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Top 5 Park and Cruise Hotels in Southampton: A Comprehensive Review
When it comes to planning a cruise from Southampton, one of the most important aspects to consider is finding the right park and cruise hotel. These hotels not only provide comfortable accommodations but also offer convenient parking facilities for your vehicle while you embark on your cruise adventure. With so many options available, it can be overwhelming to choose the perfect hotel for your needs. To help you make an informed decision, we have compiled a comprehensive review of the top 5 park and cruise hotels in Southampton.
Grand Harbour Hotel
Located just a stone’s throw away from the Southampton cruise terminals, Grand Harbour Hotel is an excellent choice for travelers looking for convenience and luxury. The hotel offers secure parking facilities, allowing you to leave your car worry-free while you enjoy your cruise. With its elegant rooms, stunning views of the harbor, and top-notch amenities including a spa and fitness center, Grand Harbour Hotel provides a truly luxurious experience.
Holiday Inn Southampton
Situated near the city center and within close proximity to the cruise terminals, Holiday Inn Southampton is another popular choice among cruisers. The hotel offers on-site parking with enhanced security measures to ensure the safety of your vehicle throughout your trip. With modern rooms, excellent dining options, and a range of amenities including a swimming pool and gym, Holiday Inn Southampton provides comfort and convenience at an affordable price.
Leonardo Royal Hotel Southampton Grand Harbour
With its prime location overlooking the waterfront and offering panoramic views of the Solent, Leonardo Royal Hotel Southampton Grand Harbour is a favorite among travelers seeking both comfort and breathtaking scenery. The hotel provides secure parking facilities along with spacious rooms that are tastefully decorated. Guests can also enjoy access to leisure facilities such as a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, and fitness center.
Conveniently located near West Quay Shopping Centre and within walking distance of the cruise terminals, Novotel Southampton is an ideal choice for those looking for a hotel with easy access to both shopping and embarkation points. The hotel offers secure parking facilities and spacious rooms with modern amenities. Guests can also indulge in delicious meals at the hotel’s restaurant or unwind at the bar after a long day of exploring the city.
Jurys Inn Southampton
Jurys Inn Southampton is a budget-friendly option that doesn’t compromise on quality. Located near the city center, this hotel provides easy access to both the cruise terminals and popular attractions in Southampton. While it may not offer on-site parking, guests can take advantage of nearby parking facilities at discounted rates. With comfortable rooms, friendly staff, and a range of amenities including a restaurant and bar, Jurys Inn Southampton ensures a pleasant stay without breaking the bank.
In conclusion, choosing the right park and cruise hotel in Southampton is crucial for ensuring a stress-free start to your cruise vacation. Whether you prioritize luxury, convenience, or affordability, these top 5 hotels offer excellent options to cater to different preferences. From the elegant Grand Harbour Hotel to the budget-friendly Jurys Inn Southampton, there’s something for every traveler looking to embark on their cruise adventure from Southampton.
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This year, Port Canaveral came out on top, earning 24% of the votes and taking the first-place spot. It is the third year in a row that Port Canaveral has taken the top spot, followed closely by Miami and Fort Lauderdale. “We’re thrilled to have earned this valued distinction three years in a row,” stated Capt. John Murray, Port Canaveral CEO. “What an honor for us and our cruise partners to be so well recognized for providing a high quality guest experience. It’s tremendous gratitude of our efforts from the millions of cruise guests sailing from Port Canaveral year after year.”
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The neighboring Port of Los Angeles is just a quick drive away. We welcome you to stay and play in Long Beach before you embark on your journey. Bon Voyage!
Is there parking at the cruise terminal?
Parking is available at the Long Beach Cruise Terminal parking structure for $23 per day (rates subject to change). 0-30 minutes - No charge, 31 to 59 minutes $4.00, 1 to 2 hours $8.00. Note: The Garage Height Limit is 7'0". Oversized vehicles (those utilizing more than one parking space) cannot park in the cruise terminal garage and guests must make alternate/offsite parking arrangements.
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There are plenty of hotels and accommodations convenient to the Long Beach Cruise Terminal. Any hotel in the greater Long Beach area will only a few short minutes away from the Cruise Terminal. Find the perfect place to stay on our website .
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SHANNON’S ON PINE
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AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC
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What to do in Long Beach pre- or post-cruise?
If you have a day or two pre- or post-cruise, then you'll find plenty to do and see in Long Beach. The Aquarium of The Pacific , Long Beach Museum of Art and Museum of Latin American Art are must-sees for visitors. Shoppers will find all their favorite brand names at a discount at the Pike Outlets , right in downtown Long Beach. For more unique boutiques in pedestrian-friendly settings, check out Retro Row on 4th Street , the East Village Arts District , or visit the Belmont Shore or Bixby Knolls neighborhoods.
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What time does Carnival Cruise depart from Long Beach?
For more information including times of arrival and departure visit Carnival's website or download their mobile app .
Do you need a passport for a cruise?
For domestic cruises (cruises that begin and end in a U.S port) a valid, unexpired government-issued photo I.D. for all guests 16 years of age or older is required. For European and Transatlantic cruises, U.S citizens are required to carry a passport, valid for six months beyond the date of their visit. Learn more here .
To book your cruise or for questions about your reservation call Carnival Cruise Line at (800) 764-7419
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