Q. Are there viewing areas at the Southampton cruise terminals?

There are some excellent vantage points around Southampton which are recommended for witnessing our ships arriving or departing the Port of Southampton. 

These include:

  • Weston Shore, Hythe Marina (the Itchen bridge) and Calshot Castle (at the mouth of Southampton Water) – For departures from all terminals.
  • Mayflower Park or Town Quay – For departures from Mayflower and City Cruise Terminals.
  • Dock Head or Weston Beach – For departures from Queen Elizabeth II terminal.


The best areas to catch sightings of the ships from the Isle of Wight are Cowes seafront and Ryde Esplanade.

Please CLICK HERE to see the map showing most of these locations and the cruise terminals that the ships will depart from.



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