Southampton is a great little city. Didn't even mind the rain while we walked around. Spent some time in the titanic museum which was interesting. Love cruising out of this port
Best port, The home of cruising. Sports, theme parks, london, titanic. We've got it all. Honestly dont understand people giving it less than 5. Dont give it a low rating because it is only a turnaround port.
Royal Caribbean use Southampton’s City Cruise Terminal for the departure/arrival port. We have been through the terminal twice with two different ships and each time has been great. We were on the ship within 1 hour of arrival at the terminal on Monday 9th July 2018 which we thought was great as there was no waiting around. Once we disembarked Navigator of the Seas on Sunday 22nd July 2018 we were straight off and out of the terminal within 5 minutes. It’s a very fast, efficient way to get everyone off quickly and it is very well organised. City cruise terminal is great!
I may lean towards favouring Southampton, as I was born here, I have lived here for my entire life and have no plans of uprooting. I am very proud of Southampton as a port city and the things that we have to offer here. Please feel free to add/message me for any advice. I'm pretty well versed as I pretty much live in the centre of the City (I can see ships (sometimes) from my front door!
My home port. Plenty to see in Southampton. Don’t disappear up to London. It’s a medieval city so lots of buildings that are hundreds of years old. Very good restaurants outside the West Quay shopping mall and some good hotels to stay in.
Sailing out of Southampton was a breeze, easily one of the smoothest and lightest embarkations I've experienced. We made it to the ship via a stop at Stonehenge, that was pretty cool. Now that I've seen it, I don't know that I'd go out of my way to see it again, it was very touristy, and the ques long. We didn't hit any of the delays due to the ring-road construction, so that was a bonus. Once in the terminal, we were checked in and on the boat in less than 10min.
loved it went to sea city, and always have a drink at the Juniper berry lovely little pub, stayed at premier inn cumberland place, really clean good food friendly staff.
Visited Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral
Visited: Oct 21, 2018
Fantastic port, so quick and easy on embarkation, very friendly staff a well oiled machine. Embarkation was ok, a little early for some people I think, not sure some of the ground crew had woken up. But overall 5 stars.