Southampton

Balmoral in Southampton
Balmoral in Southampton

Considered the 'Cruise Capital of the UK', Southampton is the departure port for hundreds for cruise holidays every year, including a number of Fred. Olsen sailings on our smaller sized ships. But beyond being the starting poing for many cruise adventures, you can be assure that this historic city on England's sunny south coast has much to offer as a destination in its own right. 

Whether you enjoy a call at Southampton as part of your cruise itinerary, or choose to spend time exploring either before of after your cruise from the city, you'll find there are plenty of attractions, highlights and sights to discover, showcasing fascinating history and local culture. Perhaps see the timber-framed treasures of the Old Town, including the beautiful Tudor House and Gardens, and visit the Sea City Museum to learn of Southampton's links to the Titanic's ill-fated voyage. Other Titanic-related sights include war memorials, the former White Star Line HQ and the Grapes Pub - wander the 'Titanic Trail' to take them in. 

There are art galleries and museums aplenty too, as well as an abundance of places to shop, and a number of trendy bars, restaurants and cafés where you can always stop for something delicious. Alternatively, you might opt to explore nature trails and wetlands near to the city, or simply stroll through one of the green spaces or pretty parks. 

Cruises to Southampton

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Limited Availability

In Search of the Northern Lights • T2202A

 Southampton
Bolette
Sun 30 Jan 2022
14 nights
  • See dramatic landscapes on this Arctic discovery
  • Join in the celebrations of Sami National Day
  • Visit the iceberg-shaped Arctic Cathedral in Tromso
Please call our Reservations Team for latest pricing and availability.
Aerial view of Dubrovnik on the Adriatic coast, Croatia Aerial view of Dubrovnik on the Adriatic coast, Croatia Aerial view of Dubrovnik on the Adriatic coast, Croatia

Ancient Adriatic • T2203A

 Southampton
Bolette
Sun 13 Feb 2022
19 nights
  • An unforgettable journey along the Adriatic coastline
  • Explore fascinating history and culture in Croatia and Montenegro
  • Visit historic cities in Spain and Malta too
Aerial view of Funchal with traditional cable car above the city, in Madeira island, Portugal Aerial view of Funchal with traditional cable car above the city, in Madeira island, Portugal Aerial view of Funchal with traditional cable car above the city, in Madeira island, Portugal

Escape to the Canaries • T2204A

 Southampton
Bolette
Fri 04 Mar 2022
12 nights
  • An unforgettable winter escape to the Canaries
  • Chance to scale Mount Teide for incredible views
  • A must do visit to the floral island of Madeira
The Inner Alster Lake, with views of Hamburg city hall, Germany The Inner Alster Lake, with views of Hamburg city hall, Germany The Inner Alster Lake, with views of Hamburg city hall, Germany

Western Europe City Break • T2204B

 Southampton
Bolette
Wed 16 Mar 2022
8 nights
  • Visits to three cities for springtime sightseeing
  • Take a boat tour of Amsterdam’s iconic canals
  • Taste authentic Belgian chocolate and beer in Antwerp
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Limited Availability

In Search of the Northern Lights • T2205

 Southampton
Bolette
Thu 24 Mar 2022
14 nights
  • Get closer to the wintertime scenes of Arctic Norway
  • Seek out the remarkable Aurora Borealis
  • A cable car ride to the peak of Mount Storsteinen
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Classic Norwegian Fjords • T2206

 Southampton
Bolette
Thu 07 Apr 2022
7 nights
  • See the beauty of some of the Norwegian fjordland’s
  • From Olden, tour to the Briksdal Glacier
  • Ride the Loen Skylift for panoramic views of Nordfjord
Panoramic view of beautiful Amalfi on hills leading down to coast, Campania, Italy. Panoramic view of beautiful Amalfi on hills leading down to coast, Campania, Italy. Panoramic view of beautiful Amalfi on hills leading down to coast, Campania, Italy.
Limited Availability

Discover the Amalfi Coast • T2207

 Southampton
Bolette
Thu 14 Apr 2022
15 nights
  • Explore scenic Amalfi & Sorrento
  • Visit the islands of Capri, Corsica & Menorca
  • Tour to pretty Positano & Bonafacio
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Springtime Tulips & Floriade Expo in Five Nights • T2208

 Southampton
Bolette
Fri 29 Apr 2022
5 nights
  • Visit the world-famous Floriade Expo
  • See the Keukenhof Gardens in seasonal bloom
  • Explore cultural Amsterdam
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Natural Wonders of Iceland • T2209

