Cork experienced major expansion in cruise tourism

Published on : Friday, January 11, 2019

Cork experienced a record-breaking cruise season last year, welcoming around 180,000 guests and 95 ships to the port. This comprises eight maiden calls, highlighted by operators like Disney Cruise Line.


Overseas cruise tourism has witnessed major growth in Cork, which has churned out immense financial benefits. This has been achieved through formal group effort with the cruise lines to recognize their approach and deliver quality product to the passengers when they land in Cork.


Cruise tourism globally has shown remarkable growth in terms of passenger numbers in recent years. There are 110 new build cruise ships anticipated to enter service in the coming decade, which will boost up passenger numbers universally by more than 50%. In Britain and Ireland, the demand for cruise itineraries has shown particularly strong growth but, with the Brexit debate achieving a vital stage, it is important for cruise and port industries to work together as a team to carry on with this trend. Also, it is important in setting up a dialogue between port and cruise lines, so that they can work together on an agenda allowing sustainable growth over a long period.


In spite of the significant developments being planned in port facilities, the destination remains the key driver in influencing the cruise passenger’s decision to buy a specific cruise. Majority of the European ports are urban and bridging the gap between the port and the city is one of the prime disputes, mainly when it comes to monitoring the environmental impact of the cruise activity.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

arrow2Follow TTW
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo


  • 07 thehotelshowsaudiarabia 2019
  • 07 WTM Africa 2019
  • 09 travelmeetasia 2019
  • 10 Asia Pacific 2019
  • 10 Hotel Management Thailand 2019
  • 11 Bar and Restaurant Investment 19
  • 11 Digital Travel 2019
  • 12 kitf 2019
  • 12 Routes Europe 2019
  • 13 Food Hospitality2019
  • 14 SWTF 2019
  • 15 PATA 2019
  • 17 AITF 18
  • 17 getglobal 19
  • 17 itehk 19
  • 18 UITT 2019
  • 30 PATA


    1. ibtm ARABIA

      March 25 - March 27
    2. Medical Travel & Wellness Conference 2019

      March 26 - March 28
    3. Deluxe Travel Market Ukraine

      March 26
    4. UITT 2019

      March 27 - March 29
    5. Deluxe Travel Market Kazakhstan

      March 29
Get our toolbar!
Review on