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When Diane Taylor stepped off the Carnival Legend’s gangway in Dublin this morning, little did she know she would make history as the port’s one millionth cruise passenger. Coincidentally, Carnival Legend was the 100th cruise ship to visit the historic Irish port this year.
In recognition of this honor, the Canadian resident was greeted by the Lord Mayor of Dublin and other local dignitaries who presented Taylor with a bouquet of flowers, a complimentary tour of the city via limousine for her and her husband, and 1,000 euros in spending money.
Carnival Legend was in Dublin as part of a 15-day trans-Atlantic crossing that departed Dover, UK, on Wednesday and arrives in New York on Oct. 10, the final voyage of the ship’s European cruise season that included 12-day cruises to the Mediterranean, Norwegian fjords, the Baltic and other destinations. Following the trans-Atlantic crossing, Carnival Legend will operate a series of voyages from New York then reposition to Tampa for a schedule of Caribbean departures before heading Down Under for year-round deployment from Sydney, Australia, next fall.