Take your holiday to the next level from southampton

  • Mini cruises from Southampton give you access to the heart of Europe and all its wonder when you only have a few days to spare for a quick getaway. If you’re looking for all the luxury of a traditional cruise but with less time and financial commitment, than MSC cruises from UK to one of many other fabulous destinations is your answer.


  • These Southampton cruises are tailored for seasoned cruisers who know what to expect from a premier cruise line like MSC, first-timers not ready to climb aboard for a two-week trip, families with limited time to spare, and just about anybody who just needs a short break.


  • Opt to spend your time by the pool, visit local attractions at any of our destinations, or extend your on-shore stay at the end of our tour.


  • All MSC’s mini cruises from Southampton are an ideal way to indulge in the luxury of a cruise on a limited budget and timeframe. We’ve condensed all the features a full cruise has to offer into a few, fun-filled days.


  • Experience gourmet meals, seasonal events, fitness centres, spas, performances, casinos, and more. Explore everything that MSC has to offer at your leisure and get a taste of what you can expect from our more immersive cruises.


  • MSC Southampton cruises range in length and itineraries. Our 2019 Southampton cruise season includes itineraries with stops in Belgium, Germany, France, Netherlands, and more.


  • Browse our full list of cruises from this UK destination below. Check back for the latest offers and to see what’s coming up in 2020.

Terms and Conditions

“Get the Best” rates are per person based on double occupancy. The rates are subject to change and may vary without notice. This offer is valid on new bookings only, made between 1st of July 2019 and 24th of November 2019, on the Summer 2020 Program, April 2020 until November 2020. The offer is capacity controlled, subject to availability and confirmation by MSC Cruises. It is only combinable with MSC Voyagers Club discount, and not combinable with any other offer or MSC Discounts and/or Future Cruise Consultant Vouchers unless otherwise stated on ad-hoc promotional material. The offer can be withdrawn at any time without notice. 3rd and 4th berth guests pay the usual applicable rate. Flights and any other add-ons will be available at the current selling rates, payable by all guests under the same booking. Guests traveling on different Experiences will be subject to restrictions on dining arrangements. Single Supplement 100%.
For general booking terms & conditions, inclusions, cancellation charges, and other information please refer to the MSC Cruises Brochure or visit msccruises.co.uk

Reach the port 

City Cruise Terminal Western Docks

From the North, East and London 
OPTION 1: Travelling on the M3 South motorway, follow the signs for Southampton. Merge onto the M27 and follow the signs for the M27 West. Leave the M27 at the Junction 3 roundabout and take the exit signposted M271 towards Southampton/The Docks (first exit). At the Redbridge roundabout, take the first exit left and continue along the A3024 towards Southampton, then follow the signs to the dock gate for your cruise shown below.

OPTION 2: From the M3 motorway, follow the signs for Southampton. Leave the M3 at Junction 14 and follow the signs for Southampton Docks, which will take you onto 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 road join the M27 motorway and exit at Junction 3. Take the exit signposted M271 and then turn onto the A3024, following the 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.

City Cruise Terminal Western Docks

Southampton Central Station is a short taxi  ride away from the port area.
Travel time: around 10 minutes, depending on traffic.

City Cruise Terminal Western Docks

Southampton Airport is the closest to the city. Located approximately 6 miles away, it takes just 20-30 minutes by taxi to reach the terminals. Southampton Airport Parkway train station is just a few minutes walk away.
Regular services to Southampton Central run throughout the day. With both national and international flights landing daily, the airport offers a range of services, from left luggage to car rentals.