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Cruises and Cruise Liner Visits to Ireland
Cruiseship Boost for Belfast
#CRUISE LINERS-Belfast Harbour looks forward to another bumper year as cruise operators are to increase by 32% compared to last year, with 41 cruise ships bringing almost 75,000 visitors to the port. The following major operators are to visit: Cruise…
Cruise Liners Line-Up for Foyle
#CRUISE LINERS-Aside the main ports where most cruise ships visit while touring this island, Londonderry would be a less frequent destination, as such vessels only began visiting the north-west port since 1995, writes Jehan Ashmore. Some of the leading operators…
Cruiseship Designed for Great Lakes Calls to Dublin Port
#CRUISELINERS– A vessel at first glanced resembling that of a Mississippi riverboat in reality an ocean-going cruiseship designed also to serve on the US Great Lakes, docked in Dublin Port today, reports Jehan Ashmore. The 91m Sea Discoverer (4,954grt) berthed…
Cruise Caller Line-Up for Galway Harbour
#CRUISE LINERS- Galway Harbour can look forward to welcoming nine cruise calls to the mid-west port this year, with the first visitor being Arion which is scheduled to arrive in Galway Bay during late May, writes Jehan Ashmore. Arion harks…
Cruise Lines Mandate Pre-Departure Safety Briefing for Passengers
#CRUISE LINERS - Cruise ship passengers will be given a safety briefing before leaving port under new industry rules drawn up in the wake of the Costa Concordia incident, The Guardian reports. Three organisations representing international cruise lines have agreed…
Cork Cruise Caller Line-Up for 2012
#CRUISE LINERS – The Port of Cork is to welcome 60 cruise vessels this season, an increase on 2011 levels when 53 calls were made, bringing over 100,000 passengers and crew to the region, writes Jehan Ashmore. According to UK…
A Tale of Two Sisters: Cobh’s Former Liner Tenders
#LINER TENDERS – As Dubliners and visitors alike enjoy the facilities of Cill Airne, the River Liffey's floating restaurant and bar venue, her sister, Canima is in complete contrast, as she rusts away on the far side of the Atlantic,…
Dublin Port Cruise Sector On the Rise for 2012
#CRUISE LINERS – In 2012 the Dublin Port Company can look forward to welcoming 90 cruiseship calls, slightly up compared to this year's season, writes Jehan Ashmore. The sector in 2011 performed positively with a 7.5% increase in cruise passengers…
Drogheda Port to Become New Cruiseship Destination
#CRUISE LINERS- In a first for Drogheda Port, the cruiseship, Clipper Adventurer (1975/4,367grt) is to call next May, and will represent  a new business to the port  as part of its circumnavigation of the island of Ireland, writes Jehan Ashmore.…
Cruiseships Great and Small Lineup for Dublin 2012
#CRUISE LINERS- Around 85 cruiseships are scheduled to call to Dublin Port in 2012, which compares closely to the same number of calls for this year's season, writes Jehan Ashmore.First to start the season will be Grand Princess, which has…
900 Brazilian Delegates Come to Cork
#CRUISE LINER–Up to 900 delegates from the fuel industry in Brazil are being rewarded for their business with a high end incentive trip in 2012 which will include a visit to Cork. They will travel on the cruise liner MV…
Dublin Port Turn-Around Offers Direct Cruises to the Sun
Portuguese-flagged Ocean Countess (1976/17,593grt) returned to Dublin Port from Vigo, this morning after completing a 10-night Iberian and Morocco cruise. She embarks on another direct cruise from the capital today, writes Jehan Ashmore. Operated by UK-based Cruise & Maritime Voyages…
German Cruise-Goers On Anchorage Call to Glengariff
As the cruise season draws to a close, passengers from the German 28,856 tonnes Amadea, visited Bantry Bay, west Cork today, writes Jehan Ashmore. The former Japanese cruiseship launched in 1991, anchored off picturesque Glengariff and neighbouring Garinish Island. Amadea had…
Fram From the Fjords and Beyond
Hurtigruten's polar expediton cruiseship Fram (2007/11,647grt) docked at the Cobh cruise terminal in Cork Harbour today, writes Jehan Ashmore. The rather stout looking vessel which is 114m long on a beam of 20m was built in Italy to operate primarily…
Bikini Registered Motoryacht Follows Cruiseship Out of Dublin
Within hours of each other two ultra-luxurious vessels departed Dublin Port this morning, firstly the five star-rated cruiseship Hebridean Princess, and then followed the Bikini registered Cary Ali, a private charter mini-motoryacht, writes Jehan Ashmore. Hebridean Princess, a former 600-passenger…
Queen Elizabeth's Chartered Cruiseship on Three-Day Visit to Dublin
The World's smallest luxury cruiseship the Hebridean Princess, which in recent years was chartered to Queen Elizabeth II, docked in Dublin's docklands yesterday. She berthed on the south quays facing The Convention Centre, where a special event was hosted by…

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