Roads in Southampton are extremely busy this morning as cruise ships arrive in Southampton.

Motorists have been urged to plan ahead if travelling to the city centre this morning.

A large number of cruise passengers are expected in the city as several ships arrive and depart, with delays already evident.

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A spokesperson from the Southampton City Council highways team said: “Traffic around Southampton waterfront is currently extremely busy, with delays on several key routes.

“We would advise checking routes before you travel and planning your journey accordingly.”

Three cruise ships have docked in the city this morning: Queen Mary 2, MSC Poesia, and Queen Victoria.

It comes after two cruise ships visited on Friday, and three ships docked in the city on Saturday.