THE Rose Bowl has launched a bid to act as a passenger check-in facility during a cruise ship bonanza this summer.
Now bosses at the home of Hampshire Cricket are preparing to help process some of the tens of thousands of passengers who are set to pass through the city on the day.
With only four permanent cruise terminals in Southampton docks, a further warehouse is set to be converted into a terminal for the day, leaving Aurora and Adonia without a permanent quayside handling facility.
Two marquee tents would be set up on the East Berm and existing facilities would also be used in an operation lasting up to four days.
The Rose Bowl declined to comment ahead of the hearing, other than to say the application was on behalf of Carnival Cruises (P&O).