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Russian Ghost Ship May be On Ocean Floor
#GhostShip- According to FoxNews, the 4,521 tonnes Russian ghost ship, Lyubov Orlova that has been drifting in the Atlantic Ocean since a tow line snapped months ago, and has yet to be spotted, has left some to speculate that it…
Morning Maiden Call of MSC Magnifica
#CruiseLiners – MSC Magnifica of 95,000 tonnes, made her maiden Irish call to Dublin Port this morning, she follows MSC Liricia, which last year visited the capital marking the first entry of MSC Cruises operations with calls to Ireland, writes…
Shannon Cruiseship Season to Start with a Voyager
#CruiseLiners – The Shannon Estuary's main port of Foynes, the gateway to mid-western visitor attractions, is to welcome three cruise callers this season, starting next week with a call by Voyages of Discovery's 15,396 tonnes Voyager, writes Jehan Ashmore. Holland…
Queen Mary 2: Bon Voyage As Dun Laoghaire Bids Farewell to Success of Big Visitor
#QM2Farewell– Queen Mary 2 under the command of master Kevin Oprey, weighed anchor in Dublin Bay yesterday evening after her historic maiden visit off Dun Laoghaire Harbour and from where a flotilla set out to take a final close-up view…
Cruiseships: Small, Medium & Large Make Calls to Dublin Bay Ports
#CruiseLiners – The dual serving liner and cruiseship Queen Mary 2 was not the only passenger vessel visiting Dublin Bay today, as the Serenissima docked within Dun Laoghaire Harbour and Artania called to Dublin Port, writes Jehan Ashmore. The contrast…
Queen Mary 2 World’s Largest Liner Heralds Cruise Boom for Dún Laoghaire Harbour
#LinerQueenMary2 -RMS Queen Mary 2 the world's largest ocean liner made her maiden visit to Dublin Bay, anchoring offshore in calm sunny conditions off Dun Laoghaire Harbour early this morning. A five star welcome saw 3,000 passengers greeted by a…
Queen Mary 2 Departs the Clyde Bound for Dublin Bay Debut
#LinerQueenMary2- Queen Mary 2 is currently underway and bound for Dublin Bay, having departed Greenock Ocean Terminal, where she launched the cruise season at the Clyde port. Tomorrow morning the world's only 'liner' will make her historic maiden anchorage call…
Sea Explorer Returns to Dublin Bay but Calls Instead to Dublin Port
#CruiseLiners – Sea Explorer the small cruiseship which spent a brief 'lay-up' period in Dun Laoghaire Harbour during the Spring, as previously reported on Afloat.ie, returned to Dublin Bay today again 'without' passengers, with the ship docking instead in Dublin…
Final Preparations Underway as Dun Laoghaire Gears Up for arrival of RMS Queen Mary 2
#LinerQueenMary2 -Final preparations are underway as Dún Laoghaire gears up for the first ever visit of the world's only ocean liner – the giant RMS Queen Mary 2. The impressive Cunard Line 'flagship' all of 151,400 tonnes, is due to…
Striking Lauren Recalls Her Former Cruiseship Role to Dun Laoghaire Harbour
#MotorYacht - A striking looking Maltese flagged luxury charter motoryacht Lauren L, arrived this morning into Dublin Port to berth opposite the Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club marina, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 2,991 tonnes vessel built in Germany by the…
Queen Mary 2: Up Front & Personal with Cruise Round the Liner
#LinerQM2 – A once in a lifetime opportunity to see fantastic close-up views of the giant Queen Mary 2 (QM2) during the liner's historic inaugural call off Dun Laoghaire Harbour are available with a Dublin Bay Cruises excursion, writes Jehan…
Queen Mary 2 Cruise Liner in Dun Laoghaire, 6am Thurs, May 16
Queen Mary 2 kicks off the 2013 cruise liner season in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin early on Thursday, May 16 and she'll be visible off the Kish lighthouse at the entrance to Dublin Bay from before 6am onher journey from Greenock…
Queen Mary 2 'Flagship Liner' Bound for Dun Laoghaire
#LinerQueenMary2- The eagerly awaited visit of the world's only 'liner', Cunard Line's flagship Queen Mary 2 is now just over a week away to making her first ever visit to Dublin Bay with an 'anchorage' call off Dun Laoghaire Harbour,…
'Lay-Up' Dun Laoghaire Cruiseship Switches Ports Prior to Embarking New Charter
#CruiseLiners – Sea Explorer, the small cruiseship which underwent a period of 'lay-up' in Dun Laoghaire Harbour as previously reported on Afloat.ie, is currently berthed in Barrow-in-Furness, having departed the Irish port last month, writes Jehan Ashmore. Owned by Miami…
Contrasting Cruiseship Callers Due Double Docking
#CruiseLiners – For the first time during the 2013 Dublin Port cruise season, two such vessels are due to dock on the same day and only hours apart, writes Jehan Ashmore. The French mega-yacht style cruiseship Le Boreal from Caen,…
Cruise Conference Discusses New Sulphur Emissions Regulations
#CruiseConference- At the Cruise Europe conference held in Le Havre yesterday, plans for the new sulphur emissions regulations due to come into force in 2015 were among the issues discussed at the event. Captain Michael McCarthy, chair of Cruise Europe…

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