Cruise giant calls on Dublin Port to reconsider cutting visits

  • Cruise giant calls on Dublin Port to reconsider cutting visits

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    Celebrity Cruises has called Dublin Port's decision to limit cruise ship visits "very disappointing" and asked it to reconsider the move.

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Celebrity Cruises has called Dublin Port's decision to limit cruise ship visits "very disappointing" and asked it to reconsider the move.

The decision that Dublin Port has taken is very disappointing," Jo Rzymowska, the cruise line's vice president and MD for Ireland, UK and Asia, said.

"We hope that they will reconsider and urge them to look again at the huge benefits cruise brings to the Irish capital," she said in a statement.

The call comes amidst a growing backlash to the Port's move to halve cruise ships visits from 2021 to 2023 in order to facilitate development works.

The decision will "devastate" Irish tourism, according to Niamh McCarthy, Chief Executive of Excursions Ireland and spokesperson for a new All-Ireland Cruise Ship Action Group (AICSAG).

Dublin Port "is driving a death nail into our business", McCarthy has said.

Non-profit group DublinTown and the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) have also expressed opposition to the move.

Dublin Port, however, is not for turning.

"If Celebrity is asking us to reconsider the investment ....

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