‘The Maud’, a cruise ship from the Norwegian cruise line company, Hurtigruten arrived into the Port of Waterford last week.
This is the first cruise vessel to arrive into Waterford for over two years due to the pandemic interfering with travel schedules.
This is the first of nine planned trips to Waterford this summer for ‘The Maud’. Passengers will disembark to visit Kilkenny, Lismore and The Copper Coast.
“We are delighted to again welcome cruise vessels back to the Port of Waterford. This has been a much-anticipated day, as it has been over two years since we waved goodbye to our last cruise vessel. We look forward to welcoming some 27 cruise vessels between now and the end of September, with a total of 35,000 passengers and 16,000 crew members, which will all deliver a much-needed boost to the regional tourism economy, to the tune of €3,500,000 this summer.” said Captain Darren Doyle.