Cruise Schedule

2017 will see Belfast Harbour play host to 150,000 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, Celebrity, Silversea, Majestic, Fred Olsen, and many, many others, each bringing tourists from all corners of the globe to Belfast and Northern Ireland.

Download Cruise Schedule 2017 PDF.

                 

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.

22
nd
Aug
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Caribbean Princess
  • Length:
    289.5m
  • Draft:
    8.7m
  • Tonnes:
    112,894
  • Passengers:
    3175
  • Crew:
    1200
  • Berthing at:
    Stormont Wharf

Caribbean Princess is a modified Grand Class cruise ship, with capacity for over 3,600 passengers. She has 11 cafes and restaurants, 7 showrooms and lounges, 5 pools and she was the first modern cruise ship to have an outdoor theatre. Caribbean Princess is calling 12 times in 2017, bringing 52,500 people to the city this year alone.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping.

23
rd
Aug
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Seabourn Quest
  • Length:
    198m
  • Draft:
    6.5m
  • Tonnes:
    32,346
  • Passengers:
    450
  • Crew:
    335
  • Berthing at:
    Stormont Wharf

Seabourn Quest is visiting for the third time in 2017, having previously visited last year, and in 2014. Seabourn Quest is calling as part of her 40 night Dover to Montreal cruise. Other unique destinations on the tour include Holy Loch, Scotland, the Scilly Isles, Wales, Iceland, Greenland, Newfoundland and Quebec.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping.

25
th
Aug
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Mein Schiff 4
  • Length:
    295m
  • Draft:
    8.05m
  • Tonnes:
    99,150
  • Passengers:
    2790
  • Crew:
    1030
  • Berthing at:
    Stormont Wharf

Mein Schiff 4 is visiting Belfast three times in 2017. The German cruise ship is the 4th ship in the TUI fleet and entered service in 2015. It is an all-inclusive ship and is famed for its fun atmosphere, music events and theme cruises.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping.

26
th
Aug
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Silver Whisper
  • Length:
    186m
  • Draft:
    6.12m
  • Tonnes:
    28,258
  • Passengers:
    400
  • Crew:
    300
  • Berthing at:
    Pollock Dock

Silver Whisper has visited Belfast every year since 2012. The luxury cruise ship provides more space per passenger than any other cruise ship. The passenger-to-crew ratio is also high, with 295 crew members for the 382 passengers.

Ships Agent: Doyle Shipping.

26
th
Aug
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
FTI Cruises
Berlin
  • Length:
    139m
  • Draft:
    5m
  • Tonnes:
    9,570
  • Passengers:
    450
  • 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.

29
th
Aug
Arrive
Depart (30th Aug)
Company
Ship Name
Grand Circle Cruise Line
Corinthian
  • Length:
    88m
  • Draft:
    4.5m
  • Tonnes:
    4,077
  • Passengers:
    98
  • Crew:
    70
  • Berthing at:
    Pollock Dock - 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. This is the first year Corinthian has called into Belfast and she is visiting 11 times.

Ships Agent: Doyle Shipping.

31
st
Aug
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Marco Polo
  • Length:
    176m
  • Draft:
    8.1m
  • Tonnes:
    22,080
  • Passengers:
    820
  • Crew:
    356
  • Berthing at:
    Ship Repair Quay

Marco Polo started life as Soviet passenger ship Aleksandr Pushkin in 1965. In 1993, following the purchase by Orient Lines, Marco Polo began a varying itinerary of cruises all over the world, including unusual destinations such as South-East Asia, Africa, and Antarctica. Marco Polo is calling into Belfast four times in 2017.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping

2
nd
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Caribbean Princess
  • Length:
    289.5m
  • Draft:
    8.7m
  • Tonnes:
    112,894
  • Passengers:
    3175
  • Crew:
    1200
  • Berthing at:
    Stormont Wharf

Caribbean Princess is a modified Grand Class cruise ship, with capacity for over 3,600 passengers. She has 11 cafes and restaurants, 7 showrooms and lounges, 5 pools and she was the first modern cruise ship to have an outdoor theatre. Caribbean Princess is calling 12 times in 2017, bringing 52,500 people to the city this year alone.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping.

6
th
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Fred Olsen
Braemar
  • Length:
    195m
  • Draft:
    5.42m
  • Tonnes:
    24,344
  • Passengers:
    929
  • Crew:
    371
  • Berthing at:
    Stormont Wharf

Braemar is calling twice in 2017- once in May and again in August. This is the fifth year that the Fred Olsen Cruise Line’s ship has called into Belfast, she first visited in 2010. One of the focal points on Braemar is a beautifully painted, five-deck high Atrium which leads to the Fitness Centre, Palms Café, Coral Club and the Thistle Restaurant.

Ships Agent: Doyle Shipping.

