Harmony of the Seas in Southampton

Mini Cruise Deals From Southampton

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October 2019

November 2019

From £519 pp*

Sunday 17 Nov 2019

Bruges 2-night mini cruise

  • Sail with Cunard on Queen Mary 2 from Southampton
  • Sun 17 Nov to Tue 19 Nov
  • No-fly
  • Family-friendly cruise ship
  • This one's a bit pricey but is still a good getaway.

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From £349 pp*

Friday 22 Nov 2019

Amsterdam 4-night mini cruise

  • Sail with P&O Cruises on Aurora from Southampton
  • Fri 22 Nov to Tue 26 Nov
  • No-fly
  • Family-friendly cruise ship
  • Definitely consider this one as it's a great price!

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December 2019

From £329 pp*

Friday 13 Dec 2019

Amsterdam 4-night mini cruise Festive

  • Sail with P&O Cruises on Ventura from Southampton
  • Fri 13 Dec to Tue 17 Dec
  • No-fly
  • Family-friendly cruise ship
  • Definitely consider this one as it's a great price!

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From £239 pp*

Thursday 19 Dec 2019

Bruges 2-night mini cruise Festive

  • Sail with P&O Cruises on Aurora from Southampton
  • Thu 19 Dec to Sat 21 Dec
  • No-fly
  • Family-friendly cruise ship
  • Good price for a mini cruise.

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From £199 pp*

Friday 20 Dec 2019

Honfleur 2-night mini cruise Festive

  • Sail with Fred Olsen Cruise Lines on Balmoral from Southampton
  • Fri 20 Dec to Sun 22 Dec
  • No-fly
  • Family-friendly cruise ship
  • Definitely consider this one as it's a great price!

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January 2020

From £399 pp*

Monday 6 Jan 2020

Bruges 4-night mini cruise

  • Sail with Cunard on Queen Victoria from Southampton
  • Mon 6 Jan to Fri 10 Jan
  • No-fly
  • Family-friendly cruise ship
  • Definitely consider this one as it's a great price!

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February 2020

From £329 pp*

Friday 7 Feb 2020

Amsterdam 4-night mini cruise

  • Sail with P&O Cruises on Ventura from Southampton
  • Fri 7 Feb to Tue 11 Feb
  • No-fly
  • Family-friendly cruise ship
  • Definitely consider this one as it's a great price!

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From £989 pp*

Wednesday 12 Feb 2020

Rouen 4-night mini cruise

  • Sail with Saga Cruises on Spirit of Discovery from Southampton
  • Wed 12 Feb to Sun 16 Feb
  • No-fly
  • Adults-only cruise ship
  • This one's a bit pricey but is still a good getaway.

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March 2020

June 2020

October 2020

December 2020

From £924 pp*

Wednesday 16 Dec 2020

Amsterdam 4-night mini cruise Festive

  • Sail with Saga Cruises on Spirit of Adventure from Southampton
  • Wed 16 Dec to Sun 20 Dec
  • No-fly
  • Adults-only cruise ship
  • This one's a bit pricey but is still a good getaway.

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Mini Cruise Calendar

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Sail DateDurationOperator & ShipDeparture PortDestinationsMore
Friday 18th October 20192 nightsP&O Cruises on AuroraSouthamptonBruges UnavailableInfo
Friday 18th October 20192 nightsRoyal Caribbean on Explorer of the SeasSouthamptonParis UnavailableInfo
Sunday 20th October 20195 nightsRoyal Caribbean on Explorer of the SeasSouthamptonParis and Bilbao UnavailableInfo
Wednesday 23rd October 20192 nightsP&O Cruises on BritanniaSouthamptonBrugesInfo
Friday 25th October 20192 nightsCunard on Queen Mary 2SouthamptonHamburgInfo
Friday 1st November 20192 nightsCunard on Queen ElizabethSouthamptonBruges UnavailableInfo
Friday 15th November 20192 nightsP&O Cruises on VenturaSouthamptonBrugesInfo
Sunday 17th November 20192 nightsCunard on Queen Mary 2SouthamptonBrugesInfo
Friday 22nd November 20194 nightsP&O Cruises on AuroraSouthamptonAmsterdamInfo
Saturday 23rd November 20192 nightsP&O Cruises on OrianaSouthamptonBruges UnavailableInfo
Friday 29th November 20192 nightsP&O Cruises on VenturaSouthamptonBrugesInfo
Saturday 7th December 20192 nightsP&O Cruises on OrianaSouthamptonBruges FestiveInfo
Friday 13th December 20194 nightsP&O Cruises on VenturaSouthamptonAmsterdam FestiveInfo
Thursday 19th December 20192 nightsP&O Cruises on AuroraSouthamptonBruges FestiveInfo
Friday 20th December 20193 nightsCunard on Queen VictoriaSouthamptonBruges FestiveInfo
Friday 20th December 20192 nightsFred Olsen Cruise Lines on BalmoralSouthamptonHonfleur FestiveInfo
Sunday 29th December 20195 nightsP&O Cruises on ArcardiaSouthamptonBruges and Amsterdam FestiveInfo
Sunday 29th December 20195 nightsP&O Cruises on VenturaSouthamptonBruges and Hamburg FestiveInfo
Monday 6th January 20204 nightsCunard on Queen VictoriaSouthamptonBrugesInfo
Friday 7th February 20204 nightsP&O Cruises on VenturaSouthamptonAmsterdamInfo
Wednesday 12th February 20204 nightsSaga Cruises on Spirit of DiscoverySouthamptonRouenInfo
Friday 14th February 20205 nightsFred Olsen Cruise Lines on Black WatchSouthamptonAmsterdam and AntwerpInfo
Saturday 14th March 20202 nightsP&O Cruises on OrianaSouthamptonBruges UnavailableInfo
Tuesday 24th March 20202 nightsFred Olsen Cruise Lines on Black WatchSouthamptonGreat BritainInfo
Friday 5th June 20203 nightsAzamara Club Cruises on Azamara PursuitSouthamptonGuernsey and St MaloInfo
Wednesday 7th October 20204 nightsPrincess Cruises on Crown PrincessSouthamptonGuernsey and RotterdamInfo
Tuesday 27th October 20205 nightsRoyal Caribbean on Anthem of the SeasSouthamptonParis and BilbaoInfo
Wednesday 16th December 20204 nightsSaga Cruises on Spirit of AdventureSouthamptonAmsterdam FestiveInfo
Wednesday 16th December 20205 nightsSaga Cruises on Spirit of DiscoverySouthamptonBruges and Antwerp FestiveInfo

