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Cruises from Southampton

Introducing Saga's cruises from Southampton

Southampton is the UK's largest cruise port and has been home to the world's finest ships for over a century. Europe's leading port has four cruise terminals spread along two miles of England’s south coast. Plus, it's the traditional home of some of the world’s most famous cruise lines.

Whilst you can sail almost anywhere in the world from here, our cruises from Southampton highlight Continental Europe, the Canary Islands, Scandinavia and the Mediterranean. The port is very close to Southampton airport and is easily accessed from major motorways.

Travelling by car

Driving from the M3

Take the M3 to Junction 13 and follow the signs to M27-West Southampton Docks. Continue on M27 until you see signs for M271-Southampton Docks & Old Waterfront. Stay in the left-hand lane as you filter on to the M271. Continue for approximately ¾ mile. At the roundabout turn left to Southampton-Docks & Waterfront.

Driving from the M27 Eastbound

Take the M27 to Junction 3 and join the M271 towards Totton. At the roundabout at the end of the M271 take the A3024 Mountbatten Way towards Southampton.

Car parking

If you prefer to drive yourself, parking at the port is included in the price of every cruise.

Postcodes for Sat Nav:

  • City Cruise Terminal SO15 1AJ
  • QE2 Cruise Terminal SO14 3GG
  • Mayflower and Fruit Cruise Terminal SO15 1HJ
  • Ocean Cruise Terminal SO14 3QN

Travelling by train

Southampton Central station is just over an hour from London by train. The station is half a mile away from Dock Gate 10 and one mile from Dock Gate 4, which will take approximately 5-15 minutes in a taxi. Taxis are readily available outside Southampton Central and at all four cruise terminals.

Southampton is the UK’s largest cruise port, with four cruise terminals that welcomed 1.7 million passengers in 2015. Over £40 million has been invested in the dedicated terminals and surrounding infrastructure to give passengers the smoothest experience before and after their cruise. Saga uses all four terminals; you will be advised which terminal your cruise is departing from in your final cruise documentation.

Southampton City Cruise Terminal facilities

City Cruise Terminal is accessed through Dock Gate 10. Once you have checked in, there is a fully licensed bar and café in the Departure Lounge. Vending machines are available. There is a dedicated taxi rank outside the Arrivals Hall. 

Southampton QE2 Cruise Terminal facilities

QE2 Terminal is accessed through Dock Gate 4. Once you have checked in, there is a fully licensedbar and café in the Departure Lounge. There is a dedicated taxi rank outside the Arrivals Hall.

Southampton Mayflower and Fruit Cruise Terminal facilities

Southampton Mayflower and Fruit Terminal is accessed through Dock Gate 10. Once you have checked in, there is a fully licensed bar and café in the Departure Lounge. Toilets and other refreshments are available in the Arrivals Hall. There is a dedicated taxi rank outside the Arrivals Hall. 

Southampton Ocean Cruise Terminal facilities

Ocean Cruise Terminal is accessed through Dock Gate 4. Once you have checked in, there is a fully licensed bar and café in the Departure Lounge. Vending machines are available. The terminal has a dedicated taxi rank.

Countries we visit from Southampton

Cruises from Southampton take you to must-see destinations across the globe. Think America’s tourist hotspots, like New York, or cultured cities closer to home, like Paris in France and Amsterdam in Holland.

Prefer sun-drenched beaches and coastline views? Saga cruises from Southampton visit tropical Caribbean islands like Grenada, Mediterranean highlights like Spain and its Costa del Sol, and Canary Island gems like Lanzarote and Tenerife. Other popular cruise stops include the North African nation of Morocco, where passengers can experience the modern charms and Atlantic scenery of Agadir.

When ships sail from Southampton

Our cruises depart throughout the spring, summer, autumn and winter. See when our ships set sail using our quick, at-a-glance calendar.

