The Home of Ocean Cruising’, Southampton, is the most popular and largest port in the UK. The historic port is also the deepest port that can accommodate almost any size of ship, yes, however large it may be! That’s the reason why most of the cruise journeys from the UK begin from Southampton. With more than 200 cruises from Southampton departing every year to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, mainland Europe, North America and beyond, the port is aptly called the cruise capital of the country.
If you are planning to travel from the UK, there can’t be any better choice for you than choosing Southampton as your departure port. The port has good connectivity from London, the South West and the Midlands. That makes it easily accessible by rail, bus, car or ferry – you do not have to rush to the airport to get onboard your cruise from Southampton if you are cruising from the UK.
The greatest excitement of sailing from Southampton is that your holiday starts the moment you reach the port. Get onboard the ship and enjoy their premium facilities and services right away. – A fantastic way to make the most of your cruise holiday from Southampton!
Apart from being the best port in the UK, Southampton also houses some major tourist attractions – museums, theatres, and some famous art galleries which are worth paying a visit, if you have reached a day or two before your cruise from Southampton departs.
A place you cannot afford to miss is the Southampton Maritime Museum. This place has preserved the maritime history of Southampton with a lot of love and care. Listen to history narrating its own tale – Titanic being the most significant chapter of all. The “Titanic Voices” will tell you the story of the tragic incident in the words of the survivors and the people who were affected in some way or the other by that catastrophe.
The City Art Gallery is going to mesmerize you with its amazing collection of fine pieces of art. After you are done with admiring them, go for a stroll through Old Southampton and walk along the medieval town wall. Love nature? Well, the park space at ‘The Common’ with its 300 acres of open space is your place then. It is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna.
Southampton is a great place for shopping too. So, if you are looking for some retail therapy, you are not going to be let down. Head to the WestQuay or the Marlands for some of the biggest brands like, John Lewis, Marks & Spencers, H&M, Gap, Sephora and so on. Want to shop a bit for your holiday beach attire? Bargate and Sega Park are the places where you should be. Shop till you drop as this is your home port and the sterling is the accepted currency. You can even use your credit card or traveller’s checks which are accepted by the banks.