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#CruiseLiners – Celebrating its 25th year of making holidaymakers dreams come true, the Holiday World Show, Dublin returns to the RDS Simmonscourt Pavillon in Ballsbridge, starting tomorrow and over the weekend of 25-26th January.

The show is a one-stop shop of inspiration, advice and spectacular offers to broaden the horizons of those seeking their ideal break in 2014. Almost 1,000 travel experts from 50 different countries will in person at the show offering the best holiday advice and tips to make sure that the perfect holiday.

Considering taking a cruise holiday but unsure where to start looking? the first port of call is a visit to the Holiday World Show, to ask all those important questions and get excellent discounts on cruise holidays.

As usual holiday advice including cruise (& ferry) operators is available free throughout the three-day show with Ireland's best known travel journalist, Eoghan Corry, Editor of Travel Extra Magazine, a serial author of books on travel, writes a column in the Evening Herald and provides travel advice on RTE Radio 1.

Eoghan Corry's Expert Travel Clinics will have experts from around the world on hand to answer consumer questions from the floor. For a list of travel clinic times and topics click this link.

For information on the Holiday World Show opening times and admission, visit www.holidayworldshow.com/visit/dublin/

 

Published in Cruise Liners

#HolidayWorldDublin- The annual Holiday World Show, Dublin is underway having opening yesterday in the RDS Simmonscourt Complex, Ballsbidge. As previously reported, Eoghan Corry's Expert Travel Clinics will include talks on those considering taking a cruise.

The FREE travel clinic (see times) will have expert speakers from a broad variety of holiday options from around the world, and they will be on hand to answer consumer questions from the floor.

Among the Ferry & Cruise Exhibitors are Celtic Link Ferries, Stena Line, Shannon Ferries, Hurtigruten, Azamara Cruises, RCL, P&O Cruises, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines and MSC Cruises. For a list of Exhibitors click HERE and for further information on opening times (final day is tomorrow) and admission rates visit: www.holidayworldshow.com/visit-page51329.html

Published in Ferry

#HolidayWorldDUBLIN- Thinking of getting away on a ferry-break or cruise, perhaps you should consider visiting Holiday World Show Dublin at the RDS Simmonscourt, Ballsbridge, over next weekend (25, 26 and 27 January).

The World will be your oyster, as the three-day show will offer an extensive range of exhibitors from across the globe with all types of holidays and travel options including those from the ferry and cruise sectors.

Once again Holiday World Show will host the free Eoghan Corry Expert Travel Clinics facilitated by the renowned travel journalist, who will be joined by leading industry experts giving talks and answering visitors' questions on topics such as Cruises and many more holiday topics.

So if you planning a cruising holiday but unsure where to start looking, visit the Holiday World Show, to ask the all those important questions and on discounts on offer.

Enjoy the show's new format where exhibitors are grouped into 9 distinct regions: Ferry & Cruise Sectors, Home holidays, Africa and the Middle East, Europe and the Mediterranean, Caribbean ,The Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Adventure travel and Caravan & Motorhome.

When? 2013 Holiday World Show, (RDS Simmonscourt Complex), Ballsbridge, Dublin: Dates & Times

Friday 25 January 1.00 pm - 7.00 pm Public & Trade

Saturday 26 January 11.00 am - 5.30 pm Public & Trade

Sunday 27 January 11.00 am - 5.30 pm Public & Trade

Admission Prices: Adults €7, Senior Citizens €4, Students €3 and Special Family Price 2 Adults & up to 4 children - €14

So to find out more about the show and its exhibitors – and get in the holiday mood visit: www.holidayworldshow.com As previously reported on Afloat.ie the Belfast Telegraph Holiday World Show is currently open this weekend in the Kings Hall Complex.

Published in Boating Fixtures

#DUBLIN HOLIDAY WORLD SHOW - Following Belfast's hosting of the annual travel event, the Dublin Holiday World Show starts this weekend (Friday 27th to Sunday 29th January) at the RDS Simmonscourt Pavillon in Ballsbridge.

Like its northern counterpart the Dublin Holiday World Show in association with The Sunday Times incorporates Ireland's biggest Caravan & Motorhome Show and the Over 55' Holiday Show.

With 60 countries, some 1,000 travel and tourism professionals will be ready to give advice and detailed, expert information including those representing ferry and cruise ship operators (see LIST).

Also at the show will be the free Expert Travel Clinics hosted by the renowned travel journalist Eoghan Corry who will be accompanied by leading industry experts giving talks, and answering visitors questions on topics such as cruises, travel in the Far East, African holidays, sports trips and holidays, adventure travel, Caribbean holidays and honeymoons, the US Deep South experience, as well as Home Holidays.

President of the Irish Travel Agents Association, Pat Dawson said: "The Irish holiday market is on a very sound footing. We in the ITAA see recession as an opportunity".

"Prices right now are cheaper than ever before and the exhibitors at Holiday World Show 2012 reflect what is happening in the industry, and you will get extraordinarily good value at the show."

For a list of exhibitors at the show they can be viewed  HERE. Admission for children is free, when accompanied by an adult, for further details of the Dublin Holiday World Show click  HERE.

Published in Boating Fixtures

Every Year Ireland's Search & Rescue Services deliver emergency life saving work on our seas, lakes and rivers.

Ireland's Water Safety Agencies work hard to provide us with the information we need to keep safe, while enjoying all manner of water based activities.

There's no better fun than getting out on the water but being afloat is a responsibility we all need to take seriously.

These pages detail the work of the rescue agencies. We also aim to promote safety standards among pleasure boaters, and by doing so, prevent, as far as possible, the loss of life at sea and on inland waters. If you have ideas for our pages we'd love to hear from you. Please email us at [email protected]

Think Before You Sink - Wear a Lifejacket

Accidents can happen fast on water and there may not be time to reach for a lifejacket in an emergency therefore don't just carry a lifejacket - wear it; if it's not on you, it can't save your life.

Irish Water Safety's Safe Boating Alert:

Check condition of boat and equipment, hull, engine, fuel, tools, torch.

Check the weather forecast for the area.

Check locally concerning dangerous currents and strong tides.

Do not drink alcohol while setting out or during your trip.

Carry an alternative means of propulsion e.g. sails and oars or motor and oars.

Carry a first aid kit on board and distress signals (at least two parachute distress rockets, two red hand flares).

Carry a fire extinguisher, a hand bailer or bucket with lanyard and an anchor with rope attached.

Carry marine radio or some means of communication with shore.

Do not overload the boat - this will make it unstable.

Do not set out unless accompanied by an experienced person.

Leave details of your planned trip with someone ashore - including departure and arrival times, description of boat, names of persons on board, etc.

Wear a Lifejacket at all times.

Keep an eye on the weather - seek shelter in good time.

In Marine Emergencies, call 999 or 112 and ask for Marine Rescue.

Lifejackets Checklist

Ensure Cartridges have not been punctured and are secured firmly.

Ensure all zips, buckles, fasteners and webbing straps are functioning correctly and adjusted to fit the user.

Check that fitted lights are operating correctly.

Ensure that Automatic Inflation devices are fully serviced and in date.

Check that the valve or lifejacket is not leaking.