Carnival Celebration stops in Southampton

Carnival Celebration stops in Southampton

The line’s newest vessel stopped in the south coast port for a traditional plaque and key ceremony before heading to its homeport of Miami

Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship Carnival Celebration was welcomed into the Port of Southampton over the weekend.

The ship’s arrival was celebrated with a traditional plaque and key ceremony on November 6.

As part of the event, ABP Director Alastair Welch exchanged plaques with the ship’s Captain, Vincenzo Alcaras, on board the vessel.

Rebekah Keeler, head of cruise at the Port of Southampton, said: “The Port of Southampton is Europe’s leading cruise turnaround port, and we were delighted to welcome Carnival Celebration to our Ocean Cruise Terminal, which was redeveloped in 2018 to provide an excellent service for this class of vessel and her guests.

“We are committed to continuously enhancing our cruise offering, which is why ABP has invested around £80 million in upgrading our cruise infrastructure in recent years.”

“Southampton is such a vibrant port in Europe and the absolute best place to serve as Carnival Celebration’s first official stop as she embarks her first guests and begins her transatlantic voyage to her homeport in Miami,” added Christine Duffy, Carnival Cruise Line’s president.

The 6,500-passenger vessel is now on a 14-night transatlantic itinerary to Miami, where it will be based.

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