April 2017

Solent Stevedores selected to provide baggage and stores handling to Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd at the Port of Southampton

Solent Stevedores is very pleased to have been selected to provide baggage and stores handling services to all vessels operated out of Southampton in 2017 and 2018 by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., the parent company of Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

norwegian cruise line holdings ltdThe cruise ships involved will be 'Norwegian Jade', 'Nautica', 'Seven Seas Explorer', 'Marina', 'Norwegian Gateway', 'Norwegian Bliss', 'Norwegian Breakaway' and 'Norwegian Joy'.

Tom Dynes, Solent Stevedores Operations Manager, commented,

'This announcement by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings is further recognition of the high level of service provided by the team at Solent Stevedores. From a standing start in 2010 our cruise related business has increased year by year and we now expect to handle over 80% of the cruise vessels calling in Southampton in 2017.

It is estimated that our dedicated cruise team will provide assistance to over 1.7 million passengers joining and leaving ships, throughout 2017, along with over two and a quarter million pieces of baggage plus substantial amounts of ships stores.

With further new business in prospect for 2018 this reconfirms Southampton's position as the leading cruise port in Northern Europe.

Our team at Solent Stevedores are delighted to be part of this success."