The Port of Southampton has welcomed the opening of its newest cruise terminal. The ribbon cutting took place as part of London International Shipping Week.
Sky Princess has docked into the port of Southampton for the first time. The 3,660-guest MedallionClass launched late 2019 and is one of the newest vessels in the Princess fleet.
Celebrity Cruises is extending its UK summer sailings onboard Celebrity Silhouette. The line has announced three new itineraries, all of which are available to book now.
Associated British Ports has taken delivery of a new £5 million airbridge in preparation for the opening of the new Horizon Cruise Terminal.
Today marks the restart of cruising in the UK after 14 months, as MSC Virtuosa sets sail on her maiden voyage from Southampton around the British Isles.
The facility joins the line-up of the four existing terminals in the port, which are named Queen Elizabeth II Cruise Terminal, City Cruise Terminal, Ocean Cruise Terminal and Mayflower Cruise Terminal.
The waters around the UK are going to be crowded this summer, with MSC Cruises joining Princess Cruises, Cunard, P&O Cruises and others in offering a series of summer breaks.
More than 400 metres of quayside is being upgraded to reinforce the structure and to incorporate the technology for Shore Power connectivity for cruise operations.
Associated British Ports is to open a new next-generation-ready and open access cruise terminal for the 2021 cruise season in Southampton. The facility will benefit from roof-mounted solar power.
The 2021 summer programme will see three Royal-class ships based in Europe, including the newest addition to the fleet – Enchanted Princess.
Port of Southampton is expecting a record number of cruise ships to make maiden calls this year. In 2020, the port will see 14 maiden calls from cruise vessels.