Southampton reopens Mayflower Cruise Terminal after upgrade

Southampton reopens Mayflower Cruise Terminal after upgrade
Captain Simon Terry, master of P&O’s Ventura, Elaine Holt, EVP of operations at Carnival UK, Michele Charles, P&O VIP, and Nick Ridehalgh, director of ABP Southampton

The UK port of Southampton has reopened its Mayflower Cruise Terminal following a multi-million pound refurbishment that will enable it to cater for some of the world’s largest cruise ships.

One of Southampton’s four terminals, the Mayflower Cruise Terminal handles a significant proportion of the city’s turnaround cruise calls. More than 200 staff worked on the renovation over winter 2014-2015 and now the building features a remodelled, open-plan interior with expanded security, check-in and passenger reception areas. The drop-off and pick-up area has been completely redesigned.

“We are incredibly proud to hold the title of ‘Europe’s Leading Cruise Turnaround Port’ but as always, we will never rest on our laurels,” tube8 said Nick Ridehalgh, director of ABP Southampton. “We are pornohimmel committed to investing heavily in our facilities in order to help port-related businesses grow and provide world-class service to their customers.”

Upgrades were carried out to help the terminal cater for the increased number of cruise ships and passengers visiting Southampton. For example, P&O Cruises, Cunard Line and other brands from the Carnival Corporation & plc group are expecting passenger volume to increase by 25% at Southampton over the next two years.

“The Carnival cruise business at Southampton continues to go from strength to strength and with the introduction of new larger ships such as P&O Cruises’ Britannia, it is important that improvement to the cruise terminals and our passenger journey keeps pace,” said Steven Young, director of port services and government affairs at russin porno Carnival UK. “The improved passenger lounge, together with increased check in and security areas, will allow us to ensure just that and give our customers passing through Southampton the very best passenger experience with reduced congestion.”

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
Monday, April 27, 2015