Ocean Ports of Call

Belfast - UK, N Ireland Highlights:
Museum, Queen's University, Mount Stewart House, Giants Causeway
Alternative Port:  Bangor   - click for cruises that visit this port.

The ancient city of Belfast lies inset in the rugged coast of Northern Ireland where the River Lagan flows to the sea. In fact, the name itself reflects this position for it is a translation meaning "Sandbank Fjord." Offshore the North Channel, separates the Irish coast from Scotland by less than 40 miles. And inland from this legendary city lie the green lands of Ulster Province.

Historians tell us this capital of Northern Ireland saw its earliest settlement in the early Middle Ages. At that time, a substantial stone fortress punctuated the horizon. As history unfolded, Irish and English soldiers clashed on the cobblestone streets of Belfast. Much later, the French Huguenots arrived. They not only brought weapons with them but the knowledge of "advanced" technology. During the 17th Century, these French Protestants introduced the manufacture of fine linens. This, along with shipbuilding, literally put Belfast on the world map

Nearly one-third of the country's population lives here, some 400,000 in fact. They enjoy Belfast's unique setting. It lies at the base of green carpeted hills that seem to literally hug the city streets. Residents enjoy performances at the Grand Opera House, shop along trendy Donegall Place, and visit pubs lining The Golden Mile. Sights include Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Queen's University, Mount Stewart House and Gardens and the Giants Causeway.

There are more than 30 cruises calling at this port. Click the month or cruise line logo you are interested in to see details of the cruises.

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Azamara Celebrity
Crystal Cunard
Disney Cruise Line Fred Olsen
Hebridean Island Cruises Holland America
MSC Norwegian Cruise Line
Oceania Cruises P and O
Princess Regent Seven Seas
Royal Caribbean Seabourn
Silversea Viking Ocean Cruises

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