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Cruises from Southampton

Southampton is the cruise capital of the UK. If you want to take a cruise from the UK without having to fly, then you’ll find the biggest choice of ships and destinations when you cruise from Southampton.

Alternative UK ports include Bristol, Dover, London and Tilbury.

Why cruise from Southampton?

Many people choose no-fly cruises from Southampton to avoid the hassle of flying to a European airport and then transferring to a cruise port to start their cruise. Whether you live in the South of England or not, cruising from Southampton can be the fastest and easiest way to join your cruise ship.

As cruise ships don't have the same luggage restrictions as aeroplanes, you can generally pack as much as you like, so you won't need to worry about keeping your souvenir shopping in check whilst on holiday.

Whether you're looking for a mini cruise from Southampton, a week or two away or even a world cruise, Southampton offers a range of choices to suit everyone.

If you're looking for a family cruise from the UK, then Southampton should be your port of choice, as the other UK ports tend to accommodate only the smaller adults-only cruise ships.

Cruise lines which sail from Southampton

Southampton is one of Europe’s busiest cruise ports (after Barcelona and Rome). You’ll find that most major cruise lines offer cruises from Southampton.

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Cruise destinations from Southampton

Where you can cruise to from Southampton depends on the length of your cruise. Short cruises from Southampton last between two and five nights and include destinations in Northern Europe such as Holland, France and the Channel Islands.

Seven-night Southampton cruises include destinations such as the Norwegian Fjords, Scandinavia, Spain and Portugal. With a 14-night cruise, you can cruise to the Mediterranean reaching as far as Italy or Greece.

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Booking your cruise

Whether you're an early booker and want to take advantage of incentives such as free port parking or free on-board spend, or a last-minute bargain hunter looking for cheap cruise deals from Southampton, our Cruise Concierge team are on hand to make sure that you get the best deal possible on your cruise. We have access to all the best prices and our Best Price Guarantee means that we won't be beaten.

How to get to Southampton

There are a number of ways to get to Southampton to start your cruise.

  • By car: You can park your car directly at the port or in one of the many off-site car parks. Some Southampton hotels also offer packages with pre-cruise accommodation, parking at the hotel and transfers to the port
  • By train: Southampton Central Train Station is located one mile from the cruise port. From here it is easy to get a taxi to the port.
  • By coach: Coaches to Southampton Cruise Port depart regularly from pick-up points across, England, Scotland and Wales. Further coaches are available which arrive at Southampton coach station, which is just a short taxi ride from the port.
  • By plane: Southampton Cruise Port is located approximately five miles from Southampton airport. You can make this journey by taxi.


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