When you sail from Southampton, your holiday starts the moment you set foot on the ship. Southampton is the country’s most popular port, receiving more than a million passengers each year.
Coach connections are available from across the UK, there’s a whole network of rail routes available and domestic flights from regional airports offer another option. Those who prefer to drive will find secure parking, along with efficient baggage handlers.
A UK departure is ideal for those special occasions, such as weddings and vow renewals, when you might need to pack more of those ‘little extras’ in your luggage. You can generally travel with as much luggage as you like when sailing from and returning to the UK, but do bear in mind that it all has to fit in your stateroom! Baggage is handled efficiently on your behalf, with porters waiting to collect your luggage from you at port and deliver it directly to your stateroom.
Set sail early evening and enjoy the sail-away festivities, before sitting down to your first dinner on board. With one or two days at sea ahead of you, you can take the time to unwind, check out the facilities, taste your way around the ship’s restaurants and meet some of the other travellers on board. You’ll arrive at your first port feeling refreshed and ready to start exploring!
Some of the coolest cruises depart straight from Southampton and you can now travel almost anywhere in the world without stepping foot on a plane; great for those who aren’t keen on the thought of travelling with a toddler in tow!
If you’re travelling alone, a cruise from Southampton is a great option, you’ll have plenty of time to get to know the other solo travellers on board. Solo cruising has become very popular and cruise lines such as P&O Cruises, Cunard and Fred Olsen regularly organise dedicated get-togethers for those travelling alone.
Cruising from Southampton is great for those who prefer to skip airport queues and get straight on board, enjoying a relaxing start and slipping straight into holiday mode.
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