Start planning your cruise and book your excursions in the surroundings of Southampton
Southampton is a scenic port with a colourful maritime heritage, located in Hampshire, South East England. It’s blend of medieval charm, modern shopping malls, and award-winning parks makes this a most attractive MSC Northern Europe Cruises destination.
MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:
• London Discovery
• Stonehenge and Salisbury
• Windsor Castle
England’s capital London
, celebrated for its striking skyline, iconic museums, and red double-decker buses, is a city like no other. On an MSC Cruises excursion
, you’ll take a spin on the London Eye
, pass by the Houses of Parliament
, and glimpse the Big Ben clock tower
. Stroll around romantic Hyde Park
, shop charming Covent Garden
, or visit cutting-edge museums such as the Tate Modern. Whether you’re interested in art, culture, or history, London’s possibilities are infinite!
Britain is an ancient land; a cradle of pre-historic civilisations. Take an MSC Cruises excursion to the circle of Stonehenge, one of the most intriguing landmarks in the United Kingdom. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was established approximately 5000 years ago during the Neolithic period. Here, you’ll admire the ring of stones — each around 13 feet high, seven feet wide, and weighing nearly 25 tons! Afterwards, venture to the medieval town of Salisbury, to admire its grand cathedral — one of the most exquisite historical churches in England, dating back to the 13th century.
Enjoy an MSC Cruises excursion to magical Windsor Castle, built by William the Conqueror in the late 11th century. This formidable fortress boasts an array of distinguished hallmarks including Georgian, Victorian and Gothic features. See the State Apartments, used by Queen Elizabeth II to entertain heads of state, featuring frescoed ceilings, vintage fittings, and invaluable artworks. Then, take in the late 15th-century St. George’s Chapel, the burial location of ten monarchs.