Stopping in Southampton

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If Southampton is a stopping point on your cruise then let us help you with all the useful information you’ll need to help make the most of your time here whether you just have a couple of hours or a bit longer.

Getting From Your Ship to The City

Southampton City Centre with its many attractions is within walking distance of all of the cruise terminals, but you have several options for getting there:

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Shuttle Buses

Free shuttle buses run from Aida and MSC ships to SeaCity Museum and Tudor House from 9.30am-4pm every 30 minutes in the morning and every hour in the afternoon.  In May 2019 the following ships will be met by the shuttle:

06.05.2019 - AidaPerla 

11.05.2019 - AidaPrima 

12.05.2019 - MSC Orchestra 

13.05.2019 - AidaPerla 

15.05.2019 - MSC Preziosa 

22.05.2019 - MSC Preziosa 

27.05.2019 - AidaPerla 

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There is a taxi rank at each cruise terminal. Pre-booking is strongly advised. Local taxi firms include:



Most of the attractions in Southampton city centre are within walking distance of the cruise terminals so this a great option for you, particularly if you have half a day or more in port. 

A twenty minute walk from the City Cruise Terminal for example will take you to SeaCity Museum with its fascinating story of Titanic told through the lives of the passengers and crew from Southampton. Westquay Shopping Centre with its multitude of shops and restaurants is approximately 15 minutes’ walk and both the Southampton City Art Gallery and John Hansard Gallery are around 20-25 minutes from the City Cruise Terminal. 

Discover many of our city’s fascinating attractions and things to do by downloading our multi-lingual Southampton map.  

Shopping, Attractions & Dining

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The other sections of this website will help you to find things to See & Do, places to go Shopping and lots of options of where to Eat & Drink.  

You can also find out about events in our What's On page as well as savings you can make in our Offers page.  Scroll down this page for inspiration from our blogs and suggested itineraries.

Some Inspiration for Your Stop

Some Suggested Itineraries

Cruise Terminals

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