22 April 2022
Port of Waterford welcomes its first cruise liner in over 2 years
Cruise passengers set to boost the region’s economy by over €3.5 million this summer
The Maud makes not only her maiden voyage to Port of Waterford today (April 21st) but due to Covid travel disruption, she is also the first cruise vessel in over two years to be welcomed into the Port.
The Maud expedition cruise vessel from the Norweigan cruise line company Hurtigruten will travel from The Isle of Man with some 528 passengers on board and 300 crew members. She is well suited for expedition cruises and is named after one of the most famous polar vessels Roald Amundsen’s ‘Maud’ from 1917.
The Port of Waterford Company along with Harbour Master Capt Darren Doyle will offer a warm welcome to the vessel and her Captain on her maiden voyage to Waterford with a presentation of a Waterford Crystal Ships decanter.
Commenting on the return of cruise business to the Port Capt. Doyle says, “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.