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Hi all, I'm a cruise virgin, I have a Mediterranean cruise booked for aug sailing from Southampton, I live in the midlands, just wondering the best way to get there and where to park. There are 6 of us going so we would need to take two cars, or would it be cheaper getting a taxi??We always travel by car and park at the port. It is a very smooth operation. The porters take the bags from the car and if you are with RCCL you then park in a secure area close to the ship that is locked for the duration. If parking is not included with your booking you can do it via the Southampton Port website.
We've sailed twice from southampton and have got the train both times, if you book in advance it can work out quite cheaply, the station is a very short taxi ride to the port, I think there is a bus too, the last time it was only a short cruise and we only had carry on bags so we walked it as it was a nice day.What do you do with luggage on the train? Do you check it and it goes in a baggage car? Or take it on the train with you? This would be from London to Southampton.
What do you do with luggage on the train? Do you check it and it goes in a baggage car? Or take it on the train with you? This would be from London to Southampton.
We always park at the port, so near you can normally see your car from the ship. Just put Parking at Southampton, Royal Caribbean Cruises into google and the correct parking people will come up with a list of cruises to click into, or just ask your Travel Agent to book for you.Your last comment depends on where you are traveling from, we Train every time and it is excellent and if booked in advance a lot cheaper.
So much easier than trains, coaches etc.
most of the 'inter city' trains have luggage storage racks either end of the carriage, usually safe to leave it but we do find a seat in view of it to be on the safe side.Great. Thanks a lot.