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New green ter­mi­nal

- LES­LEY BELLEW Cruises · Travel · Mediterranean Shipping Cruises · United Kingdom · Aegean Cronus Airlines · United States of America · United States Navy · Seychelles · Greece · Turkey · Bulgaria · Norway

MSC Cruises will have its own new ecofriendl­y ter­mi­nal at the Port of Southamp­ton from June 2021. The port’s fifth ter­mi­nal will cost £55 mil­lion and MSC Cruises UK man­ag­ing di­rec­tor An­to­nio Par­adiso said: ‘We are known for our fly-cruises to the Mediter­ranean, but Southamp­ton will be a home­port for MSC Mag­nifica so guests will also be able to cruise to Nor­way and the Baltic’ ( msc­cruises.co.uk, 020 3426 3010).

Dis­count for he­roes

CELESTYAL Cruises is of­fer­ing a 30 per cent dis­count to health­care work­ers as a thank you for their ded­i­ca­tion dur­ing the pandemic. Cruise-only prices start from £299 pp in­clud­ing the three-night Iconic Aegean voyage. Book by March 31, 2021 ( celestyal.com, 0800 411 8038).

Healthy com­mit­ment

A LAB­O­RA­TORY has been in­stalled on 930guest Vik­ing Star to con­duct Covid-19 saliva test­ing of crew and guests. The line has also ap­pointed re­tired Vice Ad­mi­ral of the U.S. Navy Med­i­cal Corps, Raquel Bono, as the com­pany’s chief health of­fi­cer.

Sey­chelles Ser­e­nade

IF YOU love to linger longer, Crys­tal Es­prit’s eight-night Sey­chelles Yacht­ing Ser­e­nade fly-cruise in­cludes four is­land stopovers. The Mahe round-trip starts from £3,379 pp ( mundy­cruis­ing.co.uk, 020 7399 7670).

Nesse­bar de­but

NOR­WE­GIAN Cruise Line has ex­tended its Black Fri­day 30 per cent dis­counts un­til De­cem­ber 10, in­clud­ing 2023 itin­er­ar­ies. Nor­we­gian Jade’s nine- day Mediter­ranean: Greece & Turkey cruise on March 30, 2023, fea­tures a maiden call to Nesse­bar, on Bul­garia’s Black Sea coast. Fly-cruise from £1,077 pp ( ncl.com, 0333 2412319).

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