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“Samantha Brown’s Places To Love” Returns To Pbs On Friday, January 6. Two-Time Emmy Winner Returns for Sixth Season, Exploring Travel Destinations from Belfast to Big Sky

Samantha Brown, host of PBS’s two-time Emmy winning series, “Samantha Brown’s Places to Love,” returns with the show’s sixth season starting airing on Friday, January 6 (check local listings for exact dates/times). (more…)

Belfast Harbour is expecting to welcome 130 cruise ships during the 2022 season, including 18 first time visitors

Belfast Harbour (Logo)Cruise Belfast, the partnership between Belfast Harbour and Visit Belfast which markets Belfast as a leading cruise ship destination, has announced that more than 50 different vessels from 33 cruise lines are booked to dock in the city throughout 2022, with up to 340,000 visitors expected to come ashore to experience Northern Ireland’s award-winning tourist attractions. (more…)

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Harland & Wolff Targets Cruise Drydocks

Harland & Wolff is back targeting cruise repair jobs having been rescued by InfraStrata plc, which acquired the shipyard in December 2019. The shipyard’s main facilities in Belfast host two of the largest docks in Europe at 556 meters and 335 meters respectively, along with numerous fully serviced quayside berths, according to a statement from the yard. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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MSC Meraviglia to make first visit to Belfast Harbour on 26th September 2019. The Largest Cruise Ship Ever To Call In Northern Ireland

The MSC MeravigliaOn the 26th September MSC Meraviglia will call in Belfast Harbour for the first time as the ship becomes the largest ship ever by passenger capacity to visit the famous port. The ship, owned by MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately-owned cruise line is 315 metres long, 43 metres wide and carries over 6,500 guests and crew. (more…)

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Record number of cruise ships set to dock in Belfast

A record number of cruise ships are set to dock in Belfast this year – up by 25% – despite the continued absence of a dedicated terminal. More than 200,000 day-trip visitors will arrive on 117 ships between this month and October. “Belfast’s popularity continues to grow,” said Michael Robinson, the harbour’s commercial director. (bbc.com)

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UK: Belfast sails ahead of rivals as cruise sector prospers

This year, it will outperform cities like Liverpool and Cork and two ships in one day is not uncommon – in 1999, that was the total for the entire year. In 2017, the port will host a record 89 ships and recent, accelerated growth in the market has come despite delays in building a £15m cruise terminal. (bbc.com)

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Belfast set for record cruise ship visits

A record 88 cruise ships are scheduled to visit Belfast this year – almost double the traffic of five years ago. The increase underlines the city’s growing appeal, say tourism officials. (bbc.com)

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