Dublin City Council’s Dublin Cruise Traffic and Urban Regeneration Plan (CTUR)

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24th June, 2011: As Dublin Port played host to the latest of 85 cruise liners to call at the city’s port this year, Dublin City Council’s Dublin Cruise Traffic and Urban Regeneration Plan (CTUR) was launched onboard the Crown Princess by the Lord Mayor, Gerry Breen, together with Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar TD and representatives of Dublin Port Company who, over the past fifteen years, have developed this trade to become a major contributor to the city’s economy. The new plan aims to build on the work done to date and attract more cruise ships into Dublin by improving facilities for cruise ships and making the port area more attractive.

The CTUR project was developed by Dublin City Council with Dublin Port Company, Dublin Docklands Development Authority and a Local Support Group. The project is an initiative of the EU’s URBACT II programme and funded by the European Regional Development Fund. URBACT II sees Dublin and 10 partner European cities redevelop their ports through cruise tourism.

The plan also aims to enhance the public space in the port area. The CTUR plan proposes providing year-round retail and leisure facilities, a public events programme coinciding with the tourist summer high season and amenities such as cycle ways and walk ways from the port area to the Royal and Grand Canals to achieve this.

A public exhibition on the CTUR project takes place in the Civic Offices Walkway, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 from Thursday 30th June until Friday 29th July 2011.

Press Release

Cruise Tourism LAP document

Cruise Tourism Display Boards


Fáilte Ireland cruise tourism survey carried out by RedC can be downloaded here: http://www.failteireland.ie/cruisetourism