Southampton is widely recognised as the cruise capital of Europe. The Port of Southampton plays host to a wide variety of cruise lines, including P&O Cruises, Cunard, Royal Caribbean, MSC and Princess Cruises, and welcomes more than two million passengers to the city each year.
As of spring 2020, P&O Cruises’ newest ship Iona, the largest-ever ship purpose-built for the UK market, has been based in its homeport of Southampton. December 2022 saw the launch of Arvia which will spend summer 2023 sailing out of Southampton.
Whether you're sailing off from Southampton, arriving back, or just stopping off for a day, these pages are here to help.