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Mega-Yacht Cruiseship Le Boréal Visits Dublin
The French mega-yacht cruiseship Le Boréal docked at Dublin Port this morning on for her first visit to an Irish port, having sailed from Caen, writes Jehan Ashmore. Le Boréal (see photo) is only a year in service and the…
French Mega-Yacht Cruiseship Bound for Dublin Debut
The sleek-profile of the 10,700 tonnes mega-yacht cruiseship Le Boréal is set to make her inaugural Irish port of call to Dublin port this Tuesday, writes Jehan Ashmore. Le Boréal was to make her maiden Irish call to Cobh but…
Discovery of Isle of Man Marks First Cruise-Call of 2011
Douglas Bay formed the backdrop for passengers onboard the 20,186 tonnes Discovery which anchored off the Manx port capital yesterday, marking the first cruise-caller of the year to the Isle of Man, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Bermuda-flagged cruiseship departed Portsmouth in…
Cobh Cruiseships Come and Go (Footage)
Following the impressive meeting for the first time of two cruiseships together at Cobh on Sunday, the Port of Cork has released footage on their website which can viewed by clicking here, writes Jehan Ashmore. The cruiseships were the inbound…
A First for Cobh as Two Cruise Giants Come and Go
Cobh played host to yet another historic maritime spectacle when two giant cruiseships met off the town's deepwater quay at the same time this afternoon, writes Jehan Ashmore. In an unprecedented scheduling of cruiseships to the Port of Cork (Cobh),…
Cruise Giants to Meet off Cobh
For the first time two cruiseship giants are scheduled to depart and arrive off Cobh at the same time this May Bank Holiday weekend, writes Jehan Ashmore. The largest cruiseship to call to an Irish port the Independence of the…
Cork's Cruiseship's Call Schedule 2011
This year a total of 54 cruiseships and over 100,000 passengers are to disembark in Cork Harbour, mostly at the Cobh Cruise Terminal, writes Jehan Ashmore. The inaugural call for this season was made last Monday by Cunard Line's Queen…
Dublin Port's Cruise Ship Schedule 2011/12
There is a fantastic range of cruise ships scheduled for Dublin Port this Summer and next. Below you'll find the latest schedule from Dublin Port Company. Many of the massive ships are return visitors to these shores such as the…
Port of Cork Awarded Two Top Cruise Liner Awards
The Port of Cork has won first place for 'Best Destination Experience (Organised)' in the world and 2nd place for 'Best Port Welcome' after attending the largest annual cruise conference 'Cruise Shipping Miami' where the 15th Annual "Dream World Cruise…
First Cruise-Caller of the Year
During the early hours of this morning Fred Olsen's Cruise Lines 28,388 tonnes Boudicca docked in Dublin Port, marking the inaugural cruise-call for this year's season, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 880 passenger berth cruiseship with a crew of over 300…
Cruise-Callers Set to Start Summer Season
Fred Olsen Cruise Lines 28,388 tonnes Boudicca is to call to Dublin Port next month marking the inaugural cruiseship call for this year's season, writes Jehan Ashmore. Over 200 cruise calls with around half a million passengers and crew are…
Cruise Line Business Worth €60m
Cruise Ireland, the marketing group promoting Ireland as a cruise destination; has announced that the overall economic contribution of the cruise business is estimated to be worth €60 million to the island of Ireland. On average there are over 200…
Cruise-Talk at the Holiday World Show
The Holiday World Show in association with The Sunday Times, opened its doors today at the RDS Simmonscourt Complex in Dublin. The three-day show, which runs tomorrow and Sunday, will have numerous exhibitors with worldwide destinations and all types of…
Come Cruising at the Holiday World Shows
A new 'Cruise Pavilion' awaits visitors as part of The Belfast Telegraph Holiday World Show which opened its doors today. The three-in-one show which already includes the Caravan & Motorhome Show and Angling Ireland Show, is also open tomorrow and…
The Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company has submitted a Business Case for the Construction and Operation of A Cruise Facility to the Government's E-Tender public procurement agency. Details of the request to tender can be viewed by clicking here. The following stakeholders…
Frostbite 'Cruising'
This morning the 28,388 gross tonnes cruises-ship Boudicca is due to arrive into Dublin Port, writes Jehan Ashmore. The visit of the 1973-built vessel will represent the second last cruise-call of this year's cruise-season. The 900-passenger capacity Boudicca will depart later…

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