10 nights onboard Norwegian Dawn

Northern Europe: Dublin, Belfast, Cork & Galway

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Norwegian Dawn offers the ultimate freedom and flexibility for your cruise holiday. Toss your timetable to the breeze on a cruise to the Bahamas and Caribbean.

Leaving from: Southampton
Cruise ship: Norwegian Dawn
Visiting: Southampton Waterford Cobh Dingle
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Norwegian Cruise Line

Founded in 1966, Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), part of global cruise company Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (which also owns Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises), is the third-largest cruise line in the world in terms of cruise passengers. NCL has become well-known for its colourful ships featuring a pop-icon style painted hull.

2340
Passengers
1032
Crew
2002
Launched
2016
Last refit
92250t
Tonnage
294m
Length
38m
Width
25kts
Speed
11
Decks
USD
Currency
Cruise Itinerary
Day 1
Southampton, England
Day 2
Waterford, Ireland
Day 3
Cobh, Ireland
Day 4
Dingle, Ireland
Day 5
Foynes, Ireland
Day 6
Galway, Ireland
Day 7
Killybegs, Ireland
Day 8
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Day 9
Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
Day 11
Southampton, England
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Day 1
Southampton, England

Lying near the head of Southampton Water, a peninsula between the estuaries of the Rivers Test and Itchen, Southampton is Britain’s largest cruise port. It has been one of England’s major ports since the Middle Ages, when it exported wool and hides from the hinterland and imported wine from Bordeaux. The city suffered heavy damage during World War Two and as a result the centre has been extensively rebuilt, but there are still some interesting medieval buildings including the Bargate, one of the finest city gatehouses in England.

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Day 2
Waterford, Ireland
Waterford, famed for its crystal-clear waters and vibrant maritime legacy, invites you to delve into its captivating history. Set against the backdrop of ancient castles and bustling quays, this city resonates with tales of seafaring adventurers and skilled craftsmen. The mild coastal climate, kissed by Atlantic breezes, offers a refreshing escape from the ordinary, making it a haven for those seeking an authentic Irish experience. Away from tourist traps, Waterford unveils hidden gems and local treasures, providing a genuine glimpse into the soul of Ireland. And did you know? Waterford boasts the world's oldest operational lighthouse, guiding ships safely home for over 800 years.
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Day 3
Cobh, Ireland

The last port of call on the Titanic’s ill-fated voyage, the seaside town on Ireland’s south coast has a historic maritime legacy. One of the major transatlantic Irish ports, Cobh (pronounced ‘Cove’ and formerly known as Queenstown) was also the departure point for 2.5 million of the six million Irish people who emigrated to North America between 1848 and 1950. While visitors flock to Cobh to learn about its fascinating maritime and emigration history, they will also find the picturesque town blessed with a beautiful cathedral and a burgeoning bar and restaurant scene.

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Day 4
Dingle, Ireland
Nestled on Ireland's rugged west coast, Dingle captivates with its ancient charm and maritime legacy. Its renowned history, steeped in tales of seafaring adventures and Celtic folklore, beckons travelers to explore its enchanting streets. The climate, kissed by Atlantic breezes, offers a refreshing escape from the bustle, inviting cruisegoers to savor authentic experiences. Dingle's authenticity shines through its vibrant pubs, where traditional music fills the air, and local artisans showcase their craft. As a showcase of the real Ireland, Dingle boasts the highest number of native Irish speakers, preserving the Gaelic language and enriching the cultural tapestry of the region.
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Day 5
Foynes, Ireland
Nestled on the banks of the Shannon Estuary, Foynes beckons with its storied past as a transatlantic flying boat terminal, once a bustling gateway connecting Europe and America. Its maritime legacy resonates through the quaint streets, evoking an era of adventure and exploration. The temperate climate, tempered by the Gulf Stream, offers mild winters and refreshing summers, ideal for leisurely strolls along the scenic waterfront. Beyond the tourist fray, Foynes captivates with its authentic Irish charm, inviting cruisegoers to savor traditional Irish hospitality in cozy pubs and eateries. Don't miss the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum, chronicling the town's pioneering aviation history.
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Day 6
Galway, Ireland
Galway, steeped in the maritime saga of the Claddagh fishermen, welcomes travelers with open arms to its vibrant shores. The temperate climate, kissed by the Atlantic breeze, offers a refreshing escape from the mundane. Here, authenticity thrives, offering cruisegoers an immersive experience beyond the beaten path. Explore the colorful streets pulsating with traditional Irish music and bustling markets, or venture to the rugged Connemara landscape, where tales of ancient folklore echo through misty valleys. As the gateway to the Gaeltacht, Galway proudly preserves the Irish language, a testament to its cultural significance. Don't miss the mystical allure of the Aran Islands, where time stands still amid ancient stone forts and windswept cliffs.
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Day 7
Killybegs, Ireland
Nestled within the rugged coastline of Donegal, Killybegs beckons with tales of maritime glory. Once a bustling fishing port, its storied past intertwines with the salty breeze that sweeps across its shores. Here, amidst the wild beauty of Ireland's northwest, travelers find solace in authenticity, away from the bustling tourist circuits. The climate, shaped by the mighty Atlantic, offers a raw and invigorating experience, ideal for those seeking a true taste of Ireland. As the gateway to the majestic Slieve League cliffs, Killybegs unveils a breathtaking panorama, where land meets sea in a dance of timeless grandeur.
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Day 8
Belfast, Northern Ireland
In Belfast, the echoes of its shipbuilding legacy reverberate through time, beckoning travelers to explore its maritime heritage. Amidst the bustling streets, whispers of the Titanic's construction resonate, reminding visitors of the city's pivotal role in maritime history. The climate, kissed by the Irish Sea's bracing winds, offers a refreshing escape for those seeking an authentic experience. Beyond the typical tourist haunts, Belfast unveils hidden gems, from traditional pubs echoing with lively tunes to quaint cobblestone streets steeped in character. As a showcase for Northern Ireland's resilience, Belfast's vibrant spirit endures, captivating cruisegoers with its unwavering charm.
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Day 9
Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
Nestled along the emerald shores of the Irish Sea, Dun Laoghaire boasts a storied maritime past dating back centuries. Its picturesque harbor has welcomed adventurers and traders alike, shaping the town's character with tales of seafaring courage. Blessed with a temperate maritime climate, Dun Laoghaire offers a refreshing escape from the bustle of city life, inviting cruisegoers to savor the crisp sea air and panoramic coastal views. Beyond the tourist hubs, Dun Laoghaire unveils hidden gems like the James Joyce Tower, a literary haven perched on the waterfront, offering a glimpse into Ireland's literary legacy. Truly, Dun Laoghaire captures the essence of Ireland's maritime spirit.
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Day 11
Southampton, England

Lying near the head of Southampton Water, a peninsula between the estuaries of the Rivers Test and Itchen, Southampton is Britain’s largest cruise port. It has been one of England’s major ports since the Middle Ages, when it exported wool and hides from the hinterland and imported wine from Bordeaux. The city suffered heavy damage during World War Two and as a result the centre has been extensively rebuilt, but there are still some interesting medieval buildings including the Bargate, one of the finest city gatehouses in England.

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