Car parking in Southampton

Learn more about our booking process, valet parking, and any additional services offered to make your parking experience smooth and worry-free.

Easy parking

Our parking facilities are located just steps away from the terminal, making it easy for you to park and access your cruise ship.

Find us here:

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-Mayflower terminal
-Ocean Cruise terminal
-City Cruise terminal
-Queen Elizabeth II Cruise terminal

How to book

To arrange your car parking in Southampton, please visit Cruise and Passenger Services (CPS) to book via their website or call them on 0345 071 3939, no later than 35 days prior to departure. Cruise and Passenger Services can also be contacted via email:  

Please note you can secure your space 72 hours after you have booked your cruise holiday.  

If you intend to take a trailer on your car, you will need to book two spaces and be charged appropriately. 

If your cruise arrives back into a different terminal than it embarked, CPS will move your car for you. With the exception of if you have a wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) which uses a wheelchair as the drivers seat, CPS cannot move your vehicle and will arrange an assistance taxi to transfer you to your vehicle.

Please note: the valet parking service by Cruise and Passenger Services is the only available service inside the Southampton port estate. 

Chosen parking as your Select Price benefit?

If you have chosen Select Price for your cruise holiday, we offer complimentary car parking at Southampton as part of the Select Price holiday benefit*, on Southampton round trip cruises of 7 nights or more.

If you are eligible for complimentary car parking and this has been confirmed by P&O Cruises at the time of booking, you must confirm the reservation of your parking space with Cruise and Passenger Services no later than 35 days prior to departure. 

Please note that Cruise and Passenger Services do not offer complimentary parking for blue badge holders and there are no such facilities offered at each of the terminals in Southampton. See here for accessibility services.

Once booked, you will be sent a confirmation pack with all the details and a parking sticker for your car. 

*Please note, all complimentary parking is subject to availability and is not guaranteed. 

Arriving at the terminal in Southampton

On arrival at your designated terminal in Southampton, you will be directed into a drop off lane where you can unload your luggage. Porters are available if you need assistance.

You can then check your car in and leave your keys with Cruise and Passenger Services. After that, you can make your way to departures whilst your car is driven by a specialist driver to a long stay car park, where it will remain until the day you return. All car parks are secure and are regularly patrolled both day and night. 

On return, once you have picked up your luggage and passed through customs you should make your way to the car park where you are able to collect your keys and be directed to your car. 

Please note: there are no accessibility bays at the cruise terminal. If you have accessibility needs, you'll be directed to a mobility receiving lane* where your car will be checked in and porterage assistance is available to help with your luggage. 

Mobility assistance is available once inside the terminal if needed. 

Cancelling or transferring your booking

If you've chosen the Select Price car parking benefit, there will be no cancellation charge for the parking services, and your car parking booking will automatically be cancelled along with your cruise booking. 

If you have booked your car parking directly with Cruise and Passenger Services and paid them directly, their terms and conditions apply in this scenario. Please contact them via their website or call CPS on 0345 071 3939.

Should you transfer your cruise to an alternative sailing then you will need to rebook your parking with Cruise and Passenger Services whether you are booking independently with them or if your new cruise has the Select Price benefit offer applied to it. 

Please note, if you've chosen the Select Price car parking benefit on your current cruise, this may not be available on the cruise you are transferring to. 

Further information

If a situation arises where you have had to leave the ship early and your car is parked with Cruise and Passenger Services, please contact them directly to arrange a convenient time for collection. 

CPS - 0345 071 3939 

To find out about alternative travel to the Southampton port, visit our Cruises from Southampton page.

Airport parking

To arrange your car parking at the airport: You can arrange car parking at many UK airports through Holiday Extras via My P&O Cruises in the ‘Getting there and Back’ section. Once you have booked, Holiday Extras will email a booking confirmation confirming the car park details, directions, dates and times booked.