, the sister ship to the Queen Mary II that visited in May, is berthed off Dun Laoghaire this morning. Passengers began  disembarking shortly after 7am by tender to come ashore to see the sights…
Another ‘Cunarder’ Call is to Bring 'Elizabeth'
#CunarderCALL – Cunard Line's newest cruiseship, the 90,901 tonnes Queen Elizabeth is to make her maiden call off Dun Laoghaire Harbour tomorrow. She is the second largest ship built for the company after Queen Mary 2 which called earlier this…
First of Five Double Cruise Caller Days
#CruiseDoubles – As previously reported earlier this week, August will be the Port of Cork's busiest month ever with 21 cruise liners alone scheduled to call, starting with the visit today of the ultra-luxury Sea Cloud and a double call…
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…


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