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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…
A record 115 cruise ships carrying 185,000 crew and passengers visited Belfast this season, according to Cruise Belfast. AFLOAT adds Black Watch seen in recent years in Belfast Lough with a white hull (now dark blue) had docked in the harbour on the southside of the port.  On board were Canadians taking a 26-day cruise.
#CruiseLiners - It was a record-breaking cruise season that officially ended yesterday when the Fred Olsen-owned Black Watch (docked) in the Port of Belfast. As The Irish News reports this was the 115th ship to dock in 2018, and since…
Dun Laoghaire Harbour is to welcome twice as many cruiseship callers in season 2019, among them the giant Norwegian Jewel. The Bahamas flagged cruiseship with more than 2,300 passengers is scheduled to make a maiden call albeit offshore next June and return the following month.
#CruiseLiners - Afloat can reveal Dun Laoghaire Harbour's cruiseship caller list in season 2019 is scheduled to be as twice as busy compared to this year's total of just three calls, writes Jehan Ashmore. In what will also make next…
#Cruiseliners - Star Breeze concluded the cruise season to the former ferryport of Dun Laoghaire Harbour last weekend, having already made a second call earlier this month, writes Jehan Ashmore. Star Breeze arrived on 15 September following an overnight passage…
The sheer force of Storm Ali forced the cruiseship Nautica to detach, Afloat adds from moorings at Greenock Cruise Terminal on the Clyde, Scotland. Afloat has identified Nautica is docked in Belfast Harbour today and is scheduled to make a visit to Dublin Port this Saturday.
#CruiseLiners - A cruiseship which due to Storm Ali was forced to detach from its moorings in Scotland as the severe winds (yesterday) unleashed chaos across the country. The cruiseship writes the Express, tore away from its moorings in Greenock,…
Saga Pearl II (with previous funnel livery) seen in Belfast Lough also called to ports on the island of Ireland in addition to the south Wales region this season. The small cruiseship at 18,000 tonnes has an intimate guest capacity of just 449 and is exclusively adults only.
#CruiseLiners - The 2018 season was successful at the ports of Swansea and Cardiff, according to port owner and operator ABP which is to further develop the cruise sector in the south Wales region throughout 2019 and beyond. Representatives from…
Making a morning arrival as Disney Magic also made a maiden call to Cork (Cobh) Harbour.
#CruiseLiners - Disney Magic made a maiden call to the Port of Cork this morning.  The Port of Cork welcomed the Disney Magic on the maiden call to Cobh, as part of Disney Cruise Line’s new seven-night British Isles cruise.…
#Cruiseliners - A megayacht cruiseship that has been docked in Dublin Port for the last five weeks due to detention by maritime authorities has finally been lifted today, writes Jehan Ashmore. According to the Paris MoU, the principle regulatory authority…
Azamara Pursuit Afloat adds made a maiden call to Dublin Port last Saturday and Waterford the next day. The Irish calls took place prior to sailing to Southampton (above) where the cruiseship was officially christened yesterday.
#CruiseLiners - New to Azamara Club Cruises is the Azamara Pursuit which was officially named in Southampton yesterday, 28 August. The 30,277gt Azamara Pursuit writes the Maritime Executive was previously P&O Cruises' Adonia, and she sailed her final voyage as…
Anchored off Dunmore East, Waterford Estuary on a previous call, Celebrity Silhouette, note the novel half-acre 'real' grass feature beneath the twin funnels.
#Cruiseliners - Anchored off Dunmore East, Waterford Estuary this morning is the 'Solstice' class Celebrity Silhouette, which had sailed overnight from Cork (Cobh) Harbour, writes Jehan Ashmore. Dunmore East, a fishing harbour village set in beautiful surroundings is a gateway…

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