Cruises from Southampton
If you want a spectacular holiday experience without the hassle of flying, then one of our cruises from Southampton will suit you to the ground. Southampton cruises sail to ports around the world, with cruise lines like Cunard, Princess and also P&O, which has its home here. With so much to choose from, we at The Co-operative Travel are sure to have cruises from Southampton to match your lifestyle and budget.
Southampton is Britain’s largest and busiest port, handling over 65% of the UK’s cruise traffic. Its unique tidal system and size (there are four cruise terminals) means it can handle huge cruise ships out of bounds to other ports. And is easily accessible by rail, it also has ample parking.
World cruises from Southampton
Cruises from Southampton mainly visit ports in the Mediterranean and Europe, some going as far as Egypt. There are also transatlantic and world cruises, though these tend to be of longer duration. P&O and Fred Olsen, for example, operate low-cost Caribbean cruises during the winter months. For a touch of real luxury, Cunard has world cruises that include stop-overs in the Caribbean, Australia and the Indian Ocean.
Cruising has long since lost its stuffy, upper-class image, and today cruise holidays can be enjoyed by all. Evidently, some cruise lines are more suited to family cruising than others, but this doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a bit of tradition as well. One of the UK’s favourite cruise lines, P&O, mainly cruises from Southampton. Sleek, powerful liners like the Oceana and Ventura – built with British families in mind – take you on affordably-priced cruises to Europe, the Mediterranean andCaribbean, with the Christmas cruises being a big hit with children.
P&O cruises place the emphasis on a traditional shipboard experience, with plenty of activities and entertainment thrown in. However, if you want to dispense with formality altogether, then Royal Caribbean’sIndependence of the Seas sails from Southampton to ports in Europe and the Mediterranean throughout the year. On-board activities include a climbing wall, surf-rider, skating rink and the Adventure Ocean youth club. Princess Cruises are another popular line, offering low-costcruises from Southampton to the Canaries, Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, Scandinavia and the Arctic. Celebrity offers a similar range of destinations, again at low cost.
Whatever your budget, we at The Co-operative Travel have cruises from Southampton you will remember forever.