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10 cruise ships arrived in the city's port.


Southampton welcomed a £25 million boost to its economy over the weekend as ten cruise ships arrived in the city's port.

During the weekend 55,000 passengers were set to embark and disembark, splashing their cash in the city's hotels, restaurants and bars.

Each of the ships, was estimated to bring a £2.5million boost to the city's economy.

There was fears traffic in the southern part of the city would be severely affected on Saturday 19th August as the ships' arrivals clashed with Saints' home tie against West Ham, however traffic appeared to flow smoothly.

On Saturday 19th, Norwegian Jade, Queen Mary 2, Navigator of the Seas, Mein Shiff 1 and Azura all arrived and departed, with Queen Elizabeth, Arcadia, Independence of the Seas, Braemar and Aurora arriving on Sunday.

Source - http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/15485001.PICTURES__Nearly_a_dozen_cruise_ships_in_and_out_of_Southampton_over_the_weekend/