Harmony of the Seas in Southampton

Mini Cruise Deals From Southampton

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August 2018

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October 2018

November 2018

From £329 pp*

Thursday 1 Nov 2018

Bruges 3-night mini cruise

  • Sail with Cunard on Queen Mary 2 from Southampton
  • Thu 1 Nov to Sun 4 Nov
  • No-fly
  • Family-friendly cruise ship
  • Definitely consider this one as it's a great price!

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From £302 pp*

Friday 23 Nov 2018

Bruges 3-night mini cruise

  • Sail with P&O Cruises on Ventura from Southampton
  • Fri 23 Nov to Mon 26 Nov
  • No-fly
  • Family-friendly cruise ship
  • Definitely consider this one as it's a great price!

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December 2018

From £339 pp*

Friday 7 Dec 2018

Bruges 2-night mini cruise Festive

  • Sail with P&O Cruises on Arcardia from Southampton
  • Fri 7 Dec to Sun 9 Dec
  • No-fly
  • Adults-only cruise ship
  • This one's a bit pricey but is still a good getaway.

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From £424 pp*

Friday 14 Dec 2018

Bruges 3-night mini cruise Festive

  • Sail with Cunard on Queen Elizabeth from Southampton
  • Fri 14 Dec to Mon 17 Dec
  • No-fly
  • Family-friendly cruise ship
  • Good price for a mini cruise.

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January 2019

From £379 pp*

Sunday 6 Jan 2019

Hamburg 4-night mini cruise

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

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February 2019

March 2019

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May 2019

From £499 pp*

Saturday 4 May 2019

Amsterdam 3-night mini cruise

  • Sail with Celebrity Cruises on Celebrity Silhouette from Southampton
  • Sat 4 May to Tue 7 May
  • No-fly
  • Family-friendly cruise ship
  • This one's a bit pricey but is still a good getaway.

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From £439 pp*

Tuesday 28 May 2019

Cobh (Cork) 4-night mini cruise

  • Sail with Royal Caribbean on Independence of the Seas from Southampton
  • Tue 28 May to Sat 1 Jun
  • No-fly
  • Family-friendly cruise ship
  • Definitely consider this one as it's a great price!

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June 2019

From £349 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

August 2019

September 2019

October 2019

From £429 pp*

Friday 4 Oct 2019

Amsterdam 4-night mini cruise

  • Sail with Cunard on Queen Elizabeth from Southampton
  • Fri 4 Oct to Tue 8 Oct
  • No-fly
  • Family-friendly cruise ship
  • Definitely consider this one as it's a great price!

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From £256 pp*

Friday 18 Oct 2019

Paris 2-night mini cruise

  • Sail with Royal Caribbean on Explorer of the Seas from Southampton
  • Fri 18 Oct to Sun 20 Oct
  • No-fly
  • Family-friendly cruise ship
  • Good price for a mini cruise.

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November 2019

From £197 pp*

Friday 15 Nov 2019

Bruges 2-night mini cruise

  • Sail with P&O Cruises on Ventura from Southampton
  • Fri 15 Nov to Sun 17 Nov
  • No-fly
  • Family-friendly cruise ship
  • Definitely consider this one as it's a great price!

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From £199 pp*

Friday 29 Nov 2019

Bruges 2-night mini cruise

  • Sail with P&O Cruises on Ventura from Southampton
  • Fri 29 Nov to Sun 1 Dec
  • No-fly
  • Family-friendly cruise ship
  • Definitely consider this one as it's a great price!

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December 2019

From £309 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 £209 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
  • Definitely consider this one as it's a great price!

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From £399 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
  • Good price for a mini cruise.

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January 2020

February 2020

From £749 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

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Mini Cruise Calendar

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

Sail DateDurationOperator & ShipDeparture PortDestinationsMore
Friday 24th August 20182 nightsP&O Cruises on VenturaSouthamptonGuernseyInfo
Tuesday 28th August 20183 nightsRoyal Caribbean on Independence of the SeasSouthamptonBruges and RotterdamInfo
Friday 31st August 20183 nightsP&O Cruises on ArcardiaSouthamptonBruges and CherbourgInfo
Friday 14th September 20182 nightsP&O Cruises on AuroraSouthamptonBrugesInfo
Saturday 15th September 20183 nightsP&O Cruises on VenturaSouthamptonParis and CherbourgInfo
Friday 28th September 20183 nightsCunard on Queen ElizabethSouthamptonGuernseyInfo
Friday 28th September 20184 nightsFred Olsen Cruise Lines on BraemarSouthamptonHonfleur and RouenInfo
Friday 28th September 20182 nightsP&O Cruises on AzuraSouthamptonBrugesInfo
Friday 5th October 20182 nightsP&O Cruises on VenturaSouthamptonBrugesInfo
Saturday 6th October 20183 nightsPrincess Cruises on Sapphire PrincessSouthamptonGuernsey and CherbourgInfo
Wednesday 10th October 20185 nightsP&O Cruises on AuroraSouthamptonBruges and AmsterdamInfo
Sunday 14th October 20184 nightsCunard on Queen Mary 2SouthamptonHamburgInfo
Saturday 20th October 20185 nightsRoyal Caribbean on Independence of the SeasSouthamptonBruges, Paris, Cherbourg and RotterdamInfo
Thursday 25th October 20183 nightsRoyal Caribbean on Independence of the SeasSouthamptonBruges and ParisInfo
Saturday 27th October 20182 nightsP&O Cruises on VenturaSouthamptonBrugesInfo
Thursday 1st November 20183 nightsCunard on Queen Mary 2SouthamptonBrugesInfo
Saturday 3rd November 20185 nightsFred Olsen Cruise Lines on BraemarSouthamptonHonfleur and RouenInfo
Saturday 10th November 20182 nightsP&O Cruises on VenturaSouthamptonBrugesInfo
Friday 16th November 20183 nightsCunard on Queen VictoriaSouthamptonParisInfo
Saturday 17th November 20184 nightsP&O Cruises on ArcardiaSouthamptonBruges and AmsterdamInfo
Friday 23rd November 20183 nightsP&O Cruises on VenturaSouthamptonBrugesInfo
Friday 30th November 20182 nightsCunard on Queen ElizabethSouthamptonBrugesInfo
Saturday 1st December 20182 nightsP&O Cruises on OceanaSouthamptonBruges FestiveInfo
Friday 7th December 20182 nightsP&O Cruises on ArcardiaSouthamptonBruges FestiveInfo
Saturday 8th December 20185 nightsFred Olsen Cruise Lines on BalmoralSouthamptonAmsterdam and Antwerp FestiveInfo
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 VictoriaSouthamptonHamburgInfo
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
Sunday 28th April 20192 nightsCunard on Queen VictoriaSouthamptonHamburgInfo
Wednesday 1st May 20195 nightsFred Olsen Cruise Lines on BraemarSouthamptonAmsterdam and AntwerpInfo
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
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 AntwerpInfo
Friday 30th August 20193 nightsRoyal Caribbean on Independence of the SeasSouthamptonBruges and CherbourgInfo
Saturday 31st August 20192 nightsP&O Cruises on AzuraSouthamptonGuernseyInfo
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 SeasSouthamptonParisInfo
Sunday 20th October 20195 nightsRoyal Caribbean on Explorer of the SeasSouthamptonParis and BilbaoInfo
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
Friday 29th November 20192 nightsP&O Cruises on VenturaSouthamptonBrugesInfo
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
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.