 Southampton
Bolette
Wed 04 May 2022
11 nights
  • Search for Whales in their natural habitat 
  • Visit the Gulfuss & Godafoss waterfalls 
  • Spot Puffins & Arctic Terns on Vigur Island 
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Norwegian Fjords & Mighty Waterfalls • T2210

 Southampton
Bolette
Sun 15 May 2022
7 nights
  • Witness Norwegian fjordland in the spring
  • See Fureberg Waterfall at its most powerful
  • Uncover Haugesunds fascinating Viking history
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French Riviera & Monaco Grand Prix • T2211

 Southampton
Bolette
Sun 22 May 2022
13 nights
  • Experience the Monaco Grand Prix
  • Explore the glitzy French towns of Cannes & Bandol
  • Visit Spanish towns of Barcelona & Alicante
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Scenic Isles of the UK • T2212

 Southampton
Bolette
Sat 04 Jun 2022
10 nights
  • Visit the UK’s most hard-to-reach islands
  • Marvel at wildlife in natural habitats
  • Explore off the beaten track on remote islands
Please call our Reservations Team for latest pricing and availability.
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Discovering The Balkans • T2213

 Southampton
Bolette
Tue 14 Jun 2022
18 nights
  • Be immersed in centuries of fascinating Balkan history
  • Take a journey through the eras that shaped the region
  • See monuments and ruins from the Ottomans, Romans and more
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Scenic Summertime Norwegian Fjords • T2214

 Southampton
Bolette
Sat 02 Jul 2022
7 nights
  • Scenic cruise size-restricted Lysefjord
  • Ride the Flåm Railway up into the Fjordland
  • Kayak the glassy waters on Hardangerfjord
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Scenic Isles of Scotland • T2215

 Southampton
Bolette
Sat 09 Jul 2022
8 nights
  • Scenic cruise by Fingal’s Cave & Dutchman’s Cap
  • Visit remote islands of Bute, Orkney & Shetlands
  • Spot seabirds on St. Kilda & the Shetlands
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Discover the Amalfi Coast • T2216

 Southampton
Bolette
Sun 17 Jul 2022
15 nights
  • Explore scenic Amalfi & Sorrento
  • Visit the islands of Capri, Corsica & Menorca
  • Tour to pretty Positano & Bonafacio
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Scenic British Isles • T2217A

 Southampton
Bolette
Mon 01 Aug 2022
11 nights
  • Discover the beauty, history and wildlife of rugged and remote Scottish isles.
  • Look out for native seabirds in Shetland, Orkney and on the Isle of Skye, plus seek-out their historic sites. 
  • Experience memorable scenic cruising, and visit Belfast, Cobh and the Isle of Man too. 
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Scenic Summertime Norwegian Fjords • T2218

 Southampton
Bolette
Fri 12 Aug 2022
7 nights
  • Scenic cruise Lysefjord & Maurangerfjord
  • Explore the Briksdal Galcier from Olden
  • Kayak the glassy waters of Hardangerfjord
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UK Scenic Isles & Celtic Cities • M2228

 Southampton
Balmoral
Sun 11 Sep 2022
12 nights
  • Visit remote islands of Scilly, Shetland & Orkney 
  • Explore beautiful Cornwall from Falmouth 
  • Experience scenic cruising by Fingal’s Cave 
  • NB: This cruise will be sailing on board Balmoral
Please call our Reservations Team for latest pricing and availability.
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Morocco & Moorish Seville • M2231

 Southampton
Balmoral
Sat 19 Nov 2022
14 nights
  • Visit the imperial cities of Marrakech & Rabat
  • Trek the Atlas Mountains
  • Explore Moorish architecture at the Alcazar Palace
  • NB: This cruise will be sailing on board Balmoral
Please call our Reservations Team for latest pricing and availability.
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Exploration of South America and the Antarctic • L2301

 Southampton
Balmoral
Thu 05 Jan 2023
78 nights
  • An unforgettable South American & Antarctic discovery
  • Revel in the sights and cultural highlights of iconic cities
  • Witness the wonders of the Galapagos, Andes and Patagonia 
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Around the World in 80 Days from Liverpool • S230405

 Liverpool
Borealis
Tue 21 Feb 2023
81 nights
  • See Cherry Blossom in bloom in Japan
  • Experience three Hawaiian Islands
  • Visit the tomb of Tutankhamun
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Around the World in 80 Days • S2305

 Southampton
Borealis
Thu 23 Feb 2023
79 nights
  • See Cherry Blossom in bloom in Japan
  • Experience three Hawaiian Islands
  • Visit the tomb of Tutankhamun
Famous Tropical Botanical Gardens in Funchal town, Madeira island, Portugal Famous Tropical Botanical Gardens in Funchal town, Madeira island, Portugal Famous Tropical Botanical Gardens in Funchal town, Madeira island, Portugal

