Southampton is firmly established as the UK's number one cruise port. It could also be disputed that Southampton has overtaken Barcelona to become Europe's number one cruise port.
Norwegian Cruise Line's decision to move their Norwegian Jade vessel to the port ensures Southampton can now boast ships from all the major lines; Cunard, Norweigan Cruise Line, Princess and Royal Caribbean.
Norwegian Jade will sail from Southampton to the Mediterranean, North Cape, Western Europe and the British Isles. The majority of cruises from Southampton go to the Baltic's, Canary Islands, Norwegian Fjords and the Mediterranean. Other routes include voyages to the USA, Carribean, and Africa. The ultimate experience of a World cruise is also available.
Southampton's naturally deep harbour allows some of the world's most spectacular liners and cruise ships to sail from it's cruise port. Southampton's cruise business has seen unprecedented growth in recent years, which looks set to continue with more than 300 cruise departures and over 900,000 passengers expected in 2008.
People travel from all over the country to join cruises, to wave off loved ones, or simply to witness these majestic vessels. The city has observed a number of ship namings recently, including P&O's Ventura and Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas, but most notably Cunard's Queen Mary 2.
If you are departing from Southampton, Holidays Extras® has cruise parking available at Southampton that can cater for the duration of your voyage. Alternatively, an overnight stay in one of our Southampton hotels could make the ideal start before embarking on your cruise adventure. Make it easy going - make it Holiday Extras.
Published by: Nick Thompson