More than 500 ship visits helped port of Southampton attract a record breaking 2 million cruise passengers last year.
Numbers are set to grow further in 2018 with a number of vessels calling into the port for the first time, including Norwegian Bliss, AIDAperla, MSC Meraviglia, Sapphire Princess, ms Zuiderdam, ms Koningsdam and Seven Seas Navigator.
This year the cruise port expects 8 maiden cruise ship calls as well as the naming ceremony for Azamara Pursuit.
Every time a cruise vessel visits port of Southampton, it's estimated to bring to the local economy a cash boost of £2 million.
The busiest long weekend ever was in June 2017 when 15 cruise ships visited the port.