Southampton Cruise Terminal

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Southampton Cruise Terminal

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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Jurys Inn Southampton
Jurys Inn Southampton
4 out of 5
1 Charlotte Place, Southampton, England
Located in Southampton City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Solent University and Mayflower Theatre. Southampton Cruise Terminal ...
4/5 Very Good! (946 reviews)
"We were glad to get there but our flight was late and the kitchen was closed. Thankfully there were pot noodles for sale in the lobby - that was dinner. Everything else was fine, clean and staff were helpful."

Reviewed on Nov. 10, 2021

Jurys Inn Southampton
Leonardo Royal Southampton Grand Harbour
Leonardo Royal Southampton Grand Harbour
4 out of 5
West Quay Road, Southampton, England
Located in Southampton City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Old City Walls and WestQuay Shopping Centre. Southampton Cruise Terminal and ...
3.9/5 Good! (936 reviews)
"Lovely clean fresh looking hotel. Friendly staff. Rooms large and quiet to outside noise. Very good breakfast. Went on a spa break but unfortunately the pool was shut for essential maintenance which we were informed about. Disappointingly the main bar shuts at 11.45pm despite a function going on ..."

Reviewed on Nov. 22, 2021

Leonardo Royal Southampton Grand Harbour
Moxy Southampton
Moxy Southampton
3 out of 5
Harbour Parade, Southampton, England
Located in Southampton City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Quays and WestQuay Shopping Centre. Southampton Cruise Terminal and Mayflower ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (108 reviews)
"Modern,clean,central."

Reviewed on Nov. 28, 2021

Moxy Southampton
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Jurys Inn Southampton
Jurys Inn Southampton
4 out of 5
1 Charlotte Place, Southampton, England
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Leonardo Royal Southampton Grand Harbour
Leonardo Royal Southampton Grand Harbour
4 out of 5
West Quay Road, Southampton, England
Leonardo Royal Southampton Grand Harbour
Moxy Southampton
Moxy Southampton
3 out of 5
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ibis Southampton Centre
ibis Southampton Centre
3 out of 5
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Holiday Inn Southampton, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
Herbert Walker Avenue, Southampton, England
Holiday Inn Southampton, an IHG Hotel
ibis budget Southampton Centre
ibis budget Southampton Centre
2.5 out of 5
West Quay Road, Western Esplanade, Southampton, England
ibis budget Southampton Centre
Novotel Southampton
Novotel Southampton
4 out of 5
1 West Quay Road, Southampton, England
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room2 Southampton
room2 Southampton
4 out of 5
1 Queen's Terrace, Southampton, England
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Southampton Harbour Hotel
Southampton Harbour Hotel
5 out of 5
5 Maritime Walk, Ocean Village, Southampton, England
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