ABP’s Port of Southampton is pleased to announce that Princess Cruises’ Sky Princess is the latest cruise ship to be commissioned for shore power at the port.
Accommodating 3660 guests and 1346 crew, Sky Princess was built in October 2019 and is running a number of European itineraries from Southampton throughout the year. She was commissioned for shore power at Mayflower Cruise Terminal and will now be able to plug in for zero emissions at berth. Shore power is also available at the port’s Horizon Cruise Terminal.
ABP’s Head of Cruise, Rebekah Keeler, says: “We are really pleased to celebrate this shore power milestone with Princess Cruises. It’s great to help facilitate the sustainability goals of our cruise line partners and to see a range of cruise ships connecting to shore power at Southampton. We look forward to welcoming Sky Princess back to the port throughout the year.”
Vice president Princess Cruises UK & Europe, Eithne Williamson, said: “We are committed to sustainability and this commitment is embedded in our business – from ship to shore. Having Sky Princess commissioned for shore power at the Port of Southampton is an important step in the right direction to achieving our sustainability goals. We look forward to having more Princess ships commissioned for shore power at Southampton in the future.”
Sky Princess is the sixth cruise ship to be commissioned since the Port of Southampton’s shore power facility went live in Spring 2022. She joins AIDAcosma, Queen Mary 2, AIDAprima, Celebrity Beyond and AIDAsol. The port is welcoming more cruise ships for commissioning this summer.