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Hebridean Princess departing Derry/Londonderry
#Cruiseliners - Last year Derry/Londonderry welcomed nine callers and 3,727 passengers visiting the 17th walled city according to CruiseEurope.com This year there are eight booked bringing 4,697 on vessels including those from Princess Cruises, Oceania Cruises, Saga and Noble Caledonia.…
Cunard Line's 'Vista' class cruiseship Queen Elizabeth berthed at Cobh
#cruiseliners - The Port of Cork has lost its status as the most popular destination for overseas tourists visiting Ireland on cruise ships after a 12.4% drop in the number of passengers last year. New figures writes the Irish Examiner,…
The new CMV flagship Columbus seen at night in a UK port prior to beginning the current 'Grand British Isles Discovery' cruise that included calls to Belfast and yesterday a late night departure from Dublin Port
#DublinDebut – Cruise & Maritime Voyages newest flagship Columbus departed Dublin Port late last night and was followed by the arrival of predecessor Magellan in the early hours of this morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. The maiden call of Columbus to…
Still making an impression: Wind Surf towering above Dun Laoghaire Harbour's Carlisle Pier. The five-masted flagship is the most regular cruiseship caller to the harbour since the sector was revived in 2011.
#SailFlagship –The presence today of the five-masted flagship Wind Surf in Dun Laoghaire never fails to impress despite been the most regular cruiseship caller to the harbour of recent years, writes Jehan Ashmore. All five masts of Wind Surf are…
Under hazy and becalmed conditions in Dublin Bay, the mega-yacht cruiseship Variety Voyager having called to the capital is underway off Howth Peninsula. On the extreme left is a pilot cutter escorting the small ship.
#BoutiqueYacht – Making a maiden Irish port of call was mega yacht Variety Voyager that brought yesterday a refreshing change in Dublin Port where the trend is for considerably larger giant sized ships, writes Jehan Ashmore. At just 1,593 gross…
MS Prinsendam of Holland America Line at anchor off Bantry House & Garden, West Cork. The call of the 37,000 tonnes cruiseship was the first in almost 30 years to the stunning location of Bantry.
#BantryBay - MS Prinsendam of Holland America Line made her maiden call to Bantry Bay Harbour writes West Cork Times on what was to be the first visit of a cruise liner to Bantry in almost 30 years. Carrying more…
TV personality Angela Rippon, Godmother to Columbus, who named the new flagship at the ceremony within the splendid Palladium show lounge.
#NewFlagship- The latest addition to Cruise & Maritime Voyages fleet of new flagship Columbus as previously referred on Afloat was named at a glittering ceremony held at the London Cruise Terminal in Tilbury. The Godmother to Columbus, who named the…
Star Pride arrives in Dun Laoghaire Harbour accompanied by The Dublin Port Tug Beaufort on her port bow
A Dublin Port Pilot boat and a Tug accompanied Star Pride, a 208–passenger cruise liner into her berth at Dun Laoghaire Harbour this morning. The 133m Star Pride, launched in 1988, is one of three German built cruise ships, that…
The letter 'S' on the funnel represents operator, Swoop-Antarctica whose small yet high-end luxury cruiseship Hebridean Sky called to the capital and during the Dublin Riverfest. At this same Berth 18 next to the Tom Clarke toll-bridge is where an impressive Spanish Navy tallship is to visit this weekend.
#SwoopSail - An impressive visitor to Dublin Port this weekend will be one of the world’s largest tall ships, the Spanish Navy’s trainee ship Juan Sebastián de Elcano, writes Jehan Ashmore. Before the arrival of this striking four-masted majestic steel-hulled…
Behind the Scenes: Flags flying practice as ThunderCat race crew teams raft-up with assistance of jet-skies in Dublin Port with the backdrop of German cruiseship Artania. The ThunderCats then headed upriver to thrill the crowds while whizzing past the Dublin Riverfest tallships.
#CruiseMedley – Cruiseships small and large called to the capital to add to the summertime atmosphere of Dublin Riverfest's gathering of tallships that graced the Liffey quays, writes Jehan Ashmore. Hebridean Sky, the intimate sized ship of just 4,200 gross…
CMV' Magellan this weekend berthed at the south Wales port of Newport where the cruiseship is to be used to accommodate visitors for the Champions League Final.
#ChampionsLeague - The south Welsh port of Newport has been transformed into a bespoke accommodation and events space due to increased demand from visitors arriving this weekend (2nd – 4th June) for the Champions League Final. An area of quayside…
The new flagship for CMV, the 63,000 gross tonnage Columbus had operated previously as Pacific Pearl for P&O Cruises in Australia. The 775 passenger cruiseship is seen at Damen Dry-Dock in Rotterdam before a naming ceremony in London (Tilbury) next month by TV presenter Angela Rippon.
#NewFlagship - Columbus, the latest addition to the fleet of Cruise & Maritime Voyages that will also become their new flagship, arrived in Rotterdam just before mid-May for a three week dry dock at the Damen Ship Yard. A delivery…
Astor enters Dublin Bay during a leisurely late morning arrival today. The mid-sized cruiseship with its distinctive and stylish funnel casing made calls to small scenic ports along the full length of the Wild Atlantic Way.
#MidSizeShip - Astor which at 20,000 tonnes is termed as a mid-sized cruiseship called to Dublin Port today having made a cruise along the Wild Atlantic Way, writes Jehan Ashmore. A pilot cutter in Dublin Bay came alongside Astor that…
The cruise liner Serenissima  arrives at Dun Laoghaire Harbour this morning. The luxury liner is the length of a soccer pitch, has 59 cabins and a passenger and crew complement of 160 people
The arrival of the five star luxury cruise ship Serenissima into Dun Laoghaire this morning kicks off the town's summer cruise-liner visits this morning. Weighing in at over 2,500 tonnes, the Serenissima is the length of a soccer pitch, has 59…
CLIA Summit at Sea was held on board Cunard's Queen Elizabeth. The event took place on a cruise from Hamburg and concluded upon arrival in Southampton this morning.
#[email protected] - Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA),the world's largest cruise industry trade association, carried out its 2017 Summit at Sea –an exclusive, flagship event for cruise industry stakeholders. Afloat adds that the event held on board Cunard Line's Queen Elizabeth, took place…
The 313–metre Celebrity Eclipse, twice as long as Croke Park, and as seen from Dun Laoghaire, passes Howth Head on her way into Dublin Port this morning
Luxury cruise liner Celebrity Eclipse made her maiden call to Dublin Port this morning.  As our photo above shows Dublin Port Pilots and two Port Tug boats escorted the liner on her first journey past the Baily Lighthouse in the…

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