Cruise Schedule

2015 will see Belfast Harbour play host to almost 115,000 cruise visitors. Belfast Harbour is once again delighted to be the gateway to the very many sights and attractions that Belfast and Northern Ireland has to offer to our international friends.

This year visiting cruise lines include Princess Cruises, Celebrity, All Leisure, Silversea, Majestic, Fred Olsen Cruise Line, Saga Cruise and many, many others, each bringing tourists from all corners of the globe to Belfast and Northern Ireland.

(Click on the i beside the cruise ship name for more information on each ship)

Belfast Harbour Cruise Schedule 2015

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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.

1
st
Jul
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Royal Princess
  • Length:
    330m
  • Draft:
    8.7m
  • Tonnes:
    141,000
  • Passengers:
    3600
  • Crew:
    1500

Royal Princess is due to visit 9 times in 2015, bringing 3,600 passengers each time. By the end of 2015 she will have brought 32,400 cruise ship passengers to Belfast.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping

2
nd
Jul
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Swan Hellenic
Minerva
  • Length:
    133m
  • Draft:
    5.8m
  • Tonnes:
    12,449
  • Passengers:
    352
  • Crew:
    164

Swan Hellenic's Minerva began life as the ice-strengthened hull of a planned Ukrainian spy ship. Today it is an upscale ship with a country-house hotel atmosphere. This is her second visit to Belfast.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping

3
rd
Jul
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Magellan
  • Length:
    222m
  • Draft:
    7.7m
  • Tonnes:
    46
  • Passengers:
    1860
  • Crew:
    680

This is Magellan’s first time calling into Belfast and she is visiting as part of the Grand British Isles Discovery, which also includes Scotland, Guernsey, France and England.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping

4
th
Jul
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Crystal Symphony
  • Length:
    238m
  • Draft:
    8m
  • Tonnes:
    51,044
  • Passengers:
    940
  • Crew:
    545

This is Crystal Symphony’s 11th visit to Belfast and passengers on this 28 day trip will also be stopping in Iceland, Russia, Norway and England.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping

4
th
Jul
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Nautica
  • Length:
    181m
  • Draft:
    5.95m
  • Tonnes:
    30,277
  • Passengers:
    824
  • Crew:
    386

Nautica is one of 3 ships that will be in port during the Tall Ships 2015 event in July. This will be her seventh visit to Belfast.

Ships Agent: Burke Shipping

10
th
Jul
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Azamara Quest
  • Length:
    181m
  • Draft:
    5.6m
  • Tonnes:
    30,277
  • Passengers:
    694
  • Crew:
    408

Belfast is a stop on Azamara Quest’s 14 night British Open Golf Voyage. Other top golfing spots on the cruise include Cobh, Dublin, Leith and Stornoway. The golfers on board are in for a treat as Cruise Critic listed Azamara Quest as one of the best cruise ships for dining in 2015. This is the ship’s second trip to Belfast.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping

13
th
Jul
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Pullmantur
Horizon
  • Length:
    208m
  • Draft:
    7.72m
  • Tonnes:
    47,427
  • Passengers:
    1875
  • Crew:
    573

Horizon caters to a Spanish-speaking clientele and this is its first visit to Belfast. Passengers will also be visiting France, England, Denmark and Iceland as part of their Eyjafjallajökull Cruise.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping

15
th
Jul
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Royal Princess
  • Length:
    330m
  • Draft:
    8.7m
  • Tonnes:
    141,000
  • Passengers:
    3600
  • Crew:
    1500

Royal Princess is due to visit 9 times in 2015, bringing 3,600 passengers each time. By the end of 2015 she will have brought 32,400 cruise ship passengers to Belfast.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping

17
th
Jul
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Queen Elizabeth
  • Length:
    294m
  • Draft:
    8m
  • Tonnes:
    90,901
  • Passengers:
    2068
  • Crew:
    996

The vista-class cruise ship will be visiting Belfast for the first time in 2015. Like her sister ship Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth is famed for her heritage and sense of occasion. Guests can partake in old-fashioned pursuits such as ballroom-dancing, lawn bowls and afternoon tea in the Garden Lounge.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping

22
nd
Jul
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Celebrity
Silhouette
  • Length:
    315m
  • Draft:
    m
  • Tonnes:
    122,210
  • Passengers:
    2886
  • Crew:
    1200

