Setting sail from Southampton brings some of the most exciting destinations in Europe closer than ever – but there’s plenty to do here before you even leave port. This city on the south coast of England has plenty to offer, from the SeaCity Museum (which houses a model of the Titanic, which set sail from Southampton in 1912) to Bargate, remnants of the city’s original walls. In fact, there’s plenty of history to soak up on Southampton cruises: start at the Tudor House and Garden, a Grade I listed building which is the city’s first museum. Next, head to the Solent Sky exhibition, which contains a total of 18 vintage aircraft, including a Spitfire. Fancy some fresh air? There are plenty of green spaces in Southampton where you can get some fresh air. We love Mayflower Park, which occupies a pretty space by the water, and Lepe Country Park, which is also home to meadows of wildflowers and remnants of the D-Day landings. When night falls, head to Ocean Village, a modern development by the marina which comprises a mouth-watering menu of restaurants, hotels and terrace bars. You can also catch an arthouse film at the trendy Harbour Lights Picture House.