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[PR] Belfast Harbour Named as Best Cruise Port of Call in UK & Ireland!

Belfast Harbour has been named the best port of call in the UK and Ireland for cruise ships. The accolade was awarded by a global panel of cruise experts as part of the 2019 Cruise Critic Editors’ Pick Awards.

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Azamara Pursuit leaves Belfast after lengthy refurbishment (includes a look inside)

Azamara Club Cruises AZAMARA PURSUIT left Belfast earlier today bound for Southampton following the conclusion of a comprehensive refurbishment by MJM.

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Azamara Pursuit arrives in Belfast, Irish Ferries’ Dublin Swift gets ready to leave

Royal Caribbean Cruise subsidiary Azamara Club Cruises' AZAMARA PURSUIT arrived at Belfast's Harland & Wolff shipyard earlier today, ahead of a 'world-first' refurbishment to be undertaken by Newry based MJM Group. Irish Ferries' fast-craft DUBLIN SWIFT has now left dry-dock, with departure currently expected...

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Belfast’s New Cruise Terminal – Your Questions Answered.

Update July 2019: According to Belfast Harbour’s annual report for 2018, planning consent was granted for the new cruise terminal at Belfast D3 on Airport Road West during March 2019. Market demand for the facility is being reviewed and “timelines for delivery” considered according to the annual report It’s been…

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PR: Belfast Cruises to Tourism High as Ship Visits Hit New Record

Belfast’s visitor appeal reaches new peak with 88 cruise ship arrivals in 2017 News announced today (Monday 3 April) revealed that almost 90 cruise ships are expected to visit Belfast this summer, bringing with them 150,000 passengers and crew to mark a new tourism high for the city. Belfast’s record…

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New cruise terminal for Belfast – planned for 2017 opening.

Planned cruise facility location changed as spend doubles. BBC News have reported that Belfast is to get a new cruise terminal, but not at the originally planned location in the Titanic Quarter.  The new location at D3 had been the subject of rumour and speculation over recent months.  D3 is…

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Belfast Cruise Calls 2015

This post has moved to a dedicated page here All dates and details are subject to change and are provided for information purposes only. Accuracy of this data is not guaranteed or implied.  Belfast cruise calls 2015 Date Cruise Line Ship Arrive Depart December 2014 17th Dec ‘14 Fred Olsen Boudicca…

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Royal Princess visits Belfast

Thursday 18th September saw the arrival of Belfast’s largest cruise ship to date, Royal Princess. Despite arriving earlier than expected, NI Ferry Site and others where on hand to record the arrival on camera. Royal Princess coming astern led by the Svitzer tug Willowgarth. Stena Lagan and Stena Precision are…

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The largest cruise ship ever to visit Belfast

This coming Thursday (18th September) sees the arrival of the largest cruise ship ever to visit Belfast, Princess Cruises 142,712 GT “Royal Princess”.  Launched in August 2012, Royal Princess has capacity for 3,600 passengers.  She has one sister ship called “Regal Princess” and P&O’s new flagship “Britannia” is also based…

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