Southampton Overview

From the Mediterranean to the Canaries and Norway, no fly cruises from Southampton offer a hassle-free way to head out into the ocean and see what the world has to offer. Often called 'the home of ocean cruising', Southampton's historic cruise port has long been one of Britain's largest and most popular departure points. Southampton is also the homeport of our revolutionized ship Celebrity Silhouette® and whether you are sailing as a family, a couple or a solo traveller, cruising from Southampton offers plenty to take you away on an unforgettable adventure.

Top Destinations on Cruises from Southampton


Experience the best of Scandinavia on a luxury cruise. Spend a night in Copenhagen, a cosmopolitan city with fantastic Baroque castles. Visit Stockholm, the Swedish capital with an eye for avant-garde art and cool design. In Tallinn stroll the grounds at Kadriorg Park or capture that ideal Instagrammable shot from the lookout point at Kohtuotsa. 

Iceland & Ireland

Discover the pastoral beauty of Ireland and the natural wonders of Iceland during a cruise that visits both of these scenic countries. Dance to live music and admire historic churches and cathedrals in Cork. Dip into the famous Blue Lagoon in Reykjavik and sample the city’s unique culinary scene. While in Akureyri, explore the ancient lava formations of Dimmuborgir and the stunning landscapes of the Namafjall Mountain.

Norwegian Fjords

Sail down fjords that date back to the Ice Age and stop in quaint waterfront towns during a Norway cruise. During your vacation, you’ll witness unforgettable landscapes full of towering waterfalls, rocky cliffs, emerald green waters, and colorful architecture. During your cruise, you’ll see natural wonders up close, like Nærøyfjord, one of Norway’s most spectacular fjords, and Briksdal Glacier, the largest glacier in all of Europe.

The Mediterranean

Soak up the history, culture, and food of the beautiful Mediterranean, a seaside paradise for those looking to experience the best of Europe. Travel to the region’s most popular destinations, including Italy’s Amalfi Coast, the luxurious towns of the French Riviera, and the ancient ruins of Athens. You’ll find there’s no shortage of charms to enjoy, including delicious cuisine and historic landmarks.

Canary Islands

Unwind on the golden sand beaches of the Canary Islands, a heavenly archipelago located just off the coast of Morocco. These Spanish islands are full of natural wonders, including sprawling sand dunes, vibrant coral reefs, massive craters, and the world’s third-largest volcano. In Tenerife, savor fresh seafood and wander around its picturesque Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While in Gran Canaria, simply relax under the sun at one of the island’s glamourous beaches.

Our Ships Sailing Out of Southampton

Embark on a cruise from Southampton aboard the modernized Celebrity Silhouette®, which have undergone a luxurious upgrade as part of the Celebrity Revolution. Unwind in reimagined accommodations, and enjoy The Retreat, our exclusive vacation experience, where you’ll stay in a luxuriously appointed suite and have access to a private restaurant, sun deck, and lounge.

Southampton Port Facilities & Location

The Southampton cruise port is one of the largest ports in the world. Cruises from Southampton depart from the City Cruise Terminal, which is easily reached from Southampton International Airport via taxi or bus. If you’re arriving at the port via London, you can either take a two-hour drive from the city to the cruise terminal, a train from Waterloo Station, which will take about an hour and 15 minutes, or a bus ride from Victoria Coach Station, which takes around two-and-a-half hours.