North West Willkommen for German cruise ship

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Around 900 cruise ship passengers will arrive in the north west tomorrow as part of a ‘Lands of Myths & Legends’ tour around the UK and Ireland .

The MS Astor from German cruise line Transocean will berth in Greencastle tomorrow as part of the 14 night tour.

Aoife Thomas from Derry Visitor & Convention Bureau said: “We are looking forward to welcoming another cruise ship to the region this weekend and ensuring the MS Astor passengers enjoy their visit to one of Ireland’s most historic and scenic destinations.

“The region is buzzing with activity this weekend and passengers will have the opportunity to experience some of the City of Culture’s key events including the Maiden City Festival and the Gasyard Feile. Maritime enthusiasts can also enjoy the Greencastle Regatta whilst they are here. Tourism Ireland have identified Germany as a priority market for growth and DVCB in partnership with Foyle Port will undertake a number of sales calls to leading German cruise operators later this year to promote the North West of Ireland as a must see cruise destination for their itineraries.”

Around 950 passengers and crew will be on board.

The ship will offer a range of scheduled tours for passengers including the Walled City of Derry, Glenveagh National Park and the Inishowen Peninsula.