Reasons to sail on a mini cruise from Southampton

Southampton is the cruise capital of the UK. More cruise ships depart here than anywhere else in the country, perhaps as it is well-positioned to serve the south of England, Wales, and the Midlands.

Southampton is flanked by the M27, which connects to the M3 leading to London’s M25. It also bridges the A33 and A34 which leads to the M4, for access from the midlands and South Wales. As for trains, Southampton has direct services to London, Oxford, Bournemouth, Fareham, and Cardiff, with connecting services to the midlands and the north of England.

The port is so large it boasts four cruise terminals, which can be confusing to first-timers.

  • City Cruise Terminal (Berth 101) is best for public transport passengers as it’s just a short walk from the train and coach station. It’s also within easy reach of hotels, including Holiday inn Southampton and the Grand Harbour Hotel, and for the sprawling West Quay shopping centre.
  • Mayflower Cruise Terminal (Berth 106) sits just along the road beyond Rank Hovis’ Solent Flour Mills. The terminal itself isn’t as nice as City Cruise Terminal in my opinion, and it isn’t as convenient, but it is still just about walkable to the train station and city centre (I speak from experience).
  • Ocean Cruise Terminal (Berth 46) is quite a trek from these two terminals. It sits close to Ocean Village on one side and the Red Funnel ferry departure point on the other. It is a hike from the train station so if you are taking public transport, you’ll want to opt for a taxi to the terminal.
  • Queen Elizabeth II Cruise Terminal (Berth 38/39) is right at the very end of the road that leads off to Ocean Cruise Terminal. It sits opposite a multi-storey car park at the end of the pier, in front of Southampton Grain Terminal. If you are taking public transport, you’ll definitely want to opt for a taxi to the terminal.

Driving to the port? Car parking is available at all four terminals. You might need to book a space with AB Parking or CPS depending on your cruise line. You’ll normally self-park and keep your keys when you book with AB Parking unless you book valet parking. As for CPS, they normally operate valet parking as standard so they’ll park your car and keep your keys.

Third-party operators run car parks in and around Southampton should you wish to look for something a bit cheaper. There’s a public multi-storey car park at West Quay shopping centre that allows overnight parking for a really good rate. Some hotels offer ‘cruise and stay’ packages whether you can stay the night and then benefit from a period of car parking included in the deal rate, although these are usually only worthwhile for cruises of 7+ nights in duration.

The good

  • Southampton is conveniently located with excellent road and rail links to London, the South East, the South West, Wales, and the Midlands.
  • There are plenty of hotels nearby for a pre- or post-cruise stay in Southampton. Some offer ‘cruise and stay’ packages that include one night in the hotel plus parking for the duration of your cruise.
  • There is lots of car parking available at the port, but pre-booking is strongly advised to avoid a last minute hunt for an available space.
  • Southampton is a major base for cruise operators, meaning a greater range of cruises on offer.

The bad

  • With four cruise terminals, Southampton’s roads can snarl up during peak times. Remember to allow for traffic jams and road closures.
  • Car parking is at a premium in Southampton. As a guide, official on-site parking is around £10 to £15 per night. Car parking around the city is equally as pricey.