Direct Cruises From Southampton, UK

Say goodbye to stressful planning and long-haul flights. We cruise to some of the world's most incredible destinations from Southampton, so your holiday starts before you even leave the UK.

 

 

WHY CRUISE FROM SOUTHAMPTON?

Discover incredible destinations from our port in the UK.

Located just under a two-hour drive from London, Southampton is accessible via public transport from anywhere in the country, and without the flight or luggage restrictions, our cruises direct from Southampton couldn’t be more convenient. Impeccable service begins the moment you step onboard. All that’s left to do now is to get to know your luxurious new home.

Dream, Discover, Explore

-
DAYS
-
HOURS
-
MINS
-
SECS

This offer has expired

EXPLORE

Free Balcony Upgrades on Southampton Cruises

Sail onboard revolutionary NEW Celebrity Apex℠ or newly modernised Celebrity Silhouette®. Enjoy a Balcony Stateroom for the same price or less than an Ocean View on selected sailings.

Find out more
*Selected sailings on eligible staterooms. T&Cs apply.

When you sail from Southampton, we’ll introduce you to the best Europe has to offer. Perhaps you’ll swim on the sun-kissed coasts of the Mediterranean, or maybe you’ll find yourself amidst the dramatic and mysterious Norwegian Fjords.

2020 Cruises from Southampton

Our 2020 season from Southampton is set to be our most exciting yet! Sail onboard Celebrity Silhouette® and you'll be the first to experience its cutting edge refreshed look as part of the Celebrity Revolution. Plus our brand new ship Celebrity Apex℠ will be sailing for the first time ever from Southampton offering 5 diverse and exciting itineraries around Europe. 

CRUISES DIRECT FROM THE UK

Discover the heart of your destination with our unparalleled itineraries.

HIGHLIGHTS WHEN YOU SAIL FROM SOUTHAMPTON

The best of our sailings from Southampton, handpicked by us.

COPENHAGEN

This picturesque city offers something new to explore at every turn, and with an overnight stay on selected itineraries, you’ll have time to immerse yourself in its laid back atmosphere and admire its architectural beauty, both old and new.  

Copenhagen

TENERIFE

An island of extraordinary diversity and unapologetic beauty, Tenerife is the largest of the Spanish Canary Islands. Explore its otherworldly volcanic landscapes, charming ancient towns and stunning beaches, to name a few. 

Tenerife

LISBON

Perched atop seven hills, Lisbon's marvelous views and charming cobbled streets provide the perfect backdrop for discovering its vibrant culture and exciting food scene. On selected itineraries, you’ll stay overnight in Lisbon. 

Lisbon

ST.PETERSBURG

The sheer grandeur of St.Petersburg never fails to amaze. Often referred to as the cultural capital of Russia, you’ll discover an almost unrivalled treasure trove of art, museums and palaces as well as world class ballet and opera.

St.Petersburg

OSLO

Oslo boasts world class museums, a vibrant café and bar scene and a strong appreciation for the arts. Plus, with breathtaking natural landscapes surrounding the city, why not take a day out for hiking or boating? 

Oslo

BARCELONA

Marvel at Gaudi’s most iconic work, soak up the sun on Barceloneta beach, sample traditional Catalan dishes, or stroll along the tree lined promenade of Las Ramblas. With its cosmopolitan feel, there's endless amounts to do in Barcelona. 

Barcelona

WHEN TO SAIL FROM SOUTHAMPTON

The best time to sail from Southampton, with Celebrity Cruises.

Our ships sail from Southampton between April and October. No matter which month you choose to travel, we’ll transport you to Europe’s most desirable destinations. For warm, sunny weather but without the crowds the best times to take a cruise from Southampton are generally between April and June and September and October. If you’re planning on bringing the whole family along, you can’t beat our summer sailings around the stunning Mediterranean.  

There are plenty of events and festivals happening throughout Europe to mark in your diary. If you’re willing to get messy, head to Bunol in Valencia, where every August, locals and tourists alike throw tomatoes at each other. Why? Just because.

FAQs

Answering your questions about cruising from Southampton.

Want to find out more about our cruises from Southampton? Read on for our answers to our most frequently asked questions, from what to pack to where to go.

Say goodbye to delayed flights and tricky travel logistics. Exploring Europe and the Med has never been more hassle-free than when you sail from Southampton. 

Southampton has long since been one of the UK’s most important ports. Start your holiday before you even step foot onboard by immersing yourself in the city’s history – admire vintage aircraft at the Solent Sky Museum, discover 19th century penny farthing bikes at the Tudor House and Museum or soak up some contemporary British art at the Southampton City Art Gallery.

Europe is your oyster when you set sail from Southampton. We’ll take you cruising to the following destinations:

•    Norway 
•    Denmark
•    Germany
•    Russia
•    Belgium
•    France
•    Spain
•    Italy 
•    Portugal
•    Canary Islands
•    The Azores
•    Iceland
•    Ireland

The most important factor to consider when packing for your cruise from Southampton is where you’ll be sailing to. Northern Europe can get cold, so make sure to bring plenty of warm layers, waterproofs and sensible walking shoes. For the Mediterranean, prepare for the sun-kissed climate by bringing plenty of sun cream, light cotton clothing and swimwear. The weather in Southampton is typical of the British climate, with winter temperatures averaging at six degrees and summer temperatures hovering at 17 degrees. 

Find out more information on what to pack for your Celebrity cruise. 

Southampton Airport is 5.2 miles (8km) from the cruise terminal, located to the north of the city centre. You can reach the cruise terminal by taxi (18 minutes), bus (50 minutes) or train (30 minutes).

From Southampton Airport, you can take a taxi directly to the cruise terminal. Alternatively, catch a Cross Country train from the Southampton Airport Parkway to Southampton Central. From here, there’s a bus stop two minutes away. Catch the U1C and get off at Telephone House, and the cruise terminal is three minutes’ walk away. You can also catch the U1C straight from Southampton Airport Parkway to Telephone House. 

To get from the cruise terminal to Southampton Airport by bus, walk to the Platform Tavern bus stop (four minutes’ away) and catch the U1W to Central Station. From here, walk to Southampton Central Station and catch a London train for seven minutes to reach Southampton Airport Parkway. You can also catch a taxi directly from the cruise terminal to the airport. 

Celebrity Cruises uses the City Cruise Terminal. City Cruise Terminal is easy to access by car or bus. By car, travel towards the Western Docks on the A33. City Cruise Terminal is by Dock Gate 10. The terminal is under a mile from Southampton Central train station.

Southampton is easily accessible from London. From Waterloo, you can catch a train towards Weymouth. A 1 hour 15-minute journey will take you to Southampton Central. By car, Southampton is a two-hour journey from London. You can catch a bus from Victoria Coach Station, which will get you to Southampton in two and a half hours.

SHIPS SAILING DIRECT FROM THE UK