Waterford - Ireland

Waterford, home of the world famous crystal, is one of Ireland's oldest and most historic cities. Its strategically located and picturesque harbour on the south coast has been the avenue for almost all the major invasions of Ireland - Celts, Viking, Norman, and English. Waterford City is a splendid blend of old and new and the major eras of its 1000-year history are well represented by many buildings from all those periods. This is especially apparent in the Danish or Viking Quarter with its narrow streets, sturdy churches, and cozy pubs. Among the landmarks are Reginald's Tower, on the site of a tower built in 1003; Blackfriar's Priory (1226); and the Protestant and Roman Catholic cathedrals, both dating from the 18th century. From here you can also visit the medieval cathedral city of Kilkenny and its 12th century castle. There are more than 30 cruises calling at this port. Click the month or cruise line logo you are interested in to see details of the cruises.