Cruises from Southampton in 2024, 2025 & 2026

Sail from Southampton and get your holiday started as soon as you step on board. No flights, no hassle. Just the excitement of what lies ahead.

It's so easy to cruise from Southampton

When a hassle-free holiday is at the top of your wish list, it makes sense to choose a cruise from Southampton.


You can't beat
travelling by sea

Departing from Southampton, you can ease your way into your 4 night7 night, or 14 night cruise holiday with lazy or action-packed sea days and fun-filled nights.
Hop on for an easy long weekend away, or a longer haul trip without needing to fly. 

Discover our no fly cruises from Southampton 2024.

Where can I travel to on a cruise from Southampton?

You’re spoilt for choice! Our cruises from Southampton take you to the Norwegian Fjords, the Med, Canary Islands, Spain & Portugal, the Caribbean, World Cruises, Short Breaks, South America, Northern Europe, as well as USA.

Norwegian Fjords cruises from Southampton

Many argue that the only way to truly appreciate the scenery of the Norwegian Fjords is to sail through them. We, of course, agree. Fjord cruises offer more than any land based experience ever could. Cruising through the deep-blue waters of Norway’s UNESCO-protected fjords is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Mediterranean cruises from Southampton

With beauty waiting at every stop, there’s plenty to explore. Famed for its art, architecture, cultures, cuisines, beaches and more – the Med is a holiday full of rich experiences and it's perfect for adults or families to experience together.

Short Breaks from Southampton

A Short Break with us is a short break like no other. It's the perfect chance for a well-earned weekend away to explore great doorstep destinations, recharge the batteries and shake up the routine.

Canary Islands cruises from Southampton

Will you swim in the crystal-clear water off Lanzarote? Or don your hiking boots to explore Tenerife’s hidden lava tunnels? Perhaps you’ll enjoy the sunset while sipping a cocktail on lush La Palma. With so many full days ashore, you’ll have time to dive deep into these extraordinary islands.

Spain and Portugal cruises from Southampton

From peaceful landscapes to bustling cities, this region is all about diversity. Explore the winding cobbled streets of Lisbon’s Old Town by tuk-tuk or set off on a rafting adventure in the heart of the Galician countryside. With full days on offer in almost every destination, the possibilities are all yours.

Northern Europe and Scandinavia cruises from Southampton

Scandinavia is a playground of riches. Our Northern Europe and Scandinavia Cruise Holidays offer two weeks visiting capital cities, cultural masterpieces and lesser-known gems. City-hop from Helsinki to Tallinn, Stockholm and Copenhagen – all on one holiday.

USA and Canada cruises from Southampton

The USA is rich with history and abundant with natural beauty. Each port offers a unique and special experience. New England is a beautiful and distinctly American region, there are spectacular sandy beaches, mansions, vineyards and marinas, alongside such historical sites as Boston, the birthplace of the American Revolution.

Caribbean cruises from Southampton

Immerse yourself in the colours and cultures of each captivating island. The Caribbean epitomises idyllic holidays: white sand, crystal-clear waters, swaying palm trees. But there’s plenty more to see beyond the blissful beachfronts. On a P&O Cruises Caribbean holiday, you can get to the heart of each colourful island.

Travelling, but not as you know it

Because getting there is half the fun...

Forget hours of waiting and worries about missing your flight. Simply head to the port and the ship will be ready and waiting to welcome you on board. The second you step on board your ship, your holiday’s begun: You might indulge in a spa treatment, enjoy a theatre show or a film at the cinema, treat yourself to fine dining or sip cocktails on deck all en route to your first destination.


Did you know we sail to 68 countries?


Incredible destinations on your doorstep

What can I do on board while I travel?

Endless on-board activities to enjoy

Say goodbye to those ‘are we there yet?’ groans. Fill the hours between Sail Away and arriving at your first port with all manner of fun, excitement, food, drink, relaxation and entertainment. Take in a show in the theatre. Watch a film in the cinema. Treat yourself to some indulgent food and drinks. Spoil yourself with a luxurious spa treatment. There’s so much to choose from. You’ll never be short of things to do.


So much included

Cruise from Southampton offers remarkable value for money, with so much included in the price of your holiday. 

