Cruising from Southampton?
Southampton is known as the 'cruise capital of the UK and is the main port for cruise ship departures. Southampton's key location makes it ideal for a variety of cruises. Whether its to the Baltic or up to Norway, down to the Canaries and the Mediterranean, or perhaps embarking on a transatlantic voyage to New York or the Caribbean. You'll struggle to find a cruise destination not served by a cruise ship sailing from Southampton.
Southampton's Cruise Terminals
There are four main cruise terminals in the city; Mayflower, City, Ocean, and QEII. To give you a better idea of what facilities each terminal offers, how to get there, and an overview of the check-in process, we have included our comprehensive guides to each terminal. Click one of the buttons above.
Need Somewhere to stay?
There are a number of great hotels and quaint bed and breakfasts in the area, situated conveniently close to the port. Why not start your holiday a little bit earlier, and stay the night in the city? We've put together a short list of suggestions of places we think you may enjoy.
- Holiday Inn Express Southampton M27 Jct 7 Hotel
Botley Road, West End, Southampton, SO30 3XA
Three star hotel with restaurant. Cruise & Stay packages available. Contemporary, family friendly hotel offering modern facilities, including free Wi-Fi access and air-conditioned rooms with Freeview flat screen TV. The hotel also offers relaxed dining in the air conditioned Conservatory Restaurant, serving freshly prepared evening meals daily until 10pm.
- Hunters Lodge Bed and Breakfast
25 Landguard Road, Southampton, SO15 5DL
Four star B&B with on-site cruise & stay parking
- Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel
34-35 High Street, Southampron, SO14 2HN
Four star, 15th century hotel located in the city centre.
- Careys Manor Hotel and Sen spa
Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst, SO42 7RH
Four star manor hotel.With three restaurants and an award-winning spa. Cruise & Stay packages available
- The Elizabeth House Hotel
42-44 The Avenue, Southampton, SO17 1XP
Two star rated hotel with weekday bar and bistro. Located close to the city centre, with easy access to Southampton Central train station, Airport and Cruise Terminals
- BEST WESTERN Chilworth Manor Hotel
Chilworth Manor Hotel,Chilworth,Southampton,SO16 7PT
This Edwardian Manor House Hotel offers charming accommodation and a state-of-the-art health club and spa, set in 12 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds.
- Holiday Inn Winchester
Telegraph Way, Morn Hill, Winchester, England, SO21 1HZ
Four star hotel with restaurant. Park and Cruise package available. Holiday Inn Hotel in Winchester provides good accommodation for leisure, business or families. The hotel has 141 luxury and contemporary bedrooms, each offering ultimate comfort and amenities, including: high-speed wi-fi, luxury beds, power showers and luxury toiletries. Have lunch or dinner at the AA Rosette awarded Morn Hill Brasserie, or relax with a drink or light meal in the contemporary lounge bar.
- Grand Harbour Hotel
West Quay Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 1AG
Four star hotel with spa and restaurant. Close to the city centre and cruise terminals. Cruise & Stay packages available.
If you have some time to spare, either before or after setting sail on your cruising holiday, you'll find plenty of attractions in the city to enjoy. There are a number of fantastic museums, galleries, and historical monuments, as well as some of the best shopping the South has to offer.
- SeaCity Museum
SeaCity Museum tells the story of the people of the city, their lives and historic connections with Titanic and the sea
- The Marlands Shopping Centre
Shopping centre with 40 boutique and specialist stores
- The Mayflower Theatre
Large theatre, host to touring West End performances, shows and panto productions
- Tudor House & Garden
Recently refurbished Tudor building and gardens with displays and exhibits
- SS Shieldhall
The oldest working steam ship in the country operating from Southampton. She is also a member of National Historic Fleet
- WestQuay Shopping Centre
Over 100 top-name shops and large food court