FIRST CRUISE SHIP TO VISIT IN OVER 20 YEARS WILL BRING NEW TOURISTS TO THE SOUTH EAST
The cruise ship MS Albatros, operated by Phoenix Reisen will visit Rosslare Europort on 5th August 2015. This cruise ship will call at Rosslare as part of its cruise of Ireland and Britain, which begins from Bremerhaven, Germany and other destinations include; Scotland, Belfast, the south coast of England and Amsterdam.
This is the first Cruise Ship to visit Rosslare Europort in over 20 years, of which Iarnród Éireann is Port Authority. A Working Group led by the General Manager Rosslare Europort John Lynch, including representatives of Wexford County Council and Fáilte Ireland and supported by Visit Wexford, have been working on developing the cruise business at Rosslare. It is hoped that this will be the first of many cruises that will call at the port.
The MS Albatros has a capacity for 850 guests, the majority of whom will be German. The Ship will anchor in Rosslare Harbour with tenders bring guests into Rosslare. Attractions that may be part of the land excursion possibly include: the Irish National Heritage Park, the Hook Head Peninsula, the Emigrants’ Trail, Wells House & Garden, Wexford Town Walking Tour including the Opera House and many other amenities.
General Manager of Rosslare Europort John Lynch said: “We are delighted to welcome the MS Albatros to Rosslare next year. We are fortunate at Rosslare that not only do we have the capacity to operate as a busy commercial port, but we are also situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty and rich cultural heritage and I believe that there will be many more Cruise Ships that will want to explore the wonders of Wexford and the South East.”
For further information, please contact Jane Cregan 01 7032803, 0868531098