A Delightful Lunch at Mourne Seafood Bar in Belfast, Northern Ireland

July 22, 2017

During an unplanned port day in Belfast on our 14-Day Celtic Explorer Cruise, we returned to a favorite seafood restaurant discovered during a prior visit to Northern Ireland. The Mourne Seafood Bar, located on Bank Street in central Belfast, is the destination for fresh, local seafood. The restaurant sources all of its shellfish from its own shellfish beds […]

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Belfast, Northern Ireland: Buses, Hiking, A Castle and Mussels

July 19, 2017

As can happen on any cruise, bad weather forced some missed ports during our 14-Day Celtic Explorer Cruise on Holland America’s ms Prinsendam. The good news was that two unplanned “bonus” ports were added to our cruise in place of the three that were skipped. One of those “bonus” ports was Belfast, in Northern Ireland, which thrilled us, even though […]

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A Visit to the Titanic Quarter and Titanic Belfast

October 14, 2015

As cruise aficionados, we couldn’t resist a visit to the shipyards where the ill-fated RMS Titanic was built in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Titanic Belfast is a 130,000 sq. ft. monument to Belfast’s maritime heritage that opened in 2012. The attraction is located in Belfast on the site of the former Harland & Wolff shipyard on Queen’s Island, an area of reclaimed land dating to […]

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Dinner at the James Street South Bar + Grill in Belfast, Northern Ireland

September 23, 2015

One of our most pleasant surprises during our visit to Belfast was the impressive Northern Ireland food. Following the advice of Paul, the executive lounge attendant at the Hilton Belfast, we sought out the Bar & Grill at James Street South for our first dinner in the city. It was a Sunday night and we did […]

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