Southampton (England)

Cruise Port schedule, map, terminals, news

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Region
UK - British Isles

Website
http://www.southamptonvts.co.uk

Address
Herbert Walker Avenue, Southampton SO15 1, United Kingdom

  Port Map

Southampton cruise port is part of Port Southampton - a passenger (ferry and cruise) and cargo port, inaugurating its first dock in 1843. Most of its operations back then were regular Transatlantic crossings from UK to America (USA). Since 1982, the port is owned and operated by ABP (Associated British Ports). Southampton is the UK's largest cruise terminal and the UK's second largest container port.Southampton (England) cruise port

Port of Southampton's sheltered inland location and also Isle of Wight (in the English Channel) protect it from the effects of bad weather. Additional advantages are the port's close proximity to the capital London and the excellent rail/road infrastructure linking to the rest of England and bypassing the capital's congestion.

Port Southampton, along with its 5 cruise terminals also has passenger ferry terminals, container terminal and dry dock facilities for marine vessel refurbishments and repairs. Other major turnaround (cruise ship departure) ports in the UK are the England's Bristol, Dover, Harwich, Hull, Liverpool, Tilbury (London), Newcastle and Portsmouth, and the Scotland's Leith (Edinburgh) and Greenock (Glasgow).

Cruise itineraries to and from Southampton England

Follows a list of destinations visited by cruise ships leaving out of Southampton:

  • World Cruises - around the world voyages from Southampton include either westbound Transatlantic crossings (with Panama Canal transition or around South America routes) or eastbound (with Suez Canal transition or around Africa routes). Depending on direction, smaller itinerary segments end up in USA ports (New YorkMiamiSan Francisco), Asia ports (DubaiSingaporeHong Kong), Australia (SydneyBrisbaneMelbourneAdelaideFremantle-Perth) or even New Zealand (Auckland).
  • Iceland and Greenland are often visited on itineraries around Britain (themed "British Isles") visiting ports in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
  • Baltic Sea itineraries visit Norway (Norwegian Fjords), the European Arctic (North Pole), Scandinavia and Russia (St Petersburg / overnight stays).
  • Mini Cruises from UK (to Belgium, France, Holland) are generally booked as "shopping" or "short-break" vacations. Most of these deals (with regularly scheduled departures) are offered by the P&O Ferries‎ company. Several times a year, the Cunard's QM2 liner offers 2-day cruises to Hamburg Germany.
  • Iberia (cruises to Portugal and Spain) visit ports on the Europe's Atlantic Coast, and are often combined with Gibraltar.
  • The Canaries itineraries (to Canary Islands) are usually combined with Madeira Island (Port Funchal).
  • Mediterranean Sea - Western Med itineraries (visiting Spain, France, Italy, Malta) are often combined with ports in North Africa (Morocco, Egypt, Tunis).
  • Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Med itineraries visit ports in Greece (including Greek Islands), Turkey and Italy.
  • Mediterranean Sea - Holy Land cruises (to Israel and Egypt) are usually combined with ports in Greece and Turkey.
  • Black Sea cruises from Southampton are among the longest and visit Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Russia.
  • Transatlantic cruises to USA (NYC) and Canada New England are operated regularly by Cunard (QM2). Transatlantic cruises to Caribbean - round-trip or one-way crossings (on ship relocation) are offered seasonally. Regular deals UK to Caribbean are offered by P&O with fly cruise packages that include flights from the UK to Barbados (ship departures from Bridgetown port).
  • "Project Orient Limited” (POL) plans to build two ocean cruise liners for a regular passenger shipping service between Europe/UK and Australia (Southampton - Sydney). The scheduled itinerary will be 26 days in one direction (Southampton to Sydney, and the reverse Sydney to Southampton). The included ports of call are Fremantle (at the 20 day mark), also Dubai, Mumbai (India) and Singapore. Each of the STX France-built ships will be 200,000 GT tons and with capacity 1600 pax. The expected cruise pricing starts from around GBP 2900 per person (one-way).
  • The list of UK cruise lines (with regular departures out of Southampton) includes Cunard, P&O UK, CMV (Cruise and Maritime Voyages), Royal Caribbean, Princess, Celebrity, MSC, Fred Olsen, Saga, Thomson.
  • For all current and future (scheduled) cruise itineraries, lines and ships to and from Southampton, see at the port's "Schedule" section above (located to the right of the "Map" button).

