What do you think of when you think of cruise holidays? Transatlantic cruises in 5-star luxury? Or something more intimate – a romantic river cruise or an impressive yacht? Soaking up the sun, sights, and sounds of the Caribbean or Mediterranean, or hunting for the Northern Lights? Or perhaps your idea of the perfect cruise ship holiday is something completely different.
Lying near the head of Southampton Water, a peninsula between the estuaries of the Rivers Test and Itchen, Southampton has been the busiest cruise port from the UK since 1982. With hundreds of trips coming and going every year, Southampton is the best option for no-fly cruises if you live in the UK. Below we have collated some of the top cruise deals departing from Southampton in 2022, with all-inclusive options included.
Celebrity Cruises: FRANCE & SPAIN CRUISE
Enjoy 9 nights sailing down the coast of west Europe with Celebrity cruises onboard their newly refurbished Celebrity Silhouette®. Starting from £1049 pp, you’ll head off from Southampton before setting sail toward France stopping off first at Le Havre on the north coast and then onto La Rochelle on the west, giving you a chance to explore the historical port town before heading off to Spain. The stop-offs in Spain include 3 destinations along the North and West coast of Spain: Bilbao, La Coruña & Vigo. This cruise is leaving Southampton 3 times in 2022, on April 21st, 10th September & 30th September.
P&O Cruises: NORWEGIAN FJORDS
Take in the magnificence of the UNESCO-protected Norwegian Fjords in Northern Europe on board P&O’s Iona. The best way to experience the world-famous Fjords along the beautiful Norwegian coastline. Starting from £729pp and setting sail from Southampton on the south coast all throughout the year, this cruise will give you the opportunity to explore the beauty of Norway’s fjords and captivating ports.
P&O Cruises: CANARY ISLANDS
Four of Spain’s seven major national nature reserves are located among this volcanic archipelago – the volcanic crater of Mount Teide on Tenerife and Lanzarote’s Timanfaya National Park being just two. From foodie treasures to sipping the cream of the crop at Europe’s only coffee plantation, there's plenty more of this culinary Canary wonder on P&O’s Canary Island cruises. Operating throughout 2022 on both the Ventura & Iona cruise liners, the Canary Islands are a great option to grab some Winter Sun in the new year. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore the Iberian cities of Lisbon & Cadiz on your way back from catching some rays in the Canary Islands.
Royal Caribbean Cruises: MEDITERRANEAN BEACHES CITIES
Set sail from Southampton on one of the best cruise getaways ever onboard Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas®. Cruise with Royal Caribbean onboard a ship that’s as thrilling as the destinations it will sail to. Anthem of the Seas® is a ground-breaking ship filled with revolutionary feats from bow to stern. Setting sail for the Mediterranean twice throughout the summer months for 2 weeks at a time, experience some great destinations in and around the Balearic Islands including Ibiza, Mallorca, Valencia & Barcelona.
Royal Caribbean Cruises: TRANSATLANTIC CRUISE
If you’d rather experience the Anthem of the Seas in a different way, why not try Royal Caribbeans Transatlantic line? Have you ever thought of traversing an entire ocean from coast to coast? You can go further than you ever thought possible on a transatlantic cruise, crossing the waves between the US and Europe. Make the most of what the outstanding Anthem of the Seas® has to offer onboard while stopping off in the Azores, Canada & Boston.