ABP Southampton announced as Gold sponsor for MSC Bellissima event

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MSC Bellissima is to be named at the Port of Southampton and ahead of the glittering ceremony on 2 March, ABP has been announced as a Gold Sponsor

Southampton has been chosen by the world’s largest privately held cruise company, MSC, as the stage for this momentous naming ceremony giving a huge endorsement for the future of cruise in the city.

The Port of Southampton has been named the UK’s best departure port for seven years in a row and is Europe’s leading cruise turn-around port.

With cruise ships getting larger and bringing more passengers with them, ABP is investing significantly in the future of cruise in readiness for welcoming the larger ships over the next few years.

Alastair Welch ABP Southampton Director

“As a Gold Sponsor for the MSC naming ceremony this weekend, we’re looking forward to welcoming this grand new ship to the port and working with them on a ceremony that the city won’t forget.

“Southampton is a significant port for cruise ships and we will continue to adapt so that we are ready to meet the needs of this growing industry.”

Photo credit: MSC Cruises