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Cunard's Queen Victoria in Dublin Port

18th May 2018 - 12:00pm

Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz) with Capt. Tom Connery (Master Queen Victoria)

Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz) with Capt. Tom Connery (Master Queen Victoria)

The Cunard Cruise Liner Queen Victoria made a call into Dublin Port as part of its 13 night tour of the British Isles which included a visit to Cork and will make her maiden voyage into Killybegs Co Donegal as part of the itinerary. Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz) was one of only four media guests invited to tour the ship followed by dinner.

 

Elegance, luxury and sophistication are perhaps the best way to describe the onboard experience. In 2017 The Queen Victoria underwent an extensive €39 million euro refurbishment. There are three Cunard ocean liners – Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria. Guest capacity on Queen Victoria is 2,014 and the ship’s crew numbers 1,001.The vessel has five dining rooms and we were served a delicious meal in the fine dining Verandah restaurant which offers contemporary French cuisine. Master of Queen Victoria is Capt Tom Connery from Co Wexford who trained at the National Maritime College, Cork and lives in Marino, Dublin. This was Captain Connery’s maiden voyage aboard Queen Victoria into his hometown port of Dublin, so it was a very special occasion for him.


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Declan Mescall (Features Editor Travelbiz) with Capt. Tom Connery (Master Queen Victoria)
Ballymoney, Co. Antrim native James Cusick (Hotel GM) and Nuala O’Donnell (Third Officer) from Fintown, Donegal.
The Bridge
The Garden conservatory.
Tobi-Leigh Lister (Events Manager Queen Victoria)
Ruth Harrington (Senior PR Executive Cunard) and Serena Joyce (Senior Consultant Teneo PSG PR).
Ready for dinner Mr Mescall.
Queen Victoria welcome pack.
Cunard's Queen Victoria in Dublin Port.

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