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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Costa del Sol’s rustic Andalusian gems, like Mijas. Venture through Scandinavian markets and pick up traditional gifts. Or, travel to the Southern Hemisphere and get acquainted with South Africa’s exotic wildlife.
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.
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 be more than happy to refund you the cost (subject to terms and conditions – look at Saga’s guarantees for more information). While you're on board, make the most of fine dining and all-inclusive drinks, not forgetting the chauffeur service to the port.
Our ships sailing from Portsmouth
A Saga cruise ship shows how quality service and top holiday experiences go hand in hand. We’ve got a wide selection of bars and restaurants, and two members of staff for every three passengers on board.
Saga Pearl II
Saga Pearl II is perfectly sized for visiting the smaller, hidden gems that other ships can’t reach. Factor in luxurious spas and rich libraries, and you’re left with a truly refined cruise experience.