Cruise News

MSC Meraviglia breaks records as the largest cruise ship ever to call in Northern Ireland

26 Sep 2019

The 315 metre long cruise ship carries over 6,500 guests and crew. Read More ›

Taste and Tour named 'Northern Ireland's Best Small Visitor Attraction'

19 Aug 2019

Taste and Tour has been awarded ‘Northern Ireland’s Best Small Visitor Attraction’ by George Best Belfast City Airport and Tourism NI. Read More ›

New Cruise Terminal Opens in Belfast Harbour

29 Jul 2019

Cruise Belfast has opened a new dedicated cruise terminal to cater for Belfast’s growing popularity as a cruise destination. Read More ›

Roses and Fashion will be blossoming at this weekend’s Summer Rose Fair

17 Jul 2019

Visit Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park this weekend as the ‘Summer Rose Fair’ comes to Belfast! Read More ›

Sounds of summer will be music to Belfast’s ears

17 Jul 2019

Belfast is to come alive with the sounds of summer with a programme of live music performances in the heart of the city centre. Read More ›

Belfast hosts major high-tech tourism showcase event in London

7 Feb 2019

Belfast in major London event to promote city’s tourism offer in 2019 Read More ›

Record 151 cruise ships due in Belfast this year

22 Jan 2019

First Time Callers Include Disney Magic Read More ›

Award-winning cruise season for Belfast finishes

19 Oct 2018

2018 has been a record breaking year with almost 200,000 passengers and crew calling at Belfast Read More ›

Shrouds of the Somme exhibition to be hosted at City Hall

17 Jul 2018

Shrouds of the Somme exhibition to be hosted at City Hall Read More ›

All aboard! Belfast Zoo celebrates ‘elephant angel’ story in local cinemas with free shuttle bus

25 Jun 2018

All aboard! Belfast Zoo celebrates ‘elephant angel’ story in local cinemas with free shuttle bus Read More ›

Tourism boost with 117 cruise ships to arrive in Belfast in 2018

2 Mar 2018

Cruise Belfast is heralding another record cruise season for Belfast and NI with 117 ships expected to dock in 2018 Read More ›

Belfast – a city on the rise

4 Dec 2017

National Geographic readers crown Belfast the ‘Rising Star’ of tourism. Read More ›

Visit Belfast welcomes Lonely Planet accolade

24 Oct 2017

Visit Belfast welcomes the news that Belfast and the Causeway Coastal Route have been ranked number one on Lonely Planet’s top 10 regions to visit. Read More ›

Visit Belfast breaks new ground after summer of tourism highs

19 Oct 2017

Belfast Welcome Centre celebrates 1m visitor milestone after bumper tourism season Read More ›

A new £1.3million visitor attraction at Belfast City Hall

30 May 2017

A £1.3m visitor attraction at Belfast City Hall was officially launched by the Lord Mayor - it will be open to the public from 9am Tuesday, 16 May. Read More ›

Visit Belfast delivers record results for the city

7 Apr 2017

Visit Belfast has revealed that in the 2016-17 financial year, its activities generated an impressive £122 million for the local economy. Read More ›

Belfast cruises to tourism high as ship visits hit new record

3 Apr 2017

Cruise Belfast has revealed that almost 90 cruise ships are expected to visit Belfast this summer, bringing with them 150,000 passengers and crew. Read More ›

Titanic Belfast Says ‘Hello & Welcome’ To William Harland!

16 Feb 2017

Titanic Belfast Says ‘Hello & Welcome’ To William Harland! Read More ›

Titanic Belfast named “king of the world”!

8 Dec 2016

Titanic Belfast has been crowned the ‘World’s Leading Tourist Attraction’ at the prestigious World Travel Awards. Read More ›

Princess Cruises announces Royal Princess ship will return to Belfast in 2018

21 Nov 2016

Princess Cruises announces Royal Princess ship will return to Belfast in 2018 Read More ›

Summer Sundays in the City

9 Aug 2016

Visit Belfast and Tourism Northern Ireland launch the new “Summer Sundays” brochure. Read More ›

TV’s Joe Mahon helps Rathlin Seabird Centre soar to new heights

16 Mar 2016

One of Northern Ireland’s most unique tourist destinations, the Rathlin West Light Seabird Centre, opened following a major refurbishment programme. Read More ›

Record Cruise Season Announced for Belfast

26 Jan 2016

Cruise Belfast has announced that 2016 will be the busiest cruise season in the city’s history with over 145,000 passengers and crew due to visit. Read More ›

Titanic Belfast Named Europe's Best Group Visitor Attraction

10 Mar 2015

Titanic Belfast Named Europe's Best Group Visitor Attraction, topping Competition from Eiffel Tower and London Eye Read More ›

Belfast cruise tourism boom welcomed as 61 cruise ships dock in the city in 2014

9 Jul 2014

Belfast's extended cruise season marks 110,000 cruise passengers and crew arrivals, making it the second busiest cruise city in Ireland. Read More ›

Belfast is 'cruising' with £7M investment in Ireland's first purpose built cruise facility

14 Jun 2013

Belfast’s position as Ireland’s fastest growing cruise destination will receive a major boost from a £7m investment by Belfast Harbour. Read More ›

Belfast Named Best UK Port of Call

10 Dec 2012

Cruise Critic UK, the leading source of cruise information on the web, has named Belfast as Best UK Port of Call in their Editors’ Picks Awards 2012. Read More ›

Belfast sets new cruise passenger record in 2012

10 Mar 2015

In 2012, a total of 44 cruise ship arrivals brought close to 75,000 passengers and crew to the city and its world-famous Titanic port. Read More ›