Southampton cruise port news

  • For season 2018, MSC Cruises scheduled an extended itinerary program with more regular departures from the UK. The company intends to deploy here one of its newer (bigger) ships.
  • On May 21, 2016, Royal Caribbean International (RCI) and the Southampton port authority ABP (Associated British Ports) signed a GBP 5,5 million deal. It secures City Cruise Terminal (Berth 101) as the Royal Caribbean's official UK cruise departure port for the period 2016-2023. The Southampton cruise port's contribution to the UK economy is 15000 cruise ship related jobs and over GBP 1 billion economic impact.
  • On April 11, 2016, the new Royal Caribbean ship Ovation of the Seas arrived and docked at Berth 101 (City Cruise Terminal, Western Docks). The ship stayed for a few days in Southampton before the repositioning cruise (53-days "Global Odyssey" itinerary) ending in port Tianjin-Beijing China.
  • On April 20, 2015, the new Royal Caribbean ship Anthem of the Seas was officially named in Southampton. The christening ceremony was led by the godmother Emma Wilby (British travel agent).
  • On May 3, 2015, the Cunard Line's 175th Anniversary Celebrations were held in the Southampton port. The special event was attended by all three Cunard liners - Queen Mary 2Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria. The three ships left the port together on their scheduled itineraries, en-route to, respectively, NYC New York, Hamburg and Guernsey (Channel Islands).
  • In the end of March 2014, Royal Caribbean (RCI) announced the Explorer of the Seas will be deployed in Europe and homeported in Southampton during summer 2015 season (April through September). The list of round-trip itineraries included 3- and 8-night Baltic Sea, 11- to 16-night Mediterranean and 10- to 14-night Madeira, Canary Islands and Azores.
  • (statistics 2013) the port was used by around 1,7 million cruise passengers.
  • (statistics 2011) the cruise port was used as departure port by almost 1,5 million passengers. This was an 11% increase over 2010. Each ship call in Southampton generates an economic impact of about GBP 2,5 million to the local area.
  • For other Southampton port related news see at the "News" section above (located to the right of the "Schedule" button).

Highlights: Maritime Museum, Medieval Walls

Southampton cruise terminal

Southampton cruise port is very easy to access. The city is located in the England’s south coast central part and has great road and rail links to the other major UK cities. The cruise ship port comprises two docks (Eastern and Western) with all 4 passenger terminals and 4 berths (docking locations).Southampton (England) cruise port map (printable)

(QE2) Queen Elizabeth II Cruise Terminal

  • Location: Eastern Docks
  • address: "ABP QEII Terminal 38/39 Test Road, Eastern Docks Southampton SO14 3GG"
  • GPS coordinates - N 50°53′05.4″, W 01°23′44.9″
  • Berth 38, Berth 39
  • Dock gate - 4 (GPS N 50°53'47.2", W 1°23'55.1")
  • The QE2 terminal is for Cunard ships only. Terminal facilities include short stay parking, bar, cafe, taxi rank.
  • This is the famous dock from where RMS Titanic left on her maiden voyage in 1912. Big part of the Titanic tragic accident victims (nearly 500) were Southampton citizens.
  • The home dock of the Cunard’s cruise liners (Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary II) was open by HM The Queen in 1966.

Ocean Cruise Terminal

  • Location: Eastern Docks
  • address - "Cunard Road, Eastern Docks, Southampton SO14 3QN"
  • GPS coordinates - N 50°53′29.6″, W 01°24′02.5″
  • Berth 46
  • Dock gate - 4 (GPS N 50°53'47.2", W 1°23'55.1")
  • The Ocean Terminal was finished in 2009. It features a modern design (Art-Deco) building, short stay parking, bar, cafe, taxi rank.

City Cruise Terminal

  • Location: Western Docks
  • address - "Solent Road, Western Docks, Southampton SO15 1HJ"
  • GPS coordinates - N 50°54′00.6″, W 01°24′51.8″
  • Berth 101
  • Dock gate - 8 (GPS N 50°53′58.1″, W 01°24′40″) or 10 (GPS N 50°54′14.8″, W 01°25′02.8″)
  • At the City Terminal can dock even the world's largest passenger ships. Dock facilities include short stay parking, bar, cafe, taxi rank. Located nearby is the Mayflower Park - a great vantage point to watch the departing ships.
  • The capacity of this terminal has been doubled with a 7-year refurbishment project.

