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Local TD and Minister of Sport Mary Hanafin has given her support to Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company's initiative to promote the town as a cruise tourism destination on Dublin Bay. Writing in her latest newsletter to constituents this month, the Minister says she will do everything within her remit to support the bid.

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A 670-foot cruise liner, one of the most luxurious in the world, arrived in Dublin Port this morning. The six star Seven Seas Voyager is the world's second all-suite, all-balcony ship and the second to feature a restaurant operated by Le Cordon Bleu of Paris, following sister ship Seven Seas Mariner. There are four main dining venues, surprising for a ship her size. The ship sailed from Belfast overnight. More details here.

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A Cruise liner berthed on the river Liffey this morning will draw a smile from Dubliners because of the giant red lips and eyes painted on the ship. The Aida Aura is a 203m long vessel carries 1400 passengers and is operated by the German unit of P&O Cruises.

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An interesting visitor to Dublin Bay this morning is the MS Fram, a 500-passenger capacity cruise ship that has been designed with a reinforced hull for cruising arctic waters. The Norwegian ship cruised from Cork overnight. It has a four star rating from www.choosingcruising.co.uk and more details are here. MS Fram is operated by the Hurtigruten ASA Group. The ship made its first maiden voyage to Greenland in May 2007.

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Of the 86 Cruise liners due in to Dublin Port this Summer, three are docked in the Capital's port today, two arriving after 7am this morning.

Cruise liner traffic into Dublin is in line with last years figures when almost 80 cruise liners visited the port in 2009, carrying 120,000 passengers and crew to Dublin.

The 139 metre long Spirit of Adventure, the 163 metre Ocean Countess and the largest blue hulled Marco Polo at 176 metre contribute significantly to the Dublin economy.

The port company estimates that cruise liner visits generate in the region of €35 million to €50 million for Dublin’s economy.

Dublin is Ireland's most popular port with cruise liners. 75 visited Dublin in 2006, numbers have grown despite the down turn. Smaller liners can come up the River Liffey close to the city centre while the larger ships berth in Alexandra Quay, which is only 2 kms from the city centre.

 

Cruise Liner websites

Spirit of Adventure

Ocean Countess


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