Cruise Ship Excursions
The island of Ireland continues to deliver world class cruise ship excursions for the international cruise visitor and with Titanic Belfast recently being voted as the world’s leading tourist attraction we have a broad range of world class, must see attractions, right across the island i.e. Guinness Storehouse, Blarney Castle, Giant’s Causeway and the Cliffs of Moher to name but a few. Awareness of Ireland as a cruise destination has grown significantly in recent years however we are confident that by aligning our marketing efforts with the international marketing campaigns managed by the island’s national tourism agencies – Tourism Ireland, Failte Ireland and Tourism NI, that there is a huge opportunity for us to reach an even wider cruise audience.”
Currently most cruise ships to the island call at ports in the major cities of Dublin, Belfast and Cork, but smaller ports such as Galway, Derry-Londonderry, Waterford, Killybegs and Dun Laoghaire are also attracting calls, spreading the economic impact of the cruise industry across the whole island.
Cruise ships calling at Irish ports range from the largest vessels operating in Europe such as the Royal Princess (see photo) with over 5,000 passengers and crew to smaller expedition and luxury vessels with just 50 passengers.
If you’re only on a whistle-stop tour to Northern Ireland then it may be daunting planning what you want to do. We can take the stress out of this with our shore excursions. For more information, visit our bespoke tours page.