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Oriana arrival starts strong cruise year for Dublin

Date Posted: 14 Apr 2010
Dublin's economy is set to get a massive boost this year as a record number of cruise ships are expected to dock at the location.

In total, some 86 ships are planned to call into the Irish capital, with the Oriana vessel from P&O Cruises the first to arrive, carrying 1,900 passengers and 800 crew members.

It is expected that up to 80,000 passengers will arrive in Dublin over the course of the year, which will generate somewhere close to €55 million for the local economy.

Minister for tourism, culture and sport Mary Hanafin said: "In an increasingly challenging and competitive international tourism market, it is encouraging to see that we continue to attract a larger number of these magnificent cruise liners each year.

"Their contribution to our economy is significant and the business that cruise ships bring to the ports and cities should not be underestimated."

Cruise fans spending time on board the Oriana ship can take advantage of ten bars, a cinema, a nightclub, a casino and three swimming pools, while there is a paddling pool for younger passengers.

Written by Chris Smith

Oriana arrival starts strong cruise year for Dublin

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