At 315m Silhouette is one of the biggest ships visiting this year. It’s also the first time the ship has visited Belfast and will be calling twice.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping

23
rd
Jul
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Prinsendam
  • Length:
    204m
  • Draft:
    7.25m
  • Tonnes:
    37,983
  • Passengers:
    766
  • Crew:
    460

This year is the 13th time Prinsendam has visited Belfast and is calling into the city during a 35 day tour of Northern Europe.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping

24
th
Jul
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Mein Schiff
  • Length:
    263m
  • Draft:
    8.5m
  • Tonnes:
    76,998
  • Passengers:
    1924
  • Crew:
    780

Mein Schiff got its name when TUI Cruises held a contest to determine the ship's moniker, and more than 11,000 people sent in over 30,000 suggestions. The winner was Mein Schiff, which translates to "my ship." This is the 6th time the German cruise ship has visited Belfast.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping

25
th
Jul
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Royal Princess
  • Length:
    330m
  • Draft:
    8.7m
  • Tonnes:
    141,000
  • Passengers:
    3600
  • Crew:
    1500

Royal Princess is due to visit 9 times in 2015, bringing 3,600 passengers each time. By the end of 2015 she will have brought 32,400 cruise ship passengers to Belfast.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping

26
th
Jul
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Marina
  • Length:
    239m
  • Draft:
    7.6m
  • Tonnes:
    66,084
  • Passengers:
    1250
  • Crew:
    800

Marina is one of the newest ships in port this year. She was built in 2011 and has visited Belfast every year since 2012.

Ships Agent: Burke Shipping

2
nd
Aug
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Crystal Serenity
  • Length:
    250m
  • Draft:
    8m
  • Tonnes:
    68,870
  • Passengers:
    1070
  • Crew:
    655

Readers of Conde Nast have rated Crystal Serenity as one of the “best cruise ships in the world”. This could be due to the ship’s vast array of facilities, which include boutique shops, a seahorse pool, two paddle tennis courts, a sushi bar and Creative Learning Institutes. This is the sixth time the luxurious ship has called into Belfast.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping

4
th
Aug
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Saga Pearl II
  • Length:
    164m
  • Draft:
    6.3m
  • Tonnes:
    18,627
  • Passengers:
    446
  • Crew:
    260

This is Saga Pearl II’s third visit to Belfast. Formerly the Astoria, the ship went under a £14 million refurbishment before being reborn as Saga Pearl II in 2010. Upgrades include the addition of 2 new swimming pools and a library.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping

4
th
Aug
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Phoenix Reisen
Albatros
  • Length:
    205m
  • Draft:
    7.5m
  • Tonnes:
    28,518
  • Passengers:
    812
  • Crew:
    450

Albatros is a German cruise ship which celebrated it’s 40th year in service in 2013. It is distinctive due to it’s bright turquoise funnel that rises above the white ship. Albatros has visited Belfast 11 times bringing nearly 14,000 people to the city. Her first visit was 18 years ago, in 1997.

Ships Agent: Burke Shipping

6
th
Aug
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Royal Princess
  • Length:
    330m
  • Draft:
    8.7m
  • Tonnes:
    141,000
  • Passengers:
    3600
  • Crew:
    1500

Royal Princess is due to visit 9 times in 2015, bringing 3,600 passengers each time. By the end of 2015 she will have brought 32,400 cruise ship passengers to Belfast.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping

10
th
Aug
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
All Leisure
Voyager
  • Length:
    153m
  • Draft:
    5.8m
  • Tonnes:
    15,343
  • Passengers:
    550
  • Crew:
    225

Voyager is visiting Belfast 3 times in 2015. In 2012 Northern Irish company Mivan refurbished the interior of Voyager, which included a refit of the Reception, Vista Lounge, Show Lounge, Harry’s Bar, Library, Explorer Restaurant and Main Restaurant.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping

11
th
Aug
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Phoenix Reisen
Artania
  • Length:
    231m
  • Draft:
    8m
  • Tonnes:
    44,588
  • Passengers:
    1200
  • Crew:
    700

Artania began life as the Royal Princess. She was transferred to the P&O fleet in April 2005 and renamed Artemis. In 2010 she made history when her British captain Sarah Breton became only the second woman in the world to captain a major cruise ship. In 2011 she was passed to Phoenix Reisen and renamed mv Artania. This is Artania’s second visit to Belfast, the first being last year.

