If your cruise is sailing from Southampton and you plan to travel to the port by car, you’ll need to arrange your parking in advance. There are several options when it comes to port parking at Southampton. In this article, we’ll help you to decide which is the best for you.

Let us arrange it for you

When you book your holiday with us at Cruise118.com, you’ll benefit from the services of a dedicated and experienced Cruise Concierge. They will help to plan as much of your holiday as you like, including parking. 

This is the easiest and also the cheapest way to arrange parking, all of which can be done by requesting parking when you make your booking or by calling them at any point afterwards to add this on.

Our Cruise Concierge team can book parking for a number of car parks, either right by the cruise terminal in view of the ship or, if you prefer, a short transfer away with park and ride.

We can access the cheapest available prices, with parking at the terminal costing as little as £8.63* per day when you book with your Cruise Concierge.

Online Booking

Book parking yourself online

If you’d prefer to look over the options online and find a great deal on parking yourself, we recommend holidayextras.co.uk.

On this website, you can access all the same great deals that our Cruise Concierge team can, at the same prices. You’ll be able to choose from a range of car parks both at Southampton’s cruise terminal and offsite with park and ride included.

Other options for booking parking include abparking.co.uk, which is the official cruise parking for the port of Southampton. This can cost a little more and is only available for certain cruise lines.

Another option is cruiseparking.co.uk. They offer extra services such as topping up your fuel tanks and vital fluids, as well as secure parking right on the docks.

Southampton cruise dock in the evening

Book a hotel with parking

There are many hotels in Southampton which offer free parking and sometimes even free transfers to the port when you stay for one night before your cruise. The price of these can often be cheaper than a week’s parking, so essentially, you’re staying for free and even saving money in many cases!

If you’re travelling for more than two or three hours to reach Southampton, arriving the night before can mean that you start your holiday relaxed and refreshed and, importantly, there’s no chance of you getting stuck in traffic and missing your departure.

Here at Cruise118.com, our Cruise Concierge team have access to all the best deals on hotels in Southampton with free parking.

You can book your pre-cruise hotel when you book your cruise, or at any point afterwards. We can find the best hotel deal for you, or if you prefer to take control, have a look on TripAdvisor for one that you like and we’ll book it for you at the very best price.

MSC Musica

Get free parking included in your cruise

From time to time, some cruise lines offer incentives such as free port parking when you book your cruise during their promotional period.

As not everyone needs parking, there are usually alternatives available such as free coach travel to the port or free on-board spending money.

If you’re booking one of these free parking deals, it makes sense to look into the cost of parking before deciding whether to accept the offer of free parking or to accept on-board spending money instead which can be spent on drinks, speciality dining or even in the ship’s boutiques.

Consider your luggage

When considering which type of Southampton cruise parking is best, it’s important to consider your mobility and also the amount of luggage you have.

When you park at the terminal, a member of the car parking staff will take your luggage from your car boot for you and it will be delivered all the way to your stateroom. This is ideal for anyone with limited mobility, small children or with more luggage than they can manage themselves.

If you book off-site parking which includes a taxi or minibus transfer, you will need to be able to manage your luggage yourself until you arrive at the port.

Booking your cruise parking

Car park with cars

The easiest way to book the best cruise parking in Southampton at the very best price is to let your Cruise Concierge team take care of everything for you. It’s one of the benefits of booking with Cruise118.com – our team of experts will be happy to advise you of the best options and assist you in any way that they can. Just give us a call on 0808 1234 118.

*Prices correct at time of publication.

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Emma Smith
Emma has more than seven years' experience as a writer and has been in the travel industry for nearly five years. She loves learning about new places and cruise ships coming to market, as well as discovering fun and exciting activities to do while you sail. She has cruised with Princess Cruises, Cunard, Celebrity Cruises, Virgin Voyages, Avalon Waterways and Royal Caribbean and is looking to get something in her diary for 2024! Her favourite things to see on a ship include excellent entertainment, a delicious cocktail menu and extraordinary dining venues.

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