Southampton has traditionally been the British home of the passenger liner and today handles more passenger liners than any other UK port.

Southamptons deep water and unique double tide allows it to handle the biggest passenger ships in the industry without tidal restrictions.

The combination of services, facilities and location provides Southampton with a major advantage over other UK ports and current improvements in terminal facilities will consolidate this unrivalled position.

From the unique history of the City of Winchester and Stonehenge to the scenery of the New Forest, the South of England has something for every visitor and Southampton is the ideal base to explore this attractive region.

Located centrally on the UK South Coast, Southampton is less than two hours from the bustling sights and sounds of London, alternatively equally rewarding day trips are accessible from Southampton itself.

The South of England is rich in history from the prehistoric times of Stonehenge through the Saxon and Arthurian legends that abound around Winchester to the 19th century naval tradition of Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory at Portsmouth.

Any cruise ship calling in Southampton can provide passengers with a wealth of choice for day excursions and CPS can provide a full booking and escort service for excursions.

For those who prefer to relax Southampton is the region’s leading commercial centre, famed for its leisure and shopping facilities.

  • 28 miles from major European shipping lanes
  • Depth of main channel 12.6m at low water
  • (extra 4.54m available at mean high water springs)
  • 17 hours of rising water in every 24
  • Maximum tidal range 4m
  • Quay walls 6.25m above lowest astronomical tide
  • 24-hour pilotage and harbour patrol service

QE II Terminal:
Depth of water alongside: 10.5m
Quayside length: 508m

Mayflower Terminal:
Depth of water alongside: 10.2m
Quayside length: 350m

City Terminal:
Depth of water alongside: 10.2m
Quayside length: 370m

Ocean Terminal:
Depth of water alongside: 10.2m
Quayside length: 480m

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