There’s so many reasons to sail straight out of Southampton, from hassle-free boarding, no flying requirements, and the beauty of unlimited baggage – heading on your next cruise has never been easier! Did you know it’s the UK’s busiest port and has three times more sailings than any other in the UK? We take a look at some of our favourite ships setting sail from this handy port…

Independence of the Seas® – Royal Caribbean®

This ship was voted the number one cruise ship for families in the 2015 Cruise Critic Cruisers Choice Awards – and once you get onboard it’s easy to see why! With activities and entertainment designed for people of all ages, teamed with outstanding kids and teens’ clubs – you and the family will never want to leave! Enjoy Broadway’s hit musical Grease at the fantastic onboard theatre – shop ’til you drop down the Royal Promenade or touch the sky on top of the Rock Wall. There’s cuisine to whet everyone’s appetite, too – from juicy steaks at Chops Grille to burgers and shakes at Johnny Rockets.

Balmoral – Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

The largest of the fleet, Balmoral offers a warm, intimate and friendly atmosphere – she certainly doesn’t disappoint. Five different dining options are available onboard, including the must-visit Spey & Avon, which serves up mouth-watering cuisine and a wonderful, unique view of the ocean. Relax in a bubbling hot tub as stunning scenery drifts slowly past, or keep fit with a few lengths of the heated pool. There’s always a fine array of entertainment on day and night, allowing you to do as much or as little as you want – the choice is yours!

Britannia – P&O Cruises

Travel in style onboard Britannia – combining the excitement of cruising with the sophistication of a five-star hotel, she isn’t just the biggest ship ever built exclusively for the British market – she’s the most glamorous too. You’ll be blown away by the remarkable atrium, the wonderful restaurants and world-class entertainment. Step onboard and find everything you need for a relaxing holiday including plenty of bars, pools, a luxurious spa, a gym, a theatre and a range of boutiques. This favourite is a big hit with families as well as couples looking for the ultimate R&R. Plus, the onboard currency remains the British Pound – so you don’t have to worry about exchange rates!

TUI Discovery – Thomson Cruises

As of 2018, TUI Discovery will sail from Southampton. With more exciting features than ever before, this contemporary Thomson ship is going to take your breath away! She boasts an outdoor cinema, a rock climbing wall, a minigolf course, an indoor pool and a glossy atrium. Not to mention a range of bars, excellent dining scene and night-time shows enhanced by up-to-date technology. TUI Discovery is also All Inclusive as standard – so, drinks including prosecco and cider, meals in a selection of restaurants and most onboard activities are included in the cruise price!

Navigator of the Seas® – Royal Caribbean

You’ll either work out or wind down on Navigator of the Seas – with incredible features like the FlowRider® surf simulator, you can feel the thrill of the ocean onboard or just to unwind, instead. Relax under the stars with an outdoor cinema screening the latest films, and you’ll be spoilt with a host of amazing restaurants serving delicious cuisine from around the world – whatever you fancy, they have you covered. If you love to stay fit, it’s easy onboard Navigator of the Seas. Take yoga or a spinning class, or work out in the state-of-the-art gym. And when it’s time to relax, the luxurious spa and solarium are the perfect solution. Perfect for a relaxing getaway – with something for the thrill-seekers, too.

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