Harmony of the Seas in Southampton

Mini Cruise Deals From Southampton

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From £374 pp*

Friday 14 Jun 2019

Hamburg 2-night mini cruise

  • Sail with Cunard on Queen Mary 2 from Southampton
  • Fri 14 Jun to Sun 16 Jun
  • Family-friendly cruise ship
  • Flight required
  • This one's a bit pricey but is still a good getaway.

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July 2019

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From £211 pp*

Wednesday 23 Oct 2019

Bruges 2-night mini cruise

  • Sail with P&O Cruises on Britannia from Southampton
  • Wed 23 Oct to Fri 25 Oct
  • No-fly
  • Family-friendly cruise ship
  • Definitely consider this one as it's a great price!

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November 2019

December 2019

From £319 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 £329 pp*

Friday 20 Dec 2019

Bruges 3-night mini cruise Festive

  • Sail with Cunard on Queen Victoria from Southampton
  • Fri 20 Dec to Mon 23 Dec
  • No-fly
  • Family-friendly cruise ship
  • Definitely consider this one as it's a great price!

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January 2020

From £369 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 £802 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

* Lead-in prices correct at the time of checking. See cruise details for details.

Mini Cruise Calendar

Here's a quick overview of upcoming mini cruises. Scroll up for more details.

Sail DateDurationOperator & ShipDeparture PortDestinationsMore
Friday 14th December 20183 nightsCunard on Queen ElizabethSouthamptonBruges FestiveInfo
Saturday 15th December 20182 nightsP&O Cruises on OceanaSouthamptonBruges FestiveInfo
Saturday 29th December 20185 nightsCunard on Queen ElizabethSouthamptonBruges, Amsterdam and Cherbourg FestiveInfo
Saturday 29th December 20185 nightsP&O Cruises on AuroraSouthamptonBruges and Amsterdam FestiveInfo
Saturday 29th December 20185 nightsP&O Cruises on OceanaSouthamptonBruges and Hamburg FestiveInfo
Sunday 6th January 20194 nightsCunard on Queen VictoriaSouthamptonHamburg UnavailableInfo
Friday 1st February 20194 nightsP&O Cruises on VenturaSouthamptonBruges and AmsterdamInfo
Friday 22nd March 20194 nightsP&O Cruises on AzuraSouthamptonAmsterdamInfo
Friday 5th April 20192 nightsP&O Cruises on BritanniaSouthamptonBrugesInfo
Thursday 11th April 20192 nightsFred Olsen Cruise Lines on Black WatchSouthamptonGreat BritainInfo
Friday 19th April 20194 nightsP&O Cruises on VenturaSouthamptonBruges and GuernseyInfo
Monday 22nd April 20195 nightsMSC Cruises on MSC PreziosaSouthamptonBruges, Norway and Hamburg UnavailableInfo
Sunday 28th April 20192 nightsCunard on Queen VictoriaSouthamptonHamburgInfo
Wednesday 1st May 20195 nightsFred Olsen Cruise Lines on BraemarSouthamptonAmsterdam and Antwerp UnavailableInfo
Saturday 4th May 20193 nightsCelebrity Cruises on Celebrity SilhouetteSouthamptonAmsterdamInfo
Sunday 12th May 20195 nightsCunard on Queen Mary 2SouthamptonBruges and GuernseyInfo
Friday 17th May 20192 nightsP&O Cruises on ArcardiaSouthamptonGuernseyInfo
Wednesday 22nd May 20194 nightsMSC Cruises on MSC PreziosaSouthamptonBruges, Amsterdam and HamburgInfo
Friday 24th May 20192 nightsP&O Cruises on VenturaSouthamptonGuernseyInfo
Saturday 25th May 20193 nightsRoyal Caribbean on Independence of the SeasSouthamptonBruges and ParisInfo
Tuesday 28th May 20194 nightsRoyal Caribbean on Independence of the SeasSouthamptonCobh (Cork)Info
Friday 14th June 20192 nightsCunard on Queen Mary 2SouthamptonHamburgInfo
Friday 21st June 20193 nightsP&O Cruises on ArcardiaSouthamptonGuernseyInfo
Sunday 7th July 20192 nightsP&O Cruises on AuroraSouthamptonGuernseyInfo
Friday 19th July 20193 nightsP&O Cruises on OrianaSouthamptonGuernseyInfo
Thursday 8th August 20193 nightsCunard on Queen ElizabethSouthamptonGuernseyInfo
Friday 16th August 20194 nightsP&O Cruises on AuroraSouthamptonBruges and GuernseyInfo
Thursday 22nd August 20195 nightsFred Olsen Cruise Lines on BraemarSouthamptonAmsterdam and Antwerp UnavailableInfo
Friday 30th August 20193 nightsRoyal Caribbean on Independence of the SeasSouthamptonBruges and CherbourgInfo
Saturday 31st August 20192 nightsP&O Cruises on AzuraSouthamptonGuernseyInfo
Friday 13th September 20194 nightsP&O Cruises on OrianaSouthamptonBruges and Guernsey UnavailableInfo
Saturday 21st September 20192 nightsP&O Cruises on BritanniaSouthamptonBrugesInfo
Sunday 22nd September 20194 nightsCunard on Queen Mary 2SouthamptonHamburgInfo
Friday 4th October 20194 nightsCunard on Queen ElizabethSouthamptonAmsterdamInfo
Friday 18th October 20192 nightsP&O Cruises on AuroraSouthamptonBrugesInfo
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 ElizabethSouthamptonBrugesInfo
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

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.