The Port of Southampton has announced that its new cruise terminal will be called Horizon Cruise Terminal.
The “next-generation” cruise facility is being developed in partnership with MSC Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. It is scheduled to open for use this summer.
The name was chosen from almost 4,000 suggestions that were entered into a competition.
Horizon Cruise Terminal will use roof-mounted solar power and will also have shore power connectivity installed to boost sustainability. This will allow ships that have the necessary technology to plug in while at the port.
ABP Southampton director Alastair Welch said: “We are delighted to be announcing the name for the port’s newest cruise terminal. 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 incredibly grateful to have worked with our cruise partners NCL and MSC Cruises to support this competition by providing European cruises as a prize.
“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.”