Escape to the Canaries • L2305

 Southampton
Balmoral
Fri 24 Mar 2023
13 nights
  • Explore magnificent Mount Teide when in Tenerife
  • Take a visit to Lanzarote's Fire Mountains
  • Enjoy a toboggan ride in Funchal
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Easter on the River Seine • L2306

 Southampton
Balmoral
Thu 06 Apr 2023
5 nights
  • Explore the medieval city of Rouen
  • Enjoy pretty Falmouth and perhaps tour to the Eden Project
  • Relax and enjoy stunning scenery as Balmoral cruises the River Seine
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Cities of Germany via the Kiel Canal • L2307

 Southampton
Balmoral
Tue 11 Apr 2023
8 nights
  • Discover the maritime history of Kiel, gateway to Berlin
  • Enjoy beautiful German countryside as you cruise along the Kiel Canal
  • Visit the Rathaus when in Hamburg
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French Rivers of Normandy and Bordeaux • L2308

 Southampton
Balmoral
Wed 19 Apr 2023
9 nights
  • Discover the many historical sights of beautiful Bordeaux
  • Relax as you cruise serenely along the River Seine
  • From Rouen, perhaps visit Paris to see the Eiffel Tower or Arc de Triomphe
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Discover Normandy in Five nights • M2310

 Southampton
Braemar
Fri 28 Apr 2023
5 nights
  • Tour to Paris and see the city’s famous landmarks 
  • Explore the pretty harbour in Honfleur 
  • Enjoy hours of scenic cruising on the River Seine
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Bank Holiday Escape to the Netherlands • L2309

 Southampton
Balmoral
Fri 28 Apr 2023
5 nights
  • Experience the springtime splendour of Keukenhof's tulip gardens
  • Discover the many iconic sights of Amsterdam
  • SeeK-out Rotterdam's architectural and cultural highlights
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Greek Islands and Corinth Canal • M2311

 Southampton
Braemar
Wed 03 May 2023
25 nights
  • Sail the extremely narrow Corinth Canal
  • Discover the archaeological site of Olympia
  • Explore the Acropolis & Parthenon in Athens
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Scenic Isles of Scotland • L2310

 Southampton
Balmoral
Wed 03 May 2023
9 nights
  • See the remarkable rock formations of Dutchman’s Cap and Fingal’s Cave
  •  Capture the coastal scenes of Northmavine, the Shetlands’ northernmost point
  • Perhaps visit the famous site of Loch Ness from Invergordon
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Exploring Baltic Capitals with St Petersburg • L2311

 Southampton
Balmoral
Fri 12 May 2023
14 nights
  • Visit the magnificent Peterhof Palace in St. Petersburg
  • Wander the historic Gamla Stan District of Copenhagen
  • Enjoy scenic cruising on the Kiel Canal
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Bank Holiday Escape to Cornwall and Scilly Isles • L2312

 Southampton
Balmoral
Fri 26 May 2023
5 nights
  • Be sure to enjoy a Cornish cream tea when in Falmouth
  • Explore St. Mary's charming towns when in the Scilly Isles
  • Enhoy scenic cruising of the Channel Islands
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American Waterways & Canada in the Fall • L2323

 Southampton
Balmoral
Tue 26 Sep 2023
34 nights
  • Experience the splendour of North America’s East Coast
  • Admire scenes of autumn-coloured woodlands
  • Sail by the Statue of Liberty and spend two days in New York
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World Cruise to and from Liverpool • S240107

 Liverpool
Borealis
Fri 05 Jan 2024
105 nights
  • Experience the thrill of an around the world voyage on Borealis
  • Discover a mix of cultural, historical and natural wonders across the globe
  • Find paradise at Pacific Islands; explore Sydney, Singapore and Mumbai; revel in the beauty of New Zealand; seek-out the lost city of Petra; and much more
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World Cruise • S2402

 Southampton
Borealis
Sun 07 Jan 2024
101 nights
  • Experience the thrill of an around the world voyage on Borealis
  • Discover a mix of cultural, historical and natural wonders across the globe
  • Find paradise at Pacific Islands; explore Sydney, Singapore and Mumbai; revel in the beauty of New Zealand; seek-out the lost city of Petra; and much more
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World cruise from Southampton to Liverpool • S240207

 Southampton
Borealis
Sun 07 Jan 2024
103 nights
  • Experience the thrill of an around the world voyage on Borealis
  • Discover a mix of cultural, historical and natural wonders across the globe
  • Find paradise at Pacific Islands; explore Sydney, Singapore and Mumbai; revel in the beauty of New Zealand; seek-out the lost city of Petra; and much more