Mayflower Cruise Terminal – Cruises from Southampton

Mayflower Cruise Terminal – Cruises from Southampton

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

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 Mayflower Cruise Terminal is home to berths 102,104 & 106 which are largely used by Carnival UK who operate Cunard and P&O Cruises.  Other Carnival UK ships also operate from the Ocean Cruise Terminal and QEII Cruise Terminal.



 Mayflower Cruise Terminal
Dock Gate 10
Berths 102, 104 & 106
Herbert Walker Avenue
Western Docks
SO15 1HJ

The terminal can be accessed through Dock Gate 10 or Dock Gate 20.

Terminal Facilities:

A short stay car park is located adjacent to the terminal.
There is a dedicated taxi rank adjacent to the Arrivals Hall.
A fully licensed cafe and bar is available in the Departure Lounge after check-in. Rest rooms and refreshment facilities are accessible in the Arrivals Hall for visitors.
The viewing gallery will be open approximately hour before the vessel sails. Proof of identity such as passport or picture driving licence is required to obtain a security pass.
Terminal telephone number: 023 8033 0106
The terminal is over a mile and half from the dock gates therefore we would suggest that persons wishing to go into town catch a taxi.


Southampton Cruise Car Parking:

Cruise passengers should check if car parking is available complimentary as part of their booking. Alternatively great value on and off cruise port car parking is available.



Hotel Accommodation Near Southampton Mayflower Cruise Terminal:

Start your cruise holiday in style, with a hotel stay in Southampton prior to embarking your cruise.
 There is a great choice of hotels available in central Southampton and the outskirts to suit all budgets and tastes with some including car parking for the duration of your cruise.
 Around 2 million cruise passengers per year now pass through the Port of Southampton resulting in new investment in cruise terminals, shopping venues and hotel developments.
 Whilst in Southampton why not try some Alfresco dining, available at Ocean Village, perhaps some retail therapy at the West Quay Shopping Centre or a visit to the Southampton Ocean Liner Exhibition which features Cunard memorabilia and the award winning Titanic Honour and Glory Exhibition.


How to get to the Mayflower Cruise Terminal Southampton:

By Road:

 Exit the M3 at Junction 14 and join the M27 for Poole.
Exit the M27 at junction 3 and join the M271, heading towards Totton.
At the roundabout at the end of the M271 take the exit towards Southampton (A3024 – Mountbatten Way).
Turn off the A3024 where signs direct you to Dock Gate 10 and Ocean Village.
At the first set of traffic lights (opposite the Novotel Hotel) turn right into Southern Road.
After the security gatehouse, turn right at the roundabout, proceed approximately 250-300 metres, taking your next left. Public car parking is available taking your next left approximately 200 metres on the left.

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.

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

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.