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Cruises from Southampton

Open your door to Europe’s wonders on a cruise from Southampton

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From the Blue Lagoon in Iceland to the black-sand beaches in Greece, discover the world’s wonders on a cruise from Southampton. With various destinations, durations and dates, find the voyage that fits your schedule. Taste the flavors of the Mediterranean, tour palaces in Russia and float down dazzling fjords in Norway. Or walk in the footsteps of royalty as you visit the British Isles. The choice is yours with Princess®.

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Watch history books come to life on a cruise from Southampton to the British Isles. Tour Edinburgh Castle, sip on famous stouts in Dublin and hunt for legendary sea monsters in Invergordon. Indulge in homemade scones and jam on a visit to a local cottage. Or relive the glory days of the world’s most beloved boy band on a trip to Liverpool. Discover lands full of mysteries and mythologies, only with Princess.

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Laced in history and romance, the Mediterranean is a traveller’s playground. On a cruise from Southampton, find your passion amidst the canals of Italy or on the sun-drenched shores of Greece. See lands sculpted by volcanoes on the Canary Islands. Or walk in the footsteps of gladiators past at the Colosseum, and explore the archeological ruins of Pompeii — a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Hear about tales and tsars from centuries past on a cruise from Southampton to Scandinavia and Russia. Get up close to historical treasures like Viking ships in Oslo and Kronborg Castle in Copenhagen. Enjoy a front-row seat to a Russian ballet in St. Petersburg, and spend an evening at St. Catherine’s Palace for a true baroque-style living experience.

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Experience tranquility and natural beauty on a cruise from Southampton to Norway and Iceland. During an overnight stay in Alta, search for the Aurora Borealis while sipping on hot chocolate. Come face-to-face with Europe’s largest glacier as you sail down the iconic Norwegian Fjords. Or take a dip in Reykjavik’s Blue Lagoon and rediscover your sense of wonder. See for yourself why it’s called the land of fire and ice.

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Relive the golden age of ocean travel on a Transatlantic cruise from Southampton. Unwind at sea and jump into adventure at each destination. Choose from voyages that take you through the British Isles to the Land of Fire and Ice — Iceland. Or visit ports in Spain and France as you make your way to North America on a cruise from London by way of Southampton. Indulge in the best of land and sea with a Transatlantic cruise from Princess.

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Travel through time as you sail to Canada and New England on a cruise from Southampton. Walk in the footsteps of Paul Revere, hike through Acadia National Park and indulge in crab cakes and fresh-caught lobster along the way. Bask in the coastal beauty of Prince Edward Island, and spend two days exploring the French influences of Quebec City on a 24-day voyage to the Northern seaboard and back.

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What to Know About Cruises from Southampton

Discover the city’s history, wander through its countryside and revel in its unique coastal charm on a cruise from Southampton.
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Southampton at a Glance

  • Language: English
  • Currency: Pound Sterling (GBP)
  • Time Zone: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Docking: Your cruise from Southampton docks at the Port of Southampton, approximately 1.5-2 hours from London.
  • Attire: We suggest dressing in layers as temperatures fluctuate throughout the year and even throughout the day. This includes a light shirt, sweater and jacket.
  • Transportation: While taxis are available around the city, you can also get around by bus or train.
Stones stacked in a structure, Stonehenge, in the countryside near Southampton

Things to Do in Southampton

Admire the Neoclassical architecture of this charming port city as you stroll past historic gems like the Tudor House or Saint Michael’s Church. Shop at the ultra-modern Westquay, home to an assortment of shops and restaurants. Or drive to the countryside and learn about the mystery of Stonehenge before boarding your cruise from Southampton.

Encounters with Discovery at SEA

Celebrity Guest Speakers

As a part of our Encounters with Discovery at Sea, enjoy Q&A sessions, meet and greets, photo opportunities and book signings with world-renowned celebrities on cruises from Southampton aboard select voyages. Hear from criminal barrister Judge Rinder, watch actress Linda Gray or listen to singer Duncan James. From therapists and biologists to Olympic athletes and gardening professionals, we bring the experts to you.

*Guest speakers are subject to change

Ships That Cruise from Southampton

Our Princess fleet includes some of the best MedallionClass™-enabled cruises from Southampton. Find the comforts of home along with the luxuries you deserve on board all of our ships. Discover what makes our fleet so unique.
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Grand Princess®

Between the European-style Piazza and the Broadway-style musical productions, there’s a reason it’s named Grand Princess®. Experience it for yourself on a cruise from Southampton.

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Island Princess®

With culinary experiences and onboard adventures inspired by your surroundings, immerse yourself in complete wanderlust on a cruise from Southampton aboard Island Princess®.

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Crown Princess®

On a cruise from Southampton, make ever-lasting memories aboard Crown Princess® with international fare in our specialty restaurants as well as hot music and cool cocktails at the Skywalkers Nightclub.

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We Get You Where You Need to Go

Let Princess pick you up from the airport and take you directly to your ship or hotel when you arrive, even if you didn't book your airfare through us. A uniformed Princess representative meets you at the airport after you've retrieved your luggage and transports you directly to your ship or hotel without you having to worry about the logistics of navigating a new city.

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Stay Longer and Relax

Extend your cruise vacation, and simplify your travel plans with a hotel stay at the beginning or end of your cruise in Southampton. With a Cruise Plus Hotel Package, a Princess representative meets you at the airport and pier, transporting you to and from your hotel. The package includes the cost of your hotel stay, transportation, luggage handling and the services of the representative.

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