- Southampton Guide
Southmapton is 69 miles (111 km) south-west of London and 15 miles (24 km) west north-west of Portsmouth.
It is considered as one of the most important ports in the United Kingdom. It is well known as the home port of a
number of the largest cruise ships in the world. Southampton has a large shopping centre and retail park, Westquay.
Its southerly, low-lying and sheltered location ensures it is among the warmer, sunnier cities in the UK.
Many of the world's largest cruise ships can regularly be seen in Southampton water, including record-breaking vessels from Royal Caribbean and Carnival Corporation & plc. The latter has headquarters in Southampton, with its brands including Princess Cruises, P&O Cruises and Cunard Line.
The city has a particular connection to Cunard Line and their fleet of ships.
The main cruise Terminals in the port are :
- City Cruise Terminal Western Docks, Southampton, SO15 1BS
- Cruise & Passenger Services Pathfinder House, Maritime Way, Eastern Docks , Southampton, SO14 3AE
- Mayflower Cruise Terminal Berth 106, Dock Gate 10, Southampton, SO15 1HJ
- Ocean Cruise Terminal Southampton Cunard Road, Southampton, SO14 3QN
- QEII Cruise Terminal Berth 38/39, Dock Gate 4, Southampton, SO14 3GG
How to reach from Heathrow airport
The easiest way to reach Southampton from Heathrow airport is via a private airport transfer. The driver will monitor the flight and meet you at the terminal holding a sign with your name. You will then be transferred professionally to your exact destination in Southampton, either accommodation or Terminal. For more information please visit our Heathrow airport to Southampton port private transfer section.
You can find more information about accommodation in Southampton and London here.