Ships Agent: Burke Shipping

14
th
Aug
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Majestic International
Ocean Majesty
  • Length:
    130m
  • Draft:
    6.3m
  • Tonnes:
    10,417
  • Passengers:
    100
  • Crew:
    50

Ocean Majesty started life as Spanish ferry Juan March. She has visited Belfast four times since 2007, 2015 will be her fifth.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping

17
th
Aug
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Celebrity
Silhouette
  • Length:
    315m
  • Draft:
    m
  • Tonnes:
    122,210
  • Passengers:
    2886
  • Crew:
    1200

At 315m Silhouette is one of the biggest ships visiting this year. It’s also the first time the ship has visited Belfast and will be calling twice.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping

18
th
Aug
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Royal Princess
  • Length:
    330m
  • Draft:
    8.7m
  • Tonnes:
    141,000
  • Passengers:
    3600
  • Crew:
    1500

Royal Princess is due to visit 9 times in 2015, bringing 3,600 passengers each time. By the end of 2015 she will have brought 32,400 cruise ship passengers to Belfast.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping

23
rd
Aug
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Hapag Lloyd
Europa 2
  • Length:
    225m
  • Draft:
    6.3m
  • Tonnes:
    42,830
  • Passengers:
    516
  • Crew:
    370

Built in 2013, Europa 2 is one of the youngest ships calling this year. This is the first year the 5-star cruise liner has called into Belfast.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping

23
rd
Aug
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Seven Seas Voyager
  • Length:
    207m
  • Draft:
    7.1m
  • Tonnes:
    42,363
  • Passengers:
    700
  • Crew:
    447

Seven Seas Voyager has visited Belfast every year since 2006. Cruise Critic ranked Seven Seas Voyager’s cabins as one of the best in the world in 2015.

Ships Agent: Burke Shipping

25
th
Aug
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Silversea
Silver Cloud
  • Length:
    156m
  • Draft:
    5.35m
  • Tonnes:
    16,297
  • Passengers:
    296
  • Crew:
    212

This is Silver Cloud’s 11th visit to Belfast. She first visited the port in 1996. Silver Cloud has among the highest space-to-passenger ratios in the industry and is renowned for high levels of service, gourmet dining and all-ocean view suites.

Ships Agent: Burke Shipping

29
th
Aug
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Royal Princess
  • Length:
    330m
  • Draft:
    8.7m
  • Tonnes:
    141,000
  • Passengers:
    3600
  • Crew:
    1500

Royal Princess is due to visit 9 times in 2015, bringing 3,600 passengers each time. By the end of 2015 she will have brought 32,400 cruise ship passengers to Belfast.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping

29
th
Aug
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Fred Olsen
Black Watch
  • Length:
    205m
  • Draft:
    7.5m
  • Tonnes:
    28,613
  • Passengers:
    804
  • Crew:
    330

Fred Olsen’s Black Watch is the only ship that departs from Belfast this year and she is calling into the Harbour five times in 2015; she will call in before and after her trip to the Scandinavian Capitals, before and after she heads to Spain and France and to pick up and drop off passengers for her sailing to Morocco, Portugal and the Canaries. She will also be calling into Belfast after her cruise to ‘Rugged and Rural Canada.’

Ships Agent: Burke Shipping

30
th
Aug
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Aida Cara
  • Length:
    193m
  • Draft:
    6m
  • Tonnes:
    38,557
  • Passengers:
    1374
  • Crew:
    366

2015 is the first year that this German cruise line has visited Belfast. Aida Cara was the very first ship in the fleet of what is now Germany's largest cruise line, and the first ship in the world to offer the innovative "club ship" concept.

Ships Agent: Burke Shipping

2
nd
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Hebridean Island
Hebridean Princess
  • Length:
    71.6m
  • Draft:
    3.8m
  • Tonnes:
    2,112
  • Passengers:
    49
  • Crew:
    25

The smallest cruise ship to visit Belfast in 2015, with just 49 passengers, the Hebridean Princess is visiting twice; in June and September. The Queen and Royal Family have previously used the ship for private holidays.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping

12
th
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Silver Whisper
  • Length:
    186m
  • Draft:
    6.12m
  • Tonnes:
    28,258
  • Passengers:
    382
  • Crew:
    295

The hallmark of Silver Whisper is its all-inclusiveness as everything from drinks to laundry facilities are included in the experience. Silver Whisper has visited Belfast every year since 2012. 

