We just did the pier to LHR transfers in April for the "NAV" and found them to be a value (for a change) since we paid in USD. Plus the 1 1/2 to 2 hour ride was doubled due to a HUGE traffic accident problem involving several of the "M"s. Back to Harwich next year!
We took a taxi from there to the Novotel Southampton. It was 5 GBP + tip 10% ($10 USD).
The next day, we took a taxi to the pier where the ship is. Left around 1100 or so. Taxi was 10 GBP + 10% tip ($20 USD).
SS Norway (12 times) '85 - '97; Radiance OS 06/01; Island Princess 11/04, Grand Princess 11/04/05, Golden Princess 7/21/06, Golden Princess 2/24/07, Explorer of the Seas 12/23/07, Island Princess 11/15/08