Waterford is set to welcome more than 1,500 cruise ship passengers during the month of September.
The Wind Surf docks in Dunmore East this morning carrying 386 passengers and concludes with Nautica arriving to Belview Port on September 19th with 824 on board.
Over 8,000 international visitors arrived on our shores during this summer’s cruise ship call programme.
According to David McCoy, Chair of Visit Waterford Marketing Group, cruise travel provides the city with a welcome addition in footfall:
“While we are very aware that not all passengers disembark on a port call, we have seen a marked increase in footfall. The port calls often generate repeat business, as visitors return on long stay vacations touring Waterford and its surrounding counties.”