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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  
January 5, 2020 Tales of the Caribbean Saga Sapphire 33 nights £4,845
January 22, 2020 An Italian Premiere Spirit of Discovery 21 nights £4,499
January 22, 2020 An Italian Premiere: Southampton to Venice Spirit of Discovery 11 nights £2,195
February 12, 2020 Rendezvous in Rouen Spirit of Discovery 4 nights £1,011
February 16, 2020 Norway's Night Skies Spirit of Discovery 15 nights £3,807
February 21, 2020 Aurora Explorer Saga Sapphire 16 nights £2,200
March 15, 2020 Sounds of Spain Spirit of Discovery 14 nights £3,719
March 29, 2020 Scandinavian Cities Spirit of Discovery 12 nights £2,615
April 10, 2020 In the Footsteps of St James Spirit of Discovery 9 nights £2,346
September 6, 2020 Ireland’s Romantic West Coast Spirit of Discovery 9 nights £2,500
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 £5,928
October 15, 2020 The Mediterranean’s Beau Monde Spirit of Discovery 16 nights £4,324
October 31, 2020 Flavours of North Africa Spirit of Discovery 18 nights £4,859
November 1, 2020 Stars of the Canaries Spirit of Adventure 14 nights £3,052
November 15, 2020 Rhythm of the Caribbean Spirit of Adventure 31 nights £7,119
November 18, 2020 Canary Island Flavours Spirit of Discovery 14 nights £2,864
December 2, 2020 The Canary Islands and Casablanca Spirit of Discovery 14 nights £2,811
December 16, 2020 The Festive Continent Spirit of Discovery 5 nights £1,128
December 16, 2020 Christmas Sights of Amsterdam Spirit of Adventure 4 nights £924
December 20, 2020 Canary Island Christmas Spirit of Adventure 16 nights £4,811
December 21, 2020 Festive Celebrations in the Med Spirit of Discovery 16 nights £4,236
January 5, 2021 Constellations of the Canaries Spirit of Adventure 14 nights £2,638
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 £3,264
February 4, 2021 The Beautiful Canaries Spirit of Adventure 15 nights £3,098
February 19, 2021 A Norwegian Aurora Spirit of Adventure 16 nights £3,920
March 7, 2021 A Taste of the Mediterranean Spirit of Adventure 15 nights £3,199

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.

Saga Sapphire

Saga Sapphire

Since launching with us in 2012, Saga Sapphire has been a hugely popular choice with guests, renowned for spacious cabins, spas and a convivial, welcoming atmosphere from the moment you set sail.

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.