Mayflower Cruise Terminal

  • Location: Western Docks
  • address - "Herbert Walker Ave, Western Docks, Southampton SO15 1HJ"
  • GPS coordinates - N 50°54′18.6″, W 01°25′45.8″
  • Berth 106
  • Dock gate - 10 (GPS N 50°54′14.8″, W 01°25′02.8″) or 20 (GPS N 50°54′48.2″, W 01°27′39.4″)
  • The Mayflower Terminal is generally associated with the P&O Cruises ships. Its facilities include taxi rank, bar, cafe, an art gallery.

Southampton Mayflower Cruise Terminal

A new cruise ship dock was opened on April 28, 2015 (Berth 104 / Dock Gate 10). The Mayflower terminal's redevelopment project cost around GBP 6 million and resulted in increased passenger capacity and berthin (allowing even the world's biggest cruise vessels to dock here).

  • The terminal was inaugurated in 1960. The renovated facility is on a regular basis by RMS Queen Mary 2, as well as the P&O UK largest ships - Britannia and Ventura.
  • In the terminal's refurbishment were engaged over 200 workers on the refurbishment. Works started in December 2014. After their completion, the Mayflower terminal has 36 check-in desks, larger cruise passenger lounge, more security search lanes, expanded passenger drop-off / pick-up areas (at the terminal's entrance).

Cruise ship terminals directions & parking

Port Southampton is accessible via the M27, some 80 ml / 130 km from London (~ 1:50 hours drive distance) and some 200 ml / 320 km from Norwich (~ 3:50 hours drive distance).

  • (option 1) From North, East and London regions - drive on M3 southbound. Follow the Southampton signs. Merge onto M27, follow the M27 West signs. Leave M27 at Junction 3. At the roundabout take 1st exit (M271) toward Southampton Docks. At next (Redbridge) roundabout take 1st exit onto A3024 leading to a dual carriageway and heading into Southampton (assigned Dock Gate). This route brings you close to Dock Gate 20 and Dock Gate 10 (CITY CRUISE TERMINAL, MAYFLOWER CRUISE TERMINAL).
  • (option 2) From North, East and London regions - From the end of M3 (junction 14) follow the A33 signs for Southampton Docks. This route brings close to EASTERN DOCKS (Dock Gate 4) where are located OCEAN CRUISE TERMINAL and QE2 CRUISE TERMINAL.
  • From west regions - from the end of A31 Poole-Bournemouth follow road through New Forest. Join M27. Leave M27 at Junction 3. At the roundabout take 3rd exit (M271) toward Southampton Docks. At next (Redbridge) roundabout take 1st exit onto A3024 leading to a dual carriageway and heading into Southampton (assigned Dock Gate). This route brings you close to Dock Gate 20 and Dock Gate 10 (CITY CRUISE TERMINAL, MAYFLOWER CRUISE TERMINAL). For Eastern Docks stay on this road and follow the signs to Dock Gate 4 (OCEAN CRUISE TERMINAL, QE2 CRUISE TERMINAL).

Lost property / baggage enquiries

  • P&O, Cunard and Princess cruise passengers should contact - for baggage enquiries (phone number 023 8087 3111) and for lost property (phone number 023 8065 6426).
  • Azamara, Celebrity and Royal Caribbean passengers should contact for lost baggage/property - phone number 023 8068 2680.
  • For other Southampton cruise lines please contact the line/company or your booking agent directly.

The Europe's largest cruise ship port Southampton has:

  • port address - "Herbert Walker Avenue, Southampton SO15 1, United Kingdom"
  • UN-LOCODE (United Nations location code) - GBSOU.
  • four dedicated cruise terminals
  • capability to accommodate more than 4 vessels at a time
  • supported by excellent road, rail and air infrastructure
  • deep water channel
  • deep water berths
  • no restrictions on length and GT tonnage of cruise ships
  • sheltered harbor area
  • access unrestricted by tides. The port's average tidal range is ~5 ft (1,5 m) with 17 hrs per day of rising water. This allows even the largest cargo vessels and cruise ships to access the port for up to 80% of the time.
  • The cruise port is accessible the whole year round - 24/7, 365 days a tear.
  • Cruise ships usually arrive in Southampton in early morning (4:30, 5, 6, 6:30, 7:30 or 8 am) and depart from Southampton in late afternoon (4:30, 5, 6 pm) or in the evening (8, 9:30 or 10 pm).
  • Port Southampton Vehicle Ferry Terminal 3 Quay has GPS coordinates N 50°53'44.2", W 1°24'22.4"
  • Port Southampton Passenger Ferry Terminal 2 Quay has GPS coordinates N 50°53'39.6", W 1°24'19.4"

Follows the list of cruise ship management companies (agencies) serving the major lines:

  • CARNIVAL UK serves Cunard, P&O and Princess ships.
  • DENHOLM WILHELMSEN LTD serves AIDA, Fred Olsen, MSC, Saga and Thomson ships.
  • INTERCRUISES serves Azamara, Celebrity and RCI ships.

