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®.
Find the Best Cruises from Southampton
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.
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.
Hear about tales and tsars from centuries past on a cruise from Southampton to Scandinavia and the Baltic. Get up close to historical treasures like Viking ships in Oslo and Kronborg Castle in Copenhagen.
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.
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.
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.
What to Know About Cruises from Southampton
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.
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.
Celebrity Guest Speakers
Star line-up for 2023 cruises from Southampton on Sky Princess®
The star-studded line-up of celebrity speakers and guest entertainers for this summer’s cruises on Sky Princess includes household names from across the world of TV, entertainment and sport. This is the sixth Encounters with Discovery™ at SEA speaker programme we’ve hosted on our UK-based ship, in partnership with Discovery Channel.
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*Guest speakers are subject to change
Sail With the Stars
2023 sees the return of our popular themed cruises. Combine your love of food and travel and sail to the heart of Europe’s food scene on a Spain and France Culinary Stars cruise*. We will provide all the essential ingredients for the perfect gastronomic holiday. We are excited to offer great value star studded themed cruises for the third year running. Book with the memory making experts and we guarantee you’ll be reminiscing for years to come.
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*Talent is subject to change.
Ships That Cruise from Southampton
Experience one of the newest additions to our fleet on a cruise from Southampton. Home to a pizzeria and jazz theatre, Sky Princess® redefines sea travel with luxurious amenities and MedallionClass® service.
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Sip, shop and stroll along the SeaWalk® to take in sweeping views of the seas below on a cruise from Southampton. Between the cuisine and entertainment, every moment is unforgettable aboard Regal Princess®.
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On a cruise out of Southampton, you can also enjoy best-in-class service and expert-crafted activities on board Enchanted Princess®, Island Princess® and other excellent ships in the Princess fleet.
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Travel, Airfare, & Hotels: Let Princess Get You There
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.
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.