Southampton has the reputation of being the number one cruise port in UK. The port currently operates 4 cruise terminals with the fifth one about to get opened by 2013. It houses some of the best cruises including Regent Seven Seas, Silversea cruises, MSC cruises, Princess cruises, Celebrity cruises, Cunard, Fred Olsen cruise line etc sailing from the port of Southampton.
Interested travellers can approach any of the four existing cruise terminals for knowing the availability of cruises.
The cruises offers ultimate luxury from the hassles of bus, car and rail links and it also offers a lot of information on southampton cruises.
Southampton cruises offers some of the best holiday entertainment from the time the passengers goes on-board the cruise.
Southampton port has witnessed almost 240 ship movements in a year which underlines its growing popularity.
Because of it, the number of enquiries and reservations for the pre-cruise information has also considerably increased.
The four Southampton Cruise Terminals are;
- Mayflower Cruise Terminal
- QE2 Cruise Terminal
- Ocean Cruise Terminal
- City Cruise Terminal
Southampton Mayflower Cruise Terminal
It is the main home to P&O cruises. The ships here start sailing from berth 106. It is located across western docks. Amenities such as car parking, taxi stand and a fully licensed cafe and bar are present inside the terminal.
Queen Elizabeth II Cruise Terminal
This cruise terminal is located across the Eastern Docks towards Berth 38/39, Dock Gate 4. It also has a car parking and taxi stand on the arrival stands. However the viewing gallery is not open to visitors. It is home to Cunard’s Cruises.
Southampton Ocean Cruise Terminal is located across Berth 46/47, Dock Gate 4, Cunard Road, Eastern Docks in Southampton. It has all the basic amenities required.
Southampton City Cruise Terminal
It is located across Berth 101, Solent Road in the Western Docks of Southampton. It has a fully licensed bar and cafe in the departure lounge. Other facilities include car parking and taxi stand.
There are many online websites for providing interested readers with information on Southampton Cruises. Many travellers often are in dire need of accommodation in Southampton before boarding a cruise. Many hotels are available at Southampton before heading for the cruise the next day or so. People can choose single, double, twin and family rooms as per their requirements.
Some of the popular hotels include Glenmore Guest House and Hunters Lodge hotels. It is always preferable for passengers to wear casual dresses and low-heeled footwear that will help in walking through the deck easily. Other necessities while travelling in Southampton Cruise include medications and prescriptions followed by sunglasses and sunscreen.