Ships Agent: Burke Shipping

16
th
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Regal Princess
  • Length:
    330m
  • Draft:
    8.7m
  • Tonnes:
    141,000
  • Passengers:
    3600
  • Crew:
    1500

Regal Princess and her sister ship Royal Princess are the biggest cruise ships to have ever visited the Harbour with a length of 330m each.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping

17
th
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Mein Schiff 4
  • Length:
    295m
  • Draft:
    8.05m
  • Tonnes:
    99,150
  • Passengers:
    2790
  • Crew:
    1030

This will be Mein Schiff 4’s first visit to Belfast. She is from the same fleet as Mein Schiff and will enter service this year.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping

30
th
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Fred Olsen
Black Watch
  • Length:
    205m
  • Draft:
    7.5m
  • Tonnes:
    28,613
  • Passengers:
    804
  • Crew:
    330

Fred Olsen’s Black Watch is the only ship that departs from Belfast this year and she is calling into the Harbour five times in 2015; she will call in before and after her trip to the Scandinavian Capitals, before and after she heads to Spain and France and to pick up and drop off passengers for her sailing to Morocco, Portugal and the Canaries. She will also be calling into Belfast after her cruise to ‘Rugged and Rural Canada.’

Ships Agent: Burke Shipping

1
st
Oct
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Norwegian Star
  • Length:
    294m
  • Draft:
    8.2m
  • Tonnes:
    91,740
  • Passengers:
    2240
  • Crew:
    1100

The American owned Norwegian Star is famed for its Freestyle mantra and is home to 11 restaurants, including venues serving Tex-Mex, Japanese and French cuisine, and 8 bars and lounges. This is the colourful ship's second visit to Belfast, the first was in 2014.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping

12
th
Oct
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Fred Olsen
Boudicca
  • Length:
    205m
  • Draft:
    7.6m
  • Tonnes:
    28,388
  • Passengers:
    900
  • Crew:
    300

Visiting Belfast as part of its ‘Myths & Legends of Ireland & the UK’ cruise. This will be the 11th time Boudicca has visited Belfast.

Ships Agent: Burke Shipping

16
th
Oct
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Fred Olsen
Black Watch
  • Length:
    205m
  • Draft:
    7.5m
  • Tonnes:
    28,613
  • Passengers:
    804
  • Crew:
    330

Fred Olsen’s Black Watch is the only ship that departs from Belfast this year and she is calling into the Harbour five times in 2015; she will call in before and after her trip to the Scandinavian Capitals, before and after she heads to Spain and France and to pick up and drop off passengers for her sailing to Morocco, Portugal and the Canaries. She will also be calling into Belfast after her cruise to ‘Rugged and Rural Canada.’

Ships Agent: Burke Shipping

24
th
Oct
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Fred Olsen
Black Watch
  • Length:
    205m
  • Draft:
    7.5m
  • Tonnes:
    28,613
  • Passengers:
    804
  • Crew:
    330

Fred Olsen’s Black Watch is the only ship that departs from Belfast this year and she is calling into the Harbour five times in 2015; she will call in before and after her trip to the Scandinavian Capitals, before and after she heads to Spain and France and to pick up and drop off passengers for her sailing to Morocco, Portugal and the Canaries. She will also be calling into Belfast after her cruise to ‘Rugged and Rural Canada.’

Ships Agent: Burke Shipping

7
th
Nov
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Fred Olsen
Black Watch
  • Length:
    205m
  • Draft:
    7.5m
  • Tonnes:
    28,613
  • Passengers:
    804
  • Crew:
    330

Fred Olsen’s Black Watch is the only ship that departs from Belfast this year and she is calling into the Harbour five times in 2015; she will call in before and after her trip to the Scandinavian Capitals, before and after she heads to Spain and France and to pick up and drop off passengers for her sailing to Morocco, Portugal and the Canaries. She will also be calling into Belfast after her cruise to ‘Rugged and Rural Canada.’

Ships Agent: Burke Shipping