You have decided to go on a cruise and planned every detail. The only problem is – where do you park your car for this duration? Don’t worry; just find cruise parking in Southampton, book a parking space for your car and your problem is solved. The next task is to find the right company.

Here is a quick guide on how to find the right parking company at the Southampton docks.

Is it available? A service is right for you only when it is available when you need it. Though it is always a good idea to pre-book the space to park your car, it may not always be possible. Also, pay attention to the terminal from which you embark on the ship. We offer cruise parking services for all the terminals of the Southampton Port.

Is it accessible? The Southampton Port is well-connected to the road and rail transport network. If the cruise parking company is miles away, it becomes a hassle for you. Check out the location and accessibility of the parking facility before you book a parking space for your car to minimise the chances of any such trouble.

Is it on-site? An on-site cruise parking facility may be available for you. The only downside is that you have to pay a lot more than what others charge. You can save a lot if you choose a valet parking just outside the Southampton port. This gives you the same advantages, but at a much lower price!

Is it ‘meet and greet’? A valet service, also known as ‘meet and greet’, is your best bet, as it offers the ultimate convenience. Once you reach the departure area of the Southampton port terminal, your car is collected and parked by a chauffeur in the allotted space. It is ready for you near the terminal on the return date you specified.

Is it secure? The security of your vehicle is of utmost importance when you are away on a cruise. It is, therefore, important to assess the security system of the facility. Our car parking facility has sturdy steel entry barriers. It is also monitored by CCTV and cameras. You can be assured about the safety and security of your car when it is in our care.

Is it online? An online tool makes the booking process straightforward and efficient. You need not go anywhere for this. The online booking process may vary a little with each cruise parking service in Southampton; ours works in a pretty simple way:

  • You enter the cruise start and end dates
  • We provide a price quote
  • You enter the required details
  • You pay via the secured PayPal gateway
  • We confirm your booking via an email

We accept MasterCard/Eurocard, Discover, Visa/Delta/Electron, American Express and Maestro. If you have a registered account with PayPal, you can also pay via it. The security of PayPal ensures the security of your payment.

Is it safe? If you are booking a car parking for your Southampton cruise online, you need to make sure that your personal details, and your payment, remain safe. We can assure you that your personal details are not used or shared in any way. Our PayPal payment gateway can assure you about the security of your money.

Is it affordable? If you think valet cruise parking is expensive, you are mistaken. It can cost a little more than a ‘park and ride’; however, if you consider the advantages it offers, you would be glad about the price. Moreover, it is almost similar to what you have to pay for long stays at an on-site parking facility. You get more for your money with this service.

Quick Tip: Book a parking space for your car in advance and you may avail of a lower rate.

Is it convenient? The cruise parking is too far from the port, the booking process is too complicated, and the parking charges are too high – the problems you may face are endless! This makes it even more important to check every detail about the company before you avail of their parking services at the Southampton Port.

A little planning and research is all it needs to find the right service at the right price.

Matthew Naylor, the owner of Parking4Cruises, has years of experience working in the travel industry. He shares an active interest in writing and blogging, especially about the niche he works in, the travel sector. He offers his ideas, tips and suggestions for travellers planning a cruise or flight from Southampton to regional, national and international destinations.

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