Southampton is the UK's gateway to the world. You can sail to just about any destination, with a wide range of cruise lines. From the magnificent Mediterranean, to incredible Iceland, the beautiful Baltic, and the colourful Caribbean. 

Cruising from Southampton made easy with Ocean World Travel

When you book a cruise with Ocean World Travel, our dedicated team will assist you throughout your journey. When cruising from Southampton, for example, we can provide solutions for parking, hotel stays, and airport transfers.

At Ocean World Travel, we have been making travel dreams come true for over 20 years.

 
Do you need help in planning your cruise? Contact us and we will be able to select the best options according to your requirements. Remember that when you book with Ocean World Travel you are entitled to exclusive discounted prices.

City Cruise Terminal (Berth 101)

Predominately used by:

  • Royal Caribbean International
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Saga Holidays
  • MSC Cruises
  • Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

City Cruise Terminal is capable of berthing the world's largest passenger ships, Royal Caribbean International's Oasis-class.

Ocean Cruise Terminal (Berth 46)

Predominantly used by:

  • P&O Cruises
  • Cunard Line
  • Princess Cruises

Ocean Cruise Terminal is one of the biggest terminals in Southampton, and is mainly used for embarking passengers sailing with Carnival Corporation brands. 

Mayflower Cruise Terminal (Berth 106)

Predominantly used by:

  • P&O Cruises
  • Cunard Line
  • Princess Cruises
  • Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Mayflower Cruise Terminal recently underwent a major overhaul to expand the check in area, and to make embarkation more efficient.

Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Cruise Terminal (Berth 38/9)

Predominantly used by:

  • Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
  • Saga Holidays
  • Oceania Cruises

The QEII Terminal is one of the smallest cruise terminals in Southampton and is mainly used for cruise ships visiting the city as a port of call. 

Getting To The Port

By car: Getting here is easy. From the M3, join the M27 and exit at Junction 3 onto the M271. This will lead you directly onto the A33, which runs along the dockside. You can either enter at Dock Gate 8 or 10 for Mayflower and City Cruise Terminals. For Ocean Terminal and QEII Terminal, enter via Dock Gate 4. For Dock Gate 10, turn right at the cross roads just before you pass the Novotel hotel. For Dock Gate 8, continue along the A33, until you reach the roundabout at Mayflower Park and the Holiday Inn. For Dock Gate 4, continue straight at the roundabout, until you see signs for Dock Gate 4. 

By rail: Southampton Central is the closest train station. The QuayConnect bus costs £2 for a day ticket and runs between the station and Town Quay - around 5-10 minutes walk from City and Ocean Terminals. The station is within walking distance of the City Cruise Terminal and takes around 15-20 minutes. 

By taxi: Taxi ranks are available throughout the city and at both entrances to the station. A taxi should cost around £6 - £8, but may cost more on weekends and bank holidays. Luggage shouldn't cost any extra. Private hire taxis can be booked by calling WestQuay Cars on 023 8099 9999.

By air: The nearest airport is Southampton Airport. Southampton Airport Parkway train station is directly next to the airport, with regular trains to the city. The journey takes less than 10 minutes. The UniLink bus travels from the airport to various locations in the city that are within walking distance of both City and Ocean Cruise Terminals. The bus takes just under an hour. Taxi's are the quickest route taking around 20 minutes from the airport door to any of the four cruise terminals. 

Car Parking

Car parking is available at all four cruise terminals. Pricing varies depending on your duration. Visit the ABParking site and enter the date of your cruise to find the price. Alternatively, why not save money by choosing to park with one of our cruise parking partners?