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Southampton
in Great Britain

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Southampton

Southampton is a large port city located on the south coast of England in the county of Hampshire. The city is situated at the northernmost point of Southampton Water, an inlet of the English Channel, and is approximately 75 miles south-west of London.

The city has a long and rich history, having been a major port since the Middle Ages. It was an important port for the Norman Conquest in 1066 and was the departure point for the Mayflower in 1620. During the Industrial Revolution, Southampton was the primary port for the export of coal from South Wales and later became known as the ‘Gateway to the Empire’.

Today, Southampton is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, with a population of around 250,000. It is home to two universities, the University of Southampton and Southampton Solent University, as well as a number of cultural attractions, including the Mayflower Theatre and SeaCity Museum.

The city is well-connected, with excellent road and rail links to London, Portsmouth and other nearby towns and cities. It is also served by Southampton Airport, which provides flights to destinations across the UK and Europe.

The city has a thriving economy, with a strong focus on the marine industry. It is home to the world’s largest cruise port, with over 4 million passengers passing through the port each year. The city also has a thriving retail sector, with a variety of shops, cafes and restaurants.

Overall, Southampton is a vibrant and exciting city, with a rich history and a bright future.

Excursion tips for a day in Southampton

1. Visit the SeaCity Museum to learn about the city’s maritime history.
2. Take a stroll around the Old Town and explore the cobbled streets and historic buildings.
3. Visit the Mayflower Memorial and learn about the history of the Mayflower ship.
4. Explore the Bargate, the city’s medieval gateway.
5. Visit the Tudor House Museum to learn about the city’s past.
6. Take a boat tour around Southampton Water and see the city from a different perspective.
7. Visit the Southampton City Art Gallery and explore the local art scene.
8. Grab a bite to eat at one of the city’s many restaurants and pubs.
9. Spend an afternoon shopping in the city centre.
10. Take a walk along the waterfront and admire the views.
11. Visit the Southampton Common and take a leisurely stroll in the park.
12. Visit the Southampton Maritime Museum to learn more about the city’s maritime heritage.
13. Explore the Solent Sky Aviation Museum and learn about the history of aviation in the area.
14. Visit the Southampton City Cathedral and admire its impressive architecture.
15. Take a walk around the Southampton University campus and explore its beautiful grounds.

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The climate in Southampton

Spring: The climate in Southampton during the spring season is mild with temperatures ranging from 6°C to 12°C. April and May are the driest months with an average of 54mm of rainfall. Summer: The summer season in Southampton is warm with temperatures ranging from 16°C to 23°C. July and August are the hottest months with an average of 62mm of rainfall. Autumn: The climate in Southampton during the autumn season is mild with temperatures ranging from 10°C to 17°C. September and October are the wettest months with an average of 83mm of rainfall. Winter: The winter season in Southampton is cold with temperatures ranging from 3°C to 8°C. December and January are the coldest months with an average of 79mm of rainfall.

