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Disney Cruise Line are coming to Cork with two visits of the ‘Disney Magic’  in 2018.The port also reveal that they have hit 100 cruise liner calls for next season showing a staggering 30% increase.
#cruiseliners - Earlier in the year Disney Cruise Line announced the Port of Cork on their list of first time visits in 2018. Following successful port visits and further dialogue, today Disney Cruise Line have doubled the Magic coming to…
Making a rare visit by a cruiseship to Warrenpoint Harbour, Co. Down is Saga Pearl II. The small 'yacht-like' cruiseship with only a 449 capacity had called to port along the scenic Carlingford Lough.
#cruiseliners - Warrenpoint Harbour welcomed the return call of a cruiseship to the Co. Down port that first launched this trade in recent years, writes Jehan Ashmore. Saga Pearl II had arrived into the scenic surroundings of Carlingford Lough last…
One of several dining options on board CMV's Magellan, the 'Kensington' Restuarant (seating 414) located on Amundsen Deck 8 of the 9 passenger deck cruiseship.
#VisitOnboard - Afloat took the opportunity to visit on board Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) Magellan during a recent call to Dublin Port, writes Jehan Ashmore. Upon embarking the gangway it was pleasing to see crew members giving a fresh…
New flagship: Silver Muse is the leadship of a new Silver 'Spirit' class operating  at the top end of the luxury cruise market
#cruiseliners - A brand new flagship Silver Muse made her maiden 'Irish' port of call off Dunmore East, Co. Waterford today, writes Jehan Ashmore. Silver Muse introduced into service this summer, had sailed overnight from Falmouth in the UK and…
Regal Princess makes a dawn arrival in Belfast Port this morning. The giant cruiseship at 330m is the longest such ship this season to call to the city.
#cruiseliners - The biggest cruiseship to call to Belfast Harbour this year docked in the port this morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. The impressive Regal Princess at 330m had berthed at Stormont Wharf Extension which is just 20m longer. The extension…
The MV Balmoral, seen here in its usual waters in Bristol, was built in 1945 and most recently refit in 2015
#Seasick - A pleasure cruise on the Irish Sea at the weekend turned sour when severe weather prompted a wave of seasickness. Mail Online reports that some passengers on board the MV Balmoral were vomiting for up to six hours…
Variety Voyager underway from Dublin Port earlier this season
#cruiseliners – In this busy month for cruiseships calling to Dublin Port a trio of such ships were welcomed to the capital last week, writes Jehan Ashmore. Around 20 cruiseships this month remain scheduled to make a call to the…
The enormous Caribbean Princess docked at Belfast Harbour. The Grand Glass cruise liner is due for another visit to Belfast on 22 August, plus two more stopovers in September
#CruiseLiners - Belfast Harbour has submitted a planning application for a new cruise liner berth at Belfast Lough, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. Belfast city councillors are this week expected to discuss the proposals for a £15 million (€16.5 million)…
HAL's smallest cruiseship, MS Prinsendem arriving Killybegs,Co. Donegal last Autumn
#cruiseliners - The cruiseship MS Prinsendam which featured on RTE's The Local Eye, will call at Milford Haven, south Wales this weekend as part of a 14-night Irish and Scottish Explorer Cruise from Amsterdam. The 37,000 gross tonnage ship is…
Cunard Line’s Vista class cruise ship Queen Elizabeth berthed at Cobh
#CruiseLiners - A new cruise liner terminal for Cobh could be up and running by 2020, as the Irish Examiner reports. Port of Cork commercial manager Captain Michael McCarthy says Ireland’s only dedicated cruise ship berth needs to take advantage…
A mid-summer time call to Dublin by the small sized cruiseship Aegean Odyssey involved an overnight call to the capital permitting cruise-goers a leisurely stay.
#cruiseliners - An Oxford based cruise operater whose single ship docked Dublin at the site of the planned new dedicated cruise terminal had spent an overnight call in the capital, writes Jehan Ashmore. Aegean Odyssey at only 11,500 gross tonnage…
An Bord Pleanála reopens application to examine marine environment issues. Above: Cruiseship Mein Schiff 4 at almost 100,000 gross tonnage at anchorage off Dun Laoghaire Harbour during a call in 2015.
#CruiseLiners - Plans for large scale cruise ships to be accommodated in Dun Laoghaire Harbour are back on the agenda after Bord Pleanála relisted the application on Wednesday writes The Irish Times. The original planning application to accommodate cruise ships…
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…

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