Lots to discover: New ships and treetops in Ireland – News for travel fans

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“Suitcases first” is the motto at the new terminal at Orlando Airport. And Princess Cruises is launching the third “Sun Princess”. More travel news comes from Ireland, Poland and Lake Constance.

New terminal opened at Orlando Airport

A new terminal has opened at Orlando Airport in the US state of Florida. It includes 15 gates for up to 20 aircraft. Lufthansa, among others, will use it. A special feature of the new building: the “Bags-First” system. Upon arrival, passengers first go to the baggage carousel and only then to passport control. According to the airport, this should speed up the processes.

The new “Sun Princess” is scheduled to set sail in February 2024

Santa Clarita – The “Sun Princess” with space for 4,300 passengers will be the largest cruise ship in the fleet of the US shipping company Princess Cruises. The new Sphere-class liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered ship is scheduled to cruise the Mediterranean from February 2024 and the Caribbean later in the year. It is the third ship named «Sun Princess». The predecessors of the same name were in service from 1974 to 1988 and from 1995 to 2020.

New treetop walk in east Ireland

Rathdrum – A canopy walk has been added to Avondale Forest Park in eastern Ireland. The 1.4 kilometer trail climbs up to 38 meters in height and offers views of the Wicklow Mountains stretching south of the capital Dublin. According to the Irish Tourism Agency, the “Treetop Walk” is barrier-free and can therefore also be used with wheelchairs and prams.

Night alcohol sales restricted in Zakopane

Zakopane – In the Polish winter sports resort of Zakopane, alcohol will no longer be available at night. The city council has voted in favor of a ban on sales from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m., the Polish tourist office said. Mulled wine, vodka and co are then only available in restaurants or bars. The aim is to curb party noise on the streets so that residents and tourists can sleep better.

The first e-ferry departs from Lake Constance as scheduled

Constance – For almost 200 years, motorized passenger ships have been sailing across Lake Constance. The first e-ferry has now left for a scheduled trip. The battery-powered ship with space for up to 300 passengers has started scheduled services from the north shore of the lake to the flower island of Mainau. For the time being, according to the Bodensee-Schiffsbetriebe, it will only be on the route in the afternoon.

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