Gray - Answered a Question by Ashton (30 Jan 09 19:07)

The Holiday Inn offers a "cruise package". We used for our Christmas/New Year 16 day cruise. We paid £154 for bed/ breakfast and 16 days parking. The hotel added a complimentary cream tea and a free taxi from the hotel to the cruise terminal on departure. Strongly recommended. Gwyn and Shirley Gray (Ancaster Lincolnshire).

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BLYTH - Answered a Question by Ashton (29 Jan 09 11:22)

Http://www.visit-southampton.co.uk/site/cruise-passenger-and-crew-information/pre-cruise-hotel-deals This website is all about options for Southampton.

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hood - Answered a Question by Ashton (30 Jan 09 20:39)

The last couple of times we have had free parking at Southampton with P & O - this is offered on some cruises by various cruise lines and means you just drive up to the terminal entrance and your luggage and car are taken from you and your car is there at Southampton on your return without having to get a taxi back to your car - we normally stay at a Premier Lodge just outside Southampton the night before and it is just a short drive to the terminal.

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lewis - Answered a Question by Ashton (30 Jan 09 21:21)

Yes,there is a nice Holiday Inn at Eatleigh,just outside Southampton.Free parking for duration of cruise but you need a taxi for the return journey-about £15. I've used it on at least 3 occasions. D G Lewis.

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Jackson - Answered a Question by Ashton (31 Jan 09 10:12)

Look for Dale House Farm B&B see their web site,very good lpace 7 will take you to the cruise treminal & meet you on return. R.Jackson.

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Stone - Answered a Question by Ashton (31 Jan 09 11:11)

We use C P S (Cruise & Passenger Services Ltd) they take the car away as you unload, then it is there when you come back, last year we went on the Q M 2, on arriving back The Queen was visiting the Q E 2 to say goodbye, so we had to dock further up, had an initial worry that we would have to walk down to the Q M 2 terminus to collect our car, but they had in the carpark where we docked, its about £130 for two weeks, (we have a camper van, so ours is a bit dearer,as they go on length) they also offer various services, clean, service petrol filling etc (all extra, of course) they have a website info@candps.com. we use this as my husband is disabled, so they park it near the front of the carpark, so he does not have to far to walk. hope this helps. have a good trip........... L Stone.

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Watt - Answered a Question by Ashton (31 Jan 09 16:49)

Our parking was pre-booked with the cruise, it is very easy, very well orgainised and not far to walk once you park your car. I was very impressed with everything. Upon our return a nice car park attendant even helped us put out luggage in the car!

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tracy mitchell - Answered a Question by Ashton (31 Jan 09 17:12)

Many travel agents for cruising offer 'free parking' of the duration of your holiday, enquire and they maybe able to help.

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Beejay - Answered a Question by Ashton (01 Feb 09 14:47)

On your behalf I have made a few enquiries. Yes there are hotels. Around £120 to £150 for the room for one night and upto 15 nights car parking included. Visit www.visit-southampton.co.uk. Or email touristinformation@southampton.gov.uk Phone 02380 83333 and you can get the full list. If it is your first cruise have a wonderful time, the start of many. We would go every year if we could afford it.' Dont spoil the ship for a ha'pth of tar' and Good Luck.

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Syers - Answered a Question by Ashton (02 Feb 09 08:48)

Hi, we always stay at the Express Holiday Inn, Botley Rd, Southampton. The hotel is very good and you will find that lots of people who are cruising stay here. The next day when you are due to board ship you are only 10 minutes away. This hotel is approximately £65 as we have just booked it for ourselves for April. Have a good cruise you will love it.

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