All Star Irish Carribean Cruise 2009

Photo's on the Lido Deck
(If any of the captions are wrong please let us know and we'll fix them asap)

Sean Wilson, Alice Sutherland and Stephen

Autograph on a 'T' Shirt - sorry ladies I didn't get your names, please let me know and we'll add them. Click here to send an email with the details.

Whinnie Lyttle and Madeline McGurk, Omagh, Northern Ireland

Teresa Brady, Monaghan, Ireland

Suami Coutinhou, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada

Gerard Butler dance teacher on board

Rosemary & Morgan Kennedy, Tipperary, Ireland

Phil Garvey and Anne Higgins, Tuam, Co Galway, Ireland

Peggy Neville, Ballycastle, Co Mayo, Ireland

Peggy & Noel Coyle, Philadelphia, USA

Pat & Bernadette Troy, Washington DC, USA

Pat Colton, Sadie Mellon & Geraldine Colton, New York, USA

Neal Fridell, Dallas, Texas, USA

Mr & Mrs Denis Geaney, Bandon, Co Cork, Ireland

Morgan Kennedy, Tipperary, Ireland

Moira Spiers, Maybole, Scotland

Mina Gill, Monaghan, Ireland

Mary Mulvihill, Ballinasloe, Ireland

Margaret Ward, Maybole, Scotland

Margaret Finlayson, Falkirk, Scotland

Liam & Roisin Rice, Armagh, Northern Ireland

Larry Cosgrove, Butlerstown, Ireland

Kathy & Denis Smyth, New Jersey, USA

June & Alison Cordner, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland

John & Peg Ryan, Jacksonville, USA

Janice Murphy, Essex & Lisa Geddis, Crewe, England

Irene McGuigan, Hillsborough, Northern Ireland

Gwen Dwyer, Shrewsbury, England

Frances & Richard Dunphy, Waterford, Ireland

Elaine Hickey, Newfoundland, Canada

Ed McBride, Derry, Baltimore, USA

Dorothy Duignan, Co Offally, Ireland

Denis & Mary Hayes, Co Tipperary, Ireland

Dave & Val Clarke, Cambridgeshire, England

Cathleen Wheelan, California, USA

Bernie Hanton, Wexford, Ireland

Cruise photos from Jakki MacDonald

This was my first time to go cruising and I have to say I'd recommend this trip to anyone, the organisation is excellent and the list of artists seems endless, yet you can get to see and hear them all if you check out the daily programmes. It's a relaxed atmosphere and the ship is just perfect. The weather was unfortunately mixed and seas a bit rough at times (or maybe it was just the effect of the 'cocktails') but for most folk it wasn't a problem.
Helen Rooney from Ontario, Canada has been cruising with Gertie Bryne for a few years now and has also travelled to Ireland to see her favourite Irish artists at work. It was Helen who persuaded me to go on this trip. Suami Coutinhou is also from Ontario, and together with Helen has been on lots of Gertie Byrne cruises. It was great to meet up with both Helen and Suami again and also to be able to meet their cruise friends.

The circle of folk who know each other just from having meet on these cruises and having a common interest in Irish artists and their music is amazing, long may it continue.

Linda & Aline's photos

Stephen taken at Tullyglass by Aline Stewart

Michael (Above) and Ryan both photo's taken at Rosley Cumbria by Linda Symes.

Valley Hotel, Fivemiletown

At the Valley Hotel, Fivemiletown, Co Tyrone

From far and near

Marie and Joe, travelled from Limerick to catch up with Stephen in The Fort Royal, Ballymena.

Nathan, Gill and Stephen
at Halifax

Chris & Stephen taken in Cork

Musicians who work with Stephen

Musicians who work with Stephen
Left: Michael Madine, drummer, from Drumaness near Castlewellan Co Down and right: Ryan O'Neill, keyboards, from Gulladuff near Maghera Co Derry. This was taken at The Hazel Tree, Mallow by Jakki MacDonald