Cruise Schedule

2018 Cruise Schedule

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Please Note: Dates / Times are as advised by the Cruise Lines and maybe subject to change at short notice. Belfast Harbour does not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy of any information contained within this schedule.

23
rd
Aug
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Royal Princess
  • Length:
    330m
  • Draft:
    8.6m
  • Tonnes:
    139,000
  • Passengers:
    3600
  • Crew:
    1500
  • Berthing at:
    D1

The Royal Princess is scheduled to call in Belfast 12 times this season bringing more than 61,000 visitors to Belfast.  Built in 2013 and christened in Southampton by the Duchess of Cambridge, she has some stunning features such as the glass-floored seawalk, allowing guests to take in the views of below as they explore the ship.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping

26
th
Aug
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Mein Schiff 3
  • Length:
    293m
  • Draft:
    8.05m
  • Tonnes:
    99,526
  • Passengers:
    2500
  • Crew:
    1000
  • Berthing at:
    D1

This is the Mein Schiff 3’s first visit to Belfast. Its fleet members, Mein Schiff, Mein Schiff 2 and Mein Schiff 4 have all visited Belfast in previous years and they have a distinctive navy hull.

Shipping Agent: Hamilton Shipping

27
th
Aug
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Astoria
  • Length:
    160m
  • Draft:
    7.6m
  • Tonnes:
    16,144
  • Passengers:
    550
  • Crew:
    300
  • Berthing at:
    D1

Originally built as a trans-Atlantic ship in 1948, Astoria is the world's second oldest active oceangoing passenger ship. The ships on-board facilities include a sauna and steam room, hairdressers, a health and beauty centre and a treatment room for facials and massages. Other on-board features include guest speakers and arts and crafts events.

Agent: Hamilton Shipping.

28
th
Aug
Arrive
Depart (29th Aug)
Company
Ship Name
Grand Circle Cruise Line
Corinthian
  • Length:
    88m
  • Draft:
    4m
  • Tonnes:
    4,077
  • Passengers:
    98
  • Crew:
    70
  • Berthing at:
    Albert Quay

The M/V Corinthian is an ice-strengthened ocean-cruising vessel. She was built in 1990, refurbished in 2009 and acquired by Grand Circle Cruise Line in 2014. The Corinthian is our most frequent ship this season with a total of 13 calls bringing more than 2100 visitors to the City!

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping.

30
th
Aug
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Celebrity
Silhouette
  • Length:
    315m
  • Draft:
    8.6m
  • Tonnes:
    122,210
  • Passengers:
    2886
  • Crew:
    1250
  • Berthing at:
    D1

She has won awards for her dining facilities on cruisecritic.com, which is no surprise as the ship has 12 restaurants.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping.

31
st
Aug
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Transocean
Astor
  • Length:
    176m
  • Draft:
    6.3m
  • Tonnes:
    20,606
  • Passengers:
    500
  • Crew:
    272
  • Berthing at:
    Stormont Wharf

This is Astor’s only visit to Belfast this cruise season. Astor’s itinerary consists of local cruises during the Australian summer as well as two long-distance 38-night voyages between Australia and Europe.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping

 

31
st
Aug
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Fred Olsen
Black Watch
  • Length:
    205m
  • Draft:
    7.5m
  • Tonnes:
    28,613
  • Passengers:
    900
  • Crew:
    300
  • Berthing at:
    D1

Black Watch was previously a regular visitor to Belfast Harbour, having visited over ten times through the years. This year she is calling twice.

Ships Agent: Doyle Shipping

1
st
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
FTI Cruises
Berlin
  • Length:
    139m
  • Draft:
    5m
  • Tonnes:
    9,570
  • Passengers:
    412
  • Crew:
    200
  • Berthing at:
    Albert Quay

German cruise ship Berlin is calling into Belfast as part of her tour of the British Isles. Berlin is a small classic cruise ship, with two restaurants, three bars and lounges, an outside pool, a fitness area, a sauna spa area and a large library. This is the ship's fourth visit to Belfast - she first called 21 years ago, in 1996. 

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping

1
st
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Viking Sun
  • Length:
    228m
  • Draft:
    6.5m
  • Tonnes:
    47,842
  • Passengers:
    930
  • Crew:
    465
  • Berthing at:
    D1

This is the incredibly unique, Viking Sun’s first time in Belfast. On-board, you can find activities such as a Snow Grotto, salon, shops, a fitness centre and the Viking bar.

