Southampton is the largest city in Hampshire and has enjoyed a glorious past as the embarkation point for all of the major transatlantic cruise lines. In fact this has even earned it the title of “The Cruise Capital of Europe”. Hundreds of years ago it was also the departure point for the Pilgrim Fathers when they set off for America on the Mayflower. It attracts over 4 million visitors every year, many of whom come for some of the best boating and sailing in the UK. Hire a car in Southampton to explore the city's attractions and surroundings.