130 Cruise Ships to Berth in Belfast During 2022

Cruise Belfast, the partnership between Belfast Harbour and Visit Belfast which markets Belfast as a leading cruise ship destination, has announced that more than 50 different vessels from 33 cruise lines are booked to dock in the city throughout 2022, with up to 340,000 visitors expected to come ashore to experience Northern Ireland’s award-winning tourist […]

Cruise Belfast Successfully Navigates the Safe Return of Cruise Tourism

Northern Ireland tourism recovery buoyed by a better-than-expected restart to cruise tourism, with 72 cruise ship arrivals to Belfast this year. The arrival of Fred Olsen’s Borealis into Belfast this morning – the 72nd cruise call in 2021 – marks the end of a successful cruise season this year. Since the first cruise ship returned […]

Belfast Welcomes 1000th Cruise Ship Call to the City

Cruise Belfast, has today welcomed the 1,000th cruise ship call to Belfast. The MS Queen Elizabeth arrived in Belfast today, marking a significant milestone for tourism in Northern Ireland, as well as the region’s gradual economic recovery from the pandemic. Cruise Belfast, the partnership between Belfast Harbour and Visit Belfast, has today welcomed the 1,000th […]

Global and local experts say it’s time to press the reset button

We’re proud to support #ResetForGrowth action, as the new report published today by the Belfast Innovation & Inclusive Growth Commission outlines practical steps which improve how Belfast looks and works, reduce the gap in living standards and support people to develop their skills. The Belfast Innovation and Inclusive Growth Commission, chaired by Sir Michael Lyons, […]

Belfast Harbour Police Invests in Water Safety with New State-of-the-Art Policing Boat

As part of a wider programme of investment in water safety, Belfast Harbour Police has welcomed the arrival of its first fully equipped Police boat which will improve water safety along Belfast’s popular waterfront.   In supporting Belfast Harbour’s ambition to be a safe and attractive place for everyone, this investment will assist with the policing […]

Stena Line adds new temporary ferry service between Belfast and Holyhead

A new temporary weekend service between Holyhead and Belfast starts on Friday 25th June to accommodate tourism demand Due to heavy tourist demand on our domestic GB to Northern Ireland routes Stena Line will be operating a new temporary weekend service between Holyhead and Belfast, starting on Friday 25th June. The extra capacity on the […]

£2.5m Refurbishment of Belfast- Heysham Terminal 1

The programme of work, which represents a £2.5million investment by Belfast Harbour, will effectively renew and modernize the terminal infrastructure. The Belfast-Heysham service will operate from Ballast Quay until September. Belfast Harbour has announced plans to undertake a full refurbishment of the Victoria Terminal 1 Roll-on Roll-off ferry berth this summer, from which Stena Line […]

Safety Induction and Harbour Pass Requirements

From Monday 15th February 2021, anyone who has not completed the appropriate induction training will be refused entry or asked to leave the quays until the necessary safety induction training has been completed. This has been a process we have been working through with our customers and port users for more than a year and […]

Stena Line’s newest ship arrives in Belfast Harbour

Stena Embla is the second new ship to be added to Belfast routes Stena Line’s newest addition to its fleet, the brand-new Stena Embla has arrived in Belfast. Stena Embla is the third E-Flexer ferry to be commissioned for Stena Line’s Irish Sea routes in the last 12 months, three of the most modern ferries […]