Sail from Southampton the Cruise Capital of the UK

Sail from Southampton the Cruise Capital of the UK

Southampton Port welcomed its first P&O passenger ship in 1840 and paved the way to become known as the Cruise Capital of the UK.

At present, an ever increasing number of ships and liners are making calls into the Port of Southampton, and figures taken from 2015 saw over 1.7 million passengers gracing the waters of Southampton

Within the Port of Southampton there are four cruise terminals with cruise lines such as P&O Cruises, Cunard, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises ,MSC, and Fred Olsen offer various itineraries throughout Europe, and more faraway destinations sailing from Southampton

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Port of Southampton

Over £40 million has been invested in the four cruise terminals, and within the surrounding area, and infrastructure by the Associated British Ports

The main benefits of cruising from Southampton means that there is no checking in, and waiting at busy UK airports, no restrictions on luggage and baggage, and is very well suited for passengers who have a fear of flying

Apart from being known as the Cruise Capital of the UK, Southampton has many attractions and things to do including the SeaCity Museum, an innovative state-of-the-art museum giving an insight into Southampton and its connections with the cruise and ships industry that have made Southampton the port it is today, including information and insight into the City’s Titanic heritage

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SeaCity Museum

Before sailing into sunnier climes, Southampton is home to the Alpine Snowsports Centre. If passengers are staying in Southampton, either pre or post cruise, this is an activity for all the family. Located within the trees at the 150 – acre Outdoor Sports Centre, the Alpine Snowsports Centre provides winter sports throughout the year. The centre caters for beginners and advanced levels.

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Alpine Snowsports Centre

If passengers prefer a slower paced activity, Self – Guided Walks are popular with passengers including;

  • Southampton Old Town.  Explore England’s well-preserved, third longest stretch of medieval town walling and step back in time to find out more about Southampton’s Old Town.
  • QE2 Mile. The QE2 Mile is the pedestrian route that runs through the heart of the city from the Cenotaph down to the waterfront at Town Quay. It links the city’s parks, new cultural quarter, shopping high street, old town and the waterfront. It is the most visited part of the city and has many historical features, the Cenotaph, the Titanic memorial, Holy Rood church that was bombed in the war, and the famous Bargate stands at its centre. The QE2 mile is the economic heart of the city with more businesses along its route than anywhere else in Southampton.
  • Titanic Trail. The trail takes in many of the memorials and locations associated with Titanic.
  • Curious about…Southampton walks. Take the fabulous walks of discovery, and have fun finding answers to clues which tell you more, whilst reading  stories about the most interesting facts

 

Southampton can be easily reached by car, train and a short flight from various UK airports, for those who prefer not to drive, or fly, coach connections are offered from varied departure points across the UK

Did you know here at Cruise Club UK we have a Loyalty Bonus Scheme. Book your chosen cabin type and you can receive up to 50 Bonus Points (1 Point = £1) That’s a saving of up to £50 off your next cruise booked with us.  

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Hello Everyone, I’d like to welcome you to my blog, I’m Angelina and I’m fairly new to Cruise Club UK, but I have settled in just great! I’ve been working in the Travel industry for over 10 years now, and I love it! Travelling and discovering new places is what I strive to do, I love going on holiday with my family we’ve done a couple of Royal Caribbean cruises and they are just the best! My kids absolutely love all the activities on board, there’s no need to leave the ship if you didn’t want to! I want to help you find your perfect cruise no matter what your budget, I will always do my best to get you the best price possible. Cruising doesn’t have to crazy expensive and isn’t just for older people, wait until you’ve tried it you’ll be converted like me! I’m always on hand to help with any queries and questions no matter what they are, to put your mind at ease so you can sit back relax and enjoy your cruise holiday. So stay tuned for some great news topics, cruise ship exclusives, pictures, video’s and loads more! Angelina

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