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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…
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…

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