However you arrive at the terminal, by bus or by taxi; them process of embarkation is very easy.
Your luggage will be taken by one of the many porters and you will be directed to the embarkation hall. There you will join one of the lines waiting to be processed.
If you have completes the on line embarkation forms then the procedures is just a few minutes. Even if you haven't the embarkation staff are very good and you will be oon board the ship in a short time.
There are plenty of staff about to help you if you have any questions. The whole process is much easier and more friendly than going by air.
Don't worry, and enjoy the cruise.
You make your way to the Cruise Terminal. Offload your baggage. Check in. Wait to be called for embarkation. Simple. O'Brien.
You haven't mentioned how you are travelling to Southamton.
If you travel by organised coach (Eavesway) your luggage will be taken from the coach and delivered to your cabin.
You simply walk in through security checkpoint (similar to an airport) then check in at reception.
You then board the ship, the whole process is usually very quick & efficient.
Your luggage sometimes takes a few hours to be delivered to youir cabin but you can access your cabin from 1.00pm.
If you drive down and are using the port car parks you will be directed to the luggage drop off point before parking your car. (very close to ship)then simply walk to the security / reception as above.
Enjoy your cruise.