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Cruises to Waterford

Waterford, Ireland (Photo: Madrugada Verde/Shutterstock)

About Waterford

Home of the crystal which bears its name, Waterford is located in Southeastern Ireland and was discovered by Vikings in 914 A.D., making it the oldest city in the country. While Waterford is a well-developed destination, it's also still possible to see ruins of its ancient Viking civilization throughout the city as well as at its museums such as the Museum of Treasures.

Ancient history aside, there are plenty of sights and activities for cruisers to experience in Waterford, from a day at the beach swimming and snorkeling below the sandstone cliffs, to sailing, kayaking and paddleboarding. If you'd prefer something a little less active, be sure to visit the House of Waterford Crystal for exquisite ornaments and "The Cliff" shopping center where you can peruse goods and souvenirs crafted by local artisans.

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Nautica
Nautica

10 Night
Europe - Northern CruiseDetails

355 Reviews
Leaving:Dublin
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Aug 14, 2024
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A Touch Of Tapas & A Pint Of Guinness 8d Dlg-lisDetails

121 Reviews
Leaving:Dublin
Cruise Line:Windstar Cruises
Aug 20, 2022
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Seven Seas Navigator

78 Night
World CruiseDetails

277 Reviews
Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Jun 23, 2023
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Sirena

59 Night
World CruiseDetails

240 Reviews
Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Mar 27, 2024
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Virgin Voyages

10 Night
Europe - British IslesDetails

2,886 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
May 24, 2023
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30 Night
Europe - Northern CruiseDetails

277 Reviews
Leaving:New York
Cruise Line:Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Jun 23, 2023
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10 Night
Europe - British IslesDetails

2,480 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
May 21, 2023
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23 Night
World CruiseDetails

240 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Apr 22, 2024
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10 Night
Europe - Northern CruiseDetails

355 Reviews
Leaving:Dublin
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Aug 4, 2024
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9 Night
Europe - Northern CruiseDetails

355 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Jul 4, 2024
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8 Night
Europe - Northern CruiseDetails

707 Reviews
Leaving:Belfast
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Jun 21, 2023
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37 Night
World CruiseDetails

240 Reviews
Leaving:Miami
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Mar 27, 2024
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12 Night
Europe - Northern CruiseDetails

17 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Sep 17, 2022
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28 Night
World CruiseDetails

355 Reviews
Leaving:Dublin
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Aug 14, 2024
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18 Night
World CruiseDetails

707 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Jun 11, 2023
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Why go to Waterford?

Pros:

Exploring the Viking ruins in historic Waterford makes for an interesting and unique excursion.

Cons:

Depending on the time of year, the beaches in Waterford can be a bit chilly.

Bottom Line:

A visit to Ireland’s oldest city offers cruisers the chance to learn about the country’s lesser-known history.


Waterford Cruise Reviews
We enjoyed a Walking History Tour as well as short visits to The Time Museum and The Silver Museum. We topped it off with a tour of The Waterford Crystal Factory and Showroom …superb!Read More
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dixcol
Itinerary and the opportunity to sail again On Oceania. Kilkenny Castle and grounds a must see. 30 minute drive from port.Read More
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IBADVL
Excellent tour of the Waterford Crystal factory.Read More
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Bruce Kubik
Tender process greatly improved. Used shuttle and did Waterford Crystal museum and tour on our own. Cost at less than half of Celebrity's tour. Also our tour size around factory was much smaller than those on shipRead More
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