Monday, October 23, 2017
You are here: Isle of Man > Isle of Man News
Isle of Man News
General News
Record number of Cruise Ships visiting in September 12 September 2007

Next Saturday 15 September the Isle of Man will welcome the MS Astor cruise ship. Arriving from Dublin, the 176m long, 20,000 ton vessel, carrying 650 passengers and 300 crew is scheduled to berth in Douglas at 07.00, as part of a 14 night Transocean Cruise. The ship last visited the Island in 1997 and was scheduled to open the 2007 cruise season in May, but the visit had to be cancelled due to inclement weather.

The ship is carrying mostly German passengers who will be coming ashore by tender and be welcomed by representatives from the Department of Tourism and Leisure. They will be taking organised tours to the Laxey Wheel and the Woollen Mills, Tynwald Hill, Cregneash village and Castle Rushen before departing for Belfast at 23.30.

On Monday 17 September the Isle of Man will welcome back the MS Bremen, which last visited the Island in 2002. The ship is on a 16 day Hapag Lloyd “Sentinels of Light” Cruise looking at some of Europe’s historical nautical signposts (lighthouses). The ship, carrying 184 mostly German passengers and 85 crew, is 111m long and weighs 6,700 tonnes. The passengers will visit Cregneash, Castle Rushen and the Maritime Museum before departing for Waterford at 18.00 hours.

September has also seen the return of the MS Saga Rose, which carried 520 passengers to the Island on Friday 7 September and is scheduled to visit again in June 2008. The elegant MS Deutschland also made a return visit on Sunday 9 September, carrying 500 German passengers on a 14 night Peter Deilmann cruise around the British Isles.

Geoff Corkish MBE MHK and political member of the Department of Tourism and Leisure said:

‘We have worked very hard to attract this record number of cruise ships visiting the Island during September. We will have welcomed several hundred passengers and crew to our shores in the last few weeks alone who will have undoubtedly savoured their introduction to our unique heritage, culture and scenery.’

More stories >>>  

Related News Articles
Work taking place to transform Douglas town centre 23 April 2013
WORK to transform Douglas town centre is currently underway and good progress is being made. [More]
Family launch of Robin Gibb CBE stamp issue tomorrow 23 April 2013
The Island will be paying tribute to one of its most famous Manxmen tomorrow (Wednesday) when the launch of a new set of stamps will be issued. [More]
Peel Road, Douglas – Pulrose Road Re-opens to Traffic 22 April 2013
The Department of Infrastructure is pleased to announce that Pulrose Road, Douglas will be re-opened to traffic on Monday 22nd April by 4. [More]
Douglas Harbour Traffic Figures March 2013 22 April 2013
Total harbour traffic (including Steam Packet passengers and vehicles, cruise vessels, etc): [More]
Isle of Man supports global efforts to eradicate polio 19 April 2013
THE Isle of Man is set to make a significant contribution to a campaign to rid the world of a debilitating and potentially fatal disease. [More]

Other Guides by Maxima Systems Ltd: Disney World