Set sail from April to October on one of these last-minute cruises from Southampton. If it’s sophistication and elegance you’re after, a vacation to the Western Mediterranean is in order. For a city break, head to the understated capitals of Northern Europe. To witness some of the continent’s most stunning scenery up close, cruise to the Norwegian fjords.

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Southampton is a popular cruise departure port located less than a two-hour train ride from London. With cruises departing from April to October, a last-minute cruise vacation is well within reach. After sailing to the Mediterranean, the fjords of Norway, or Northern Europe’s capital cities, end your cruise from Southampton by visiting the mysterious Stonehenge. When you return, if you’re not quite ready to get off the ship, extend your stay and bask in the onboard amenities.


Norwegian Fjords

A Norwegian fjords cruise will introduce you to some of the most breathtaking landscapes in Europe. Imagine sailing past spectacular waterfalls on rivers of turquoise, aquamarine, and royal blue while majestic green mountains tower above you. Ride a gondola up the Norwegian Alps, visit a gin distillery in Bergen, and hike one of the largest glaciers on the continent.

Western Mediterranean

If trendy beaches, luxury shopping, and divine cuisine are on your mind, book one of our last-minute cruises from Southampton to the Western Mediterranean. Blend in with the famous in St. Tropez, row down the Arno River in Florence, and explore the charming Tuscan countryside. Discover Napoleon’s hometown and feast on Corsican delicacies. Follow up a day of touring the iconic sights of Rome and Barcelona by indulging in freshly made pasta and tapas.

Northern Europe

Get away from the crowds and spend time in some of the continent’s most underrated cities on a Northern Europe cruise. Don your coat and grab a drink in a real ice bar in Oslo or Copenhagen. Bike through the capital of Denmark, visit the amusement park at the world-famous Tivoli Gardens, or cruise down the city’s canals. In Bruges, explore its top sights or head to the countryside for a peek at Flemish village life.

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Fjord Fun

If you’ve chosen Norway as your cruise destination, you’ll witness some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes on earth. Hike along fjords and waterfalls in Geiranger, or hop on a rigid inflatable boat to get into the water. Go fishing with a local skipper off the coast of Alesund while surrounded by fjords. If you prefer land-based activities, drive through the country’s longest fjord on your way to a local chalet.

Live the Good Life

From lavish days at sea aboard one of our cruise ships to ports of call in posh destinations along the Mediterranean coast, spend your vacation indulging in the finer things in life. Sample Andalusian wine in Gibraltar. Wander through the picturesque villages of Italy’s Cinque Terre. Learn pasta-making techniques from a family in Tuscany before taking a carriage ride through an Italian wine estate. In Paris, enjoy a dinner cruise as the sun sets on the River Seine. 

City Tours

The best way to explore the urban centers of Northern Europe is on a guided shore excursion. See the Royal Palace and the Nobel Institute in Oslo and Amsterdam’s old city center and canals. Learn about the history of Berlin on a train ride from Warnemunde before taking a guided coach to the city’s most famous landmarks. Explore Copenhagen on foot or from the comfort of a vehicle with a knowledgeable guide.

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