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Cruises from Southampton

Getting to Southampton Cruise Terminal

The city of Southampton is located on the southern coast of England, just 69 miles away from London. It’s a fascinating city full of sights and a major cruise port with excellent transport links from all over the UK. With several means of getting to the Southampton Cruise Terminal, we recommend the following options:

  • Travelling by air  – The local airport is located only 5 miles away from the cruise terminal. From there you can choose between a taxi, a coach and a train.
  • Travelling by train – Southampton Central station is the nearest train station to the cruise terminal. We recommend you grabbing a taxi (approx. a 5-minute ride) to get to your ship, as it’s more convenient with luggage. You’ll find plenty of them outside the station.
  • Travelling by coach ​– Many cruise lines will offer you a coach to the cruise terminal from various pick-up points, so we recommend you check with your cruise line before sailing. Another option is to search the National Express website for the details, as they are serving the city of Southampton and may be a great resource for your journey.
  • Travelling by car – If you prefer travelling by car, all you need to do is enter Southampton Cruise Terminal with your navigator and follow the directions. For your convenience, there’s parking available for pre-booking.

Facilities at Southampton Cruise Terminal

There are 5 terminals at the Southampton Cruise Terminal: QEII, Ocean Cruise Terminal Southampton, Mayflower Cruise Terminal, Horizon Cruise Terminal and City Cruise Terminal. All are fully equipped with everything you may need including departure lounges, comfortable seatings, elevators, toilets, cafes and snack options.

Cruise Destinations from Southampton

The UK’s position between mainland Europe and the US provides a perfect opportunity for cruise lines to use Southampton’s shores as the starting point for your itinerary, where cruises can sail to a vast swathe of destinations like the Mediterranean, Scandinavia, Norway Fjords and others. For those who like their cruise holidays even further afield, the wonders of Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and Vietnam as well as the beautiful Caribbean beaches await guests with incredible sights, cultural hotspots and delicious food. Whether you want to bypass the stress of the airport or simply wish for more convenience during your holiday, cruisers across the UK are in luck! Depart from the popular port of Southampton and enjoy your dream cruise holiday – all without the hassle of flying.

Cruise Lines Sailing from Southampton

Being the largest cruise port in the UK, Southampton is easily the most popular departure port for many cruise lines. Discover the Northern beauties of Norway Fjords with Royal Caribbean, explore charming cities of Spain and France on a no-fly cruise with Princess Cruises, sail to Iceland with Celebrity Cruises or enjoy the sunny Mediterranean Sea with P&O. With a plethora of cruises departing from Southampton, you are bound to find your perfect cruise!

FAQs about Cruising from Southampton

We have put together the following FAQs. We hope that you will be able to find an answer to your question below, but if you require further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our customer service team

  • What type of cruises can you sail to from Southampton?

Since Southampton is a large UK port there are all types of cruises available, including mini-cruises, solo cruises, last-minute cruises and cheap cruises.

  • How long does it take to cruise from Southampton to European destinations?

It depends on the port, but usually, you’ll have one day at sea before reaching your first port. This is great since you’ll have enough time to enjoy the ship and all the activities it offers.

  • Is there a parking lot in the Southampton Cruise Terminal?

Yes, there is parking in the Southampton Cruise Terminal and you need to pre-book it. The parking is located within a walking distance from the ship