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Southampton Cruise Terminal
Vacation Travel Guide

One of the busiest cruise ports in England is just a few steps from the historical and entertainment attractions of Southampton.  

Spend some time watching cruise liners and freight ships come and go from the Southampton Cruise Terminal. Afterwards, make the short walk into Southampton City Center to see historic landmarks and discover a lively bar and restaurant scene. Southampton Cruise Terminal is among the most important marinas in the United Kingdom and welcomes some 2 million passengers every year.

If you like admiring and taking photographs of huge cruise ships then this is a great place to do it. Some of the boats occupy almost the entire length of the quay. You may also catch a glimpse of the enormous container ships that arrive at a 1,640-feet (500-meter) long deep water quay. A short walk from the terminal is the passenger ferry pier. From here boats travel across Southampton Water estuary to the town of Hythe and across the Solent to the Isle of Wight.

Stroll from the terminal into the streets of the Ocean Village neighborhood. With cafés, traditional English pubs and restaurants, this is a busy area every day of the week. Visit Solent Sky, an aviation museum home to over 20 vintage aircraft such as the Spitfire. Talks and annual open days take place at the National Oceanography Centre, a research institute for oceanographic sciences.

Another pleasant place to visit is Queen’s Park. In the center of the park’s tree-shaded lawns is a memorial to the notable British military general Charles George Gordon. Close to the park is a collection of ruins that date back around 800 years. Among them is the Corner Tower and The Watergate Ruin, which were part of the medieval-era Old City Walls, and Quilter’s Vault, the cellar of a former pub.

Southampton Cruise Terminal is located about 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) from Southampton Central train station. A public bus service travels regularly between the two. Drivers can use one of several metered car parking lots located nearby.

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Top Hotels Close to Southampton Cruise Terminal

Southampton Harbour Hotel
Southampton Harbour Hotel
5 out of 5
5 Maritime Walk, Ocean Village, Southampton, England
The price is CA $200 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21

Located in Southampton City Centre, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Solent Sky Museum, Ocean Village Marina and St. Mary's Stadium. WestQuay Shopping ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (486 reviews)

"The property is in a great location with marina views. Overall they have adapted well to the new measures required for COVID. We visited the harbour restaurant where the food was good, however a bit noisy/busy in the evening. The only issue I had this time round was that the staff failed to come ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 6, 2020

Southampton Harbour Hotel
Novotel Southampton
Novotel Southampton
4 out of 5
1 West Quay Road, Southampton, England
The price is CA $87 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9

Located in Southampton City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Grosvenor Casino and Southampton Cruise Terminal. Mayflower Theatre and WestQuay ...

3.9/5Good! (967 reviews)

"Very friendly, easy and pet friendly which was great for our puppy"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 29, 2020

Novotel Southampton
Jurys Inn Southampton
Jurys Inn Southampton
4 out of 5
1 Charlotte Place, Southampton, England
The price is CA $61 per night from Jan 1 to Jan 2

Located in Southampton City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Southampton Solent University and Mayflower Theatre. St. Mary's Stadium ...

4.1/5Very Good! (960 reviews)

"The hotel was clean modern and fantastic the only letdown is no car parking"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 29, 2020

Jurys Inn Southampton
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Southampton Harbour Hotel
Southampton Harbour Hotel
5 out of 5
5 Maritime Walk, Ocean Village, Southampton, England
The price is CA $200 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21
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Novotel Southampton
Novotel Southampton
4 out of 5
1 West Quay Road, Southampton, England
The price is CA $87 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9
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Jurys Inn Southampton
Jurys Inn Southampton
4 out of 5
1 Charlotte Place, Southampton, England
The price is CA $61 per night from Jan 1 to Jan 2
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Leonardo Royal Southampton Grand Harbour
Leonardo Royal Southampton Grand Harbour
4 out of 5
West Quay Road, Southampton, England
The price is CA $80 per night from Dec 17 to Dec 18
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Polygon Villas Guest House - B&B
Polygon Villas Guest House - B&B
2 out of 5
8-10 The Polygon, Southampton, England
The price is CA $49 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
Polygon Villas Guest House - B&B
Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel
Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel
4 out of 5
34-35 High Street, Southampton, England
The price is CA $67 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 4
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ibis Southampton Centre
ibis Southampton Centre
3 out of 5
9 West Quay Road, Southampton, England
The price is CA $64 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19
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ibis budget Southampton Centre
2.5 out of 5
West Quay Road, Western Esplanade, Southampton, England
The price is CA $49 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19
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Freemantle Solent Lodge
Freemantle Solent Lodge
3.5 out of 5
Park Rd, Southampton, England
The price is CA $82 per night from Jan 1 to Jan 2
Freemantle Solent Lodge
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