Just like Southampton, the city of Portsmouth is situated on the southern coast of England and has played a significant role in maritime history. It is the home of the Royal Navy and the city’s Historic Dockyard houses some of the most significant warships in the world including HMS Victory. More modern landmarks in the city include the Spinnaker Tower, a £21 million pound landmark which is accessible to the public and provides mesmerising views of Portsmouth’s redeveloped harbour.
Portsmouth’s award-winning passenger terminal building opened in 2011 and is the perfect place from which to embark on a cruise. A number of lines operate cruises from Portsmouth including Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, Silversea Cruises, Cruise & Maritime Voyages, and Viking Ocean Cruises.
Located on the south coast of the British Isles, Portsmouth is easily accessible via car or coach. It also well connected via rail, with the cruise terminal situated a short taxi journey away from either Portsmouth & Southsea or Portsmouth Harbour stations.