Cruise firm commits to Southampton
Tuesday June 18th, 2019
Carnival UK, the parent company for P&O Cruises and Cunard, has committed to Southampton with the signing of a new lease.
They will remain at Carnival House on Harbour Parade until 2038, ensuring that Southampton remains home for at least another 19 years.
Carnival House, owned by Aviva Investors’ Lime Property Fund, is home to more than 1,200 employees, the majority of whom are from the Hampshire area.
“With a fleet of ten ships, the majority of which home port in Southampton throughout the year and three new ships on order to arrive by 2022 we continue to invest in the city, the port and its infrastructure to secure our long-term future,” said Carnival UK president Josh Weinstein.
He added: “Each time a ship comes into Southampton it brings £2m to the area and we have around 180 turnarounds next year. Also, local provenance is a high priority and we use many Hampshire and Dorset suppliers of quality food products and services across our ships.”