Belfast’s name comes from the Gaelic ‘Beal Feirste’ meaning ‘mouth of the sandy fjord’. and it lies in a valley between hills. The city was founded in the 17th century, and became an industrial city including a centre of ship building. Harland and Wolff shipbuilders built the ill-fated Titanic, that it is thought left there on fire below in a coal bunker, and was still on fire and distorting after it left Liverpool and was the reason the inner sections failed to hold the rush of water. With troubles behind it, the Victorian buildings, modern shops and stylish boutiques, surround City Hall, completed in 1906, with its domed roof and grand Italian marble staircase. On your list might be the Crown Bar, though there are music and merriment in many bars, this one is owned by the National Trust and has an ornate interior of brightly coloured tiles, carvings, stained and etched glass, period gas lighting and cosy snugs.
Princess Cruises recently renovated Pacific Princess to ensure customers who loved the Adonia were still well catered for at Carnival. So, enjoy the small ship experience as you sail to some of the most picturesque sights in the world. Admire the jaw-dropping scenery of the British Isles, as well as the beautiful, smaller ports in Iceland and Norway. Click the picture to join the Princess Cruises chat.