Cunard Queen Victoria set to sail into Belfast en route to Harland & Wolff
The stunning Queen Victoria cruise ship is set to arrive in Belfast Port today (Tuesday 26 April) and will sail down the East Antrim Coast this afternoon on its journey from the Port of Tyne.
Causeway Coast Community revealed that the 90,000 tonne vessel is expected to pass by Torr Head around noon.
Harland & Wolff recently announced it had won a contract to undertake works on Cunard’s Queen Victoria which entered service in 2007, as well as P&O Cruises’ Aurora.
With a length 294m and a beam of 32.3m, today’s arrival will be largest cruise ship to ever have dry-docked in a UK shipyard. It will be the first ever Cunard vessel to have dry-docked in Belfast, and marks a ‘reactivation’ strategy for the future at the famous yard that built the Titanic.
It is understood the Queen Victoria will dock in Belfast before entering Harland & Wolff for works from 2nd -19th May.
P&O Cruises’ Aurora, with a length of 270m and a beam of 32m, will be in the yard from the 9–23 June.
Keep an eye out for the Queen Victoria today on the East Coast as it makes it‘s way to port!