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Cruises from Portsmouth

Introducing Saga's cruises from Portsmouth

Portsmouth is a historic port on the south coast of England. Its award-winning Cruise Terminal was opened in 2011 and today it welcomes small and medium-sized ships from some of the world’s leading cruise lines. The newest departure point in our cruise collection, it's perfectly petit, just like our ships. Cruises from Portsmouth can take you to the Continent and south to the Mediterranean, while the port itself is situated close to London Heathrow, London Gatwick and Southampton airports.

Countries we visit from Portsmouth

Cruises from Portsmouth encompass enviable destination highlights, like Lanzarote’s Green Caves and Lisbon’s 18th-century quarters in Portugal. Cross the Mediterranean and sip flavoursome teas in Mahon, Morocco, or explore the Balearics. Venture through Scandinavian markets and pick up traditional gifts. Or, travel to the Caribbean for an exotic island hopping cruise.

Our no-fly cruises from Portsmouth

Cruise getaways bring travel back to its simplest, yet most elegant measures – visiting incredible destinations, all the while forgoing busy airports and transfer flights. Of course, there’s the added advantage of only needing to unpack once, too. Factor in our chauffeur service and all-inclusive packages, and you’ll see why Saga cruises embody luxury from the get-go.

Choosing your cruise

We've spent the best part of 65 years perfecting the cruise experience for our customers. We're confident we've got it right, but if you’re not satisfied with your first ocean cruise then we’ll happily refund the cost. While you're on board, make the most of fine dining and all-inclusive drinks, not forgetting the chauffeur service to the port.

When ships sail from Portsmouth

A cruise from Portsmouth is the perfect way to escape the UK’s cooler months and travel somewhere exotic. Use the calendar below and see what dates we have to offer.

Departure Date Holiday Name Ship Name Number of Nights Lead Price  
January 12, 2023 South American Explorer Spirit of Adventure 78 nights £20,784
February 2, 2023 Colours of the Canaries Spirit of Discovery 16 nights £4,271
February 18, 2023 Arctic Norway and the North Cape Spirit of Discovery 15 nights £4,512
March 5, 2023 Springtime in the Caribbean Spirit of Discovery 30 nights £8,520
March 31, 2023 Ancient Cities of the Eastern Mediterranean Spirit of Adventure 22 nights £6,421
April 4, 2023 Capitals of the Emerald Isle Spirit of Discovery 5 nights £1,232
April 9, 2023 Venice and the Treasures of the Adriatic Spirit of Discovery 22 nights £6,030
April 22, 2023 Islands of the Western Mediterranean Spirit of Adventure 15 nights £4,378
May 1, 2023 Western Maritime Ports Spirit of Discovery 5 nights £1,268
May 6, 2023 Highlights of Spain and the Balearics Spirit of Discovery 15 nights £3,880
August 20, 2023 Islands of the Western Mediterranean Spirit of Discovery 15 nights £4,382
September 4, 2023 Ancient Cities of the Eastern Mediterranean Spirit of Discovery 22 nights £6,896
September 26, 2023 Autumn Colours of New England Spirit of Discovery 27 nights £9,023
October 9, 2023 Venice and the Treasures of the Adriatic Spirit of Adventure 22 nights £5,967
October 24, 2023 Canary Island Quintet Spirit of Discovery 14 nights £3,448
October 31, 2023 Sunshine in the Canaries Spirit of Adventure 13 nights £3,096
November 7, 2023 Island Hopping in the Caribbean Spirit of Discovery 30 nights £7,518
November 13, 2023 Cape Verde and the Canary Islands Spirit of Adventure 21 nights £4,956
December 4, 2023 Canary Island Medley Spirit of Adventure 14 nights £3,082
December 7, 2023 Winter Sun in the Canaries Spirit of Discovery 14 nights £3,135
December 18, 2023 A Canarian Christmas Spirit of Adventure 18 nights £5,320
December 21, 2023 A Scandinavian Christmas Spirit of Discovery 14 nights £4,188

Our ships sailing from Portsmouth

Experience world-class experiences aboard our brand-new ships, all equipped with balcony cabins. Our small ships carry a maximum of 897 guests, allowing you to reach more inaccessible areas and enjoy a more friendly and sociable atmosphere. Plus, our attentive service comes from having two members of staff for every three passengers, meaning a cruise with us is always one to remember. If you would like to cruise from the UK at an alternative port, why not take a look at our cruises from Dover or Southampton?

Spirit of Discovery on the open ocean

Spirit of Discovery

Spirit of Discovery takes the charms of a boutique hotel to the seas, featuring cabins complete with private balconies – perfect for watching sunsets.

Spirit of Adventure on the ocean at sunset

Spirit of Adventure

Our second wave of boutique luxury is here, thanks to our newest ship Spirit of Adventure.

Travelling by car

Postcode for Sat Nav: PO2 8SP

Driving from the South East

Take the A3 off the M25 towards Portsmouth. Merge onto the M27, then the M275 and follow the signposts to Cross-Channel Ferries.

Driving from the North and the Midlands

Take the M6 south. Merge onto the M42 and then the M40. At M40 junction 10 take the A34 south towards Winchester, where you join the M3 towards Southampton. Just before Southampton, merge onto the M27 towards Portsmouth, then the M275 and follow the signposts to Cross-Channel Ferries.

Driving from Wales

Take the M4 towards London. Close to Newbury take the A34 south to Winchester, where you join the M3 towards Southampton. Just before Southampton, merge onto the M27 towards Portsmouth, then the M275 and follow the signposts to Cross-Channel Ferries.

Driving from the West Country

Take the A30 east from Exeter. Continue on to the A35 and A31 past Lyme Regis and Dorchester towards Southampton. Just before Southampton, merge onto the M27 towards Portsmouth, then the M275 and follow the signposts to Cross-Channel Ferries.

Car parking

Should you wish to drive to Portsmouth, the terminal has a large multi-storey car park just a few minutes’ walk from the main building. Parking will be included for the duration of your cruise if you choose this option.

Travelling by train

Portsmouth and Southsea station is just over an hour and a half from London by train. The station is just under two miles from Portsmouth International Port, which takes about nine minutes by taxi or is a 30 minute walk. Taxis are readily available at Portsmouth and Southsea train station and outside the cruise terminal.

Port facts

Portsmouth’s modern, award-winning passenger terminal was opened in May 2011. Part of a £16.5 million investment, it uses the very latest ‘eco’ technologies to minimise its impact on the environment. Inside, it is light and airy with facilities built around a main concourse area. The Port has capacity to hold five cruise ships at once.

Port facilities

The airport-style terminal offers a range of facilities for cruise-goers. On the ground floor there is a shop for last minute purchases, books and travel essentials, as well as a Currency Exchange and check-in area. A coffee lounge and café bar offers refreshments on the mezzanine level.