Southampton is located along the south coast of England and is 69 miles away from the capital of London, which is located northeast of the city. Southampton is the largest city in the English county of Hampshire and is a thriving port and university city home to a busy harbor and the University of Southampton and Solent University, as well as an array of other businesses. During Southampton cruises, you’ll find a city full of arts and culture, shopping, and world-class cuisine. Southampton sailings often embark from the city and sail around Northern Europe and even across the Atlantic Ocean to Florida. For Southampton cruises that depart from the city, you can find European cruises to Iceland and Ireland, Scandinavia and Russia, and the Norwegian Fjords, just to name a few.
01 Nov 2023
Anything dubbed the Tower of Hercules commands a bit of attention, and so does La Coruña, Spain, the site on which this iconic 180-foot-tall lighthouse stands. Located in Galicia, La Coruña is considered the third holiest site in all Christendom, attracting pilgrims in droves as they make their way to Santiago de Compostela, where St. James the Apostle is believed to have been buried. Rich in tradition and rich in celebration, Galicia is also said to be home to more than 750 beaches and host to 4,000 parties annually. If you are here to set off on a quiet retreat into the mystical, or rejoice until the nines with vino and tapas by the ocean breeze, you’re certainly in for something unforgettable at La Coruña, Spain.
02 Nov 2023
Nicknamed the Olive City and located in the province of Pontevedra, Vigo is one of the main urban centers of Galicia. With its beautiful beaches, natural parks and proximity to historic landmarks, Vigo remains one of Spain’s most visited port cities.
04 Nov 2023
Toast your cruise to Madeira, Portugal, with a glass of sweet local wine. Located over 500 miles southwest of Portugal, this paradise is a “Garden Island” with a mountainous volcanic landscape covered in flower–filled vegetation. Swirling mosaic–patterned pavements decorate its main city Funchal, centered on the Praça do Município. It’s easy to enjoy the sweet scents of flowers and salty sea air when you set sail on your cruise to Portugal.
05 Nov 2023
Santa Cruz De Tenerife
Santa Cruz de Tenerife is a port city on the island of Tenerife, in Spain’s Canary Islands. Well-preserved buildings in its old town include the colonial Church of the Immaculate Conception. The 1700s Palacio de Carta has baroque and neoclassical features. In the Old Civil Hospital, the Museum of Nature and Man has interactive displays on the islands. The city’s squares include the central Plaza de España.
06 Nov 2023
Surrounded by two long stretches of beach, Las Palmas, Spain is the place where tradition meets modernity. Known for having one of the best climates in the world, Las Palmas is the place to enjoy some time in the sun or have some fun exploring the historical sites. Visit the spot where Christopher Columbus began each of his voyages to the Americas, and discover everything Las Palmas has to offer for yourself.
13 Nov 2023
Let the name fool you — Grand Turk, of the Turks & Caicos islands, may be small but it’s packed with scenic punch and historic charm. Carnival cruises to Grand Turk deliver you to this enchanted island outpost dotted with old windmills, grassy trails and picture-perfect beaches. Discover an oasis of green set in aquamarine seas, ringed by a pristine coral reef and the steep wall of the continental shelf.
17 Nov 2023
Chartered in 1839, Galveston Island, located on the upper Texas coast of the Gulf of Mexico, was the principal port into the southwest during the 19th century. This coastal town has experienced a recent revitalization, making it one of America’s newest beach resorts. Better than the beautifully restored Victorian architecture of its historic downtown district, is the southern hospitality of Galveston’s residents.