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Cruises from Southampton

You toast the start of your cruise as your ship sails for your first destination - there are few better ways to start a relaxing holiday than watching Southampton drift from view as you head to sunnier climes.

No flights, no hassle - your ship awaits!

Your cruise from Southampton truly begins the moment you step on board. We'll take care of your luggage from the moment you arrive, and with dedicated Southampton cruises car-parking facilities in the port, coach drop-off points next to the terminal and easy access to taxis and public transport, the beginning and end of your cruise will be almost as calm as the holiday itself.

  • Luxury accommodation
  • Dining in the main restaurants, lunch & evening buffets, daytime grills, pizzerias, pool-side snacks & afternoon tea in the main restaurants & buffet*
  • Entertainment – theatre shows, music, comedy, nightclubs & more
  • Children’s clubs & night nurseries
  • Pools, gym, saunas &/or steam rooms*

*Facilities vary on each ship.


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With cruises from Southampton departing throughout the year, you can choose to explore a wide range of destinations, including the Mediterranean, Caribbean, mainland Europe, North America and beyond, without having to fly to your destination.


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Regions we sail to from Southampton

Balcony cabins from just £199 per person

Cruise Breaks

from just £199 per person

Cruise breaks - Bruges

With holidays starting from just two nights, take time out from a busy lifestyle & explore European gems that are right on our doorstep such as medieval Bruges, St Peter Port & Amsterdam.

The Baltic

From just £749 per person

Baltic cruises - St Petersburg

There is something quite enthralling about the scenery in this part of the world - gilded cities cut majestic silhouettes across the sky before blending with forests, cascading waterfalls and beautiful beaches.

Norwegian Fjords

From just £899 per person

Fjords cruises

The only way to appreciate the scenery is by sailing through the Fjords. Discover some of Norway’s most breathtaking sights from the water before exploring ports like Stavanger, Bergen & Flamm on foot.


From just £679 per person

West Med cruises

A Mediterranean cruise positively sparkles with possibilities. The buzz of bustling Barcelona, the glamour of the Côte D’Azur,the fountains and frescos of Rome - there is so much to see and do.


The Iberia & Canary Islands

From just £679 per person

Canary Islands cruises - Lanzarote

Long popular with travellers heading south to search out year-round warmth, these stunningly beautiful islands, shaped by lava and the warm Atlantic wind, are truly unique gems off the coast of Africa.

The Caribbean (no fly)

From just £2,249 per person

Caribbean transatlantic cruises - Dominican Republic

Powder-soft beaches, turquoise seas & gently swaying palms, this is one of the world’s best-loved holiday destinations. With so many beautiful & diverse islands, there is always somewhere new to explore.


Getting to Southampton

We operate a staggered embarkation and disembarkation system to get your holiday off to a great start. You will be advised of your time slot well in advance but embarkation is in the afternoon, and when you return, you will disembark in the morning.

Joining your ship in Southampton is also easy:


If you prefer to drive, you can leave your car in a secure car park near the terminal for £6-£17 per day using our valet parking service. Porters will be on hand for your luggage.


Alternatively Cruise Connect is our official coach transfer service, with 50 collection and drop off points throughout the UK. Call  0843 374 2246 or for prices. (Calls cost 3p per minute plus your telephone company’s network access charge)


Southampton Central station is 5-15 minutes by taxi.


The Baggage Handling Company can pick up your bags a few days before you travel, for safe delivery directly to your cabin. They can then be returned to your home at the end of your cruise.(call 0844 800 4691 -calls cost 5p per minute plus your telephone company’s network access charge).


Southampton hotel stays

2016 hotels

2016 Southampton hotels

Your holiday doesn't need to end when you leave your ship, and it can start before you even step on board.

We have arranged preferential rates with a Southampton hotel in 2016 so you can add a hotel stay to your holiday pre- or post-cruise to make sailing from Southampton even easier.



Mercure Dolphin Southampton (4 Star)

From £60 per person (bed & breakfast) based on double occupancy.

Mecure Dolphin Southampton

The Mercure Dolphin Southampton is the oldest hotel in the city, dating back over 500 years and still has many of its original features including Britain’s largest bay windows. The hotel is situated only minutes from the docks and offers free Wi-Fi access throughout. Shopping, the SeaCity Museum and the old historic walls are within easy walking distance. The award-winning “Signature Restaurant” locally sources as much of its produce as possible and provides a wonderful atmosphere. Guests booking the Mercure Dolphin will receive a complimentary Captain’s Punch cocktail – created exclusively for P&O guests. Parking packages with or without transfers are available to book online.

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Hotel stays of 1 night pre- or post-cruise can be booked online with your cruise. Just add your chosen hotel in step 2 of the booking process.

For quotes and bookings on stays of 2 nights or more please call us on
0843 374 0111. (Calls cost 3p per minute plus your telephone company's network access charge)


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