The incredible ships in Southampton this week including Britannia
It’s that time of the week again where we look at the incredible ships in the Port of Southampton. A number of ships come and go each day, and luckily for us their movements are posted online.
One of the best things about Hampshire is the ports of Southampton and Portsmouth is that a day doesn’t go by without a fantastic ship taking to the water. From HMS Queen Elizabeth to the Queen Mary 2, there’s always something to spot if you’re out looking over the Solent.
This week, three luxury cruise liners will be heading in and out of the Port of Southampton. Companies such as P&O Cruises and Princess Cruises both have ships listed in the city this week.
The planned shipping movements in Southampton are published ahead of time – although they are subject to change. Below is a list of the three cruise ships listed to be in the city this week.
Britannia, a P&O cruise liner, will be arriving into city on Friday (April 8). The luxury cruise liner will head out on the same day, taking some lucky passengers on a wonderful European holiday.
Britannia was named by Her Majesty The Queen and entered service in March 2015. She measures at 330m, 143,000 tons and 13 guest decks.
One of the newer ship in the Princess Cruises fleet is due to make an appearance in Southampton. Sky Princess will arrive and depart from the city on Saturday (April 9).
Built in 2019, Sky Princess was officially named by two pioneering women of the U.S. Space Progra – Captain Kay Hire, and engineer Poppy Northcutt. There are a total of 1,830 guest cabins for the 3,660 visitors who may be onboard Sky Princess.
P&O’s newest cruise ship will also be in Southampton this weekend. Iona is due to arrive in Southampton on Saturday and is set to leave on the same day.
This cruise ship was built in 2020 and can hold 5,200 guests, plus 1,800 crew. She measures at 344m, 184,700 tons and has a total of 15 guest decks.
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