Four luxury cruise ships have brought over 13,000 visitors into Dublin today, boosting the economy by around €1.3m.
Placed end to end, the Royal Princess (330m long), Celebrity Silhouette (319m long), MV Horizon (208m long) and Magellan (222m long) would stretch to more than one kilometre.
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These ships’ passengers originate primarily from the United States of America, France and Great Britain.
Dublin Port Company chief executive Eamonn O’Reilly said: "Today is the biggest day ever for our cruise business with four luxury cruise liners bringing over 13,000 visitors to the capital in a single day.
"Dublin City is a marquee destination for the world’s largest cruise lines.
"Our location at the heart of the city means that passengers can maximise their time in the capital, taking in the city’s sights, shops and attractions with ease.
"Dublin Port’s cruise business is growing from strength to strength.
"We are already on track for a record year in 2015, and with work on our ABR Project commencing before the end of the year, the future of cruise tourism to the capital is now secure."
So far this year, over 50 ships have docked in Dublin, carrying over 60,000 passengers.