 

Shipping Agent: Hamilton Shipping

2
nd
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Royal Princess
  • Length:
    330m
  • Draft:
    8.6m
  • Tonnes:
    139,000
  • Passengers:
    3600
  • Crew:
    1500
  • Berthing at:
    D1

The Royal Princess is scheduled to call in Belfast 12 times this season bringing more than 61,000 visitors to Belfast.  Built in 2013 and christened in Southampton by the Duchess of Cambridge, she has some stunning features such as the glass-floored seawalk, allowing guests to take in the views of below as they explore the ship.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping

3
rd
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
AIDA Aura
  • Length:
    203m
  • Draft:
    6.2m
  • Tonnes:
    42,289
  • Passengers:
    1300
  • Crew:
    418
  • Berthing at:
    D1

Entering service in 2003, the AIDAaura was the third ship to join the AIDA. Like her sister ship the AIDAvita she is a larger version of the AIDAcara. However as with all AIDA ships it still adheres to the line's casual “club-ship” design.

 

Shipping Agent: Doyle Shipping

5
th
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Brilliance of the Seas
  • Length:
    292m
  • Draft:
    8.5m
  • Tonnes:
    90,090
  • Passengers:
    2501
  • Crew:
    859
  • Berthing at:
    D1

Part of the Royal Caribbean family, Brilliance of the Seas, is one of the largest ships we will have in Port this season. The family friendly cruise ship has activities to entertain all ages when the ship is at sea.

 

Shipping Agent: Hamilton Shipping

6
th
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Princess Cruises
Pacific Princess
  • Length:
    158m
  • Draft:
    6m
  • Tonnes:
    30,277
  • Passengers:
    824
  • Crew:
    386
  • Berthing at:
    Stormont Wharf

Operated by Princess Cruises, who also charter Caribbean Princess- a regular visitor to our shores, Pacific Princess is much smaller, holding just 688 passengers. Pacific Princess has 8 restaurants, 5 showrooms and lounges, a spa and fitness centre, a casino, a jogging track and a variety of shops.

Ships Agent: Doyle Shipping.

6
th
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Columbus
  • Length:
    246m
  • Draft:
    8.15m
  • Tonnes:
    63,786
  • Passengers:
    1400
  • Crew:
    500
  • Berthing at:
    D1

This is Columbus’ first visit to Belfast. Formerly P&O’s Pacific Pearl, CMV added her to its fleet this year and renamed her Columbus. The ship will undergo a significant refurbishment at the beginning of this year and when the ship launched in June 2017 it became the flagship of CMV’s fleet, and carrying 1,400 passengers.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping.

6
th
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Majestic International
Ocean Majesty
  • Length:
    130m
  • Draft:
    6.3m
  • Tonnes:
    10,417
  • Passengers:
    535
  • Crew:
    257
  • Berthing at:
    Pollock Dock

Ocean Majesty started life as Spanish ferry Juan March. Ocean Majesty is one of the smallest cruise ships visiting this year, with only 100 passengers and 50 crew.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping.

8
th
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Grand Circle Cruise Line
Corinthian
  • Length:
    88m
  • Draft:
    4m
  • Tonnes:
    4,077
  • Passengers:
    98
  • Crew:
    70
  • Berthing at:
    Albert Quay

The M/V Corinthian is an ice-strengthened ocean-cruising vessel. She was built in 1990, refurbished in 2009 and acquired by Grand Circle Cruise Line in 2014. The Corinthian is our most frequent ship this season with a total of 13 calls bringing more than 2100 visitors to the City!

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping.

9
th
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Prinsendam
  • Length:
    204m
  • Draft:
    7.25m
  • Tonnes:
    37,983
  • Passengers:
    766
  • Crew:
    460
  • Berthing at:
    D1

The Dutch cruise ship has previously been a visitor to our Port, 15 times since 2002. However, with its recent refurbishment, the Prinsendam is making a return this season.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping

10
th
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
All Leisure
Hebridean Sky
  • Length:
    90.6m
  • Draft:
    4.2m
  • Tonnes:
    4,200
  • Passengers:
    114
  • Crew:
    72
  • Berthing at:
    Albert Quay

The 111–passenger Hebridean Sky is an ice–strengthened, small luxury expedition ship. Until last year Hebridean Sky was known as the Sea Explorer. The vessel underwent a multi-million pound refurbishment in Sweden in April 2016, was re-launched as the MS Hebridean Sky and began her new life operating mostly in Northern Europe, South America and Antarctica. 

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping.

10
th
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Astoria
  • Length:
    160m
  • Draft:
    7.6m
  • Tonnes:
    16,144
  • Passengers:
    550
  • Crew:
    300
  • Berthing at:
    Stormont Wharf

Originally built as a trans-Atlantic ship in 1948, Astoria is the world's second oldest active oceangoing passenger ship. The ships on-board facilities include a sauna and steam room, hairdressers, a health and beauty centre and a treatment room for facials and massages. Other on-board features include guest speakers and arts and crafts events.

Agent: Hamilton Shipping.

