Posts Tagged ‘Southampton’

Port terminal operators SCH expect one of their busiest Southampton cruise ship seasons for many years in 2017

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Port terminal operators SCH have expanded their cruise ship business in Southampton for 2017 by securing the stevedoring and other ship support services for calls by Silversea Cruises. (more…)

Passenger Ship Safety Southampton: Mitigating Risks

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Delegates attending Passenger Ship Safety Southampton will hear from industry experts discussing technologies, solutions and strategies and what the future risks may entail. The event takes place April 4-6. (

Southampton Wins Port Of The Year at the Seatrade Cruise Awards

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

The Queen Elizabeth in Southampton (Courtesy Kevin Griffin)ABP Southampton was named Port of the Year at the Seatrade Cruise Awards in Tenerife on September 22. (more…)

Royal Caribbean International’s Harmony of the Seas Sails Into Southampton

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Harmony of the Seas (Photo courtesy Royal Caribbean International)The port of Southampton, U.K. was bustling today as onlookers gathered to be among the first to see the world’s largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, upon her first arrival into port. (more…)

SCH On Course To Expand Cruise Ship Operations In Southampton

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Port terminal operators Southampton Cargo Handling (SCH) are set to expand their cruise ship services in Southampton this year following the capture of new business. (more…)

Multi-million pound makeover for Southampton’s QE2 Terminal

Friday, November 20th, 2015

A £5 million revamp of Southampton’s Queen Elizabeth II Cruise Terminal is due to get underway this winter. (

Cunard Line’s 175th anniversary celebrations see its three Queens arriving home to Southampton

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Celebrations to mark Cunard’s 175th anniversary get into full swing on Sunday when its fleet of three ships arrive home together from separate world cruises. (

Cunard’s Three Queens Celebrate the Royal Birth with Ships’ Whistles

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Cunard’s fleet of Three Queens – flagship Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth – welcomed the new Royal Baby with a simultaneous sounding the ships’ whistles (foghorns) at noon today, Saturday 2 May 2015. (

Mayflower Terminal in Southampton reopens after refurbishment

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Southampton’s Mayflower Cruise Terminal has reopened following a multi-million pound refurbishment that will enable it to cater for some of the largest cruise vessels afloat, long into the future. (

Southampton Cargo Handling utilises expertise to service Anthem of the Seas

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Terminal operator Southampton Cargo Handling (SCH) is utilising their experience in handling cruise vessels to service the biggest cruise ship to call in the port of Southampton. (

Royal Caribbean Christens Newest Ship, Anthem of the Seas

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, Anthem of the Seas, was named in Southampton, U.K., today (April 20) in a spectacular ceremony complete with Scottish pipers, a boy band, a DJ, the cast of Queen musical “We Will Rock You” and flashing wristbands. (

Royal Caribbean’s Newest Cruise Ship, Anthem of the Seas, Arrives in UK

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas has arrived in Southampton, its homeport for the summer. (more…)

Passengers Stuck Onboard Cruise Ship as Strong Winds Continue to Batter the U.K.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Passengers have been stuck onboard a P&O Cruises’ ship all day, as it has been unable to dock at Southampton due to strong winds. (

Britannia cruise ship named by the Queen in lavish ceremony ( video)

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

The Queen has previously christened the Royal Yacht Britannia and four other cruise ships: the QE2, the Oriana (another P&O ship) and Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth. (

HM The Queen Names P&O Cruises’ Newest Ship

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Her Majesty The Queen named P&O Cruises’ newest ship Britannia today (March 10th) in Southampton. (

UK Big Enough for Two New Cruise Ships, Carnival CEO Says

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

There’s plenty of room in the United Kingdom for two brand new cruise ships. That’s the message Carnival Corp. CEO Arnold Donald had for attendees at a press conference in Southampton. (

Cunard Commences 175th Anniversary Year with Spectacular Start

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Cunard has commenced its 175th anniversary year with a spectacular start, as fireworks and marching bands marked the departure of Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth on their World Voyages this weekend.

Britannia to be named on 10 March at Southampton

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Britannia during sea trials on December 7, 2014. Photo P&O CruisesBritannia, the eight ship in the fleet of P&O Cruises, will be named at an event in Southampton on 10 March next year. (

Cunard History: Southampton

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

his article, written by Michael Gallagher, public relations executive and historian for Cunard Line, is part of an ongoing series of key moments in Cunard Line’s history. (

Cunard Fleet to Celebrate Queen Mary 2′s First 10 Years

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Cunard will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the line’s flagship, Queen Mary 2, on Friday 9 May 2014 with the arrival of the whole three-ship fleet in Southampton. (

Norwegian Epic to sail from Southampton in Fall 2015

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Norwegian Cruise Line announced that Norwegian Epic has added two sailings to and from Southampton, England in 2015, marking the first time that the ship has visited the port since the inaugural celebration in June 2010. (

Norwegian Getaway arrives at Southampton for travel trade event

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Norwegian GetawayNorwegian Cruise Line today, 15 January, launched its newest ship Norwegian Getaway to the UK market at an inaugural on-board event held in Southampton. (

New Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship to Homeport in Southampton

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Royal Caribbean will base its newest ship Anthem of the Seas in Southampton, U.K. from April 2015 — as Cruise Critic members predicted back in September. (

Strong Storm Prevents Cruise Ship Departure from Southampton

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Princess Cruises is keeping Crown Princess in the port of Southampton due to strong winds and high swells. The ship may stay in port one or more nights as needed, the line said. (

Anthem of the Seas to be Based out of Southampton?

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas could be based out of Southampton when it comes into service in 2015. (

Duchess of Cambridge Christens Princess Cruises’ Newest Ship, Royal Princess

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

The Duchess of Cambridge officially named Princess Cruises’ newest ship, the aptly-named Royal Princess, in a windy and overcast Southampton today (June 13). (

Royal Caribbean announces Transatlantic Sailing for Quantum of the Seas

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum of the Seas will make its inaugural eight-night westbound transatlantic voyage from Southampton on 2 November 2014. (

Musical Salute Welcomes Royal Princess to Southampton

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

A musical salute provided a spectacular welcome for Royal Princess to Southampton today (June 7) as the new cruise ship arrived to begin a week-long series of special inaugural events.

Princess Cruises’ Newest Ship Debuts in Southampton

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

Princess’ Cruises first new cruise ship since Ruby Princess, Royal Princess debuted in Southampton today (June 7). It will be officially christened June 13 by Princess Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge. (

Southampton to handle 430 cruise calls 2012

Monday, November 19th, 2012

The Port of Southampton on the south coast of the UK will handle 430 cruise ship calls this year, a new record, the Southampton Daily Echo newspaper reports on its website. (

UK. Deadline missed for decision over city cruise wars

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

The cruise row between Southampton and Liverpool will drag on until May after ministers missed the deadline to make a decision. (

Live web feeds on cruise ships and passenger information now available on third party websites

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Live information on the UK’s cruise ships’ arrival and departure times together with essential cruise passenger information, has been brought together for the first time for the travel industry to use as an interactive tool for websites, digital publications and social media pages. (more…)