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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 and partner cruise lines 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  
September 15, 2020 Voyage to New England Spirit of Discovery 30 nights £6,599
October 10, 2020 Tales from the Ancient Mediterranean Spirit of Adventure 22 nights £4,579
October 15, 2020 The Mediterranean’s Beau Monde Spirit of Discovery 16 nights £3,799
October 31, 2020 Flavours of North Africa Spirit of Discovery 18 nights £3,999
November 1, 2020 Stars of the Canaries Spirit of Adventure 14 nights £2,865
November 15, 2020 Rhythm of the Caribbean Spirit of Adventure 31 nights £5,999
November 18, 2020 Canary Island Flavours Spirit of Discovery 14 nights £2,499
December 2, 2020 The Canary Islands and Casablanca Spirit of Discovery 14 nights £2,436
December 16, 2020 The Festive Continent Spirit of Discovery 5 nights £899
December 16, 2020 Christmas Sights of Amsterdam Spirit of Adventure 4 nights £799
December 20, 2020 Canary Island Christmas Spirit of Adventure 16 nights £3,999
December 21, 2020 Festive Celebrations in the Med Spirit of Discovery 16 nights £3,999
January 5, 2021 Constellations of the Canaries Spirit of Adventure 14 nights £3,015
January 6, 2021 South America: A Grand Voyage Spirit of Discovery 83 nights £19,634
January 19, 2021 Exotic Morocco and the Canaries Spirit of Adventure 16 nights £3,399
February 4, 2021 The Beautiful Canaries Spirit of Adventure 15 nights £2,899
February 19, 2021 A Norwegian Aurora Spirit of Adventure 16 nights £3,349
March 7, 2021 A Taste of the Mediterranean Spirit of Adventure 15 nights £3,199
March 22, 2021 Scandinavian Rhythms Spirit of Adventure 7 nights £1,499
March 30, 2021 Canary Island Discovery Spirit of Discovery 13 nights £2,718
April 12, 2021 Mediterranean Ancient Wonders Spirit of Discovery 24 nights £5,279
April 14, 2021 Delights of France and Spain Spirit of Adventure 14 nights £2,883
May 6, 2021 Secrets of Corsica and Sardinia Spirit of Discovery 15 nights £3,595
May 21, 2021 Brittany and Guernsey in Bloom Spirit of Discovery 5 nights £1,072
May 26, 2021 A Venetian Voyage Spirit of Discovery 22 nights £5,040
June 17, 2021 Romantic Ireland Spirit of Discovery 8 nights £1,764
June 25, 2021 Authentic Spain and Beyond Spirit of Discovery 18 nights £3,628
July 13, 2021 Beautiful Brittany Spirit of Discovery 5 nights £1,012
July 18, 2021 Wonders of the Western Mediterranean Spirit of Discovery 15 nights £3,255
August 2, 2021 A Taste of the British Isles Spirit of Discovery 13 nights £3,172
August 15, 2021 Italian Charms Spirit of Discovery 18 nights £3,807
September 2, 2021 Coastlines of Croatia Spirit of Discovery 22 nights £5,253
September 24, 2021 Celtic Escape Spirit of Discovery 5 nights £1,012
September 29, 2021 Autumn Colours of the USA and Canada Spirit of Discovery 29 nights £6,893
October 24, 2021 Mediterranean Treasures Spirit of Adventure 22 nights £4,614
October 28, 2021 Jewels of the Eastern Mediterranean Spirit of Discovery 24 nights £5,320
November 15, 2021 Continental Escape Spirit of Adventure 5 nights £963
November 20, 2021 Charming Canary Islands Spirit of Discovery 16 nights £3,204
November 21, 2021 Wonders of the Canary Islands Spirit of Discovery 14 nights £2,670
December 5, 2021 Canary Islands Chorus Spirit of Discovery 13 nights £2,450
December 6, 2021 A Caribbean Christmas Spirit of Adventure 30 nights £6,920
December 18, 2021 Festive Celebrations in the Canaries Spirit of Discovery 19 nights £4,600

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 gladly refund the cost (subject to terms and conditions – see Saga guarantees for further information).

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.

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

Launching 2020, our second wave of boutique luxury is here, thanks to our newest ship Spirit of Adventure.

Cruise line partners sailing from Southampton

It’s important that our cruises take you to the most endearing and fascinating destinations on earth. To do so, we’ve partnered with other cruise lines who help make the Saga experience truly international.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

If you’re sailing from Southampton, you can also choose to travel with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.