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Former Soviet-Bloc Liner Continues Cruising
Cruising off the east coast of Leinster this evening is the veteran cruiseship Marco Polo which is bound for the Scilly Isles off Land's End, writes Jehan Ashmore. For those with an appreciation for the more traditional tiered deck profile…
A Former Royal is Set to Return
Following the visit of Grand Princess to Dublin Port on Monday another cruiseship which also had a royal-theme to its name is to dock tommorow, writes Jehan Ashmore. The cruiseship Silver Explorer was formerly the Prince Albert II, named after…
"Grand Princess" Calls to Dublin Port on eve of Queen's Visit
The first grand cruise liner, the 109,000 tonne, 290 metre "Grand Princess" with almost 4,000 passengers and crew sailed into Dublin Port at 8am this morning. The ship is the epitome of luxury with a magnificent array of facilities that…
A Princess Without Her Tiara...As Ship's Skywalker Flies Away!
Cruiseships continue to grow in size but the opposite could be said for Grand Princess when her Skywalker Nightclub weighing some 211 tons was removed, writes Jehan Ashmore. In a delicate operation, it took over 10 hours for torches to…
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…

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