First things first, if you are arriving by cruise ship into Port of Cork, we highly recommend that you make your way to the outer decks to take in the views of the pretty harbourside town of Cobh as you sail in. We promise you won’t be disappointed and make sure to have your camera ready!
Arriving into the Port of Cork, the majority of cruise ships will dock at Ireland’s only dedicated cruise terminal in the harbourside town of Cobh. Located 30 minutes east of Cork City, Cobh is a pretty town with an abundance of traditional pubs, cafes, restaurants and shops.
Cruise Ship passengers arriving into Cobh are just 5 minutes walk from all the delights our picturesque harbourside town has to offer. Cobh is regularly recognised as one of the best cruise destinations based on consumer ratings. You are just 5 minutes from a warm welcome, an abundance of history, pretty streetscapes and much more!
Steeped in history, Cobh was the Last Port of Call for Titanic, the final resting place for those who lost their lives in the sinking of Lusitania, home to Irelands only Prison Island, and the emigration centre for generations who left Ireland between the 1840’s and 1950’s. With several dedicated visitor experiences, historic monuments and Ireland’s tallest Cathedral, you will need more than a day to truly explore what Cobh has to offer!
Titanic Experience Cobh is a unique visitor experience located in the original White Star Line building – the very place from where Titanic’s last passengers departed. Take a guided tour and retrace the footsteps of our Queenstown Passengers. Featuring real passenger stories and eyewitness accounts of the tragedy. Online booking in advance is highly recommended. https://www.titanicexperiencecobh.ie/
The Titanic Trail is a Cork historic walking tour created by Dr. Michael Martin. Dr. Martin is a historian who is well versed in the history of the Titanic and the town of Cobh (Queenstown) Co. Cork. Since the inception of the Titanic Trail, it has been covered by BBC television & radio and International broadcasters. The Titanic Trail has a renowned reputation for delivering insightful tours. The Titanic team’s goal is to ensure a great experience is to be had by all. Prebooking is advised. https://titanic.ie/
Spike Island – 1300 years of Irish history and 104 acres of nature await! On Spike Island you can enjoy two scenic walking trails, dotted with pretty houses, abandoned villages and convict cemeteries. While in the original 1804 fortress that crowns the island, over a dozen authentic buildings tell our story. Accessed by ferry from Kennedy Pier in Cobh – prebooking is essential https://www.spikeislandcork.ie/
Adjacent to Cobh Cruise Terminal is the train station which offers regular rail service to Cork City. Timetables and prices can be found at https://www.irishrail.ie/