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Norwegian Jade docked in Ålesund, Norway

Are you yearning to sail beyond the usual tropical paradise cruises and experience something unique and inspiring? You're in luck. Norwegian Cruise Line offers a world of breathtaking destinations beyond The Caribbean, Mexico, and the Bahamas. Travel across the Atlantic and embark on an exciting 2024 London (Southampton) cruise that promises to enrich your senses with distinct cultures, architecture, cuisines, and landscapes.

The charming city of Southampton is not far from London, making it the ideal port of embarkation for these exciting Norwegian cruise itineraries.

Ready to start planning? Explore all London (Southampton) cruises.

Tower bridge in London
Tower bridge in London

Exploring London (Southampton)

London (Southampton) is far more than a mere embarkation point. This lively city boasts an array of attractions worth exploring. Indulge in a shopping spree at Westquay, one of the region's premier retail destinations. Experience a blast from the past with a visit to the Medieval Merchant's House nestled in Southampton's Old Town. Delve deep into the city's rich maritime history at the state-of-the-art SeaCity Museum.

If your schedule permits, seize the opportunity to book a London cruise tour. This 4-day/3-night pre-cruise tour includes transfers, hotel accommodation with breakfast, and ample sightseeing opportunities before you set sail on your cruise.

9-Day Europe from London to Copenhagen: France, Germany & Norway
11-Day Northern Europe from London to Reykjavik: Iceland, Norway & Belgium
12-Day British Isles Round-Trip London: Ireland & Scotland

London (Southampton) 2024 Ports & Destinations

Curious about the ports you'll discover on a London (Southampton) cruise? Let's explore a few of the beautiful countries and port cities that await your visit.


Lisbon, the vibrant capital of Portugal, is a city steeped in history and blessed with stunning vistas. As you disembark in Lisbon, the pastel-colored buildings perched on the hills, the trundling yellow trams, and the expansive Tagus River will capture your heart.

One of the first things to do in Lisbon is to hop on the historic Tram 28. This quaint yellow tram will take you through the narrow, winding streets of Lisbon's most scenic neighborhoods, including Alfama, Baixa, and Estrela. Along the journey, you'll have the chance to explore numerous cultural attractions, such as the Se Cathedral, the National Pantheon, and the Saint George Castle.

Another enchanting city in Portugal is Oporto. Famous for its port wine production, Oporto enchants visitors with its colorful, historic Ribeira district and the stunning Dom Luis I Bridge, offering breathtaking city views. A visit to the Serralves Museum and Gardens, known for its modern art collection, is also a rewarding experience.

Florence, Italy
Florence, Italy


In Florence, treat yourself to panoramic views from the top of the Duomo Cathedral, marvel at Michelangelo's statue of David, or make a detour to the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa. In Naples, savor traditional hand-tossed pizza or embark on a day trip to the famous archaeological site of Pompeii. In Rome, trace the gladiators' steps in the Colosseum, toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain, or snap a selfie on the Spanish Steps. The experiences are endless and unforgettable.


Experience royalty as you traverse the Royal Mile, stretching from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace. Stroll through the lush gardens and charming shops lining the world-famous Princes Street. From Edinburgh, head to Inverness, the heart of the Scottish Highlands. Embark on a hunt for the infamous Loch Ness monster, or take a tour of the Urquhart Castle, one of Scotland's largest castles. Glasgow is another enticing Scottish port on some cruise itineraries. It's renowned for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture. It's also a cultural hub with an impressive lineup of museums, art galleries, and music festivals.

Landscape view of Stavanger, Norway
Landscape view of Stavanger, Norway


Book a cruise that includes Norway, where you can spend days exploring the country's magnificent landscapes. Stroll through Stavanger's quaint harbor area, take an adrenaline-filled ride on the Troll Path in Ålesund, or soak in the breathtaking view from Mount Stranda. Then, experience life in an authentic Norwegian village during a stop in Hellesylt. Geiranger, surrounded by picturesque farms, towering mountains, and cascading waterfalls, will be your farewell to Norway.


Some cruises include a stop in Seydisfjordur, Iceland, where you can embark on an off-road adventure, chase waterfalls in Vestdalur Valley, or hunt for elves in remote corners of this magical land. If your cruise stops in Isafjordur and you're an outdoor enthusiast, take advantage of hiking, biking, and horseback riding in the rugged terrain. Your cruise might also include a stop in Reykjavik, Iceland's capital city. With its active volcano, geothermal pools, and a thriving local music scene, the city promises two days of thrill and discovery before your cruise concludes.


A European cruise wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Netherlands. Known for its picturesque canals, tulip fields, windmills, and cycling routes, the Netherlands is as charming as it is diverse. Amsterdam, the nation's capital, is a must-see, with its elaborate canal system and artistic heritage. Amsterdam's iconic houses and beautiful facades showcase the city's 17th-century Golden Age. Visit the Van Gogh Museum or the Anne Frank House, or simply enjoy a canal cruise or a bike ride — quintessential Amsterdam experiences.

From the awe-inspiring fjords of Norway to the romantic canals of the Netherlands and everything in between, Norwegian's 2024 cruises from Southampton offer unforgettable shore excursions that cater to all types of travelers. With a wealth of onboard activities - from award-winning entertainment to specialty dining options, exciting nightclubs, and soothing spa experiences - Norwegian Southampton cruises offer a world of adventure and relaxation.

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