Southampton's 5th cruise ship terminal named 'Horizon'

   May 4, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

Port Southampton’s 5th cruise ship terminal is to be named "Horizon Cruise Terminal".

The new facility is still under construction, being built for use by NCL-Norwegian Cruise Line and MSC Cruises.

The terminal's name was selected after ~4000 suggestions were entered into a competition.

The Port's 5th dedicated cruise terminal will boast roof-mounted solar panels and shoreside power for ships.

According to the port's owner and operator ABP, with construction on track, the port would be operational in summer 2021.

Port of Southampton (England)

Director Alastair Welch said they had selected the name as the shape of the terminal roof was "such a distinctive silhouette on the horizon as you come through Dock Gate 10."

“Cruise is such an important part of the city’s heritage, culture and history, and we liked how this name suggests a new start for cruise following a challenging year.

“We knew that reaching out to the members of public to help us name this important piece of the city and port’s future, would generate some fantastic ideas and we have been so pleased with the strong response.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming our first cruise passengers to Horizon Cruise Terminal this summer, and the new terminal becoming an iconic part of the horizon line of the city.”