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Quest for Adventure finds the Foyle
#CRUISE CALLS – The opening cruiseship caller for this year in Londonderry was marked by the arrival this morning of the 446 passenger Quest for Adventure, writes Jehan Ashmore. She docked at Lisahally, downriver of the north-west city, having sailed…
Cruise Callers to Dun Laoghaire ‘Recalled’
#DUN LAOGHAIRE CRUISELINERS – The recent call of what is believed to be the world's smallest cruiseship the Quest (1991/1,180grt) to Dun Laoghaire Harbour as part of an initiative to develop this sector is by no means completely new to…
Super Yacht 'Air' Sails into Cork Harbour
#SUPERYACHT – The 81-metre long super motor yacht 'AIR' cut a dramatic pose as an early season caller to Cork Harbour yesterday. This black hulled Dutch-built Feadship was launched in March last year and it is available for charter at…
Circumnavigation Cruise of Ireland Deferred as Bad Weather Delays Cruiseship from Argentina
#CRUISE LINERS – Due to bad weather a 11-day circumnavigation cruise of Ireland by Clipper Adventurer which is currently en-route from Argentina has been diverted to Cork, deferring the start of the cruise which was due to depart from Waterford…
Cruise Europe Appoints Port of Cork Official
#CRUISE SHIP SECTOR – Cruise & Ferry reports that Captain Michael McCarthy of the Port of Cork Company was unanimously chosen to become the new chairman of industry association Cruise Europe. At the association's conference held last month at Royal…
Cruise Ship Failed to Stop for Drifting Fishing Boat in Pacific Say Passengers
#CRUISE LINERS - NPR News reports on allegations that a Carnival cruise liner spotted a drifting fishing vessel in the Pacific Ocean but failed to stop to help. On 10 March, a group of birdwatchers - including one from Ireland…
Mega-Yacht Cruiseship Returns
#MEGA-YACHTCRUISESHIP – Nearly a year ago to her Irish debut the Le Boréal a mega-yacht cruiseship called to Dublin Port today, writes Jehan Ashmore. The sleek sweeping lines of the 132 berth and 264 maximum capacity vessel is designed with…
Cruise Call Opens New Opportunities for Dun Laoghaire Harbour
#CRUISE CALLS - The docking of the Quest in Dun Laoghaire Harbour this morning marks the first phase of cruise calls this summer as part of a new development to attract cruiseships, writes Jehan Ashmore. The opening of the cruise…
Cruiseships Head for Isle of Man
#MANX CRUISE CALLS – The Manx capital is set to welcome over a dozen cruise callers for the season which starts next month according to www.visitisleman.com Two of the 14 calls that are scheduled to Douglas belong to the Silversea…
Massive Cruise Liner Arrival Marks New Season for Dublin
#CRUISE–LINERS – The arrival of the €350 million Grand Princess cruise ship marked the opening of the 2012 Cruise season on Dublin Bay early this morning (Wed) when the 290 metre long vessel arrived overnight from Scotland on her only…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour’s Quest for Cruiseships Attracts Queen Mary 2
#CRUISELINERS – The Quest (1992/1,180grt) an ice-strengthened expedition cruiseship, will have the distinction of being the first cruise caller to Dun Laoghaire Harbour in many years. The cruise call next week (24th April) will mark a new era in attracting…
‘Lost Weight’ Cruiseship to Call to Dublin Port
#CRUISE LINERS – Following Friday's first cruise call to Dublin Port this year of the 300-plus passenger Arion as previously reported, the considerably larger Grand Princess is to call on Wednesday. Notably on this occasion the 2,600 passenger cruiseship is…
From Falmouth to the Fjords
#CRUISE LINERS – Dublin Port's first cruise caller for this season will be Arion which today sets sail from Falmouth on an eleven night / twelve day cruise to Scotland and Norwegian fjords. The 5,888 gross tonnes cruiseship built in…
More Cruise Liner Success for Port of Cork
The Port of Cork has scooped another two cruise awards for 2011. The awards for 'Best Shore side Welcome' and 'Best Tour Guides' were announced at Seatrade Miami, the global annual cruise shipping conference. This is the second year in…
Polar Expedition Cruiseship Heads Waterford Cruise Caller List
#CRUISE CALLS – Waterford is to welcome its first cruise caller in 2012 with the Quest (1992/1,180grt) an ice-strengthened expedition cruiseship which is to dock next month along the city-quays, writes Jehan Ashmore. Normally she operates around the Scottish Isles,…
Graham Norton's 'Jaw-Dropping' Alaska Coastline Experience
#CRUISE LINERS - TV host and funnyman Graham Norton recounts his breathtaking experiences on a cruise to Alaska for the Mail on Sunday. "Until Alaska, my own serious nautical experience was crossing the Irish Sea on a car ferry," writes…

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