So far there are 9 cruise ships planned to visit the Isle of Man for 2013.
- Seven Seas Voyager, 6th June
- Nautica, 29th June
- Azamara Quest, 13th July
- Wind Surf, 21st July
- Columbus 2, 19th August
- Pacific Star Princess, 20th August
- Crystal Serenity, 25th August
- Wind Surf, 30th August
- Seabourn Pride, 13th September
WIND SURF is one of the world’s largest sail-cruisers, 535 feet (162 meters) long, with 7 decks, 5 masts, sails controlled by computers with space for up to 312 passengers and 191 crew members.
For the 7 day cruise starting from Edinburgh on Aug 24 2013 passing Peterhead, Invergordon, Stromness, Portrush, Isle of Man (Aug 30th) and arriving in Dublin 9:00 AM on August 31st you can currently get a B Class cabin for $2,999.
This is how Wind Star Cruises present the Isle of Man.
The Isle of Man has been inhabited since before 6500 B.C. in the Irish Sea between Great Britain and Ireland. It is 32 miles long and its highest mountain is Snaefell (elev. 2,034 ft). For centuries the symbol of the Isle of Man has been the “three legs of Mann” a triskelion dating back to the late 13th century. The diverse scenic beauty and many leisurely activities of this island have made it a popular tourist destination. Some of the most famous activities involve motor sports and include the TT (Tourist Trophy motorcycle race), Southern 100 and Manx Grand Prix. The island’s main cultural showcase is the Manx Museum in Douglas, but there are many interesting sites all around the island. The 14th century ruined castle at Peel, the Great Laxey Wheel, a 70-foot wheel that has pumped water for over 150 years, the National Folk Museum at Cregneash, Rushen Abbey at Ballasalla Village and Castle Rushen in Castletown. Derby Fort, a circular stronghold built in 1540 sits on the jutting Langness Peninsula and a drive to Douglas Head will present a dramatic and scenic view and the Tower of Refuge, built in 1832 on the orders of Sir William Hillary was constructed on the semi-submerged reef of St. Mary’s Isle as a refuge for survivors of shipwrecks. Of note – two domestic animals specifically connected to the Isle of Man are the Manx cat and the Manx Loaghtan sheep.