Cruise Schedule

2016 will see Belfast Harbour play host to almost 145,000 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, Cunard, Silversea, Majestic, Fred Olsen, and many, many others, each bringing tourists from all corners of the globe to Belfast and Northern Ireland.

                 

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.

6
th
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Grand Circle Cruise Line
Clio
  • Length:
    100m
  • Draft:
    3m
  • Tonnes:
    3,504
  • Passengers:
    90
  • Crew:
    60
  • Berthing at:
    Albert Quay

MV Clio is calling into Belfast six times in 2016. This is the first year the luxury small cruise ship has visited Belfast.

Clio was refurbished in the spring of 2016 to include a range of new features- such as a comfortable dining room, a restaurant, two lounges, a bar, a veranda, a Sun Deck with whirlpool, a library and a shop, as well as complimentary wireless internet in both public and private spaces.

Ships Agent: Doyle Shipping

10
th
Sep
Arrive
Depart (11th Sep)
Company
Ship Name
Saga Pearl II
  • Length:
    164m
  • Draft:
    6.3m
  • Tonnes:
    18,627
  • Passengers:
    446
  • Crew:
    260
  • Berthing at:
    Gotto Wharf

This is Saga Pearl II’s fourth 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

10
th
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Silver Whisper
  • Length:
    186m
  • Draft:
    6.12m
  • Tonnes:
    28,258
  • Passengers:
    400
  • Crew:
    300
  • Berthing at:
    Pollock Dock

The hallmark of Silver Whisper is its all-inclusiveness and everything from drinks to laundry facilities are included in the experience. The luxurious ship has visited Belfast every year since 2012 and this year she is calling on her way from Southampton to Canada.

Ships Agent: Doyle Shipping

12
th
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Phoenix Reisen
Amadea
  • Length:
    193m
  • Draft:
    6.7m
  • Tonnes:
    28,856
  • Passengers:
    604
  • Crew:
    292
  • Berthing at:
    Stormont Wharf

Of all cruise ships on the German market the MS Amadea fills a unique niche. With a length of 193 meters and a maximum of 600 guests she provides an exceptional amount of individual space for everyone. She is calling twice in 2016 during tours of the British Isles. 

Ships Agent: Doyle Shipping

13
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 is distinctive due to her bright turquoise funnel that rises above the white ship. She is calling 3 times this year; in May, August and September. By the end of 2016 Albatros will have visited Belfast 14 times over the years bringing nearly 18,000 people to the city. Her first visit was 19 years ago, in 1997.

Ships Agent: Doyle Shipping

14
th
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Grand Circle Cruise Line
Clio
  • Length:
    100m
  • Draft:
    3m
  • Tonnes:
    3,504
  • Passengers:
    90
  • Crew:
    60
  • Berthing at:
    D1

MV Clio is calling into Belfast six times in 2016. This is the first year the luxury small cruise ship has visited Belfast.

Clio was refurbished in the spring of 2016 to include a range of new features- such as a comfortable dining room, a restaurant, two lounges, a bar, a veranda, a Sun Deck with whirlpool, a library and a shop, as well as complimentary wireless internet in both public and private spaces.

Ships Agent: Doyle Shipping

14
th
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Prestige
Nautica
  • Length:
    181m
  • Draft:
    5.95m
  • Tonnes:
    30,277
  • Passengers:
    824
  • Crew:
    386
  • Berthing at:
    Stormont Wharf

Nautica is visiting us three times in 2016. In June she is visiting as part of her 44 day Northern Sojourn voyage, which also calls into Norway, Sweden, Russia and the Netherlands. In August she is calling during her 24 day North Sea Traveller voyage and in September as part of her 12 day British Isles Tapestry cruise. This will be the fifth year that Nautica has called into Belfast Harbour.

Ships Agent: Doyle Shipping

15
th
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Regal Princess
  • Length:
    330m
  • Draft:
    8.5m
  • 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 third visit to Belfast, the first was in 2003. Regal Princess is visiting Belfast as part of her 22 day British Isles & Norway Passage Cruise, which begins in Germany and ends in New York City. This cruise alone will bring 3,600 passengers and 1,500 crew to our shores.

Ships Agent: Hamilton Shipping

21
st
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Fred Olsen
Boudicca
  • Length:
    205m
  • Draft:
    7.5m
  • Tonnes:
    28,613
  • Passengers:
    804
  • Crew:
    330
  • Berthing at:
    Stormont Wharf

We will be seeing a lot of Boudicca in 2016 as she is visiting nine times. She is calling twice in May and once in June. She is then coming again in July to pick up and drop off passengers embarking on a cruise around Norway’s Fjords before coming back to pick up and drop off Belfast passengers for a cruise to Germany in August. She visits once more in August on her way back from Iceland and again in September on her way back from Canada. In December she is calling as part of a 4 night Irish Christmas Markets Cruise, which also visits Cork and Dublin.

Ships Agent: Doyle Shipping

24
th
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Plantours Kreuzfahrten
Hamburg
  • Length:
    145m
  • Draft:
    5.5m
  • Tonnes:
    15,067
  • Passengers:
    423
  • Crew:
    200
  • Berthing at:
    Albert Quay

MS Hamburg is a luxury cruise ship, built in 1997. Her relatively small size allows her to transit the Great Lakes in North America, where she cruised seasonally between 1997 and 2011. The German cruise ship underwent renovations in Belfast last year.

Ships Agent: Doyle Shipping

26
th
Sep
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Grand Circle Cruise Line
Clio
  • Length:
    100m
  • Draft:
    3m
  • Tonnes:
    3,504
  • Passengers:
    90
  • Crew:
    60
  • Berthing at:
    Albert Quay

MV Clio is calling into Belfast six times in 2016. This is the first year the luxury small cruise ship has visited Belfast.

Clio was refurbished in the spring of 2016 to include a range of new features- such as a comfortable dining room, a restaurant, two lounges, a bar, a veranda, a Sun Deck with whirlpool, a library and a shop, as well as complimentary wireless internet in both public and private spaces.

Ships Agent: Doyle Shipping

14
th
Dec
Arrive
Depart
Company
Ship Name
Fred Olsen
Boudicca
  • Length:
    205m
  • Draft:
    7.5m
  • Tonnes:
    28,613
  • Passengers:
    804
  • Crew:
    330
  • Berthing at:
    TBC

We will be seeing a lot of Boudicca in 2016 as she is visiting nine times. She is calling twice in May and once in June. She is then coming again in July to pick up and drop off passengers embarking on a cruise around Norway’s Fjords before coming back to pick up and drop off Belfast passengers for a cruise to Germany in August. She visits once more in August on her way back from Iceland and again in September on her way back from Canada. In December she is calling as part of a 4 night Irish Christmas Markets Cruise, which also visits Cork and Dublin.

Ships Agent: Doyle Shipping

28
th
Dec
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 is a regular visitor to Belfast Harbour, having visited nine times over the years. This year she is calling in December as part of her 11 Night Tinsel & Hogmanay Cruise. The ship will be in Falmouth on Christmas Day, Dublin on Boxing Day and Edinburgh on New Year’s Eve.

Ships Agent: Doyle Shipping