Southampton handled 2.0 million cruise passengers in 2017 

A record breaking 2.0 million cruise passengers used the Port of Southampton in the UK in 2017 a, said Associated British Ports, the port’s owner, in a statement.

Every time a cruise ship visits Southampton, it is estimated to bring a cash boost of £2.0 million and in 2017 there more than 500 cruise calls. ABP Southampton Director, Alastair Welch, said: “2017 was a record-breaking year for the Port of Southampton and 2018 looks set to be even busier.

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