It’s a natural deep water port and able to accommodate the world’s largest cruise liners. The majority of cruises go to the Baltic’s, Canary Islands, Norwegian Fjords, Mediterranean.Round trip cruises are also available transatlantic to the USA, Caribbean, around Africa or even a World Cruise.
The Terminals are located south of the city centre. Currently there are 4 cruise terminals which are the Mayflower, City, Ocean and Queen Elizabeth cruise terminals. There is a large choice of hotels near the docks of Port Southampton. The new fifth terminal has been earmarked for MSC Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line.
Location — The cruise Port of Southampton has four terminals, all close to the city centre :
# The Mayflower Terminal is home to P&O Cruises fleet of ships including Ventura, Arcadia, Oceana, Oriana, Aurora and Artemis. Ships set sail from berth 106.
# The City Terminal in the Western Docks.
# The Queen Elizabeth II Terminal at the docks is home Cunard’s fleet of ships, Fred. Olsen Cruise lines and Carnival UK brands, P&O Cruises and Princess Cruises also use this terminal.
# Ocean Terminal is the newest cruise terminal at the docks. This terminal is located at Dock Gate 4 (Eastern Docks). Used by P&O cruises and Cunard Line.
Port of Southampton
More Information — www.southamptonvts.co.uk
Air Connections : Southampton International Airport is situated on the outskirts of the city and is convenient for the M27 and M3. The airport has its own railway station, Southampton Parkway, which is on the main London line.
The city is located around 65 miles from London Heathrow Airport. There are direct coach services from Heathrow’s central bus station to Southampton. There are no direct train services, but a RailAir coach shuttles between Heathrow’s terminals and Woking Station, connecting with frequent trains out of London’s Waterloo station to Southampton.
The city is situated is around 90 miles from London Gatwick Airport. There are broadly hourly direct train services from Gatwick to Southampton taking two hours. There is also a cheaper but slower indirect coach option by National Express. By private hire motor transport the journey will take around 100 minutes.
Find rooms around the ferry docks and harbour in the UK. Some offer family rooms, restaurant, free shuttle transportation, internet access nearby Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Fred Olsen, Cunard Cruises, Norwegian Line, Princess Cruises, Oceania Cruises.