Cork: Experience the ‘County of Contrasts’
Situated on Ireland’s south-west coast, Cork is the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland, and County Cork the largest county in Ireland. This scenic corner of the Emerald Isle is characterized by a coastline of rocky headlands, secret coves and sweeping bays, with green pastures and many monuments inland.
County Cork has many attractions, including Ireland’s ‘culinary capital’, located in the pretty sailing town of Kinsale, home to a great number of gastronomic restaurants and which is also the oldest town in Ireland. Step ashore and experience an authentic taste of Ireland, and enter a ‘county of contrasts’. With a large deep-water cruise terminal in the Port of Cork, your luxury MSC cruise ship can dock easily, affording travelers a quick passage into the city centre.
Leave your MSC cruise ship for the day and maximize your holiday time by joining one of our MSC shore excursion packages. Designed to offer something for everyone, choose from city sights to trips further afield, or the best deals on local attractions.
The Heritage Centre at the seaside town of Cobh (pronounced ‘cove’) is always a popular choice as it charts the history of Irish emigrants, including Annie Moore, the first emigrant to be officially processed in the United States. No visit to Cork is complete without a visit to Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone; bend backwards and you’ll be endowed with the ‘gift of the gab’… perfect for recounting your vacation memories once back home!
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