Luxuty Cruises From Southampton.UK

Cruise Lines Sailing from Southampton

Southampton Port

More than 500 ship calls helped the port of Southampton attract a record breaking two million cruise passengers in 2017.With four terminals Southampton is Britain’s most important cruise port. It is only five miles from Southampton airport with easy motorway access from the M27 off the M25, Or you can take a train from London Waterloo: it takes just over an hour, plus a short taxi ride to any of the terminals. Instead of airport hassle and having to carry heavy luggage, ex southampton cruisers simply drive or take a coach to the port and within an hour of arriving they can be on board enjoying their first drink of the cruise.

There are a growing number of cruise lines sailing from southampton. Cunard Cruises, P & O, Saga or Fred Olsen, offer a traditional British experience, but now you are able to choose a US style cruise with Princess Cruises or Royal Caribbean Cruises.

In 2018, the port had scheduled 8 maiden calls (new ships visiting for the first time) - AIDA perla , Norwegian Bliss, MSC Meraviglia, Sapphire Princess; MS Zuiderdam, Seven Seas Navigator, and MS Koningsdam. In 2018, here was held the naming ceremony for the former P&O Adonia ship - now Azamara Pursuit (August 28), followed by a 2-night Cruise to Nowhere.

Based on the Southampton cruise schedule 2018, the port's bussiest day was August 31 - a 6 ship day with booked for berthing here Arcadia (P&O), Aurora (P&O), Braemar (Fred Olsen), Independence of the Seas (Royal Caribbean), Mein Schiff 3 (TUI) and Queen Victoria (Cunard).

Cruise Itineraries include:
world cruises
Iceland and Greenland which are often visited on itineraries that sail around Britain
Baltic cruises visiting scandanavia usually with overnight stays in St Petersburg (russia)
Norwegian Flords
Iberia cruises to Portugal and Spain which often include Gibraltar
Tthe Canary Islands and Madeira
Mediterranean cruises which usually visit spain,france, italy, and Malta and can sometimes be combined with ports in North Africa Morrocco. Eastern med cruises sail the greek islands turkey and italy
Transatlantic cruises to the USA are operated regularly by cunards ocean going vessal Queen Mary 2.

Mini Cruises
Mini Cruises from UK to Belgium, France, Holland and the Channel Islands are generally booked as "shopping" or "short-break" Holidays. If You are new to cruising they are a great way to sample cruises.