Southampton tours, shore excursions, hotels

City Tours and Shore Excursions

  • Old Town: one of the most famous landmarks in Southampton it the old town northern entrance – “Bargate”. Visit the the Archaeological Museum, the Medieval Merchants House, the Tudor House, the Maritime Museum and the God’s House Tower remains.
  • Shopping Centers: visit the Above Bar shopping center (the main one), the Ocean Village or the new West Quay mall.
  • Theater: visit the popular Mayflower theater.
  • Southampton City Art Gallery : Victorian art collection.
  • Aviation Museum: explore RJ Mitchell’s WW2 Supermarine Spitfire pioneering work at the Solent Sky Aviation Museum.
  • The Titanic Trail: start at Musician’s Memorial and end at the Maritime Museum. The museum is located at Town Quay in the Wool House. Explore the tragic faith of the famous ocean liner.
  • The Jane Austen Walking Trail: the famous author was seven when she came to Southampton. She often spent her vacations in the city and much later she moved to Southampton.
  • The New Forest: an area which will charm you with its commoner rights of pastures and its rocked wilderness.

The Southampton cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Southampton, England.

If you lose the Southampton location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.

Port Southampton cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Southampton, England. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

Day Ships in port
Monday
1 May, 2017
Independence Of The Seas(arriving at 05:00)
Caribbean Princess(arriving at 05:00)
AIDAprima(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 21:00)
Friday
5 May, 2017
Azura(departing at 05 May)
Queen Victoria(arriving at 05 May)
Saturday
6 May, 2017
Crown Princess(arriving at 07:00)
Sunday
7 May, 2017
Azura(arriving at 07 May)
Celebrity Eclipse(arriving at 06:00)
Monday
8 May, 2017
Queen Elizabeth(arriving at 08 May)
AIDAprima(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 21:00)
Thursday
11 May, 2017
Oriana(arriving at 11 May)
Friday
12 May, 2017
Braemar(arriving at 12 May)
Navigator Of The Seas(arriving at 05:00)
Norwegian Getaway(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 20:00)
Saturday
13 May, 2017
Aurora(departing at 13 May)
Crown Princess(arriving at 07:00)
Caribbean Princess(arriving at 05:00)
Sunday
14 May, 2017
Arcadia(arriving at 14 May)
Norwegian Jade(arriving at 08:00)
Monday
15 May, 2017
Oriana(arriving at 15 May)
Independence Of The Seas(arriving at 05:00)
Friday
19 May, 2017
Queen Elizabeth(arriving at 19 May)
Celebrity Eclipse(arriving at 05:00)
Sunday
21 May, 2017
Braemar(arriving at 21 May)
Celebrity Eclipse(arriving at 05:00)
Monday
22 May, 2017
Queen Mary 2(arriving at 22 May - departing at 22 May)
Silver Whisper(arriving at 07:00)
Norwegian Jade(arriving at 08:00)
AIDAprima(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 21:00)
Wednesday
24 May, 2017
Queen Mary 2(arriving at 24 May - departing at 24 May)
Thursday
25 May, 2017
Caribbean Princess(arriving at 05:00)
Friday
26 May, 2017
Navigator Of The Seas(arriving at 05:00)
Saturday
27 May, 2017
Queen Elizabeth(arriving at 27 May)
Crown Princess(arriving at 07:00)
Independence Of The Seas(arriving at 05:00)
Sunday
28 May, 2017
Azura(arriving at 28 May)
Monday
29 May, 2017
Aurora(arriving at 29 May)
AIDAprima(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 21:00)
Wednesday
31 May, 2017
Braemar(arriving at 31 May)
Silver Wind(arriving at 07:00)
Tuesday
9 May, 2017
MSC Magnifica(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 17:00)
Wednesday
10 May, 2017
Aurora(arriving at 10 May)
Thursday
18 May, 2017
Mein Schiff 4(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 20:00)
Tuesday
30 May, 2017
Costa Pacifica(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 30 May)