They will plug in either at the port's Horizon Cruise Terminal or Mayflower Cruise Terminal.
‘It’s fantastic to be able to facilitate this sustainability milestone for AIDA Cruises,’ remarked Rebekah Keeler, head of cruise, Associated British Ports which operates the port. ‘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 embarking on its maiden cruise at the end of February. The second LNG-powered vessel from AIDA Cruises, it has the ability to bunker at Southampton’s Ocean Cruise Terminal.
AIDAprima and AIDAsol will call at the port throughout the summer, running a number of Northern Europe itineraries.