Mayor Collins Welcomes Expedition Cruise Ship To West Cork Town
The Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Danny Collins was on hand to welcome the cruise ship ‘Island Sky’ during its first visit to Schull when the Noble Caledonia vessel called to the West Cork town recently.
The luxury expedition ship, carrying 97 passengers attended by 63 crew, overnighted in Schull. The following morning, passengers boarded the Cape Clear Ferry to visit Cape Clear where they were greeted by the Birdwatch Ireland warden and guides who conducted a walking tour of the nature-rich island. Traditional Irish music band Comhaltas Baile Núis provided on board entertainment and in the afternoon passengers visited Ireland’s most southwesterly point, Mizen Head.
The Island Sky will return to West Cork shores in early August as part of its ‘Around The Emerald Isle’ cruise. The ship will arrive at Kinsale harbour on August 4th before departing that evening for Bantry.
Noble Caledonia, a UK company in operation for over 30 years, has earned a reputation as one of the leading small ship cruise companies in the world. The Company has featured West Cork harbours for many decades, being frequent callers in the past to Glengarriff.