Delight as cruise ship pays its second visit to Kilmore Quay
There was an influx of visitors to Kilmore Quay on Tuesday last as the Ocean Adventurer cruise ship docked off the coast and ferried passengers to the county.
The ship holds about 125 people, all of whom were delighted to come ashore and explore the local area, including the Saltee Islands where around 30 passengers went bird-watching and enjoyed the scenery and nature of the area.
Senior Marine Officer, Captain Phil Murphy said the vast majority of the rest of the visitors enjoyed excursions around the south Wexford coast.
'The tour agents were delighted and expressed their interest in coming back to us again. They said they had received a tentative query from another operator, considering a possible future visit, so it was all very positive. But they now know that Kilmore Quay works very well for what they want to offer.'
The majority of the passengers were American, he said, adding that calling to smaller ports, that were off the beaten track a bit, was becoming more popular.
'We had a bit of fog in the morning but the weather cleared up and it was a great day. The ship sat off Forlorn Point and looked the part there. It's good to see this company coming back to us, giving us the thumbs-up and recommending us to other agents,' said Captain Murphy.