Departure Date Holiday Name Ship Name Number of Nights Lead Price  
April 3, 2021 Great British Isles Discovery Spirit of Discovery 9 nights £1,729
April 12, 2021 Mediterranean Ancient Wonders Spirit of Discovery 24 nights £5,699
May 21, 2021 Brittany and Guernsey in Bloom Spirit of Discovery 5 nights £1,287
May 26, 2021 A Venetian Voyage Spirit of Discovery 22 nights £5,040
June 17, 2021 Romantic Ireland Spirit of Discovery 8 nights £2,000
June 25, 2021 Authentic Spain and Beyond Spirit of Discovery 18 nights £4,147
July 13, 2021 Beautiful Brittany Spirit of Discovery 5 nights £1,229
July 18, 2021 Wonders of the Western Mediterranean Spirit of Discovery 15 nights £3,689
August 2, 2021 A Taste of the British Isles Spirit of Discovery 13 nights £3,845
August 15, 2021 Italian Charms Spirit of Discovery 18 nights £4,052
September 2, 2021 Coastlines of Croatia Spirit of Discovery 22 nights £6,299
September 24, 2021 Celtic Escape Spirit of Discovery 5 nights £1,084
September 29, 2021 Autumn Colours of the USA and Canada Spirit of Discovery 29 nights £7,299
October 24, 2021 Treasures of the Croatian Coast Spirit of Adventure 22 nights £5,752
October 28, 2021 Jewels of the Eastern Mediterranean Spirit of Discovery 24 nights £6,217
November 15, 2021 Continental Escape Spirit of Adventure 5 nights £1,060
November 20, 2021 Charming Canary Islands Spirit of Adventure 16 nights £3,662
November 21, 2021 Wonders of the Canary Islands Spirit of Discovery 14 nights £3,052
December 5, 2021 Canary Islands Chorus Spirit of Discovery 13 nights £2,800
December 6, 2021 A Caribbean Christmas Spirit of Adventure 30 nights £8,087
December 18, 2021 Festive Celebrations in the Canaries Spirit of Discovery 19 nights £5,692
January 5, 2022 South America: A Grand Voyage Spirit of Adventure 83 nights £19,428
January 6, 2022 The Glorious Canary Islands Spirit of Discovery 15 nights £3,119
January 21, 2022 Rhythm of the Caribbean Spirit of Discovery 30 nights £7,275
February 27, 2022 An Arctic Aurora Spirit of Discovery 14 nights £3,779
March 13, 2022 Islands and Coastlines of the Mediterranean Spirit of Discovery 18 nights £3,974
March 29, 2022 The Glorious Canary Islands Spirit of Adventure 15 nights £3,156
March 31, 2022 Flavours of the Western Mediterranean Spirit of Discovery 15 nights £3,079
April 13, 2022 In the Footsteps of St James Spirit of Adventure 11 nights £2,409
April 15, 2022 Easter in the Low Countries Spirit of Discovery 5 nights £1,049
April 24, 2022 Croatia and Cities of the Central Mediterranean Spirit of Adventure 22 nights £5,337
May 16, 2022 An Irish Interlude Spirit of Adventure 5 nights £1,049
May 21, 2022 Ancient Wonders of the Black Sea Spirit of Adventure 32 nights £9,334
June 22, 2022 An Exhibition of the Baltic Spirit of Adventure 16 nights £3,509
July 8, 2022 Melodies of Ireland Spirit of Adventure 11 nights £2,396
July 19, 2022 Spitzbergen’s Arctic Landscape Spirit of Adventure 18 nights £4,478
August 6, 2022 Croatia and Cities of the Central Mediterranean Spirit of Adventure 22 nights £5,191
August 28, 2022 Britain’s Celtic Fringe Spirit of Adventure 13 nights £3,079
September 10, 2022 Secrets of the Emerald Isle Spirit of Adventure 9 nights £2,111
September 19, 2022 The Majestic Fjordland Spirit of Adventure 9 nights £2,004
September 28, 2022 Spain and the French Riviera Spirit of Adventure 15 nights £3,314
October 13, 2022 Classical Islands of Greece Spirit of Adventure 22 nights £5,759
October 31, 2022 Flavours of the Western Mediterranean Spirit of Discovery 15 nights £3,093
November 4, 2022 The Glorious Canary Islands Spirit of Adventure 15 nights £2,939
November 15, 2022 Islands of the Atlantic Spirit of Discovery 19 nights £3,509
November 19, 2022 Archipelagos of the Atlantic Spirit of Adventure 19 nights £3,709
December 4, 2022 Winter Sun in the Canary Islands Spirit of Discovery 14 nights £2,734
December 8, 2022 Grand Caribbean Christmas Spirit of Adventure 35 nights £8,390
December 18, 2022 Festive Traditions of Spain and her Islands Spirit of Discovery 21 nights £4,949

Our no-fly cruises from Southampton

Saga’s cruise holidays are far more than your average sea voyages. Start your journey in comfort and style with our chauffeur service, getting you to and from the port with ease. Forgoing any flights, our no-fly cruises give you the opportunity to first-rate service from start to finish.

And if you’re travelling solo, we have plenty of holidays with excursions and activities to suit your needs.

Choosing your cruise

Over the past 65 years, we've perfected the Saga cruise experience to a tee. Enjoy fine dining, chauffeuring from your front door to the ship and all-inclusive packages so you live in luxury throughout the voyage. If you’re not happy with your first cruise, then we’ll happily refund the cost.

Our ships sailing from Southampon

Cruising with Saga means you’ll get to experience the world-class holiday experiences that come in tow with our ships. Whether you’re tempted by fine food and drink, or the attentive service that comes from having two members of staff for every three passengers, a cruise with us is always one to remember.

Our ships

Spirit of Discovery

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.

An artist's impression of Spirit of Adventure

Spirit of Adventure

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