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Useful Information On Cruising From Southampton

Car parking at Southampton?

Unsure about where to park when cruising out of Southampton? There are three main options for car parking in Southampton they vary in price and location.
 
If you are looking at saving a little bit of cash there is an option which is a 20 minute drive away from the Cruise terminals and it is the cheaper option than the car parks closer to the port. They also offer a complimentary shuttle transfer to and from the port. They cater for all cruise lines departing from Southampton and will take you to the port your ship is departing from. For further information and to book please visit Cruise Parking's website - www.southamptoncruiseparking.co.uk
 
If you are wishing to park closer to the port and are cruising with Cunard, P&O Cruise, Princess Cruises, Fred Olsen Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Crystal Cruises, Saga, Ocean Village or Seabourn another company to use would be Cruise and Passenger Services. Also if you have been lucky enough to get an offer with Free car parking offer for either P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises or Cunard these will be booked through this company, they will need information such as Car registration number, colour and make. For further information and to book please visit Cruise and Passenger Services (CPS) website - www.candps.com
 
If you are wishing to park close to the port and are cruising with Celebrity Cruise lInes, Fred Olsen cruise lines, Holland America, MSC Cruises Ltd, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), Regent Seven Seas, Royal Caribbean International, Saga Group Limited, Seabourn, Silverseas Cruises or Thomson you would then need to look into Associated British Ports.  Also if you have been lucky enough to get an offer with Free car parking for either Royal Caribbean or Celebrity Cruises these will be booked through this company, they will need information such as Car registration number, colour and make. For further information and to book please visit Associated British Ports (Abp)  website - www.abparking.co.uk
 
Coach Transfers to Southampton? 
 
You can book a Coach transfer from many UK destination and these will take you directly to the port from your home town.
 
Eavesway Travel offer return Coach transfers for P&O Cruises and Princess Cruises Passengers. For further information and to book please visit Eavesway Travels website - www.eaveswaytravel.com

An alternative company you can use for Coach transfers to Southampton Cruise ship terminal would be National Express and it doesnt matter which cruise line you are cruising with. For further information and to book please visit National Express' website - www.nationalexpress.com
 
 
Flying to Southampton?
 
The Southampton Airport is approximately 20 minutes drive from the Cruise ports. 
 
Have you booked flights independently? 
You may want to look into pre booking transfers or you taxi to the port there are many different companies who arrange taxi pick ups and Shuttles.
 
Booked return flights with the cruise line?
Your Coach transfers will be included (unless stated otherwise). And a representative from the Cruise line will be waiting for you on your arrival and the airport and details will be given on the ship for your return trip.
 
Coming from London?
 
If you are either flying into London, Live in London or coming via London to get to Southampton there are frequent trains departing London Waterloo to Southampton Central with South West trains. A direct train should only take around 1 hour and 15 minutes. Once you arrive at Southampton Central it is a short and cheap taxi ride to the Cruise port. The taxis will be waiting outside the train station. Please visit National Rail to find out train times - www.nationalrail.co.uk