Cruise Car Parking
If you are lucky enough to have a cruise holiday booked from Southampton, or are thinking of booking one, then you need to consider how to get to your cruise from Southampton.
There are plenty of way of getting to Southampton, including train and maybe air, but if you are considering driving then you will be pleased to hear that there are plenty of cruise car parking nearby.
There are two official Southampton car parking companies that serve the four cruise ports – APB Parking and CPS. These both have parking right next to the cruise terminals and, in most cases, you can walk from where you have parked the car to the cruise terminal. Your cruise line will tell which one of the parking operators to use depending on what cruise terminal your ship is to sail from.
If you don’t mind just a short coach shuttle trip, then there are car parking options away from the cruise terminals that can save you much money over the official car parking operators. Although they are unofficial, you will find that they offer secure self parking and a good service to the port. These are very much cheaper.
If you are to be going on a longer cruise from Southampton, perhaps on one of the 14-17 night cruises or maybe even longer, then the savings over that period are be huge. Even for a short cruise car park it is worth thinking about and most definitely for long stay cruise car parking. Do check out these prices before booking with one of the port car parking operators to see how much with these discounted car parking offers you could save.
ABP Parking and CPS Car Parking at Southampton
ABP Car Parking
ABP port of Southampton cruise car parking is the car parking provider for Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, MSC, NCL, Saga and Fred Olsen. A BP guarantee parking in the port that is conveniently located near to the cruise terminal. The closeness of their car parks to the cruise terminals ensure that there are no long bus transfers to get between the cruise ship terminal parking. With the aid of porters and the excellent facilities for dealing with luggage, you will find it very straightforward to use an ABP car park. Most of the car parks are within walking distance to the cruise terminal. However, if the terminal is particularly busy and the walking distance is a little too far, a shuttle bus will be provided. The car parking is open air. Also, since the car park in yourself parking, you will take your keys with you on your cruise holiday and so you do not have the worry of your car being moved from place to place whilst your way.
Although you can pay on arrival at the car parking facility, you are encouraged by ABP to book and pay ahead of your cruise. This will also enable you to get a better, lower price car parking deal.
To book ABP parking, you can telephone (0844) 880 6848
Cruise and Passengers Services (CPS) Car Parking
CPS provide most of the car parking services for cruise lines Cunard, P&O cruises and Princess Cruises. They offer secure car parking right next to the docks so there is less need to be troubled by bus transfers. The car park is both safe and secure. The car parking is right adjacent Â the cruise terminal docks and for most cruises they are able to offer a valet parking service. To get an idea of the price you would expect pay approximately Â£85 for 7 nights of parking at 2011 prices. To arrange car parking at CPS, you should telephone their call centre on (0845) 071 3939. It may be worth while to book ahead of your cruise to secure your car parking.