⚠️ IMPORTANT - ACTION REQUIRED REGARDING DUBLIN PORT! PLEASE SUPPORT WITH AN EMAIL & SHARE THIS POST IF YOU CAN! ⚠️
As you may or may not know Dublin Port Company has decided to curtail cruise business in Dublin from 2021 onwards. This is after all the huge strides in recent years to make Dublin a growing and important cruise destination for tourists and a starting point for holiday makers from Ireland.
This led to Celebrity Cruises and Princess Cruises homeporting which mean't you can climb onboard one of their beautiful ships here and sailing off a wonderful cruise holiday. This was worth millions of euros to the Irish economy and was only the start with a brand new cruise terminal promised and the potential for the island of Ireland huge.
However, as far as Dublin is concerned this is all on hold with no more homeportings from the biggest cruise lines for years to come, a reduced number of ships allowed to call into Dublin and those that do are being charged more by Dublin Port. Rather than welcoming cruise into the country Dublin Port have put up barriers to it!
While we have a wonderful port in Cobh and other wonderful ports around the country embracing and trying to grow the impact of cruise, in particular Belfast... Dublin is in reverse and there's a real fear that if cruise lines can't call to Dublin it will impact other ports! Not only that it will impact on all the businesses that benefit from cruise tourism.
While in theory we don't mind reports and public consultations being produced, we don't have a problem with that; it shouldn't be after they have effectively stopped cruise in Dublin, it should have been done in conjunction with cruise in Dublin.
WHAT WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO DO...
Dublin Port Company launched a public consultation on the future of Cruise Tourism at Dublin Port in October. They are looking to see if people want cruise in Ireland and if so they will pursue the original plan which was to build new berths suitable for the largest cruise ships at North Wall Quay Extension, east of the Tom Clarke Bridge.
We need your support!
We are asking all our followers to submit a response to the report before the deadline. Whether you are a business owner, a tour guide, involved in tourism or just someone with a love for cruise, we are encouraging you all to submit responses to this report to show the positive impact cruise has on not just Dublin but the wider economy on the Island of Ireland.
The full report can be found here:
LET THEM KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS HERE:
Send an email to:
⛔️ The deadline for responses is Friday 17th January 2020.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! The Cruise Room