Cruises from Southampton in 2014
Time is running out to book cruises from Southampton in 2014. This is MSC Opera's farewell season and we have some great Southampton cruise deals departing between now and September.
MSC Opera cruises from Southampton on a diverse selection of mini cruises, Baltic cruises, Fjord cruises and the ever popular ‘Continental Discovery’ cruise. Additionally we’re really excited to welcome MSC Magnifica on a programme of 7 night cruises from Southampton in 2014. These autumn cruises feature an overnight stay in Amsterdam plus visits to Belgium, France and Hamburg in Germany.
Why cruises from Southampton? Well, aside from being eminently convenient - Southampton is easily reached from right across the UK - MSC’s cruises from Southampton feature great value for money too with FREE coach connections and complimentary car-parking.* Better still, all our 2014 cruises from Southampton feature really keen prices. Our kids cruise FREE offers** mean fantastic value family cruises are available throughout the season and, with adult fares from £179pp for a mini cruises and £429pp for a 7 night cruise, (or just over £60 per night) you’ll see that cruises from Southampton with MSC rerally do offer genuine value for money. Why not join us and take your next cruise holiday from Southampton with MSC?
So, where will you go and what will you see? Well how about the fairy tale capital of Tallinn or the historic city of St Petersburg for an overnight stay? Both are highlights of our Baltic cruises. Amsterdam crops up on a number of itineraries, and for good reason; this is a city where culture, hedonism and the impossibly quaint go hand in hand. If you’re heading for the Fjords the Oslo sitting proudly at the head of it's own idyllic fjord is a ‘must’.
If you’re cruising in the opposite direction then Galicia, the craggy and beautiful province in the north western quarter of Spain, provides an interesting contrast from the busy and commercialised resorts in the south. While you're there make sure you visit the Guggenheim in Bilbao, you'll be almost as impressed by the building as you will by the art inside and do sample seafood in Vigo or, maybe, tour to the sacred city of Santiago de Compostela. Whatever you do, you'll be glad you became acquainted with this lesser known corner of Iberia. Further south the fabulous Portuguese capital of Lisbon awaits. This gracious, but occasionally overlooked city, is reached after a transit along the Tagus river, that sees you pass historic monuments and ancient forts before docking right in the heart of the city close to the amazing supension bridge. Take a tour to the seaside in Sintra, sample the local wine and maybe enjoy a fado show featuring the haunting local music - and, quite possibly, more local wine!
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How to reach the port by car:
From the North, Est and London
OPTION 1: Travelling on the M3 South follow the signs for Southampton. Merge onto the M27 and follow signs for the M27 West. Leave the M27 at the Junction 3 roundabout and take the exit signed M271 towards Southampton/The Docks (first exit). At the ‘Redbridge’ roundabout take the first exit left and continue forward on the A3024 towards Southampton then follow signs to the relevant dock gate for your cruise.
OPTION 2: From the M3 follow signs for Southampton. Leave the M3 at Junction 14 and follow the signs for Southampton Docks, this will take you on the A33. Keep on the A33 and follow the signs to Southampton Docks. This route will bring you out next to Dock Gate 4.
From the South West
From the A31 Poole/Bournemouth join the M27 and exit at Junction 3. Take the exit signed M271 and then on to the A3024 and follow signs for Southampton Docks.
City Cruise Terminal: Use Dock Gate 8 or 10. City Cruise Terminal is adjacent to Dock Gate 8 and less than ½ mile from Dock Gate 10.
Mayflower Cruise Terminal: Use Dock Gate 10 or 20. Dock Gate 10 is less than a mile away from Mayflower Cruise Terminal.
104 Cruise Terminal: Use Dock Gate 10. For your parking with MSC Cruise Lines please proceed to the shuttle car park
located in Western Docks. The car park is sign posted from Dock Gate 10 roundabout. Once you have parked at the car
park your cruise terminal is a short distance away via mini bus. ABP personnel will be at the shuttle car park to meet you.
Ocean Terminal: Use Dock Gate 4. Ocean Terminal is less than 400 yards away from Dock Gate 4. When entering the port turn right at the first roundabout.
QEII Terminal: Use Dock Gate 4. QEII Terminal is over a mile away from Dock Gate 4. On entering the port continue straight on, the terminal is towards the end of Test Road on the right-hand side.
How to reach the port by train:
Southampton Central Station is approximately a 10 minute taxi-ride away.
Click here to download the Southampton Cruise Terminals map
Port average temperature
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