We are situated on the western side of Southampton water, about a 15 minute drive from the port. If you are using a Satellite Navigation system and you enter South Road please ensure you select South Road in Marchwood and NOT South Road in Southampton. If you enter the postcode SO40 4BX into your Satellite Navigation system it should bring you to East Road on Marchwood Industrial Park. You will see our car park halfway along East Road, just look out for the Penguin Parking signs. You can download a map and written directions by clicking here.
Travelling from the North and East
Exit the M27 at junction 3.
At the roundabout turn left (1st exit) onto the M271 heading West. Follow this to the end (approx. 2 miles).
At the roundabout turn right (2nd exit) and follow this road, which will join the main A35. Stay on this road until the next roundabout where you will need to turn left (1st exit) and follow this road to the traffic lights (ignoring the pedestrian crossing lights as you enter the road).
At the traffic lights, turn left (Jacobs Gutter Lane) and follow this road (approx. 2 miles) to the next roundabout. At this roundabout turn left (1st exit) and follow this road for a further half a mile.
At the mini roundabout turn left (1st exit) – into Marchwood Industrial Park (North Road). Go past the security office on your left and take the 1st turning right into East Road, then take the 3rd turning right into South Road. You will see our car park on the left.
Travelling from the West
Exit the M27 at junction 2.
Turn right onto the A326 towards Totton and Fawley.
At each roundabout, keep going straight for approximately 6 miles until you come to the end of the dual carriageway and the speed limit reduces to 50mph, then 40mph. Once you are in the 40mph area you need to take the 1st turning on your left (Staplewood Lane).
At the crossroads, go straight across (Tavells Lane).
At the next crossroads turn left (Main Road) and continue to the roundabout.
At the roundabout turn right (2nd exit) and follow this road approx. half a mile to the next mini roundabout and then turn left (1st exit) – into Marchwood Industrial Park (North Road). Go past the security office on your left and take the 1st turning right into East Road, then take the 3rd turning right into South Road. You will see our car park on the left.
In the 6 years Alternative Cruise Parking have operated there have been different cruise parking companies come and go, with differing levels of professionalism. Most of these companies use similar names, causing customer confusion, and names sometimes designed to imitate others.
For this reason we have decided to change our branding from:
We think it’s a visual brand symbol with a more recognisable image to assist you when you are booking cruise parking for your cruise holiday, and in making sure you park with the people you know and trust.
We are the same company with the same dedicated staff and the same commitment to customer satisfaction. For our long standing regular customers please think of it like an “old trusted friend who’s turned up wearing a new coat!”
Or you may still call us if you prefer, for bookings and enquiries, on our same number: 023 8066 0836