World Cruise from Southampton: Explore the Empire
Southampton has plenty of world cruises departing its harbour, primarily those on the traditional British cruise lines, Cunard and P&O UK. Legs of world cruises by these and other lines can also be embarked upon in Southampton, the hub of cruising in England.
P&O UK World Cruise
P&O UK's various world cruises from Southampton vary in length but the general direction is the same. It is a straight run across the Atlantic to the eastern Caribbean, then through the Panama Canal to San Diego and Los Angeles, a jaunt through the Pacific stopping at some islands, New Zealand and Australia, then a short visit to several places in Asia. From there, the cruise heads to the Middle East and through the Suez Canal to return to Southampton via several stops in the Mediterranean. The longer itinerary has a few more ports of call than the other, but both offer an incredible experience to those fortunate enough to take advantage of it.
Cunard offers its passengers a very traditional and stately cruising experience, harking back to the days of glamorous travel by ocean liner. The line's world cruise itineraries vary, but are generally not full circumnavigations- however, these in-depth cruises do visit a good portion of the globe! Lasting over 100 nights, they visit plenty of exotic destinations over several continents. Cunard is very good for those who like to learn, with great lecturers and speakers who can acquaint passengers with the stories of the destinations they are visiting. Other well-loved Cunard features are white-gloved stewards serving tea, ball gowns and tuxedos on formal nights, traditional ballroom dancing, pub lunches and more.
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