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3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
We tender in at Dun Laoghaire. Tendring process was a nightmare, NCL really needs to step up their game here. Was able to get the 9 am train to Dublin and used to HO / HO bus. Found some of the stops where tourist traps but overall had a ... Read More
We tender in at Dun Laoghaire. Tendring process was a nightmare, NCL really needs to step up their game here. Was able to get the 9 am train to Dublin and used to HO / HO bus. Found some of the stops where tourist traps but overall had a great time. Tendering back to the ship was better. NCL should have known that there was a large group of PAX with mobility issues aboard and additional help was needed to load the boats. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2019
Particularly in Dun Laoghaire where tenders were used to reach shore, many people missed their non-NCL excursions. I met a local friend here; no excursion. I had a tender pass for Group 8 and was able to join the tender around 10:30am, ... Read More
Particularly in Dun Laoghaire where tenders were used to reach shore, many people missed their non-NCL excursions. I met a local friend here; no excursion. I had a tender pass for Group 8 and was able to join the tender around 10:30am, arriving into Dun Laoghaire around 11am. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
The first day we took a cab into town. Taking a cab each way for two of us was basically the same price as the Princess Shuttle. Do make sure the cab runs the meter. 2 of 4 cab drivers didn't and tried to overcharge us. We did our ... Read More
The first day we took a cab into town. Taking a cab each way for two of us was basically the same price as the Princess Shuttle. Do make sure the cab runs the meter. 2 of 4 cab drivers didn't and tried to overcharge us. We did our own walking tour of the city. We went to the Kehoe pub which was interesting. We also visited Dublin Castle. The next day we cabbed to the train station early and caught the metro out to Bray. At Bray we took the beautiful cliff walk over the hill and ended up in Greystones where we had a nice lunch before catching the scenic metro that goes along the coast through some tunnels back to Dublin. Read Less
19 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
Our third time in Dublin (the sixth port of call), so we just tok the free shuttle-bus to the city-centre (about 20 minutes each way). Lots to do in Dublin - whether independently or an organised trip.
Our third time in Dublin (the sixth port of call), so we just tok the free shuttle-bus to the city-centre (about 20 minutes each way). Lots to do in Dublin - whether independently or an organised trip. Read Less
12 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
Dublin, Ireland: As the ship docks a way from town, we decided to take the NCL ($15usd) shuttle instead of trying to find our way by public transit. I had “googled map” a walk to the Molly Malone statue, the Spire, St. Margaret’s ... Read More
Dublin, Ireland: As the ship docks a way from town, we decided to take the NCL ($15usd) shuttle instead of trying to find our way by public transit. I had “googled map” a walk to the Molly Malone statue, the Spire, St. Margaret’s cathedral, Trinity College/Book of Kells, Temple Bar area, and Dublin Castle ($8eur). The Dublin Castle tour was excellent as we went underground to see the original walls as well as visiting the chapel/church. The chapel is no longer in use but the condition, styling was different and spectacular. We didn’t have time to see the Book of Kells as the lines were long and we didn’t pre-book. It was cultural night so the museums were open and free in the evening. We ended our visit at the National Gallery. Needless to say, we will return to Dublin as there’s so much more to see and the vibe of the city is exciting. Read Less
10 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2018
Free shuttle into city center followed by hop-on-hop-off bus tour, then went to GPO Witness History.
Free shuttle into city center followed by hop-on-hop-off bus tour, then went to GPO Witness History. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2018
Excellent, great live tour guide unlike regular hop on hop off, yet you could get off and on at will. Loved it.
Excellent, great live tour guide unlike regular hop on hop off, yet you could get off and on at will. Loved it. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: July 2018
Had been here before. Did ho ho bus. Was raining so it made Dublin more dreary than it normally is. U need to get out to appreciate the Irish countryside. Dublin has become a European party city really
Had been here before. Did ho ho bus. Was raining so it made Dublin more dreary than it normally is. U need to get out to appreciate the Irish countryside. Dublin has become a European party city really Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2018
It was walking tour that included St. Steven's cathedral and then the city. 4.5 hours. Just a bit long but a lot of good information.
It was walking tour that included St. Steven's cathedral and then the city. 4.5 hours. Just a bit long but a lot of good information. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2018
We had been to Dublin before and had seen many of the places on the ships excursions. We walked around and explored on our own and also did an afternoon tea at the Waterbury hotel. All in all a great experience.
We had been to Dublin before and had seen many of the places on the ships excursions. We walked around and explored on our own and also did an afternoon tea at the Waterbury hotel. All in all a great experience. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2018
We took a cab into Dublin and started with a tour of the Guinness Storehouse. It was fun and offered multiple tastings. We then visited St. Patrick's Cathedral and took a Hop-On Hop-Off bus around town. Dublin was fairly easy to do ... Read More
We took a cab into Dublin and started with a tour of the Guinness Storehouse. It was fun and offered multiple tastings. We then visited St. Patrick's Cathedral and took a Hop-On Hop-Off bus around town. Dublin was fairly easy to do on our own and I don't think you need the hop-on-hop-off bus. The commentary was not super-interesting. We ate dinner at a pub before returning to the ship. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: July 2018
Went to the Linen Library. It has a great genealogy library if you are interested in tracing your family roots. There is also a very nice eating area inside for drinks and snacks.
Went to the Linen Library. It has a great genealogy library if you are interested in tracing your family roots. There is also a very nice eating area inside for drinks and snacks. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2018
We took on off bus...very poor. Recorded commentary and driver went off piste do never new where we were...
We took on off bus...very poor. Recorded commentary and driver went off piste do never new where we were... Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
The city provided free bus shuttle to the city from the port, the problem I think they sit people by alphabetic order (LOL) it took us 2 hours to get out of the ship .... we visited the "tourist trap" Guinness brewery, a word ... Read More
The city provided free bus shuttle to the city from the port, the problem I think they sit people by alphabetic order (LOL) it took us 2 hours to get out of the ship .... we visited the "tourist trap" Guinness brewery, a word of advise RESERVED YOUR ENTRANCE TICKET IN ADVANCE. It is interesting if you want to know how its made (3 ingredients) and you get a coupon changeable for a pint of Guinness at the end of the tour. Be aware its a very popular attraction. On the way back to the bus stop many monuments to see .... Read Less

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