April 27, 2011
CruiseSouthampton.com has created a special guide -- including a list of hotel bars and lounges that will broadcast the event live on big screen TV's -- for passengers and crewmembers who will be in port. They include the De Vere Grand Harbour, Holiday Inn Southampton, Chilworth Manor and Jurys Inn.
Additionally, passengers can wander over to Guildhall Square for a city-sponsored street party beginning at 10 a.m. (Yes, of course you can watch the proceedings on a giant screen.) Following the ceremony, visitors will be able to participate in loads of activities, including dancing, face-painting and more. There will also be live music and food vendors.
One other nice touch: Southampton is even encouraging everyone to dress in red, white and blue for the occasion.
For more information on the in-port celebration, visit CruiseSouthampton.com.
--by Shayne Rodriguez Thompson, Editorial Assistant