AIDA cruise ships calling at Southampton fitted with shore power

2022-05-27T18:36:43+00:00 May 27th, 2022|Environment|

All three of AIDA’s cruise ships calling at ABP’s UK Port of Southampton this year have been fitted to use shore power while berthed alongside.

’AIDAcosma’, ‘AIDAprima’ and ‘AIDAsol’ have all undergone successful commissioning and as a result, they are able to ‘plug in’ at Southampton’s Horizon Cruise Terminal or Mayflower Cruise Terminal.

“It’s fantastic to be able to facilitate this sustainability milestone for AIDA Cruises,” said Rebekah Keeler, ABP’s Head of Cruise. “To commission three of its ships in such close succession shows real commitment from AIDA Cruises whilst also demonstrating the efficiency of the shore power process at Southampton. We are looking forward to welcoming back ’AIDAprima’ and ‘AIDAsol’ throughout the summer.”

’AIDAcosma’ was the first of the three ships to be commissioned, shortly after she arrived on her maiden voyage at the end of February. She was also the second AIDA ship that to be powered by LNG, which can be bunkered at the port’s Ocean Cruise Terminal.

Both ’AIDAprima’ and ‘AIDAsol’ will operate several Northern Europe itineraries from Southampton this summer.