12
th
Sep
Arrive
Depart (13th Sep)
Company
Ship Name
Hapag Lloyd
Europa 2
  • Length:
    225m
  • Draft:
    6.5m
  • Tonnes:
    42,830
  • Passengers:
    516
  • Crew:
    370
  • Berthing at:
    Stormont Wharf

Built in 2013, the 5-star German owned cruise liner was named the number-one cruise ship in the world by the Berlitz Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping

14
th
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Windstar
Star Breeze
  • Length:
    133m
  • Draft:
    5.5m
  • Tonnes:
    9,975
  • Passengers:
    212
  • Crew:
    164
  • Berthing at:
    Stormont Wharf

The Star Breeze is classified as a small ship, a described as more of a luxury yacht, only holding over 200 passengers. The ship underwent a comprehensive $8.5 million stem-to-stern transformation before her inaugural voyage.

 

Shipping Agent: Hamilton Shipping

20
th
Sep
Arrive
Depart (21st Sep)
Company
Ship Name
Prestige
Nautica
  • Length:
    181m
  • Draft:
    5.95m
  • Tonnes:
    30,277
  • Passengers:
    824
  • Crew:
    386
  • Berthing at:
    Pollock Dock

Originally built in 2000, Nautica recently had a multi-million pound transformation, making it as good as new! She features four unique, open-seating restaurants, a fitness centre and spa, eight lounges and bars, a casino and 342 lavish suites and luxurious first-class cabins.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping.

21
st
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Fred Olsen
Black Watch
  • Length:
    205m
  • Draft:
    7.5m
  • Tonnes:
    28,613
  • Passengers:
    900
  • Crew:
    300
  • Berthing at:
    D1

Black Watch was previously a regular visitor to Belfast Harbour, having visited over ten times through the years. This year she is calling twice.

Ships Agent: Doyle Shipping

22
nd
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Norwegian Jade
  • Length:
    294m
  • Draft:
    8.3m
  • Tonnes:
    93,558
  • Passengers:
    2402
  • Crew:
    1100
  • Berthing at:
    D1

The award winning ship will be in Port once during this cruise season. Passengers on-board are welcome to nightclubs, award-winning restaurants, a grand casino, swimming pools, a pampering spa and so much more.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping.

23
rd
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
No image
  • Length:
    211m
  • Draft:
    6.8m
  • Tonnes:
    40,350
  • Passengers:
    600
  • Crew:
    400
  • Berthing at:
    D1

Brand new ship, Seabourn Ovation, is a sister ship to both Seabourn Odyssey and Seabourn Encore. The ship will present new style of concepts to passengers with its stylish interiors and ideas.

 

Shipping Agent: Hamilton Shipping

24
th
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Silversea
Silver Wind
  • Length:
    156m
  • Draft:
    4.5m
  • Tonnes:
    17,235
  • Passengers:
    294
  • Crew:
    208
  • Berthing at:
    D1

Silver Wind entered service in 1995 and is the second ship of her class, the first being her sister ship Silver Cloud, who has been in service since 1994. Silver Wind is calling into Belfast Harbour on her way back to Southampton from Iceland.

Ships Agent: Doyle Shipping

29
th
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Phoenix Reisen
Albatros
  • Length:
    205m
  • Draft:
    7.5m
  • Tonnes:
    28,518
  • Passengers:
    812
  • Crew:
    450
  • Berthing at:
    TBC

Albatros is a German cruise ship who celebrated her 40th year in service in 2013. She first visited Belfast Harbour 20 years ago in 1997.

Ships Agent: Doyle Shipping.

30
th
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Saga Pearl II
  • Length:
    164m
  • Draft:
    6.5m
  • Tonnes:
    18,627
  • Passengers:
    446
  • Crew:
    260
  • Berthing at:
    TBC

Saga Pearl II is a modern, yacht-like small ship, equipped with seven passenger decks, three bars, two pools, tennis court, cinema, gym and spa.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping

30
th
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Columbus
  • Length:
    246m
  • Draft:
    8.15m
  • Tonnes:
    63,786
  • Passengers:
    1400
  • Crew:
    500
  • Berthing at:
    TBC

This is Columbus’ first visit to Belfast. Formerly P&O’s Pacific Pearl, CMV added her to its fleet this year and renamed her Columbus. The ship will undergo a significant refurbishment at the beginning of this year and when the ship launched in June 2017 it became the flagship of CMV’s fleet, and carrying 1,400 passengers.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping.

17
th
Oct
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Fred Olsen
Black Watch
  • Length:
    205m
  • Draft:
    7.5m
  • Tonnes:
    28,613
  • Passengers:
    900
  • Crew:
    300
  • Berthing at:
    TBC

Black Watch was previously a regular visitor to Belfast Harbour, having visited over ten times through the years. This year she is calling twice.

Ships Agent: Doyle Shipping