April is an exciting month as the cruise industry springs into life and this is especially the case for Ireland. Here's what April has in store for us...
NEW SHIP LAUNCHES:
This week has seen the launch of the worlds biggest ship - Royal Caribbean's incredible Symphony of the Seas and this kickstarts the most incredible year for new ships. Quickly following Royal's launch Carnival have launched their new ship Carnival Horizon in the last 24 hours and in the middle of the month we have the launch of Norwegian Cruise Lines amazing NCL Bliss complete with a double level go kart track on the top decks!
CELEBRITY CRUISES FINALLY START HOMEPORTING FROM DUBLIN:
We've been talking about this for over a year but finally Celebrity Cruises home porting season from Dublin will start on the 30th April. The 1st cruise is a 10 night cruise heading for the stunning and increasingly popular Iceland with an overnight in Reykjavik. A further 4 cruises will depart out of Dublin through May and into June before the Cruise & Maritime Home Porting Season begins in Dublin & Cork.
This is a huge breakthrough for Ireland and the start of something special with Celebrity AND Princess Cruises homeporting next year.
SHIPS ARRIVING TO THESE SHORES:
Cruise ship visit season has started and April will see visits from several cruise lines to these shores. The highlights? Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas (See Indoor Pool Below) will be calling into Waterford and the NCL Breakaway will arrive into Cobh! Although you can't go onboard these ships the fact that over 300 will visit Ireland in what is a record year shows the growing importance of the cruise industry to our economy and as a destination on the world cruise map.
TV3 THE CRUISE RETURNS ALONG WITH OUR EXCLUSIVE SHIP VISIT COMPETITION - #PRINCESSFORADAY
Last year we had 2 exclusive ship visit competitions with MSC and Crystal and this year we're off the mark already offering you an Irish exclusive money can't buy ship visit competition onboard Princess Cruises Royal Princess. Check our blog post here to find out how you can enter and keep an eye on our social media channels:
Don't forget you can follow all the latest with Ireland's only cruise calendar here:
All in all it's going to be quite the month and you can follow it all here with Ireland's only port of call for all things cruise related - The Cruise Room Ireland.
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