Cruise Facilities

Expression of Interest

Invitation for Expressions of interest for proposed development and/or operation of cruise infrastructure in Cobh, Co. Cork

The Port of Cork is a commercial state owned company with statutory responsibility for the management, control, operation and development of Cork Harbour. The Port of Cork has experienced significant growth in its cruise business with circ. 230,000 (pax & crew) visiting passengers anticipated for 2018.

Port of Cork now invites submissions from interested parties to develop and/or operate a new cruise berth at Lynch’s Quay, Cobh, Co. Cork. The proposed new cruise berth will be in addition to the existing cruise berth at Cobh Cruise Terminal, Deepwater Quay, Cobh, Co. Cork.

Submissions should include an outline of proposed cruise berth infrastructure at Lynch’s Quay, marine and other commercial activities on the site and the proposed operating model for cruises berthing in Cobh.

Additional information to be included as part of a submission can include; a vision for Lynch’s Quay, amount of proposed investment, finance and investment structure, key promotors background, Port of Cork’s role, and previous projects of similar scale delivered.

Expressions of interest to be submitted to:

Mr. Conor Mowlds, Chief Commercial Officer, Port of Cork Company, Custom House Street, CorkEmail:
Telephone: +353 21 4273125
to arrive not later than 12.00 noon on Friday 21st December 2018.

Please see Information Memorandum, above, for further information and terms and conditions upon which this Notice has issued.

Cruise Facilities

While Cobh has a dedicated cruise berth, the Port of Cork can also handle cruise liners at Ringaskiddy Deep-water berth and in Cork City centre at north Custom House Quay.

Location Length Limitation Min Depth at Low Water Min Depth at Low Water
    Berth Approach Channel
Ringaskiddy 360m 13.4m 11.2m
Cobh 350m 9.1m 11.2m
Cork 152m 8.8m 5.2m

Download the Port of Cork Cruise Brochure here