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.