Southampton cruise port

Fred. Olsen operates year-round from Southampton. Our cruise ships mainly depart from the City Cruise Terminal, however, occasionally we may use the Mayflower, Fruit Terminal or QE2 cruise terminals. 

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Travelling to Southampton by Car

Arriving at Southampton Cruise Terminal

Please note your Cruise Terminal will be advised once your cruise tickets are issued, please look out for road signs for correct berth once entering Southampton on day of departure.

If you are travelling by car to reach your departure port and are using a SatNav to direct you, please use the following postcodes:

  • Southampton City Cruise Terminals: SO15 1HJ
  • Southampton QE2 Terminal: SO14 3GG
  • Southampton Mayflower Terminal: SO15 1HJ
  • Southampton Fruit Terminal: SO15 1HJ

From M3

  • From M3 take Exit 13, sign posted M27 West—Southampton docks. Continue on the M27 until you see signs for M271—Southampton Docks & Old Waterfront. Stay in the left hand lane as you filter onto the M271. Continue for approx. 3/4 miles when you will come to a roundabout, turn left to Southampton—Docks & Waterfront.

From M27 Eastbound

  • Exit the M27 at junction 3 and join the M271, heading towards Totton.
  • At the roundabout at the end of the M271 take the exit towards Southampton (A3024 - Mountbatten Way).

Click here to download details for getting to Southampton Cruise Terminal by car.

Car Parking at Southampton Cruise Terminal

Should you require car parking at your departure port, please see the following information:

Company: ABP (Associated British Ports Southampton)
Tel: 0844 880 6848
or visit
Pre booking is required.
Please note that car parking must be booked 48 hours prior to departure to receive exclusive rates for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.

A separate car park is available for visitors bringing passengers to the ships.

Travelling to Southampton by Train

Guests travelling by rail for their cruise from Southampton should alight at Southampton Central Station. Guests travelling by train will need to arrange their own transport from the station to the cruise terminal. 

For those wishing to book a taxi pick up:

Company: Radio Taxi
Tel No: 02380 666666
Other companies are also available.

Travelling to Southampton by Coach

Eavesway Coach Travel

We are pleased to offer a range of services, designed to make joining your cruise ship easier and more convenient. Eavesway Coach Travel will operate the following routes to and from Southampton:

  • Scotland & North West
  • North East & Yorkshire
  • North Wales

To book, simply call Eavesway Cruiselink on 01942 727985 (Option 1).

View our Eavesway Coaches information and prices

Ports Direct

Ports Direct Limited are proud to be able to offer Fred. Olsen guests a range of Shared and Private door to door transfer options to/from the main UK cruise ports & airports including transfers to/from any hotel pre/post the cruise.

Services can be booked online at or by calling Ports Direct on either 0843 0843 003 or 01268 747317.

Nationwide transfers are carefully planned by Ports Direct in order to be as direct to/from the cruise port as possible, and the company guarantees that all services will be operated (irrespective of final passenger numbers booked)

For full details of this nationwide service please click here

Travelling to Southampton by Air

Regional flight & transfer connections

Should your selected cruise not depart near you, we are pleased to offer a regional flight & transfer service. For a supplement, we can arrange a UK domestic flight from around the UK and if required, a taxi transfer from the UK arrival airport to the departure port or connecting UK airport. This service is available for both ex UK and fly cruise holidays. Flights & transfers are subject to availability and conditions apply. Each regional flight & transfer request will be priced on an individual basis. To obtain a quote, please contact our Guest Services Department on 0800 0355 145.

Southampton Hotels


Take advantage of special pre-cruise hotel savings for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines guests.

Special savings apply for Fred. Olsen cruise guests for pre-cruise and post-cruise hotel breaks via our partner Superbreak.

Pre-cruise stopovers

Avoid the last-minute rush to the docks and start your cruise holiday early by booking a pre-cruise package: a night in a hotel and up to 15 days' parking. Pre-cruise breaks are available for guests departing on cruises from Southampton, Dover and Portsmouth.

Either visit
Or call Superbreak on 0871 700 4395 and quote “fred” when making your booking.

Prices are based on 2 people sharing a twin/double room (where applicable) but may be subject to change and availability.


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