Southampton/London (UK) City Cruise Terminal

Southampton is the 'Cruise Capital' of the UK and home to some of the finest cruise lines.

The Port of Southampton has now become the biggest cruise ship hub in Europe as more cruise lines increase the number of Ex-UK, roundtrip cruises.


Southampton City Cruise Terminal
Berth 101
Solent Road
Western Docks
SO15 1HJ

The terminal can be accessed by either Dock Gate 8 or Dock Gate 10.






With four dedicated cruise terminals, no restrictions on length of cruise ship able to dock and unrestricted tidal access
24 hours a day, 365 days a year combined with excellent road, rail and air links you can see why Southampton has become so successful in recent years.

The City Cruise Terminal in the Western Docks, completed a £9m, seven year deal with Royal Caribbean International to more than double its capacity. This investment allows the cruise line to use Southampton to host the latest generation of cruise ships which are currently among the largest in the world.

Around 430 ship calls were completed at Southampton in 2013 with more than 1.6 million cruise passengers passing through the Port.

Terminal Facilities:

                      • A short stay car park is located adjacent to the
                      • There is a dedicated taxi rank outside the arrivals
                      • The Departure lounge has a fully licensed bar and
                      • There is no viewing gallery to wave Bon Voyage to
                        friends and family, but the Mayflower park is a
                        great vantage point to watch ships set sail.
                      • Terminal telephone number: 023 8071 017

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How to get to the City Cruise Terminal Southampton

By Road:
Leave M27 at Junction 3 onto the M271 - signposted Southampton. Follow signs for West Quay / Waterfront. The City Cruise Terminal, berth 101, is in the Western Docks, which is accessed via Dock Gate 8.

By Rail:
Direct train services link Southampton Central (approx 1 mile from docks) with many parts of the UK.

South West Trains operates a 15-minute interval daytime fast service between London Waterloo and Southampton Central.

Longer distance services provide direct links with Bristol, South Wales, the Midlands, the North and Scotland. Southampton Central is 2 miles away from the Cruise Terminal.

The approximate journey time from London Waterloo is 1 hour and 30 minutes.
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By Coach:
(Southampton Coach Station is 1 mile away)
National Express Coach services travel to Southampton from London Victoria Coach Station. Approximate travel time is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes. Click here for National Express to/from Southampton

By Air:
(Southampton Airport is 5 miles away)
Southampton International Airport is situated on the outskirts of the city (approx 5.5miles from docks) and is convenient for the M27 and M3. The airport has its own railway station Southampton Parkway which is on the main London line and 5 trains an hour leave for Southampton Central station in the peak part of the day with a journey time of as little as 7 minutes.. The airport services UK and major European destinations.

By Sea:
Cross channel ferry services by Brittany Ferries and LD Lines operate out of the nearby port of Portsmouth (21 miles) offering fast and regular crossings to the near continent. P&O Ferries run from Portsmouth to Bilbao and on summer Sundays Condor Ferries run a fast service from Portsmouth to Cherbourg.

Red Funnel Ferries provide a regular fast and efficient service from Town Quay to Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

Hythe Ferry
The Hythe - Southampton Ferry operates a half hourly ferry service between Town Quay, Southampton and Hythe Pier, passing by Ocean Terminal and linking with comprehensive bus services on both sides of Southampton Water.

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Cruise from Southampton without flying aboard some of the worlds finest cruise lines including Celebrity Cruises, Cunard, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean International

Cruise lines sailing from Southampton offer superior, premier and luxury cruises to the Arctic Circle, the Baltic's, Canary Islands, Caribbean, Norwegian Fjords, Mediterranean, Scandinavia, Transatlantic and even World cruises.

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