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World-class luxury cruise ship is now setting sail from Dublin

one of the world's ultra-deluxe cruise liners will be setting sail right here from Dublin.

And even more eye-catching than the onboard luxury is the price -- which includes entertainment, all meals and complimentary wines to accompany them.

The Azamara Journey ship leaves Dublin Port on August 29, when some 694 guests will be wined and dined, with ports of call including France's wine capital of Bordeaux (a two-night stay); bustling Bilbao, Gijon and Vigo in northern Spain and an overnight stay in Lisbon, Portugal, before being flown home on September 8.

Dublin Port's emergence as a player in the cruise market is highlighted again as the same vessel will be finishing a 10-night Western Europe cruise here.

Irish travellers looking for a last-minute luxury holiday can still fly out to Copenhagen next Wednesday, take in Iceland, the Norwegian fjords, the Faroe and Shetland Islands on a 12-night cruise.

Even better, they're delivered back home without worrying about transfers and flights.

The 10-day cruise departing Dublin starts at €2,331 per person sharing, while the 12-day one finishing in Dublin starts at €2,597pps, bookable on www.azamaraclubcruises.ie or on 1800 932 619.