The UK's best connected port

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Scarlet Lady leaving Portsmouth

Portsmouth’s dramatic harbour is a striking location for passengers, whether you’re arriving on a cruise to explore the city and beyond, or sailing away on your travels.

Known as the Great Waterfront City, Portsmouth has been building a discerning reputation as a turnaround or calling cruise port, impressing visitors with its world-class attractions and welcoming back established cruise companies.

We not only boast an attractive waterfront but are known as the UK’s best connected port, where passengers can arrive with ultimate ease straight off the motorway.

The city is also perfectly located to reach London, which is 60 miles away, Heathrow and Gatwick 1 hour and 20 minutes from the port, even closer is Southampton airport 22 miles, which is only 23 minutes in the car.

Portsmouth’s connectivity also stretches to the sea, where it lies in close proximity to main shipping routes, so you don’t have to wait long before you reach warmer waters.

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