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Largest Ever Cruise Ship Calls in Northern Ireland

By ,   September 27, 2019 ,   Cruise Industry

The largest privately-owned cruise ship in the world docked in Belfast, Northern IrelandMSC Meraviglia visited Northern Ireland's capital city for a 9-hour stop. More than 5,300 passengers from 30+ countries disembarked the liner in Belfast on Thursday, September 26, to explore Ireland's largest city and its surrounding areas, making it the world's largest cruise ship by passenger capacity to ever visit the port. Meraviglia was docked/berthed in Port Belfast between 7 am and 4 pm.

Two years into service (Meraviglia was inaugurated in 2017), the liner's maiden call at Port Belfast was part of the 17-night Transatlantic repositioning crossing (RepositionCruises.com) from Germany to USA.

Date / TimePort
21 Sep 19:00Departing from Kiel, Germany
22 Sep 08:00 - 16:00Copenhagen, Denmark
24 Sep 10:00 - 22:00Southampton, England
26 Sep 07:00 - 16:00Belfast, Northern Ireland
28 Sep 13:00 - 29 Sep 18:00Reykjavik, Iceland
04 Oct 09:00 - 17:00Saint John, NB Canada
05 Oct 11:00 - 18:00Halifax, NS Canada
08 OctArriving in NYC, New York

MSC Meraviglia cruise ship

MSC Meraviglia will spend several weeks in the East Coast USA and Canada, prior to the homeporting season in Miami Florida for roundtrip Caribbean voyages. Meraviglia will be the first ship to visit MSC's private island in the Bahamas Ocean Cay, scheduled for November 9.