The Port of Cork has experienced a record season for cruise liner visits with 100 vessels bringing nearly a quarter of a million passengers and crew to the region.
The visits are worth millions to the local economy as research found cruise ship passengers spend an average of €81 during their visit to Cork, while crew spend approximately €29.
The Port of Cork said 243,000 passengers and crew visited the region with many passengers visiting Cork for the first time.
The vast majority dock at the cruise liner terminal on the deep water quay in Cobh.
As well as Cobh, the Port of Cork also operates Bantry Bay Port Company which saw 10 cruise liners calling to the West Cork area this summer.