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Cruises from Southampton

From the Mediterranean to the Caribbean, no-fly cruises from Southampton are a stress-free way to head out into the ocean and see what the world has to offer. Dubbed 'the home of ocean cruising', Southampton's historic cruise port has long been one of Britain's largest and most popular departure points for cruise holidays. The deep-water port, capable of floating virtually any size cruise ship, offers a wide choice of cruise holidays when it comes to both cruise line and destination. With cruises from Southampton whether you're sailing as a family, on a couples retreat or a solo adventure, there are a huge variety of sailings year round to take you away on an unforgettable holiday.

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Southampton Cruises

Cruises from Southampton are the ideal cruise holiday choice. With excellent transport links from London, the South West and the Midlands, they are convenient, easily accessible and you won’t even have to set foot inside any over-crowded airport terminals. Plus, with a huge range of all inclusive cruises, you can make big savings on your cruise holiday.

P&O Iona is one of our most popular cruise ships sailing out of Southampton. See our full ship walking tour of what you can find aboard this extraoardinary vessel!


Best Cruises From Southampton

As the UK's main cruise holiday port, with over 400 ships departing each year, nearly all of the major cruise lines offer itineraries from Southampton, resulting in the perfect option whether you're a family, couple or group of friends. From Med cruises and Caribbean cruises to the iconic Transatlantic crossing cruises from New York to Southampton, whatever your cruising needs, with our extensive range available, you’ll be sure to find a cruise holiday to suit you.

Another popular cruise ship that sails from Southampton is MSC Virtuosa. See our full ship video here, showcasing all of its incredible amenities!

Best Med Getaways in 2024 from Southampton

Stay closer to home with a med cruise leaving from the popular port of Southampton. From sunny beaches to fascinating city tours, there's never a dull moment when you choose to explore the Mediterranean on a cruise ship. Discover our wide range of the Med cruises leaving from the port today.

Norwegian Fjords Cruise

Boasting a rugged coastline, beautiful scenery and serene fjords, cruise to the Norwegian Fjords from Southampton for a taste of Northern Europe. Combining bustling city ports of calls with smaller fishing towns and more remote spots, you'll find yourself admiring Mother Nature's work throughout your cruise.

Caribbean Cruises from Southampton

If you're looking for a holiday that will take you far afield to some of the world's most picturesque beauty spots, cruises to the Caribbean are the ideal choice. On Southampton Caribbean cruises, you'll get the perfect combination of spending time at sea and exploring on unforgettable shore excursions.

To find our more information, see our Cruise Ships Departing From Southampton blog post.


Cruise Holidays from Southampton

Cheap Cruises from Southampton

Cruises from Southampton are a great option for those looking for a cheap cruise deal with no need to fly to far off destinations and plenty of budget-friendly cruise lines and ships to choose from, as well as mini cruises and last-minute deals to grab and go.

No Fly Cruises

A no fly cruise is a hassle-free way going on holiday as you won't have to worry about the stress of airports. Easily reached from all over the UK, Southampton cruises mean your ocean getaway can start even sooner.

Mini Cruises

Typically lasting 2-4 days, a mini cruise is a great way to sail to exciting destinations such as Amsterdam or Bruges from Southampton. Perfect for a weekend getaway, you can visit some of Europe's highlights in just a couple of days.

Last Minute Cruises

Grab a last minute cruise deal or book in advance to get the cabin and departure date you desire, and check your cruise loyalty points to see if you qualify for any early bird discounts or offers.

Singles Cruises

If you've decided to head off on a solo voyage, there's no better way to do so than with a holiday from Southampton. With more and more cruise lines offering cabins dedicated to those sailing alone, as well as reduced or no single supplements, this is a simple way to take a step into singles cruises.

Family Cruises

If you're travelling with children in tow, the thought of an airport may seem daunting but thanks to Southampton cruises, you won't have to worry about this. Simply find your way to the port, hop onboard and let your family holiday begin.

Luxury Cruises

Travel in style with a luxury, small ship cruise. Departing from Southampton and with fewer guests, more crew and exceptional décor throughout, enjoy the exclusive experience of luxury cruising. There are plenty of destinations to choose from when it comes to a luxury cruise. Offering a wide selection of different options, you can select the right one for your taste and budget. For example, if you’ve always wanted to visit the Norwegian Fjords, then our collection of Luxury Cruises to Norway will tick all the boxes.


Southampton Cruise Terminals

There are five main terminals at the Southampton cruise port, including the City Cruise Terminal, the Horizon Cruise Terminal, the Mayflower Cruise Terminal, the Ocean Cruise Terminal and the QEII Cruise Terminal.

Southampton Port Facilities

Southampton cruise port is one of the biggest, with plenty of facilities on offer for guests at each terminal. There’s an arrivals lounge with lots of seating, vending machines and toilets (including disabled-access toilets) in each terminal. There’s also a café located just outside of the Ocean Cruise Terminal with a variety of refreshments and luggage drop-off areas at all of the terminals, with porters on hand to offer assistance.

How Do I Get to the Cruise Terminals in Southampton?

The Port of Southampton is located within easy reach of the M3, M25 and M27, with the cruise terminals being signposted as you approach the city centre. Situated just off the A33, the cruise port is easily accessible by car.

If you’re travelling by rail, the nearest station to the port is Southampton Central. It’s approximately a 20-minute walk from the train station (this can, however, vary depending on the cruise terminal you’re sailing from). Alternatively, you can get a taxi from the station, which will take you to the port in approximately 5 minutes.

Whilst Southampton International Airport is located on the outskirts of the city (and has a train that stops at Southampton Central, that takes just under 10 minutes), the closest major airport to the port is London Heathrow (58.4 miles), followed by London Gatwick (58.8 miles) and Bristol (64.3 miles). You can reach the port from these via coach, rail or taxi.

Southampton Port Parking

If you’re travelling to the Southampton cruise port by car, you’ll be pleased to know that there’s a short-term car park at each cruise terminal (available at an extra cost) which is used for picking up or dropping off passengers. There are also long-term parking facilities available in the cruise port (also available at an additional cost), if you wish to leave your car ahead of your cruise. All of the parking facilities feature disabled bays.

Alternatively, there’s other options in the city centre (both short stay and long stay car parks) but these will be a short walk/drive away from the port.

Hotels Near Southampton Port

If you want to stay the night before or after your cruise that departs from Southampton, there are a variety of options available; including Travelodge Southampton Central, the Premier Inn Southampton West Quay hotel and Moxy Southampton.

What Cruise Lines Sail Out of Southampton?

As mentioned above, there are a wide range of cruise lines that sail from Southampton. Not only does the popular P&O Cruises sail from there, but Cunard, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises and MSC Cruises are just some of the other beloved cruise lines that offer itineraries that start in Southampton!

When to Cruise From Southampton

Cruises from Southampton 2024

By opting for a cruise from Southampton in 2024, you can enjoy a hassle-free getaway without having to worry about flying! Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line are just a handful of the extraordinary cruise lines setting sail from Southampton in 2024. A wonderful way to explore the world, cruises from Southampton in 2024 are guaranteed to impress!

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Cruises from Southampton 2025

Independence of the Seas is just one of the extraordinary ships sailing from Southampton in 2025. Start your holiday off in style and relaxation as you set sail from the vibrant port with a drink in hand! These exciting itineraries aren't to be missed. Check out our Southampton Independence of the Seas 2025 cruises now!

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