Port of Southampton Cruise Ships
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Did we just say 10 cruise ships! that correct, Port of Southampton will experience one of the busiest periods of the year this weekend.

When we say 10 cruise ships the first ports which come to mind is Port Miami or Port Everglades in Florida. Southampton which is located in Southern England is full of cruise ships today and tomorrow, one of the busiest weekends of 2017.

5 cruise ships on Saturday and another 5 on Sunday will make it a busy day in port with almost a total of 55,000 cruise passengers over the two days. Even the BBC reported that heavy traffic is expected due to a number of vessels docking in Southampton.

On Saturday (Today, August 19) Norwegian Jade, Navigator of the Seas, Mein Schiff 1, Azura and even the iconic Queen Mary 2 are all docking at Port of Southampton. On Sunday, August 20 Arcadia, Independence of the Seas, Queen Elizabeth, Braemar, and Aurora will all be calling at the popular UK home port. Many of the ships are large with Independence of the Seas operated by Royal Carribean and Queen Mary 2 operated by Cunard line among the top ten largest cruise ships in the world.

The ships are set to beef up the city economy with cruise passengers shopping, booking into hotels, using taxis, going to restaurants and more. Around a total of £2.5 Million will boost the area.