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A 'Solstice' class cruiseship adds Afloat operated by Celebrity Cruises during a call to Cobh in lower Cork Harbour.
#cruiseliners - The Port of Cork writes the Irish Examiner, is expected to take advantage of a lack of space in Dublin Port for large cruise ships when Brexit forces authorities in the capital to handle increased amounts of freight…
The small cruiseship Star Legend (212 guests) AFLOAT adds is seen on arrival to Dun Laoghaire Harbour. A pair of sisters are among 6 cruiseship calls this season that will visit the Victorian built harbour.
#cruiseliners - There have been calls made by local residents to open Dun Laoghaire Harbour up to more medium-sized cruise ships. As the Dublin Gazette reports, with the announcement that Dublin Port will be reducing the amount of cruise liners…
All-Ireland Campaign Launched to Reverse Ban on Cruise Ships Entering Dublin Port
A group of businesses across the tourism, retail and transport sectors have come together to campaign against the Dublin Port Company’s surprise ban on cruise ships entering Dublin Port from 2021. The group, which will be known as the All-Ireland…
The 330m Royal Princess  cruise ship arrives in Dublin in 2018 carrying more than 3,000 passengers and crew
Dublin Town, the not for profit organisation charged with creating a welcoming and economically viable city environment in Dublin, has urged Dublin Port to reconsider its decision to cut cruise ship calls to the city by more than 50%, from…
The MV Viking Sky pictured in Sète, France last December
Nearly 400 people have been airlifted from a cruise liner adrift off the coast of Norway, as RTÉ News reports. More than 1,300 passengers and crew were on board the luxury liner Viking Sky yesterday (Saturday 23 March) when it…
Dublin Port’s Cruise Call Cutbacks ‘Will Have Catastrophic Effect On Industry’
Dublin Port’s decision to reduce cruise liner visits from 2021 has sparked concern among the wider tourism industry in Ireland. As covered last month on Afloat.ie, rising freight volumes and the need to create space due to Brexit will mean…
Chairman of MJM Marine Brian McConville, vice-president of vessel refurbishment at Norwegian Cruise Line Colin Gant, and chief executive of MJM Gary Annett
#cruiseliners - Newry based firm MJM Marine, writes The Irish Times, has won its biggest contract to date for a “multimillion dollar” refit of a cruise liner that will involve a team of 1,400 people. The company, which has its…
Eamonn O'Reilly, CEO of Dublin Port Company
#cruiseliners - The Port of Dublin is to greatly curtail cruise ships using its facilities and may axe the business altogether. Eamonn O’Reilly, chief executive of Dublin Port Company told the Sunday Independent that rising freight volumes and the need to…
Michael McCarthy of Cruise Europe and Simon Coveney, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade at the Cruise Europe summit on Brexit held in Dublin.
#cruiseliners -  A Cruise Europe summit hosted by Dublin Port Company to discuss Brexit by members of the cruise association that promotes destinations in Northern and Atlantic Europe was recently held in the Irish capital. Attending the summit was Simon…
Yachts at moorings and large trawlers docked in Killybegs. Also berthed in the Co. Donegal port Afloat adds is German cruise operator Phoenix Reisen's Artania
#cruiseliners - Killybegs, Co. Donegal this summer will be visited by 12 cruise ships carrying 11,313 passengers. The season DonegalNow reports will mark a first for the port town in that one of the cruise ships will berth overnight. Barney…
Cruiseship Berlin AFLOAT adds is seen making a call to Belfast Harbour in June last year with towage assistance from SMS Towage. In the background the famous iconic landmarks of H&W dockyard and Titanic Belfast Centre, the visitor attraction venue located on the banks of the River Lagan.
#cruiseliners - A total 285,000 visitors on board 151 cruise ships are due to call at Belfast Harbour this year, an increase of 31% on the 115 visits during the 2018 cruise season. The figures were announced by Cruise Belfast,…
#CruiseLiners - Classic cruiseship Marco Polo arrived to the Irish capital today as part of a Dublin Festive Mini-Cruise which includes an overnight call, writes Jehan Ashmore. Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) are the only operators serving Irish ports with…
Celebrity Eclipse on a call to Cobh, Cork Harbour where cruiseships calls are to surpass 100 visits, a record to be achieved in season 2019
#CruiseLiners - Cruiseliners are to set a record with 103 calls booked to visit Cork next year, reports BreakingNews.ie, including several which will dock in the port for the first time. New ships such as Celebrity Cruises MV Celebrity Reflection…
#CruiseLiners - It was at Cruise Europe's AGM in St Petersburg during April, when chairman Captain Michael McCarthy outlined how it would be in the interests of CE as an organisation to retain an 'Observer and Contributor Status' to the…
Azura in Tallinn, Estonia on June 12, 2016.
#Cruiseliners - A captain of a cruise ship found to be burning fuel with excessive sulphur levels has been fined €100,000 (£88,500) in a Marseille court, the first such ruling in France. The prosecution writes The Guardian was intended to…
Bantry Bay, Co. Cork looks set to become a must-stop destination for luxury expedition cruises. AFLOAT adds above at anchorage the small luxury expedition cruiseship Serenissima. The former Norwegian 'Hurtigruten' cargo-ferry Harald Jarl, visited in May, had company in the form of a sail trainee tallship Danmark. See below link for related coverage.
#CruiseLiners - West Cork's scenic Banty Bay looks set to become a must-stop destination for luxury expedition cruises, reports The Southern Star.  Businesses, tourism groups and Bantry Bay Port Company are working on a strategy which would appeal to what…

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