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.
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
Duration: Three days
Single price from: £178
Double price from: £89 (per person, inside)
Line: Oceania Cruises
Departure date: June 1, 2016
Destination: Baltics and Europe
Duration: 64 Days
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!