Port of Southampton named 'Best Port' at Wave Awards

Oct 19, 2021

SOUTHAMPTON has secured its spot as the UK’s capital of cruising after being named ‘Best Port’. Wave Awards, 2021 which celebrates excellence and innovation in the cruise industry awarded the Port of Southampton. 

The £55 million investment in the opening of its fifth world world-class cruise terminal, with a duration of few years leaded to the top growth in the cruise industry.

The award was presented to ABP’s Head of Cruise Rebekah Keeler and her team at the black-tie ceremony in London on October 15.

This comes as the port was also awarded 'Port of the Year' by Seatrade Cruise Global last month at its annual industry event in Miami.

Rebekah Keeler said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have won our second cruise industry award of the season. It is fantastic recognition for our teams and the whole port community, acknowledging the level of work that has gone into providing the best experience for cruise lines and passengers.”

As Europe’s leading cruise turnaround port, The Port of Southampton annually welcomes around 500 cruise calls and two million passengers.