When to Go
Cruises from Southampton sail year-round but the most popular time to cruise is from April to October when temperatures are warmer and popular Northern European capitals are easily accessible by ship. Trips vary in length and call at ports in a variety of countries. Visitors can avoid some of the heat and crowds by traveling during the shoulder seasons in the spring (April and May) or fall (September and October).
If you don’t mind cooler temperatures and possibly a little rain, you may consider cruising during the winter months. You’ll find a great selection of cruises during the winter, including sailings to the Canary Islands, the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, and even World Cruises and World Cruise segments to Africa, Asia and Australia.