7
th
Sep
Arrive
Depart (8th Sep)
Company
Ship Name
Grand Circle Cruise Line
Corinthian
  • Length:
    88m
  • Draft:
    4.5m
  • 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. This is the first year Corinthian has called into Belfast and she is visiting 11 times.

Ships Agent: Doyle Shipping.

8
th
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Princess Cruises
Pacific Princess
  • Length:
    158m
  • Draft:
    7m
  • Tonnes:
    30,277
  • Passengers:
    680
  • Crew:
    350
  • Berthing at:
    Stormont Wharf

Pacific Princess is visiting us again this year, after calling for the first time last year. 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: Hamilton Shipping.

9
th
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Columbus
  • Length:
    246m
  • Draft:
    8.15m
  • Tonnes:
    63,786
  • Passengers:
    1400
  • Crew:
    500
  • Berthing at:
    Stormont Wharf

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 launches in June 2017 it will be the flagship of CMV’s fleet, and will carry 1,400 passengers.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping.

14
th
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Regal Princess
  • Length:
    330m
  • Draft:
    8.7m
  • Tonnes:
    139,000
  • Passengers:
    3600
  • Crew:
    1500
  • Berthing at:
    Stormont Wharf

Regal Princess is the biggest ship to visit this year at 330m. This is her fourth visit to Belfast- the first was in 2003. Regal Princess is visiting Belfast as part of her 26 day Copenhagen to New York Cruise, which is also visiting Russia, Norway, Germany, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Scotland and the USA. This cruise alone will bring 3,600 passengers and 1,500 crew to our shores.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping.

15
th
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Prestige
Nautica
  • Length:
    181m
  • Draft:
    5.95m
  • Tonnes:
    30,277
  • Passengers:
    824
  • Crew:
    386
  • Berthing at:
    Pollock Dock

Nautica is visiting us three times in 2017. In June she is visiting as part of her 13 day British Isles trip. In August she is calling as part of her 41 day tour of Northern Europe and in September as part of her 25 day ‘Legends and Lore’ cruise. This will be the sixth year that Nautica has called into Belfast Harbour.

Ships Agent: Doyle Shipping.

15
th
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Caribbean Princess
  • Length:
    289.5m
  • Draft:
    8.7m
  • Tonnes:
    112,894
  • Passengers:
    3175
  • Crew:
    1200
  • Berthing at:
    Stormont Wharf

Caribbean Princess is a modified Grand Class cruise ship, with capacity for over 3,600 passengers. She has 11 cafes and restaurants, 7 showrooms and lounges, 5 pools and she was the first modern cruise ship to have an outdoor theatre. Caribbean Princess is calling 12 times in 2017, bringing 52,500 people to the city this year alone.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping.

15
th
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Hebridean Princess
  • Length:
    71.6m
  • Draft:
    3.8m
  • Tonnes:
    2,112
  • Passengers:
    49
  • Crew:
    25
  • Berthing at:
    Albert Quay

The exclusive Hebridean Princess is the smallest cruise ship to visit Belfast in 2017, at just 72m long and holding 49 passengers.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping

17
th
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Seven Seas Explorer
  • Length:
    224m
  • Draft:
    7.15m
  • Tonnes:
    55,000
  • Passengers:
    700
  • Crew:
    450
  • Berthing at:
    Stormont Wharf

Seven Seas Explorer entered service in July 2016 and she is calling twice in 2017. The luxurious 224m long cruise ship features 375 all-suite, all-balcony cabins with the largest balconies at sea.

Ships Agent: Doyle Shipping.

19
th
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Phoenix Reisen
Albatros
  • Length:
    205m
  • Draft:
    7.5m
  • Tonnes:
    28,518
  • Passengers:
    812
  • Crew:
    450
  • Berthing at:
    Stormont Wharf

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. Albatros is visiting Belfast twice in 2017, in July and September as part of tours of the UK and Ireland.

Ships Agent: Doyle Shipping.

27
th
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Phoenix Reisen
Amadea
  • Length:
    193m
  • Draft:
    6.7m
  • Tonnes:
    28,856
  • Passengers:
    604
  • Crew:
    292
  • Berthing at:
    TBC

German cruise ship Amadea is calling into Belfast as part of her 11 day tour of Ireland, Scotland and England. This is her 9th visit to Belfast, having first visited in 2006. Of all cruise ships on the German market Amadea is unique as she provides an exceptional amount of individual space for every guest.

Ships Agent: Doyle Shipping.

28
th
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Marco Polo
  • Length:
    176m
  • Draft:
    8.1m
  • Tonnes:
    22,080
  • Passengers:
    820
  • Crew:
    356
  • Berthing at:
    TBC

Marco Polo started life as Soviet passenger ship Aleksandr Pushkin in 1965. In 1993, following the purchase by Orient Lines, Marco Polo began a varying itinerary of cruises all over the world, including unusual destinations such as South-East Asia, Africa, and Antarctica. Marco Polo is calling into Belfast four times in 2017.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping