With construction of the Port of Southampton’s fifth cruise terminal well underway, ABP is inviting readers to get involved with naming this new iconic port building .

ABP is the UK’s leading ports operator with 21 ports and other transport related businesses creating a unique national network capable of handling a vast array of cargo.

The company contributes £7.5 billion to the UK economy every year and supports 119,000 jobs. Their current investment programme promises to deliver an extra £1.75 billion for the economy every year.

Bournemouth Echo:

Work at Europe’s leading cruise turn-around port continues on target for the port’s open access and next generation ready terminal to welcome the world’s largest ships in summer for the 2021 cruise season. The terminal is in need of a name befitting to its significance to the city and the future of cruise.

The new terminal will join the line-up of four other world-class cruise terminals in the port, which are named Queen Elizabeth II Cruise Terminal, City Cruise Terminal, Ocean Cruise Terminal and Mayflower Cruise Terminal.

Alastair Welch, Regional Director at ABP, said: “We’re really proud of the leading role we play in the global cruise industry and we’re hoping that past and future cruise passengers, members of the travel trade and local community can help us to name our new terminal.

“We’re looking for the terminal to have a name befitting to the city and the future of cruise and to connect to the city’s rich heritage and fascinating history. It would be great for a piece of the city’s future to have a strong link to its past.

“We share the cruise industry’s long-term ambitions for the future and we look forward to welcoming cruise back to Southampton later this year.”

The cruise terminal is currently being built in the port’s Western Docks at 102 berth and will be equipped with shore power and ready to welcome the world’s biggest ships from summer 2021.

For your chance to win a 7 night cruise for 2 departing from Southampton in a balcony cabin, simply submit your name suggestions for the new terminal before the closing date of April 28, 2021.

  • Submit your name suggestions here.

ABP will choose a name for the new terminal from all of the entries received. Suggestions will be considered based on their relevance to Southampton’s heritage, culture and history as well as ‘fit’ with the other four terminals.

Competition Sponsored by: ABP, MSC and NCL

Bournemouth Echo:

  • Terms and Conditions - Newsquest terms and conditions apply please visit newsquest.co.uk/prize-competition-rules http://www.newsquest.co.uk/privacy-policy. This competition will be published in the Dorset Echo, Bournemouth Echo and the Southern Daily Echo and on associated websites. 1 winning name will be chosen from all of the suggestions received.
  • This prize is for one 7 night cruise departing from Southampton for two people, to be taken between June 12 2021 to October 16 2021 or May 13 2022 to October 15 2022. Entrants under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. The selected winner must book their cruise by May 31 2021. The prize is on a cruise only basis and does not include flights or transfers. The prize is for 2 people sharing one balcony cabin.The prize excludes items of a personal nature and any additional expenses such as the bar / spa tariff, dining in speciality restaurants etc must be paid for by the prize winner. The prize does not include insurance.This prize is capacity controlled, subject to black-out dates, not for resale, is non-refundable and non-transferable. No cash/credit refunds can be given under any circumstances and this prize cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotional offer. The Winner will be solely responsible for any tax liability incurred as a result of this offer. MSC Cruises reserves the right to alter, amend or foreclose the prize in the event of unforeseen circumstances. The organisers’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The sponsors, their agents and/or suppliers of service accept no liability or responsibility in connection with injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of this contest or the prize awarded. Entry to the Competition signifies acceptance for the use of submitted information used by MSC Cruises. Data will be solely used for administration of this competition. Data will not be shared with any third parties. The winner may be asked to participate in any reasonable press or PR activity relating to the competition. The winner must agree to his/her name and/or photo and/or likeness being used for publicity purposes, without compensation.