Port Southampton UK completes shore-power commissioning of Sky Princess cruise ship

   August 16, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

ABP’s Port Southampton (England UK) announced that Princess Cruises’ ship Sky Princess was the latest vessel to be commissioned for shore power at the port.

The 3660-passenger liner Sky Princess ship is operating on European itineraries leaving roundtrip from Southampton throughout the year. The boat was commissioned for shore power at Mayflower Terminal and will be able to plug in for zero emissions at berth.

Southampton’s Horizon Terminal also offers shore power.

Rebekah Keeler (ABP’s Head of Cruise) said they were really pleased to celebrate the shore power milestone with Princess Cruises.

"It’s great to help facilitate the sustainability goals of our cruise line partners and to see a range of cruise ships connecting to shore power at Southampton. We look forward to welcoming Sky Princess back to the port throughout the year.”

Eithne Williamson (Princess Cruises UK & Europe's VP) said they were committed to sustainability and the commitment was embedded in their business - from ship to shore.

"Having Sky Princess commissioned for shore power at the Port of Southampton is an important step in the right direction to achieving our sustainability goals. We look forward to having more Princess ships commissioned for shore power at Southampton in the future.”

Port of Southampton (England)

Sky Princess is the 6th vessel to be shore-power commissioned since the facility was opened in spring 2022. The boat joins the Southampton-based AIDAcosma, AIDAprima, AIDAsol, Celebrity Beyond, and Queen Mary 2. The cruise port is welcoming more ships for commissioning this summer.