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Former President of Ireland is Guest Speaker on UK & Irish Isles Cruise
#FORMER IRISH PRESIDENT ON CRUISE – Former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson was a guest speaker on board the National Geographic Explorer during the first leg of a 14-day 'Exploring the British Isles and Irish Isles' cruise which departed the…
Twiggy’s Cruiseship Calls to Town
#COBH CRUISE CALL – The sleek profile of Seabourn Sojourn, the cruiseship whose godmother is Twiggy, the English fashion icon and actress, called at Cobh Cruise Terminal this morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. The ultra-luxurious vessel is the second of a…
Silverseas Sails to Shannon Estuary
#SHANNON SILVERSEAS - The mid-west port of Foynes is playing host to the ultra-luxurious Silver Whisper (2001/28,000grt) which docked along the Shannon Estuary this morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. The vessel operated by Silverseas Cruises had sailed from Southampton and at…
Historic First as Cruiseship Calls to Drogheda Port
#DROGHEDA CRUISE CALL – The first ever cruiseship to visit Drogheda Port was welcomed this morning as Noble Caledonia' 122 passenger Clipper Adventurer (1975/ 4,367grt) entered the mouth of the Boyne, writes Jehan Ashmore. Onlookers came out to view the…
Cruiseship's Return Consolidates New Business
#CRUISE CALLER – The small expedition cruiseship Quest made a return port of call to Dun Laoghaire Harbour early this morning, having inaugurated the season last month, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 50m long vessel operated by Noble Caledonia carries 52…
Cruiseship on Atlantic Repositioning Cruise
#ATLANTIC REPOSITIONING CRUISE – Another massive cruiseship the Caribbean Princess (2004/112,894grt), is to dock in Dublin Port around lunchtime today, having crossed the Atlantic, from Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 3,600 passenger capacity 'Grand' class ship…
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 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…

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