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Dublin Airport After Storm Isha & Icon of the Seas Awaits

ITTN’s Shane Cullen is flying from Dublin to Miami (via JFK) this morning. He is travelling to Florida to board Royal Caribbean’s brand new Icon of the Seas ship for a 3-night cruise celebrating the launch of the newest addition to RCI’s fleet. The trip will also stop at Royal Caribbean’s island, Cococay in the Bahamas. 

Icon of the Seas Launch in Miami, Florida

Icon of the Seas has the largest waterpark at sea with no less than six record-breaking slides, a new stay-all-day neighbourhood just for families, Surfside, which has a sprawling aquapark, a pool just for grownups and plenty of bites and beverages to fuel passengers’ adventures. 

In numbers, this ship has more than 40 restaurants, bars and lounges, 8 neighbourhoods, 7 pools and 9 whirlpools and 28 types of accommodations – I brought extra memory cards and hard drives to capture it all.

Cococay - Royal Caribbean

Dublin Airport a Breeze

The only problem I thought might be getting there, however, Dublin Airport is fully operational and the storm has passed. Hopefully, everyone is safe and well in the aftermath of Storm Isha.

Passengers scheduled to fly out of Dublin Airport today (Monday) are advised by Dublin Airport to check directly with their airline regarding the status of their flight. While Dublin Airport was open and operating throughout Sunday, Storm Isha “posed a significant challenge to both departing & arriving flights. As of 9.30 pm, airlines [had] cancelled 148 flights – 75 incoming & 73 departing. 35 flights have diverted to other airports, with 27 go-arounds”.

The airport highlighted that although winds from Storm Isha have eased this morning, there remains a number of aircraft out of position (you may have been following flight radar last night and seen some interesting diversions). In any case, 29 flights have been cancelled thus far today (16 arrivals & 13 departures) according to Dublin Airport.

Mine has not. I passed through security in a couple of minutes and US Pre-clearance was empty except for the friendly staff who greeted me on my travels. I am, of course, very thankful I am travelling today and not yesterday and as you can see, the airport is running smoothly.

Dublin Airport Making Life Easy

Dublin Airport advised they were waiving car park fees for any customers delayed coming back into Dublin Airport due to Storm Isha. Per the post on X (formerly Twitter), “impacted passengers should speak with staff on the ground or use the intercom at pay stations before exiting, advising them of their flight details”.

Shane Cullen
Shane Cullen
Shane Cullen has been managing director of a media production studio for nearly 20 years working on projects for a global clientele. He has worked in the travel industry for over a decade and as a travel journalist since 2015. He is passionate about travel, film & photography. He also has a keen interest in emerging technology.
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