THE QUEEN VICTORIA TO DOCK IN KILLYBEGS, DONEGAL THIS SUNDAY ONE OF THE WORLDS LARGEST CRUISE LINERS

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This Sunday the 20th of May 2018 one of the largest cruise liners in the world will dock in Killybegs Co.Donegal named  the Queen Victoria.

It is due to dock at around 9am Sunday morning and will be the largest cruise liner to date to visit the port.

On July 20th Queen Elizabeth cruise liner which is that bit bigger will dock in the port also.

The weather for Sunday morning at present look like it will be wet with rain as a band of rain moves in on Sunday morning but don't let that stop you going seen this wonderful ship  

If you get a good view of the north and west coast of Donegal early Sunday morning you may get a good view of the ship as it travels to dock in Killybegs as its due to travel up the east coast to Dock in Dublin then on to Belfast and then to Killybegs Sunday morning. The weather might hamper viewing condations depending how far off shore the ship will be.

Continues below

MS Queen Victoria

MS Queen Victoria is a Vista-class cruise ship operated by the Cunard Line and is named after the British Monarch Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria is of the same basic design as other Vista-class cruise ships including Queen Elizabeth.

Stats on the ship

  • Length: 294 m
  • Construction started: May 12, 2006
  • Launched: January 15, 2007
  • Capacity: 2,081 passengers
  • Cost: UK£270 million (€306 million)
  • Tonnage: 90,049 GT
  • Capacity: 2,014 passengers.
John McKenna's relief sculpture panel on the grand lobby staircase

John McKenna's relief sculpture panel on the grand lobby staircase

Queen Victoria at Circular Quay, Sydney

Queen Victoria at Circular Quay, Sydney

MS Queen Elizabeth

MS Queen Elizabeth is a cruise ship of the Vista class operated by the Cunard Line. The design is modified from that of previous ships of that class, and slightly larger than Queen Victoria, at 92,000 GT, largely due to a more vertical stern.

Stats on the ship

  • Length: 294 m
  • Capacity: 2,092 passengers lower beds, 2,547 maximum passengers
  • Yard number: 6187
  • Cost: UK£350 million (€306 million)
  • Speed: 23.7 knots (43.9 km/h; 27.3 mph)
  • In service: October 2010
  • Decks: 16 total, 12 accessible to passengers
MS Queen Elizabeth in Cádiz, 2010

MS Queen Elizabeth in Cádiz, 2010

Queen Elizabeth  in Kobe, 2014

Queen Elizabeth in Kobe, 2014

Killybegs, Donegal, Ireland

Killybegs (Na Cealla Beaga) is a town in County Donegal in Ulster, Ireland. It is the second largest fishing port in the country and on the island of Ireland. It is located on the south coast of the county, north of Donegal Bay, near Donegal Town. The town is situated at the head of a scenic harbour and at the base of a vast mountainous tract extending northward. In the summer, there is a street festival celebrating the fish catches and incorporating the traditional "Blessing of the Boats". It has a population of 1,297.

Killybegs, Donegal, Ireland

Killybegs, Donegal, Ireland

Killybegs, Donegal, Ireland

Killybegs, Donegal, Ireland

Killybegs, Donegal, Ireland   

Killybegs, Donegal, Ireland