Cruise weather for Southampton

Our weather forecast for Southampton helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Feb. 21st 2024 Feb. 21st 2024 max: 11.9 °C
min: 9 °C
31.3 m/s
68.8 m/s
95.7 %
18.5 m
90.7 %
1,008 hPa
07:07:40
17:31:47
Feb. 22nd 2024 Feb. 22nd 2024 max: 11.1 °C
min: 5.1 °C
32.8 m/s
82.8 m/s
90.4 %
14.3 m
84.6 %
988 hPa
07:05:40
17:33:33
Feb. 23rd 2024 Feb. 23rd 2024 max: 8.8 °C
min: 3.5 °C
18.0 m/s
43.2 m/s
79.5 %
21.5 m
79.3 %
989 hPa
07:03:40
17:35:19
Feb. 24th 2024 Feb. 24th 2024 max: 8.5 °C
min: 1.1 °C
10.1 m/s
24.5 m/s
65.8 %
24.0 m
82.7 %
990 hPa
07:01:38
17:37:04
Feb. 25th 2024 Feb. 25th 2024 max: 8.0 °C
min: 1 °C
17.6 m/s
37.1 m/s
95.4 %
22.7 m
87.5 %
991 hPa
06:59:35
17:38:49
Feb. 26th 2024 Feb. 26th 2024 max: 6.5 °C
min: 1.4 °C
25.6 m/s
48.2 m/s
80.9 %
23.9 m
81.3 %
998 hPa
06:57:32
17:40:34
Feb. 27th 2024 Feb. 27th 2024 max: 6.7 °C
min: 0.1 °C
16.6 m/s
42.5 m/s
48.9 %
24.0 m
82.6 %
1,006 hPa
06:55:27
17:42:18
Feb. 28th 2024 Feb. 28th 2024 max: 6.0 °C
min: 0.6 °C
14.0 m/s
33.5 m/s
76.3 %
21.2 m
84.9 %
1,006 hPa
06:53:22
17:44:02
Feb. 29th 2024 Feb. 29th 2024 max: 7.8 °C
min: 0.2 °C
7.9 m/s
12.6 m/s
50.4 %
23.8 m
77.8 %
1,007 hPa
06:51:16
17:45:46
Mar. 1st 2024 Mar. 1st 2024 max: 7.6 °C
min: 2.3 °C
27.4 m/s
55.9 m/s
99.1 %
24.1 m
79.4 %
1,010 hPa
06:49:09
17:47:29
Mar. 2nd 2024 Mar. 2nd 2024 max: 10.1 °C
min: 5.1 °C
27.0 m/s
56.9 m/s
70.1 %
24.1 m
84.8 %
1,012 hPa
06:47:01
17:49:13
Mar. 3rd 2024 Mar. 3rd 2024 max: 10.6 °C
min: 5.8 °C
28.4 m/s
53.6 m/s
72.5 %
22.3 m
90.9 %
1,008 hPa
06:44:53
17:50:56
Mar. 4th 2024 Mar. 4th 2024 max: 10.9 °C
min: 5.8 °C
18.4 m/s
37.1 m/s
71.5 %
24.1 m
92.5 %
1,009 hPa
06:42:44
17:52:38
Mar. 5th 2024 Mar. 5th 2024 max: 5.1 °C
min: 0.1 °C
21.6 m/s
45.7 m/s
75.4 %
17.7 m
78.5 %
1,005 hPa
06:40:35
17:54:21
Mar. 6th 2024 Mar. 6th 2024 max: 5.1 °C
min: 0.1 °C
34.6 m/s
65.9 m/s
90.8 %
13.9 m
91.4 %
1,001 hPa
06:38:25
17:56:03

Cruises to Southampton

Would you like to travel to Southampton on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Southampton.

