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Southampton Cruise Terminal

Well-situated on the south coast of England, Southampton Cruise Terminal is run by Associated British Ports (ABP) and has the honour of being the UK’s busiest deep-water port, welcoming around 2 million passengers year-round. The recent opening of the £55m eco-friendly Horizon Cruise Terminal - a futuristic triumph - means there are now five operating terminals in Southampton Port. Southampton Port has received accolades for its great cruising services, most recently in 2021 - winning Best Port at the Wave Awards, and becoming Port of the Year at the Seatrade Cruise Awards.

Southampton Cruise Terminal information

Which cruise lines use Southampton Cruise Terminal?


Home port to both the fleets of P&O Cruises and Cunard Line, it is also used by most other leading cruise lines including: Aida, Azamara, Celebrity Cruises, Disney Cruise Line, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, Princess Cruises, Regent Seven Seas, Royal Caribbean and Saga Cruises.

Contact details for Southampton Cruise Terminal:


Head to southamptonvts.co.uk to find out information about the Port of Southampton, or alternatively call ABP Reception on 023 8048 8800 for general inquiries (the line operates Monday to Friday, from 08:30 to 16:30).

Cruise passengers are advised to directly contact their cruise line operator if they have any queries/issues, and you can find out many contact details for cruise lines on the site's Cruise Enquiries page.

Do Southampton's cruise terminals have Wi-Fi?


Yes - no need to worry about using up all that 4G data - all cruise terminals have free wifi, so you can happily browse the internet, or keep updated with family and friends before embarking on your cruise.

Does Southampton Cruise Terminal have an onsite café?


Yes, a Café Ceanos operates in each cruise terminal lounge, except Horizon (due to open soon). They've got you covered by offering everything from morning tea and coffee to hot food and even a wine or two. Availability of these refreshments is differs at each terminal's Ceanos, so for a full breakdown of what is up for grabs at each Ceanos location go to cruisesouthampton.com or call 07778 364 329 for more information.

Southampton Cruise Terminal parking:


Those parking at Southampton Cruise Terminal can easily use an ABParking car park, one next to each cruise terminal, offering a secure and convenient parking location with minimal hassle.

You can arrange your parking with your cruise line or visit abparking.co.uk to book online and to find out more information. Guide prices for parking at Southampton Cruise Terminal are £94 for seven nights or £125 for 12 nights.

Disabled parking at Southampton Cruise Terminal is also available, as ABParking also has a designated Blue Badge car park, but users must book in advance.

Travelling to Southampton Cruise Terminal

Travelling to Southampton Cruise Terminal by car:


From Winchester, London, the North and West – use the M3 (South) signposted Southampton, then the M27 (West) signposted Bournemouth, the West, Southampton Docks. Leave M27 at junction 3 and follow signs to Southampton Docks. There is plenty of parking opposite the terminals.

Travelling to Southampton Cruise Terminal by train:


Frequent, direct services on Southern Trains to Southampton Central from London Waterloo and London Victoria (journey time approx. 1hr 30mins on fast train). If travelling from the West, services by First Great Western and South West Trains require a change, normally at Reading. Visit southernrailway.com

Coach travel to Southampton Cruise Terminal:


National Express coach services run to Southampton Coach Station from London Victoria. Journey time approx. 2 hours 30 mins.

Best Southampton hotels near the cruise terminal

The Cromwell Arms:


23 Mainstone, Romsey, SO51 8HG. Lovely Fuller’s pub, with new accommodation, eight miles from port. It is ideal for pre or post-stay near New Forest. Rooms from £99 with parking (thecromwellarms.com).

Travelodge Southampton Central:


Castle Way, SO14 2BW. Rooms from £36.99 (https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/589/Southampton-Central-hotel). It is a short drive away from the Port.

Premier Inn Southampton West Quay:


96 Harbour Parade, Southampton, SO15 1BA. Just a quick ten minutes walk away from the City Terminal, it is the closest Premier Inn to Southampton Cruise Terminal. Flexible pricing. (premierinn.com).

Important addresses for Southampton Cruise Terminal

  • Associated British Ports, Ocean Gate, Atlantic Way, SO14 3QN
  • Mayflower Cruise Terminal, Berth 106, Dock Gate 10, Herbert Walker Avenue SO15 1HJ
  • City Cruise Terminal, Western Docks, Solent Road, SO15 1HJ
  • Ocean Cruise Terminal, Eastern Docks, Berth 46/47, Cunard Road, SO14 3QN
  • QEII Cruise Terminal, Eastern Docks, Berth 38/39, Dock Gate 4, Test Road SO14 3GG
  • Horizon Cruise Terminal Berth 102, Herbert Walker Avenue, SO15 1HJ