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 on her design. Measuring 330m long (Ruby Princess is "only" 290m long) she is sure to dominate Belfast port when she arrives at 08:00. She is expected to depart at 18:00 that evening. Royal Princess will be the penultimate cruse ship arrival of 2014.
The final cruise ship of 2014 will visit on October 4th and is PCL's Insignia.