Southampton UK Port Guide - Cruise International

Southampton UK Port Guide

By Cruise International | 2 Mar 2011

William the Conqueror, Henry V, William Shakespeare and Jane Austen:Southampton’s list of famous associations reads like a who’s who of the history books. Let’s also not forget the city’s seafaring connections: the port was the departing point for the Mayflower carrying the Pilgrim Fathers in 1620, as well as the fateful journey of RMS Titanic in 1912.Today, Southampton is the cruise capital of Northern Europe with 1.4 million passengers passing through each year. Playing host to a large number of cruise operators, Southampton is also the home port to P&O Cruises and Cunard Line.

Southampton Airport is the local airport that you can breeze through, linking the South Coast with around 50 destinations across Europe on over 900 weekly flights. Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, rediscover the joy of flying at Southampton Airport.

People travel from all over the country to join cruises, to wave off loved ones – or simply to observe these majestic vessels at close quarters. Many passengers flying into the airport then join one of the magnificent liners or cruise ships sailing from the port.

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