Here's what our guests say about cruise from Southampton

"Efficient and attentive service from all staff. Good value"

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"From check in to onboard welcome and throughout my cruise staff were efficient and attentive. "

P&O Cruises guest, 4 December 2022


"Excellent value, every member of staff welcoming and appear happy"

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"Our cruise was a 5 night one from Southampton. All the staff were polite and made us feel welcome. The food was excellent. The headliner shows were amazing and very professional. I would have no hesitation in recommending."

Mrs Moore, 5 December 2022



No flights,
no hassle

Forget hours of waiting and worries about missing your flight. Simply head to the port and the ship will be ready and waiting to welcome you on board.

Easy transport and car parking

Whether you decide to travel by car, coach, train or taxi for your cruises, Southampton is easy to reach by any mode of transport.

Car parking

Parking is available as a benefit on Southampton round trip cruises of 7 nights or more when you book a Select Price holiday.
Parking at Southampton Cruise Terminal costs between £10 and £20 per day. You will need to pre-book your parking via Your car will be left in a secure car park within walking distance to the ship. Alternatively, you can park your car in an off-site car park for as little as £5 per day. Find out more about car parking here.

Coach transfers

Return coach transfers are available on Southampton round trip cruises of 7 nights or more, when you book a Select Price holiday.


Southampton Cental Train Station is just over 2 miles from the terminal building. There are regular trains into Southampton from all major UK cities. It usually takes about 2 hours to reach Southampton from central London via train. For those travelling from the North, it takes about 4.5 hours to reach Southampton from Manchester Piccadilly or Leeds. 


If you are travelling by train, the cruise terminal in Southampton is within walking distance or a short taxi ride. Uber and other taxi services operate regularly in Southampton.

What is the cruise terminal like?

There are refreshments available at the terminal and plenty of seating to make you comfortable when you arrive. We also make it quick and easy to embark your ship. Find out more here.

Bring as much luggage as you like


Unlimited luggage allowance

Forget luggage restrictions. Unlike flying, there are no stringent rules in place when it comes to luggage allowance when you board your ship in Southampton. Although no item of individual luggage should weigh more than 23kg, you have the freedom to bring as many bags as you can comfortably fit into your cabin.


Generous liquids allowance

There are no size limits for liquid toiletries on P&O Cruises holidays from Southampton. This means you can bring all of your favourite full size toiletries.
We also allow guests to bring one litre wine or champagne, per person, on board. Find out about our alcohol policy here.


It's all taken care of

Relax knowing your bags are all taken care of as soon as you arrive at the terminal. They’ll all be whisked to your cabin so that you can start your holiday hassle-free. You can also drop off your luggage from 12pm and come back to the cruise terminal at your Arrival Time. We make travel effortless so that you can have the best holiday.


What if my cruise involves a flight?

For those travelling on a fly-cruise, luggage restrictions vary. Find out more here.

What if I am travelling by coach?
For those travelling by coach, luggage restrictions apply. Find out more here.

Quick and easy embarkation

We make it easy

We want your cruise holiday to get off to a great start with quick and easy embarkation. Over the past year, we have been working on ways to improve your experience at the cruise terminal, and get you on board your ship quicker. Improvements include more security lanes, speedier baggage delivery to your cabin, having your cabin ready earlier, and serving lunch on board all afternoon.

So the only question left is... where to?

School holiday cruises from Southampton

Take a look at our selection of family-friendly cruises in the school holidays, from half-term breaks and summer holidays to Easter escapes and Christmas cruises, you can find the perfect cruise holiday for all the family to enjoy.

Christmas cruises from Southampton

Start a new Christmas tradition... of only enjoying your favourite traditions. Delicious food, festive fizz, feel-good movies, sparkling decorations. And best of all? You’ve time to relax and enjoy (without having to peel a single sprout!).

Winter cruises from Southampton

Whether you fancy a winter-sun holiday or prefer to embrace a more traditional and cosy winter break, our winter holidays offer plenty for everyone.

Frequently asked questions

Discover more about P&O Cruises

New to cruising?

A cruise holiday is different from your traditional resort stay in many ways. Find out everything you need to know, from what you can do on our ships to where you can travel to.

Explore our cruise ships

On board every cruise ship you'll enjoy the same P&O Cruises experience. But what you'll also find is that each cruise ship has a number of unique features and facilities...