The Big Three: ex-UK cruises from Southampton, part 2


Southampton is the undisputed king of ex-UK cruise. The south coast city has more departures than all other British ports combined. You can do everything, from start your 100-day-plus world cruise here or hop on a short mini-break. It has everything, from adult-only small ships to family-friendly mega liners. We’ve picked three cruises departing Southampton to give you a small taste of what is on offer.

Following on from the publication of Cruise Adviser’s Ex-UK guide 2016, each week we will be running our Big Three feature, which gives you a trio of cruise options to choose from based on regional ports. This week it’s cruises that leave from Southampton.

To request a copy of Cruise Adviser’s Ex-UK guide email: or read it online here.

Line: Celebrity Cruises
Departure date: August 26, 2016
Destination: Norwegian fjords
Duration: Eight nights
Ship: Celebrity Eclipse
Single price from: £2,028
Double price from: £1,049 (per person, inside)

Line: MSC Cruises
Departure date: May 17, 2016
Destination: Hamburg
Duration: Three days
Ship: Splendida
Single price from: £178
Double price from: £89 (per person, inside)


(Credit: Mariano Mantel)

Line: Oceania Cruises
Departure date: June 1, 2016
Destination: Baltics and Europe
Duration: 64 Days
Ship: Nautica
Single price from: £31,162
Double price from: £15,579 (per person, inside)


Cruise Adviser top tip

Just beware that because Southampton is so big it has more than one terminal — and they are not next door to one another either. Check before you leave to avoid tears at the port!

Anthony Pearce

Anthony Pearce is the co-publisher of CRUISE ADVISER. He can be contacted on 

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