What's up with the Ocean Terminal in Southampton after November 4th?


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#1
Iowa
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Just curious if anyone knows what the situation is with the Ocean Terminal in Southampton later this year. The Southampton Cruise Ship schedule is showing no ships docking at the Ocean Terminal the rest of this year after QM2 docks there on November 4th.

Looking back at a copy of the schedule I have from about three months ago, there are at least 15 cases where ships were originally scheduled to dock at the Ocean Terminal from November 5th through the end of the year. Those ships will now be docking elsewhere. Here are the changes.

QV moved from Ocean to Mayflower on Nov 5, 16, 19 and Dec 23
QM2 moved from Ocean to QEII on Nov 18 and Dec 15
Oceana moved from Ocean to Mayflower on Nov 9, 21
Ventura moved from Ocean to Mayflower on Nov 10, 12, 23, 26 and Dec 9, 21
Saga Saphire moved from Ocean to City on Dec 18-19

Of course this is no big deal. This just got me wondering what might be going on with the Ocean Terminal later this year to trigger all these terminal reassignments away from the Ocean Terminal to other terminals.
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Thanks for that information. I had no idea. I'm on QV 5th November and should have gone from Ocean. No doubt we'll get an "emergency notification" email from Cunard a week before informing us.
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Originally posted by transatlantic fan
It is having a major refurbishment.
Thanks for the replies. That explains it.
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I've been talking to Ray 66 on the UK page, and he said that someone had mentioned a refurb... but we've had to travel from Mayflower in Jan '16 and '17 on Ventura, and March '18 on Oceana. There was no reason for this, because each time we were the only ships around in Southampton; everything else was away on worldies, or long cruises.
We wondered whether loading of the food had anything to do with it, as the 2 Ventura cruises were for a month, and the Oceana one was repositioning for summer.
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