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Isle of Man Welcomes First Cruise Ship of this Year 8 April 2008

On Friday 11th April 2008 the Isle of Man will welcome its first cruise vessel of the year, the MS Black Prince. Arriving from Liverpool, the 143m long, 11,200 ton vessel, carrying up to 600 passengers and crew, is scheduled to arrive in Douglas Bay at 08.00 as part of a Fred Olsen Line Mini Cruise. She last visited the Island in 2002 and passengers will on arrival be met by representatives from the Department of Tourism and Leisure.

During their time on the Island, organised tours have been arranged for the passengers which will include visits to Laxey Wheel, Tynwald Hill and Cregneash.

Tourism and Leisure Minister Adrian Earnshaw said:

‘It gives me great pleasure to welcome this splendid cruise ship. I hope the passengers enjoy our beautiful Island and tell their friends all about their visit. The key is getting people to return to the Isle of Man to ensure it becomes a popular point of call’.

Visits by cruise ships are a great way of marketing the Island and the Department has been working hard to encourage more to visit. A total of 13 visits are scheduled for 2008, a 30% increase on 2007 and interestingly, The Black Prince will anchor in Douglas bay and be the first cruise liner to make use of the new harbour pontoon facility.

The Black Prince will depart for Dublin at 18.00 and return twice more during 2008, in July and September

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