Posts Tagged ‘Dublin’

‘In demand’ Dublin welcomes luxury cruise ship twice the size of Croke Park

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Dublin - Grafton Street (Stefano Fermi)One of the world’s most decadent ships kicked off Dublin’s 2017 cruise season as it made its maiden visit to the city port. Passengers and crew were greeted by Irish dancing, live music and impressive drum displays as they disembarked the Celebrity Eclipse at Ocean Pier 33. (

Irish Ports To Welcome Record Number Of Cruise Vessels In 2017

Friday, March 17th, 2017

The Celebrity Eclipse at Cork, Ireland (Courtesy Port of Cork)Irish ports will have their busiest ever cruise ship season in 2017 with over 300 cruise ships scheduled to visit ports and harbours, large and small, around the island. (more…)

Celebrity Cruises becomes first major cruise line to call Dublin a ‘home’

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

Celebrity Cruises is set to become the first major cruise line to home port in Dublin, with a “mini-season” announced for the city during 2018. (

Sail away to the Emerald Isle – Book a 2017 St Patrick’s Day Getaway on Saga Pearl II

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Dublin - Grafton Street (Stefano Fermi)The 449-passenger ship will sail from Dover on March 15 and skirt along the coast of England to Dublin, where an overnight stay will provide the perfect opportunity to join in the St Patrick’s Day celebrations. (more…)

Cruise Europe: Success for Bremerhaven – Annual Congress 2017 to be hosted in Bremerhaven/Bremen

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

The terminal at the Columbus Cruise Center (CCCB) in BremerhavenFor several years now, Columbus Cruise Centers in Bremerhaven (CCCB) and Wismar have been affiliated in Cruise Europe, a prestigious international cruise-marketing cooperation representing about 120 North European ports. (more…)

European port associations release Code of practice for cruise ports

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Speaking with a united voice, European cruise ports associations published today (June 1st), under the umbrella of the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO), a Code of practice for cruise and ferry ports. (more…)

Disney in Dublin: Giant cruise ship makes maiden visit to capital

Friday, May 27th, 2016

The 300m cruise ship arrived into Dublin Port around 6.30am today as part of a transatlantic voyage from Florida to Dover, England. (

Dublin Port announces 113 cruise calls for 2016

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

Dublin Port Company has announced the launch of its 2016 cruise season as preparations get underway for the return of luxury cruise liner MSC Splendida next week. (more…)

David Dingle Will Give The Keynote Address At CEC In Dublin

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Cruise Europe is delighted to announce that David Dingle, chairman Carnival UK, will be the keynote speaker at the Cruise Europe Conference (CEC) in Dublin in May. He will present the ‘State of the Industry in Europe’ on the morning of May 31.

Dublin to host the Cruise Europe Conference (CEC) in May

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Dublin - Grafton Street (Stefano Fermi)This year’s Cruise Europe Conference (CEC) will be held in Dublin May 31 to June 2. It will take place at the Gibson Hotel located in Point Village which is close to the port and just four tram stops from Temple Bar. (more…)

Four cruise liners deliver 13,000 tourists to Dublin Port

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Dublin - Grafton Street. Photo Stefano FermiFour luxury cruise liners arrived in Dublin early on Wednesday bringing some 13,000 tourists to the city. (

Dublin Port receives planning permission for the Alexandra Basin Redevelopment Project

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Dublin Port Company last Friday (July 10) welcomed the decision by An Bord Pleanála to grant permission for the Alexandra Basin Redevelopment (ABR) Project which will transform Dublin Port’s infrastructure and enable it to service the economy for decades ahead. (

Cruise liners are basically hauling the cash into Dublin

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Dublin - Grafton Street. Photo Stefano FermiCruise ships carrying thousands of tourists to Ireland are bringing lots of money to the capital. (

Ireland. Dublin and Dun Laoghaire vie over cruise traffic

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Dublin Port is “not the most suitable place for cruise vessels” and Dun Laoghaire ranks as a much more attractive tourist gateway, a planning inquiry has been told. (

Dublin Port urged to cater for larger cruise vessels

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

If Dublin Port fails to expand to cater for cruise ships of over 300m in length, it will “become obsolete” and will be out of the burgeoning cruise business, a planning hearing has heard. (

Dublin Port cruising along nicely with profits of €22.8m

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Dublin - Grafton Street. Photo Stefano FermiChief executive Eamon O’Reilly said the port had its best year yet for attracting cruises, with 100 coming to Dublin during 2013, up from 87 in 2012. (

Cruise is central to Dublin port masterplan/Cruise Dublin launched

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Dublin - Grafton Street. Photo Stefano FermiDublin Port Company has been working on its Masterplan 2012-2040 for 18 months, including hiring Bermello Ajamil & Partners as the consultancy to explore the important role of cruiseships in the port.

Dublin Port Cruise Sector On the Rise for 2012

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

In 2012 the Dublin Port Company can look forward to welcoming 90 cruiseship calls, slightly up compared to this year’s season, writes Jehan Ashmore. (

MSC Cruises adds Cork and Dublin to turnaround ports

Monday, December 19th, 2011

MSC Cruises says that for the first time it will be adding Cork and Dublin to four new itineraries next August and September as turnaround ports for Irish passengers. (

Spot the ‘Big’ Difference! From Containership to Cruiseship

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

It may just be another cruiseship visiting Dublin Port today, but the gleaming white painted Costa Marina started her career in complete constrast as a grey-hulled containership, writes Jehan Ashmore. (

Dublin works on master plan

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Dublin is developing a master plan for the port which will include new facilities for cruise passengers.

Cruise ships to boost city economy

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Some 86 cruise ships will sail into Dublin this year, giving the city a potential 55 million euro boost, it was revealed. (