Titanic shipyard Harland & Wolff to work on Carnival cruise liners

Titanic shipyard will work on cruise liners for the first time in more than two decades

The Belfast shipyard that built the Titanic will once again be working on cruise liners for the first time in more than two decades.

Harland & Wolff won contracts to service Cunard’s Queen Victoria and P&O Cruises’ Aurora.

The ships, owned by FTSE 100-listed cruise company Carnival, will be in Belfast for 33 days in May and June.

Carnival contract: Belfast shipyard Harland & Wolff won contracts to maintain Cunard’s Queen Victoria and P&O Cruises’ Aurora

Queen Victoria will be the largest cruise ship to be dry-docked at a UK shipyard and the first Cunard ship to be dry-docked in Belfast.

Harland & Wolff was saved from closure in 2019 by London-based firm InfraStrata, which specializes in energy infrastructure projects.

The AIM-listed company paid £6million for it and also owns Methil on the Firth of Forth, Arnish on the Isle of Lewis and Appledore in North Devon.

Harland & Wolff, which was founded in 1861, built 140 warships and 123 merchant ships during World War II and more than 500 tanks.

He was nationalized in the 1950s following a decline in sea travel while the last cruise liner he built from scratch was the Canberra in 1960.