As the city of Southampton eagerly awaits the arrival on Tuesday of NCL’s spectacular Norwegian Epic, one of the largest ships ever to call at the port, Cruise Critic’s Sue Bryant is among those who’ll be guests on BBC Radio Solent – at the quayside – to chat about this innovative new ship.
The breakfast show broadcast runs from 6.30 a.m. to 9.30 a.m. If you’re in the Hampshire area, tune in on 96.1FM or 103.8FM, or listen online. And while you’re on the Radio Solent site, check out the map for ideal ship-spotting sights, should you be planning on turning up to welcome Epic!
Why all this for one ship, when ships call at Southampton every day? Well, that’s precisely it. Cruising is such big business for the city now that it’s a massive employer and an important generator of income.
Sue will be on the show from 8.30 a.m. to 9.30 a.m. to talk about the phenomenal growth of cruising but other guests will include a local Solent pilot, a local cruise specialist travel agent, a taxi driver, a bigwig from NCL and P&O’s managing director, Carol Marlow – all people whose businesses are linked to passenger shipping.