London Cruises via Southampton

London Discovery 
Stonehenge and Salisbury 
Windsor Castle 

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Start planning your cruise and book your excursions in the surroundings of Southampton

Southampton is a scenic port with a colourful maritime heritage, located in Hampshire, South East England. It’s blend of medieval charm, modern shopping malls, and award-winning parks makes this a most attractive MSC Northern Europe Cruises destination.

MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including: 
• London Discovery 
• Stonehenge and Salisbury 
• Windsor Castle 
England’s capital London, celebrated for its striking skyline, iconic museums, and red double-decker buses, is a city like no other. On an MSC Cruises excursion, you’ll take a spin on the London Eye, pass by the Houses of Parliament, and glimpse the Big Ben clock tower. Stroll around romantic Hyde Park, shop charming Covent Garden, or visit cutting-edge museums such as the Tate Modern. Whether you’re interested in art, culture, or history, London’s possibilities are infinite!
Britain is an ancient land; a cradle of pre-historic civilisations. Take an MSC Cruises excursion to the circle of Stonehenge, one of the most intriguing landmarks in the United Kingdom. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was established approximately 5000 years ago during the Neolithic period. Here, you’ll admire the ring of stones — each around 13 feet high, seven feet wide, and weighing nearly 25 tons!  Afterwards, venture to the medieval town of Salisbury, to admire its grand cathedral — one of the most exquisite historical churches in England, dating back to the 13th  century.
Enjoy an MSC Cruises excursion to magical Windsor Castle, built by William the Conqueror in the late 11th century. This formidable fortress boasts an array of distinguished hallmarks including Georgian, Victorian and Gothic features. See the State Apartments, used by Queen Elizabeth II to entertain heads of state, featuring frescoed ceilings, vintage fittings, and invaluable artworks. Then, take in the late 15th-century St. George’s Chapel, the burial location of ten monarchs.

Must see places in Southampton


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    Reach the port

    Port of Southampton

    Find out how to get to the port of Southampton.

    Cruise Terminal:

    City Cruise Terminal
    Western docks

    Reach the port by

    • Car

      From the North, East and London 
      OPTION 1: Travelling on the M3 South motorway, follow the signs for Southampton. Merge onto the M27 and follow the signs for the M27 West. Leave the M27 at the Junction 3 roundabout and take the exit signposted M271 towards Southampton/The Docks (first exit). At the Redbridge roundabout, take the first exit left and continue along the A3024 towards Southampton, then follow the signs to the dock gate for your cruise shown below.  

      OPTION 2: From the M3 motorway, follow the signs for Southampton. Leave the M3 at Junction 14 and follow the signs for Southampton Docks, which will take you onto the A33. Keep on the A33 and follow the signs to Southampton Docks. This route will bring you out next to Dock Gate 4.  

      From the South West
      From the A31 Poole/Bournemouth road join the M27 motorway and exit at Junction 3. Take the exit signposted M271 and then turn onto the A3024, following the signs for Southampton Docks. 

      City Cruise Terminal: Use Dock Gate 8 or 10. City Cruise Terminal is adjacent to Dock Gate 8 and less than ½ mile from Dock Gate 10.
    • Train

      Southampton Central Station is a short taxi  ride away from the port area. 
      Travel time: around 10 minutes, depending on traffic.
    • Plane

      Southampton Airport is the closest to the city. Located approximately 6 miles away, it takes just 20-30 minutes by taxi to reach the terminals. Southampton Airport Parkway train station is just a few minutes walk away.
      Regular services to Southampton Central run throughout the day. With both national and international flights landing daily, the airport offers a range of services, from left luggage to car rentals.

    United Kingdom

    God Save the Queen
    God Save the Queen

    The United Kingdom is not just one country but four – England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland – and a multitude of cultural identities: God forbid you should call a Scot or a Welshman English for example.

    Don’t miss the true London experience during your holiday to the United Kingdom; the capital is the one place that features on everyone’s itinerary. 

    Brighton and Canterbury offer contrasting diversions – the former a lively seaside resort, the latter one of Britain’s finest medieval cities. 

    The southwest of England holds the rugged moorlands of Devon, the rocky coastline of Cornwall, and the historic spa city of Bath, while the chief attractions of central England are the university cities of Oxford and Cambridge

    Further north, the former industrial cities of Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle are lively, rejuvenated places, and York has splendid historical treasures, but the landscape, especially the uplands of the Lake District, is the biggest magnet. 

    The finest of Scotland’s lochs, glens and peaks, and the magnificent scenery of the West Coast islands, can be reached easily from Glasgow and Edinburgh – the latter perhaps Britain’s most attractive urban landscape. Finally, a cruise to the United Kingdom isn’t complete without a stop in Northern Ireland with its capital city Belfast and the spectacular Giant’s Causeway.