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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…
Costa Concordia Crew Wins Top Seafarer Award
#CRUISE LINERS - The crew of the Costa Concordia that capsized off the coast of Italy earlier this year have won a prestigious award for their "courage and professionalism" in response to the disaster, as The Irish Times reports. The…
Semester at Sea Ship Sets Sail Amid a ‘Blaze of Light’
#SEMESTER-SHIP – Last night the semester at sea cruiseship Explorer with more than 800 students, academics and crew, as previously reported on, departed into Dublin Bay in a blaze of light, having visited the capital for a two-days, writes…
West Meets East: As Semester at Sea Ship Heads for The Gathering
#SEMESTER SHIP – Having made a recent visit to Galway, the cruiseship Explorer with more than 800 students, academics and crew are on board, as previously reported on, is currently heading to the opposite side of the island, with…
Detained Cruiseship Departs Dublin Port After Fuel Bill Resolved
#CRUISESHIP RELEASED – As previously reported, the Princess Danae (1955/16,531grt) which was at the centre of a dispute over an unpaid fuel bill departed Dublin Port last night, after the High Court set aside orders it had earlier granted detaining…
Portuguese Cruiseship Arrested in Dublin Port Over Alleged €75k Fuel Bill
#CRUISESHIP DETENTION – The High Court has ordered the arrest and detention of Princess Danae (1955/16,531grt) which arrived into Dublin Port today. The cruiseship as previously reported on, has a capacity to carry more than 800 passengers and crew,…

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