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Ireland Cruises

Ireland

Many of the world’s largest cruise ships can regularly be seen in Ireland water, including vessels from AIDA Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Cunard Cruise Line, Disney Cruise Line, Holland America Line, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Silversea Cruises, Viking Ocean Cruises, and other cruise lines.

Ireland's maritime tradition is deeply ingrained in its culture and history, shaped by its island status and extensive coastline. The country's seafaring heritage ranges from ancient Celtic voyages to pivotal roles in transatlantic shipping and fishing. Ireland's maritime history is also marked by tales of courage and resilience, evident in its lighthouses, historic shipwrecks, and coastal fortifications. Irish culture is a captivating blend of ancient traditions, rich literature, music, and the warm, welcoming spirit known as the 'craic'. With its heritage spanning millennia, Ireland offers a cultural richness that adds depth and fascination to your cruise journey.

Ireland

As a cruise destination, Ireland presents a colorful mosaic of experiences. Its capital, Dublin, blends history with modernity, its streets lined with Georgian architecture and vibrant pubs. Cork offers a gateway to the scenic south, with nearby attractions like the Blarney Castle and the Ring of Kerry. Smaller towns like Dingle and Donegal offer immersive experiences of Ireland’s traditional life, with their charming streets, local pubs, and music scenes. Whether it's exploring historic castles, strolling through rolling green landscapes, or relishing a pint of Guinness, Ireland provides a delightful assortment of experiences to cruise travelers. The main cruise ports in Ireland are Bantry Bay, Cork (Cobh), Dingle, Donegal, Dublin, Foynes, Galway, Glengarriff, Ringaskiddy, Waterford, and many more. Take a memorable cruise adventure to or from Ireland.

Attractions and Activities

Ireland is a playground for adventure and outdoor activities. Cruise excursions often include tours of the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher, Giants Causeway, or the historic Ring of Kerry. The Emerald Isle is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, with opportunities to spot seals, dolphins, and a diverse range of birds. Walking tours through Ireland’s charming towns and countryside offer a slower pace, with scenic trails, ancient ruins, and friendly locals. For the more adventurous, sea kayaking, surfing, and cycling offer exciting ways to explore Ireland’s spectacular landscapes.

Language and Currency

When visiting Ireland, you'll find that English and Irish are the official languages, with English most commonly used. The currency is the Euro (€). While tipping is not obligatory in Ireland, it's customary to leave 10-15% for good service in restaurants. Haggling is not commonly practiced, with fixed prices in most establishments. Irish customs emphasize friendliness, hospitality, and a love for storytelling, making every interaction a memorable experience.

Ireland Cruises Schedule 2024

Your journey through Ireland ends with cherished memories of its enchanting landscapes, engaging history, and warm people. A cruise to the Emerald Isle is more than just a trip; it's an experience that stirs the soul. Every wave that breaks against Ireland's coast whispers tales of the past, while its vibrant culture and timeless charm invite you to become part of its ongoing story. As you depart, you'll be left with a longing to return, for as the Irish saying goes, there are no strangers here, only friends you haven't yet met.

Viking Ocean Cruises British Isles 14-day route

14-day British Isles cruise from Bergen

Viking Neptune, Viking Ocean Cruises

Date: June 20, 2024

Ports of Call: Bergen, Bergen, Lerwick, Invergordon, Edinburgh, Kirkwall, Ullapool, Belfast, Liverpool, Holyhead, Dublin, Dover, London Greenwich, London Greenwich; View Itinerary

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Iceland 15-day route

15-day Iceland cruise from Reykjavik

Seven Seas Mariner, Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Date: June 20, 2024

Ports of Call: Reykjavik, Heimaey Island, Eskifjordur, Torshavn, Torshavn, Kirkwall, Isle of Lewis, Killybegs, Isle of Man, Dublin, Liverpool, Holyhead, Waterford, Isle of Portland, Saint-Malo, Southampton; View Itinerary

Date: July 4, 2024

Ports of Call: Amsterdam, Bruges, London Tilbury, Dublin, Belfast, Waterford, Dartmouth, Saint-Malo, Le Havre, Kristiansand, Oslo, Copenhagen, Travemunde, Riga, Tallinn, Helsinki, Stockholm; View Itinerary

Princess Cruises Iceland 16-day route

16-day Iceland cruise from Southampton

Caribbean Princess, Princess Cruises

Date: July 12, 2024

Ports of Call: Southampton, Falmouth, Cork, Reykjavik, Grundarfjordur, Akureyri, Seydisfjordur, Isle of Lewis, Inverness, Edinburgh, Isle of Portland, Southampton; View Itinerary

Viking Ocean Cruises British Isles 14-day route

14-day British Isles cruise from Bergen

Viking Sky, Viking Ocean Cruises

Date: July 15, 2024

Ports of Call: Bergen, Bergen, Lerwick, Invergordon, Edinburgh, Kirkwall, Ullapool, Belfast, Liverpool, Holyhead, Dublin, Dover, London Greenwich, London Greenwich; View Itinerary

Oceania Cruises Baltic 12-day route

12-day Baltic cruise from Stockholm

Nautica, Oceania Cruises

Date: July 23, 2024

Ports of Call: Stockholm, Helsinki, Saaremaa, Klaipeda, Gdansk, Warnemunde, Warnemunde, Kiel Canal, Amsterdam, Bruges, Isle of Portland, Fishguard, Dublin; View Itinerary


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