Port information

MV Celebrity Eclipse and MV Independence of the Seas in Cobh, Port of Cork, Ireland's only dedicated cruise berth (c) Port of Cork


The sheltered deepwater of the Port of Cork is the natural entry point to many of Ireland's principal visitor attractions.Today Cork plays host many of the world's luxurious cruise liners which bring on average 80,000 passengers to the region per annum. Cobh, which is Ireland's only dedicated cruise berth is capable of handling some of the largest liners afloat today. Over the last twenty years the Port of Cork has invested up to €10 million in the cruise facilties at Cobh and today welcomes up to 50 or more liners each year.
A cruise call to the Port of Cork provides passengers and crew with the ulitmate cruise experience - a facinating combination of pursuits from history to archaelogy, flora and fauna, golf, hillwalking, horse riding, beatuiful gardens, castles, period houses, shopping or simply relaxing with friendly and hospitable people.
Once experienced a return visit is inevitable.

Port attractions

  1.  Kinsale, Cork City, Blarney

    Experience of the fishing/sailing village of Kinsale and visiting the legendary Blarney castle and Cork City.
  2.  Jameson Distillery

    Explore the Jameon Experience Distillery in Midleton. A tour of Midleton Distillery is a journey through the history of Irish whiskey, ending with a tasting session.
  3.  Cobh Town

    Cobh Queenstown Heritage Centre, St Colemans Cathedral, Cobh Museum, the Titanic Walking Trail, Spike Island, harbour boats trips, fishing and walking plus so much more within the town centre.
  4.  Waterford Crystal & Bunratty Castle

    Visit the famous Waterford Crystal Exhibition Centre and Bunratty Castle Co. Clare.

Port views

Port of Cork
Port of Cork
Port of Cork
Port of Cork

Port facts

Nautical information

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no restriction
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on request
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Passengers by Source in 2023
Calls 2023

Onshore Power

Onshore Power
OPS (Onshore Power System)
Shore power within the next 5 years
Defined Compatibility Assessment process for each berth and ship combination to IEC/IEEE 80005-1
Information/documentation from the ship for the port before the first connection
Additional requirements for first-time connectio/max. duration between connections before process reapplies
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Connection time from all fast to full operational SSE (Shore Side Electricity)
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Uninterrupted power supply guaranteed by shore power provider whilst connected
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Penalties in case of failure to connect by the ship: weather/itinerary changes/technical issues
Insurance covering any potential damage caused by the SSE
Port Fees
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Tax/duty fees applicable
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Useful Information
Discounts/incentives linked to shore power usage
Berthing policy linked to shore power usage
Confirmation time of the vessel for planned shore power usage before ETA

Port contacts


Conor Mowlds, Chief Commercial Officer
Custom House Street
T12 CY88 Cork
+353 21 4273125


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Page last updated: 2022-10-06 14:18


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