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Discover Europe with our Cruises from Southampton

Our cruises from Southampton sail to some of Europe’s most iconic destinations including Italy, Spain and the Canary Islands.

Just like with all our cruise holidays, when you reserve a cruise from Southampton with Royal Caribbean we can also handle all your travel arrangements for you, whether you require a flight from a regional airport to Southampton airport or would like to take advantage of our dedicated coach transfer service.

Take your pick and book from our range of cruises from Southampton to experience Europe’s top destinations in style!
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Italy is home to one of the world’s most historical and spiritual sites, a universally adored cuisine and passionate nation and so a popular destination on cruises from Southampton. In ancient Rome you can gaze at Michelangelo’s magnificent Sistine Chapel ceiling or explore the Colosseum where gladiators once fought. In Florence, feast your eyes on intricate Renaissance art or browse the jewellery shops along the Ponte Vecchio, the bridge dating back to 1345. Pose in Pisa for the essential holiday snap standing against the famous leaning tower or lick some of the most sensational gelato under the Mediterranean sun. In breathtaking Venice explore the canals on foot or by the uniquely Venetian gondolas; visit St Mark’s Square or the Doge’s Palace.

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Make your own discoveries in seafaring Lisbon, gateway to the New World. Stroll the narrow back streets where Columbus and Vasco da Gama once walked or see the city by boat with a trip down the Tagus River. In Funchal, on the flower-filled Portuguese island of Madeira, you can visit botanical gardens, rolling vineyards and sample the famous Madeira wine.  Why not experience the Monte wicker basket ride, down the cobbled streets, which Madeira is world famous for.

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Canary Island Holidays

Explore mysterious pyramids or bask on the sun drenched beaches; take a tour of picturesque Puerto de la Cruz or have a thrilling catamaran ride. Canary Island Holidays offer dolphin and whale watching and camel rides through the dunes. There are more than 300 volcanoes in the Canaries many still active and well worth exploring. Or jump on a windsurfer propelled by the warm trade winds or snorkel in crystal clear waters. With warm weather all year round, our Canary Island cruises from Southampton are great any time of the year.
  • Tenerife - You don’t need to go to Egypt to see pyramids! At Pyramid Park, you’ll see some truly extraordinary constructions. Or for sheer natural beauty, visit the heavenly Orchid Gardens of Sitio Litre.
  • Gran Canaria - For full-on beach action you simply cannot beat Puerto Rico, the island’s most popular resort - with all the watersports under the sun.
  • Lanzarote -  The next best thing to a moonwalk is a walk through the surreal Natural Park of Volcanoes, complete with lava gorges and volcanic craters.
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With its fast-paced cities, laid-back islands and passion for football, fashion, food and fine wine, Spain is a truly fascinating country. In buzzing Barcelona you can marvel at Gaudi’s incredible architectural masterpieces or feast on delicious tapas in a variety of pavement cafés; explore the city’s many churches and cathedrals or hit the shops for the taste of the Catalan lifestyle. On the island of Majorca you can sip a jug of Sangria in one of Palma’s waterfront cafés or head for the beach and stretch out on the sand. In Malaga you can visit nearby Granada to see the world-famous Alhambra Palace, a masterpiece of Moorish art.

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Read more about other destinations our Cruises from Southampton visit, or see some examples of shore excursions you can do on a Southampton cruise.