Celebrity Eclipse Revealed as Dublin's First Major 'Home Port' Cruise Ship

By ,   December 1, 2016 ,   Cruise Industry

Celebrity Eclipse was revealed as the first cruise ship by a major operator to be homeported in Dublin by offering itineraries that start in early summer 2018.

As previously reported, Celebrity Cruises begins a mini season of 5 sailings in late April, throughout May and until the end of June 2018. The 'Solstice' class Celebrity Eclipse with a 2,800 passenger capacity will operate cruises departing Dublin Port to destinations throughout northern Europe. Full details on the destinations on offer will be announced later this year.

It is estimated that more than 14,000 people are to start their cruise holiday from Dublin on the Celebrity Eclipse. The deployment of the German built 122,000 gross tonnage vessel to the Irish capital is worth an estimated €6 million and to the surrounding region in knock-on economic benefits.

Celebrity Cruises already features Dublin and other ports throughout Ireland in its European deployment, however this is the most significant increase in its investment into Ireland in the history of the global business.