Scheduled ship calls in Southampton, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Feb. 22nd 2024 Thursday, 22nd of Feb. 2024 AIDAnova 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Feb. 23rd 2024 Friday, 23rd of Feb. 2024 MSC Euribia 07:00 am 08:00 pm
Mar. 1st 2024 Friday, 1st of Mar. 2024 MSC Euribia 07:00 am 08:00 pm
Mar. 2nd 2024 Saturday, 2nd of Mar. 2024 P&O Iona 06:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 7th 2024 Thursday, 7th of Mar. 2024 AIDAnova 08:00 am 07:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Mar. 8th 2024 Friday, 8th of Mar. 2024 MSC Euribia 07:00 am 08:00 pm
Mar. 8th 2024 Friday, 8th of Mar. 2024 P&O Aurora 12:00 am 04:30 pm
Mar. 12th 2024 Tuesday, 12th of Mar. 2024 P&O Aurora 07:00 am 04:30 pm
Mar. 15th 2024 Friday, 15th of Mar. 2024 MSC Euribia 07:00 am 08:00 pm
Mar. 16th 2024 Saturday, 16th of Mar. 2024 P&O Iona 06:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 17th 2024 Sunday, 17th of Mar. 2024 P&O Ventura 12:00 am 04:30 pm
Mar. 21st 2024 Thursday, 21st of Mar. 2024 AIDAnova 08:00 am 07:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Mar. 22nd 2024 Friday, 22nd of Mar. 2024 MSC Euribia 07:00 am 08:00 pm
Mar. 25th 2024 Monday, 25th of Mar. 2024 Sky Princess 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Mar. 28th 2024 Thursday, 28th of Mar. 2024 P&O Aurora 06:30 am 04:30 pm
Mar. 29th 2024 Friday, 29th of Mar. 2024 MSC Euribia 07:00 am 08:00 pm
Mar. 30th 2024 Saturday, 30th of Mar. 2024 P&O Iona 06:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 31st 2024 Sunday, 31st of Mar. 2024 P&O Ventura 06:30 am 05:00 pm
Apr. 1st 2024 Monday, 1st of Apr. 2024 P&O Aurora 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Apr. 4th 2024 Thursday, 4th of Apr. 2024 AIDAnova 08:00 am 07:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Apr. 5th 2024 Friday, 5th of Apr. 2024 MSC Euribia 07:00 am 08:00 pm
Apr. 5th 2024 Friday, 5th of Apr. 2024 P&O Britannia 06:00 am 12:00 am
Apr. 6th 2024 Saturday, 6th of Apr. 2024 P&O Iona 06:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 7th 2024 Sunday, 7th of Apr. 2024 P&O Ventura 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Apr. 8th 2024 Monday, 8th of Apr. 2024 P&O Aurora 07:00 am 04:30 pm
Apr. 8th 2024 Monday, 8th of Apr. 2024 Sky Princess 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Apr. 12th 2024 Friday, 12th of Apr. 2024 MSC Euribia 07:00 am 08:00 pm
Apr. 13th 2024 Saturday, 13th of Apr. 2024 P&O Iona 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 15th 2024 Monday, 15th of Apr. 2024 P&O Arcadia 12:00 am 04:30 pm
Apr. 15th 2024 Monday, 15th of Apr. 2024 Sky Princess 07:00 am 12:00 am
Apr. 18th 2024 Thursday, 18th of Apr. 2024 AIDAnova 08:00 am 07:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Apr. 20th 2024 Saturday, 20th of Apr. 2024 Jewel of the Seas 06:00 am 12:00 am
Apr. 20th 2024 Saturday, 20th of Apr. 2024 P&O Iona 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 20th 2024 Saturday, 20th of Apr. 2024 P&O Ventura 06:30 am 05:00 pm
Apr. 21st 2024 Sunday, 21st of Apr. 2024 P&O Britannia 12:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 21st 2024 Sunday, 21st of Apr. 2024 Regal Princess 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Apr. 22nd 2024 Monday, 22nd of Apr. 2024 MS Sirena 06:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 22nd 2024 Monday, 22nd of Apr. 2024 MSC Virtuosa 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Apr. 23rd 2024 Tuesday, 23rd of Apr. 2024 MSC Euribia 07:00 am 08:00 pm
Apr. 23rd 2024 Tuesday, 23rd of Apr. 2024 MSC Virtuosa 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Apr. 26th 2024 Friday, 26th of Apr. 2024 P&O Aurora 06:30 am 04:30 pm
Apr. 26th 2024 Friday, 26th of Apr. 2024 P&O Britannia 06:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 27th 2024 Saturday, 27th of Apr. 2024 P&O Arcadia 06:30 am 04:30 pm
Apr. 27th 2024 Saturday, 27th of Apr. 2024 P&O Iona 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 27th 2024 Saturday, 27th of Apr. 2024 Sky Princess 12:00 am 04:00 pm
Apr. 28th 2024 Sunday, 28th of Apr. 2024 MSC Poesia 08:00 am 08:00 pm
Apr. 28th 2024 Sunday, 28th of Apr. 2024 Queen Mary 2 06:00 am 05:00 pm
Apr. 28th 2024 Sunday, 28th of Apr. 2024 Queen Victoria 12:00 am 04:30 pm
Apr. 30th 2024 Tuesday, 30th of Apr. 2024 P&O Ventura 06:30 am 05:00 pm
May 2nd 2024 Thursday, 2nd of May 2024 AIDAnova 08:00 am 07:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink

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