Cruise Season Kicks Off
Last Wednesday (17th May), saw the 2017 Dún Laoghaire Cruise season kick off, with the arrival of the five star luxury cruise ship Serenissima, which weighs in at over 2,500 tonnes, is the length of a soccer pitch, has 59 cabins and a passenger and crew complement of 160 people.
There are a total of eight cruise liners expected through Dún Laoghaire Harbour this summer which is expected to bring almost 3,000 passengers to the town. All of the ships will be docking at the Carlisle Pier, leaving them a mere 500 meters from the town centre.
Harbour Master, Simon Coate said of the arrival of the Serenissima “Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company work hard to secure luxury ships of this kind to come and visit our harbour. The Serenissima which will stop off on her way around the “Gardens of the British Isles” is a charming vessel with a unique style. During a major refit the owners commissioned Swedish interior designers to create an 18th century influenced Gustavian style interior. The unique style and grandeur of this vessel certainly is in keeping with the unique aesthetics of our 200-year-old harbour, making Dun Laoghaire a sought-after port of call on her voyage.”
Cruise Schedule 2017
|Date||Vessel||Details||Arrive & Departure|
|Wed 17/05/2017||Serenissima||100 passengers / 60 crew||Arr – 06:00 Dep – 22:00|
|Mon 12/06/2017||Star Pride||208 passengers / 164 crew||Arr – 07:00 Dep – 18:00|
|Sat 24/06/2017||Wind Surf||312 passengers/ 163 crew||Arr- 07:00 Dep- 18:00|
|Mon 26/06/2017||Star Legend||208 passengers / 164 crew||Arr- 07:00 Dep- 18:00|
|Wed 28/06/2017||Star Pride||208 passengers / 164 crew||Arr- 07:00 Dep- 18:00|
|Tues 15/08/2017||Star Legend||208 passengers / 164 crew||Arr- 06:00 Dep- 17:00|
|Sat 02/09/2017||Star Pride||208 passengers / 164 crew||Arr- 07:00 Dep- 22:00|
|Sun 10/09/2017||Wind Surf||312 passengers / 163 crew||Arr- 07:00 Dep- 18:00|