Port Southampton (England) records 489 cruise ship calls in 2022

   January 6, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

The Port of Southampton (England UK) received a total of 489 cruise ship calls in 2022 and in spring, activated shore power at a couple of its cruise terminals: Mayflower and Horizon.

It subsequently supported 15 cruise ships in ‘plugging in’ 42 times for zero emissions at berth.

The cruise port additionally participated in 8 plaque and key ceremonies involving AIDAcosma, AIDAperla, Azamara Onward, Enchanted Princess, Celebrity Beyond, NCL Norwegian Prima, and Silver Moon, with the last ceremony taking place on December 21st for P&O Cruisesnewbuild Arvia.

In 2023, the port expects a total of 492 cruise ship calls and will host maiden calls from 7 vessels, including newbuilds MSC Explora 1, measuring 248 m long with a capacity for 992 guests, and Silver Nova, measuring 244 m and able to accommodate 728 guests.

Port of Southampton (England)

According to Rebekah Keeler, head of cruise at ABP-Associated British Ports, the Port of Southampton was proud to provide "cruise operational support year-round to the world’s biggest and smallest cruise ships."

"Alongside this, our ongoing roll out of our air quality strategy sees us take huge strides in facilitating zero emissions at berth. Supported by our port-based cruise services providers, we look forward to another successful year in 2023."