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Bad weather sees cruise ship naming ceremony evacuated (MSC Bellissima)



A naming ceremony for the largest cruise ship to be christened in the UK has had to be evacuated as heavy winds rocked the quayside marquee. The star-studded event for the MSC Bellissima was being held in a giant marquee next to the liner at Southampton when the decision was made to move the event on board. (independent.ie)

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Move over, Southampton: these six cruise ports want to steal your crown




Azura at Ocean Cruise Terminal Southampton (Courtesy ABP)With UK cruise passenger numbers expected to crest the two million mark before the close of 2018 and the country firmly established as Europe’s second largest cruise market behind Germany, the last few years have overseen drastic improvements to a number of British cruise ports. (telegraph.co.uk)

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Cruise terminal upgrade begins at the Port of Southampton

Construction work has begun to upgrade Ocean Cruise Terminal at the Port of Southampton, to support continued growth in the cruise sector. Representatives from ABP, Carnival UK and contractors, GRAHAM, came together to mark the start of main construction work for this major investment at Ocean Terminal.

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Port of Southampton makes multi-million pound investment into the future of cruise




Azura at Ocean Cruise Terminal Southampton (Courtesy ABP)The Ocean Terminal is being upgraded to accommodate the growing demand from cruise lines for ever larger ships to call at Southampton. Work (A £12 million package of investment) begins this month to increase passenger capacity at the terminal by 50 percent and is expected to take just over a year to complete and will further strengthen the port’s position as Northern Europe’s leading cruise port.

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Southampton: ‘What is the impact of the cruise industry?’




Azura at Ocean Cruise Terminal Southampton (Courtesy ABP)THE Echo (26/09/18) reported on Southampton Council’s joint project with Visit England and others to attract in-transit cruise ship passengers to spend their estimated spending power of £2million per ship on visits to this local area. (dailyecho.co.uk)

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Two million passengers visited Southampton in 2017




Azura at Ocean Cruise Terminal Southampton (Courtesy ABP)Two million passengers visited Southampton in 2017 and brought with them a massive multi-million pound cash injection to the local economy. Every time a cruiseship visits Southampton, it is estimated to bring a cash boost of £2m (€2.26m) and in 2017 there were more than 500 calls.

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Cruise propelled Southampton to record year in 2017



More than 500 ship calls helped the port of Southampton attract a record breaking two million cruise passengers in 2017. And numbers are set to rise further this year with a number of ships calling into Southampton for the first time. (travelweekly.co.uk)

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Passenger Ship Safety Southampton Dates and Speakers Announced




Passenger Ship Safety will be back in Southampton, April 10-12, 2018, according to a statement. It will be the third annual event and it will be chaired by Christian Breinholt, former Chairman of the Maritime Safety Committee, International Maritime Organisation, this is the only event dedicated to keeping passengers safe at sea. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Roads warning in Southampton as 10 cruise ships arrive



Motorists are being warned to expect delays as 10 cruise ships arrive and depart Southampton over the weekend. About 55,000 passengers are set to travel through the port on Saturday and Sunday. (bbc.com)

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Passenger Ship Pollution: Major Cruise Lines to Speak at Conference




Passenger Ship Pollution 2017, chaired by Richard Vie, Former Vice President for Technical Development and Quality Assurance, Carnival Corporation, will provide cruise and ferry operators with a unique forum to reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency as required by new regulations. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Passenger Ship Pollution Conference Set for Debut



Passenger Ship Pollution will take place November 14-15, 2017 in Southampton, UK. The new event, launched by Passenger Ship Safety organizer TDNUK, will provide the forum required by ship operators and industry experts to discuss how to reduce and manage the environmental impact of current and future operations. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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