Posted May 14th, 2018, 03:11 PM
I see what you mean.
I have just checked their website and it's not just Terminal 5.
This is a pity, since up to now, it has been the best way from LHR to ships in Southampton, in terms of both journey time and value for money.
Unlike Gatwick Airport (hint for future trips...), there are no direct rail services from/to Heathrow, which can be a pain when pulling baggage.
So, other than a taxi-type rental, that just leaves the cruise lines' own transfer buses, which can be a hefty price, compared with the bus, with a lot of hurry-up-and-wait.
As suggested, given the success of the route, it is difficult to reason why NE would do this.
By the way, it's the same issue going the other way, so it's not as if the service is a 'merry-go-round' routing. There are one or two daily direct NE buses but they are not times that would suit cruise ship passenger's typical timings.
M.S. Odessa: New York - Montreal, 76.06.
QE2: Southampton - New York, 02.05.
Carnival Holiday: Mobile - W. Carib - Mobile, 05.04.
Legend of the Seas: Tampa - Southampton, 06.05.
Carnival Spirit: San Diego - Hawaii, 07.06.
Celebrity Galaxy: Miami - Rome, 08.05.
Emerald Princess: Ft Lauderdale - S. Caribbean - FL, 08.11.
Splendour of the Seas: Lisbon - Sao Paulo, 09.12.
Ocean Princess: Dover - Greenland - New York, 10.06.
Serenade of the Seas: San Juan - E. Caribbean - San Juan, 11.05
Crown Princess: New York - Quebec, 11.09.
Rotterdam VI: Ft Lauderdale - Rotterdam, 12.04
Queen Mary 2: New York - Southampton, 13.07
Queen Mary 2: Southampton - New York, 13.08
Queen Victoria: Ft. Lauderdale - Southampton, 14.04
Norwegian Pearl: Miami - E. Carib - Miami 15.03
Queen Mary 2: New York - Southampton, 15.08
Queen Mary 2: Southampton - New York, 15.08
Queen Mary 2: New York - Southampton, 16.07
Queen Mary 2: Southampton - New York, 16.08
Norwegian Jade: Tampa - Cork, 17.04
P&O Aurora: Southampton - Baltic - Southampton, 17.05
Queen Mary 2: New York - Southampton, 18.07
Queen Mary 2: Southampton - New York, 18.07