Two days after leaving Rotterdam we arrived in Cork Ireland. The port, actually Cobh, was the last stop of the Titanic before its first and final voyage. Maybe not the best reminder for cruise ship passengers?
We'd booked a tour with the cruise line to go to Blarney Castle. I'd say we were a bit disappointed due to the crowds and the intermittent rainy weather. The wait to actually get to the "blarney stone" was an hour or more, which would have taken up most of our time. So instead we just walked around the castle grounds and viewed a few of the other sights. Not one of our favorite tours and maybe a bit too commercialized.