The port of Southampton’s fifth cruise terminal is to be named Horizon Cruise Terminal.
The new facility is being built for use by MSC Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line from this summer.
The name was selected after almost 4,000 suggestions were entered into a competition to name the terminal.
The fifth dedicated cruise terminal at the port will feature roof-mounted solar power and will also have shore power connectivity installed for ships.
“With construction on track, the port will be welcoming ships alongside from the summer,” Southampton port owner and operator ABP said.
Director Alastair Welch said: “We selected this name as the shape of the terminal roof is such a distinctive silhouette on the horizon as you come through Dock Gate 10.
“Cruise is such an important part of the city’s heritage, culture and history, and we liked how this name suggests a new start for cruise following a challenging year.
“We knew that reaching out to the members of public to help us name this important piece of the city and port’s future, would generate some fantastic ideas and we have been so pleased with the strong response.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming our first cruise passengers to Horizon Cruise Terminal this summer, and the new terminal becoming an iconic part of the horizon line of the city.”
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