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Cruises to Portsmouth (England)

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About Portsmouth (England)

Portsmouth -- a maritime city and the birthplace of author Charles Dickens -- is located on England's south coast and has a rich naval history. Though it remains a working port, Portsmouth boasts lots of attractions and accommodations for cruise tourists to enjoy, including museums, galleries, live music venues, restaurants and bars.

History buffs should be sure to visit the National Museum of the Royal Navy, the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Southsea Castle. Casual vacationers might opt for a boat tour or a relaxing stroll along the picturesque Southsea Common, the city's 100-acre waterfront park. For impeccable views, head to the top of Emirates Spinnaker Tower -- it's taller than Big Ben and the London Eye and offers panoramic views.

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Viking Jupiter
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14 Night
Cruise to Portsmouth (England)Details

263 Reviews
Leaving:Bergen
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Sep 24, 2022
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Viking Venus
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14 Night
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Leaving:Bergen
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Oct 7, 2022
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Valiant Lady
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12 Night
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Leaving:Portsmouth
Cruise Line:Virgin Voyages
May 2, 2022
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Viking Jupiter
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14 Night
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Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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7 Night
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Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
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7 Night
Cruise to Portsmouth (England)Details

229 Reviews
Leaving:Portsmouth
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Oct 11, 2022
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10 Night
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Leaving:Portsmouth
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Oct 1, 2022
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22 Night
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704 Reviews
Leaving:Oslo
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Jun 29, 2022
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10 Night
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Leaving:Oslo
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Jun 29, 2022
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3 Night
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Leaving:Portsmouth
Cruise Line:Virgin Voyages
Apr 29, 2022
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14 Night
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Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
May 28, 2022
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14 Night
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Leaving:Bergen
Cruise Line:Viking Ocean Cruises
Sep 27, 2022
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14 Night
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Leaving:Portsmouth
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Oct 11, 2022
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12 Night
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Leaving:Portsmouth
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Jul 9, 2022
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14 Night
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Leaving:Portsmouth
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Sep 17, 2022
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17 Night
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Leaving:Portsmouth
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Oct 1, 2022
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3 Night
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Leaving:Portsmouth
Cruise Line:Virgin Voyages
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11 Night
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Leaving:Portsmouth
Cruise Line:Virgin Voyages
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Why go to Portsmouth (England)?

Pros:

Portsmouth maintains a distinctly maritime feel thanks to its rich naval history.

Cons:

There may be crowds to contend with if you’re in town during one of the special events often hosted at Southsea Common.

Bottom Line:

Portsmouth is a modern and accommodating city that cruise buffs are sure to admire.


Portsmouth (England) Cruise Reviews
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PMHLONDON
Due to expected bad weather in Bay of Biscay we had skipped Casablanca and so had extra time before expected arrival at Greenwich so we pulled into Portsmouth. Viking hastily arranged some ver nice excursions. We... Read More
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Fishgerbil
Small port, mostly used by ferry services, went straight through so didn't see much. Arranged to leave my car in the port car park till 5.30 after the cruise, so I could get the bus into town to Historic Port area.... Read More
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