Ocean World Travel

Cruising from Southampton

Southampton is known as the 'cruise capital of Europe,' and for a good reason. More cruises from more operators either depart from or visit Southampton than anywhere else in the entire continent. If you're looking to embark on a round the world voyage, or a quick sojourn through the Mediterranean, perhaps even a trip to the Norwegian fjords. you'll find yourself well catered for here. 

The Terminals

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Pin_noun_project_4417 City Cruise Terminal Berth 101, Dock Gate 10, Western Docks, Southampton, SO15 1AJ
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Pin_noun_project_4417 Ocean Cruise Terminal Berth 46/47, Dock Gate 4, Eastern Docks, Southampton, SO14 3QN
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Pin_noun_project_4417 QEII Cruise Terminal Berth 38/39, Dock Gate 4, Eastern Docks, SO14 3GG
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Pin_noun_project_4417 Mayflower Cruise Terminal Berth 106, Dock Gate 10, Western Docks, Southampton, SO15 1HJ
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Southampton's City Terminal
Southampton's City Terminal

There are four main cruise terminals in the city; Mayflower, City, Ocean, and QEII. To give you a better idea of what facilities each terminal offers, how to get there, and an overview of the check-in process, we have included our comprehensive guides to each terminal. 

Need Somewhere to Stay?

There are a number of great hotels and quaint bed and breakfasts in the area, situated conveniently close to the port. Why not start your holiday a little bit earlier, and stay the night in the city? We've put together a short list of suggestions of places we think you may enjoy.

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Pin_noun_project_5634 Holiday Inn Express Southampton M27 Jct 7 Hotel Three star hotel with restaurant. Cruise & Stay packages available
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Pin_noun_project_5634 Hunters Lodge Bed and Breakfast Four star B&B
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Pin_noun_project_5634 Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel Four star, 15th century hotel located in the city centre
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Pin_noun_project_5634 Careys Manor Hotel and Senspa Four star manor hotel
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Pin_noun_project_5634 The Elizabeth House Hotel Two star rated hotel with weekday bar and bistro
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Pin_noun_project_5634 BEST WESTERN Chilworth Manor Hotel Edwardian manor house hotel
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Pin_noun_project_5634 Holiday Inn Winchester Four star hotel with restaurant. Park and Cruise package available
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Pin_noun_project_5634 Grand Harbour Hotel Four star hotel with spa and restaurant
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Southampton Attractions

Tudor House and Gardens
Tudor House and Gardens

If you have some time to spare, either before or after setting sail on your cruising holiday, you'll find plenty of attractions in the city to enjoy. There are a number of fantastic museums, galleries, and historical monuments, as well as some of the best shopping the South has to offer.

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Pin_noun_project_2428 SeaCity Museum SeaCity Museum tells the story of the people of the city, their lives and historic connections with Titanic and the sea
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Pin_noun_project_1832 Blue Funnel Cruises Harbour tours of the Solent and River Itchen & Hamble
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Pin_shopping The Marlands Shopping Centre Shopping centre with 40 boutique and specialist stores
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Pin_noun_project_1832 The Mayflower Theatre Large theatre, host to touring West End performances, shows and panto productions
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Pin_noun_project_2428 Tudor House & Garden Recently refurbished Tudor building and gardens with displays and exhibits
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Pin_noun_project_1832 SS Shieldhall The oldest working steam ship in the country operating from Southampton. She is also a member of National Historic Fleet
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Pin_shopping WestQuay Shopping Centre Over 100 top-name shops and large food court
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Don't Get Caught in Traffic

Getting to your ship can prove to be a stressful experience. Thousands of other passengers will all be making their way eagerly to the terminals, which can result in long delays due to traffic. Use this useful feed to try and avoid the worst of it, and get to the terminals as quickly, and stress-free, as possible.