Welcome to the Southampton cruise port guide. Southampton is the largest city in the county of Hampshire on the south coast of England. It has a population of approximately 250.000. This historical town might be small but is quite remarkable. Excavations show finding of over 9000 years ago. Large saxon settlements, viking settlements and much more. The old town that still stands in Southampton today bares witness to these times gone by. Southamptons unique geographical location is and always has been an important port and therefore trade always thrived here in this small town. Even cruise ships take an important part in the history. It was the home port of the famous Queen Elizabeth 2 or better known as QE2. The Titanic even sailed out of this port carrying hundreds of crew members from Southampton with it. Also the historical Mayflower started its voyage from Southampton to take the pilgrim fathers to the United States of America. Southampton itself is not the most exciting town in the U.K. and if you are planning to stick around do make sure you either keep in mind to have an easy day or go into the amazing history behind the historical monuments that still stand today.