Princess Cruises and Cunard ships are leaving Southampton, including Queen Elizabeth and Regal Princess


A number of fantastic cruise lines will be leaving the Hampshire coast this week.

Luxury cruise ships and giant warships are common in Southampton and Portsmouth.

The port of Southampton is the base for many cruise lines including P&O Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Cunard, Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean.

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Last month the location was named “Best Port” at the Wave Awards 2021.

While most of us won’t be boarding a luxury cruise ship anytime soon, that doesn’t stop us from going out and watching them sail past.

So despite the cold weather, there’s still time to grab a hot drink and head to a Solent lookout point to see some fabulous cruise lines.

Dispatch movements are listed online and provide information about when each ship should arrive. However, these can change.

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Below, HampshireLive has listed some of the ships in Southampton this week and their arrival and departure times.

Queen Elizabeth

This Cunard cruise ship leaves Southampton on Monday (November 1st) at 6pm for the Spanish city of La Coruña.

The cruise ship has been touring the UK for the past few months due to coronavirus restrictions, but it looks like it will now continue to travel.

The Queen Elizabeth made her debut in 2010, she is 964.5 feet long and can carry 2,081 guests.

Queen Victoria

The ship, named after the former British monarch Queen Victoria, is a Vista-class cruise ship also operated by the Cunard Line.

The ship shares the same basic design as other Vista-class cruise lines, including the Queen Elizabeth.

It is one of the smaller ships in operation, but still has seven restaurants, thirteen bars, three swimming pools, a ballroom and a theater.

Shipping movements currently indicate it will leave the port of Hampshire at 5pm on Tuesday November 2nd.


The Bolette is owned and operated by Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.

It used to be called Amsterdam in honor of the capital of the Netherlands, but now the name Bolette is in honor of Fred. Olsen Jr.’s great-great-grandmother

The ship is the fourth and last ship in the Rotterdam class, which includes MS Rotterdam, MS Volendam and MS Zaandam

She can travel at high speeds, has an elegant interior and has 690 cabins.

According to ship movements, Bolette will arrive on Tuesday at 5.30 p.m. and leave for Amsterdam at 11 p.m. the same day.

Royal princess

The Regal Princess, 50 percent larger than other Princess Cruises ships, will be leaving town later this week.

The cruise ship was launched in 2014 and has a multi-story atrium, theater, various dining rooms and restaurants, and pools

She is scheduled to arrive in Southampton on Thursday (November 3) at 6:30 a.m. and then set sail at 5 p.m. for Cherbourg, France.

Sky princess

The Sky Princess was built in 2019 and is one of the newest ships in the Princess Cruises fleet.

She was officially named by two pioneers of the US space program: Captain Kay Hire and engineer Poppy Northcutt.

There are a total of 1,830 guest cabins for the 3,660 visitors on board the Sky Princess.

Forget the bonfire night, Sky Princess will arrive and depart on Friday November 5th. The times have yet to be confirmed.

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