Still looking around for a late summer escape, short break or your 2020 holiday, have you thought about taking a cruise from Southampton? With no flights or airports involved it’s definitely worth a look. Here are seven reasons why you I think you should set sail today…
- More choice. Considered the UK’s cruise capital, there’s now more cruises than ever setting sail from Southampton. Whether you fancy a short hop over to the Channel Islands on a 2-night taster cruise, a Norwegian Fjords adventure, a 14-night voyage to the Canaries or the Western Med, there’s so much choice.
- Experience a brand new ship. Be one of the first on board and enjoy the celebrations. Both P&O and Celebrity Cruises have new ships launching in 2020, starting their maiden voyages from Southampton. P&O Iona sets sail next May to the Fjords and the new Celebrity APEX to Spain and Portugal over Easter 2020.
- Looking for a short break? Whether it’s just a quick getaway you’re after, want to celebrate a special occasion or looking to try a holiday on the open water for the first time, why not think about a mini cruise from Southampton? Choose from 2, 3 or 4-nights on board, and visit places such as Bruges, Amsterdam, Guernsey or Hamburg on your trip.
- Start your holiday before you leave the UK. Once you’ve arrived at your local port, there’s no quicker way to start your cruise holiday. As soon as you’re through check-in at the terminal, you’re all set to relax and start enjoying yourself. Explore the ship, try out the fantastic facilities and start making new friends, all before you even leave the UK shores.
- No luggage weight restrictions. Can’t decide which dress to take for the gala evening, or which shoes will go with everything? Don’t worry; you can pack that extra pair or two! On a cruise from Southampton there’s none of the luggage limits you have with flying. Best thing of all, once you’ve checked in your cases, next time you’ll them is when they’ve been delivered directly to your cabin.
- Enjoy a UK cruise, and save on overseas travel insurance. Sailing around the British Isles is a great way to see all of those places closer to home, that you’ve always wanted to visit. Like St. Peter Port on Guernsey, the Scottish highlands and even Belfast, where you can visit the amazing Giant’s Causeway. All of this is on your doorstep with a cruise from Southampton, which means there’s no need to spend extra on overseas travel insurance.
- Be back home by lunchtime. On the final morning most ships arrive back into port early. So if you’re happy to carry your own bags, you can leave the ship from around 7.30am onwards and be home for lunch depending on your journey. Or if you prefer, take it easy and enjoy your last moments on board with a leisurely breakfast, before leaving the ship by 10:00am depending on your cruise line.