Hundreds of cruise ship passengers have spent the day exploring Waterford and the South East.
They were on board the Prinsendam which docked off Dunmore East early this morning.
The ship was due to dock at Belview however foggy conditions prevented her from travelling up the estuary.
Port of Waterford Harbourmaster Captain Darren Doyle paid tribute to the community in Dunmore East: “The community-wide effort in facilitating this ship has been fantastic and it is great that the 835 passengers and the crew of the Prinsendam have been so well looked after.” Capt Doyle paid particular thanks to the new Harbourmaster at Dunmore East, Deirdre Lane, and her staff for their critical contribution in bringing these visitors to the region.
He added: “Port of Waterford has booked 22 cruise visits for the 2018 season with an estimated 19,000 visitors and 9,000 crew. The success of these visits and the additional revenue generated across the southeast happens as a result of strong collaboration across all the stakeholders and is a testament to the partnership approach adopted by all involved.”
The Prinsendam is due to depart from Waterford at around 7.00pm this evening.
The stunning view at @DiscoverDunmore – mouth of #Waterford Harbour, featuring: cruise ship Prinsendam @VisitWaterford region; the large cargo ship is Pacific Huron; "Lisa" with fertiliser for New Ross; on the left is "Elizabeth K" for Belview. Expect to see all moving c.1730hrs pic.twitter.com/3ILnG2HqwB
— PortofWaterford (@PortofWaterford) May 28, 2018
Main Picture: Patrick Browne