Day 55 – Dublin, Ireland – July 15th, 2015

Dublin, Ireland – 07:00 to 19:00 (Scheduled), Actual 10:30 to 20:00

The arrival Dublin was scheduled for 07:00, but last evening the Patter stated arrival was 10:30. The ship could easily have made the posted ETA, as we sailed at a very sedate 11 kts throughout the evening. Somebody did say an announcement was made, but since Captain Kent departed this type of information is not put through the cabins, so we may have been sitting on the balcony. Weather wise, today was a big improvement on yesterday, although still a tad on the cool side.

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Day 54 – Cobh, Ireland – July 14th, 2015

Cobh, Ireland – 08:00 to 18:00

A rather chilly, completely overcast and very wet day in Cobh, but nothing could dampen a spectacular day. In recognition that 99% of the passengers are Aussie or Kiwis, the locals created the annual Aussie Day, with the entire town adorned with Australian and New Zealand flags. We visited Cobh last year on Emerald Princess and it was just your average port of call, but not today. Today was something special.

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