A new £19 million terminal is to open in Southampton on Saturday (May 9th), it has been revealed.
The new facility will be the first purpose-built cruise terminal to be built in the UK for almost four decades and will see around 4,000 passengers through it every day, reports TravelMole.
Priority use of the terminal will go to Carnival Cruises
brands such as Princess Cruises and Ocean Village.
In related news, a new cruise terminal has opened in the US city of Seattle, news which may of interest to those intending to book a holiday to North America
Writing in the Telegraph, travel journalist Jane Archer insists there has never been a better time to embark on a cruise holiday, following new figures which showed the number of Britons sailing off on such breaks increased by 11 per cent last year.
She advises: "When budgeting for a cruise, remember that you will have to pay for drinks - they are included only on the ultra-luxury lines such as Silversea, Regent and Seven Seas Cruises."
Written by Mike Cotgreave