Towards the end of 2016 Cobh was awarded the prestigious award of 2nd best cruise port in Western Europe by Cruise Critic pipping the likes of Lisbon and Bruges.

There are many reasons why Cobh is so attractive; the ability to walk straight off the ship into the beautiful town, great museums and points of interest, the gateway it offers to some of the most beautiful parts of the country but also it's because of it's ambassadors...

Cobh Tourism Ambassadors have been welcoming, greeting and giving invaluable local information to visitors to Cobh since 2011. This volunteer programme was devised and is administered by Cobh Tourism Ltd. Over thirty people ranging in age from Transition year students of age 15 to active retired people, commit 2 hours a week of their time in the tourist season. The Ambassadors are instantly recognisable in their bright green vests emblazoned with a large “Ask Me?” and provide a warm welcome for visitors. They convey a pride in all of our town’s history, traditions and achievements. They provide invaluable local information on things to see and do, the guided tours to partake in, attractions to visit, places to eat, drink and shop in and they also take the time to chat to visitors and provide the welcome and friendliness that Cobh and indeed Ireland is renowned for.

So, when a cruise ship arrives in Cobh ( of which a record number visit in 2018! ) the ambassadors come out in force to meet & greet, offering all sorts of advice to ensure that all cruise passengers have a wonderful visit to this beautiful part of Ireland. Just think how much it would add to any cruise port you visit on your next cruise to be met by someone local, someone warm and someone who can help you get the most out of your visit? Priceless...

Next time you're in Cobh and you see one of these volunteers in a green vest make sure you go and give them a little thank you because they really are going above and beyond, not just for cruise but for tourism in Ireland.

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