Visit Southampton

Welcome to the Port of Southampton, Cruise Capital of the UK

In 1840 the first P&O passenger vessel sailed into Southampton and marked the start of what was to become the cruise capital of the UK. Today increasing numbers of ships are calling into Southampton with over 450 cruise calls in 2013.
 
There are four dedicated cruise terminals at Southampton which play host to a wide variety of cruise lines including P&O Cruises, Princess, Cunard, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, MSC and Fred. Olsen.
 
Associated British Ports (DHB) have invested over £40 million in its four dedicated cruise terminals and surrounding infrastructure. Taking a cruise means no waiting around at busy airports, no confusing restrictions on hand baggage, unlimited cabin baggage and your holiday starts as soon as you arrive in Southampton.
 
Park, stay and cruise packages are offered by a wide range of hotels across the city as well as the surrounding area, enabling visitors to stay in the city before or after their cruise whilst allowing parking and assisting with travel arrangements to and from the cruise terminals. For preferential rates and more information, contact Destination Southampton.

ABP Cruise Terminals - Video Credit: cruisesouthampton