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#AbandonedCall – The 51,044 tonnes Crystal Symphony, the biggest cruiseship caller to Galway Harbour this season as reported earlier on Afloat.ie, instead had to abandon an anchorage call this morning due to bad weather, forcing her to head for the Port of Cork, writes Jehan Ashmore.
Due to unfavourable sea conditions, the 992 capacity cruiseship which was off Mutton Island in Galway Bay, was prevented from anchoring and was unable to transfer her passengers ashore by her fleet of tenders to Galway Harbour.
Crystal Symphony has since departed Galway Bay and is currently off the Co. Clare coast. She is expected to reach Cork Harbour tomorrow morning at around 06.30.
It is understood that the 238m long vessel operated by Crystal Cruises was already scheduled to visit Cork, as part of her round island cruise which included as reported an anchorage call in Lough Foyle.
She is to berth at Ringaskiddy's Deep Water Berth in lower Cork Harbour.
Another cruise caller, Crystal Cruises 51,044grt Crystal Symphony has a considerably larger capacity of over 900 passengers. The vessel had departed Dublin several days previously and also visited the south-east, to anchor off Dunmore East.
Passengers disembarked at the fishing port using the vessel's tenders and were bused to the various attractions of the city including the recently re-opened House of Waterford Crystal plant and visitor showrooms.