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Discover Europe’s most beautiful cities on a short cruise!

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You’ll be surprised at just how much you can see during a short cruise. Whether you opt for two, three or four nights away, make the most of your free time by exploring Europe’s most spectacular cities, and unwinding on a comfortable, luxurious ship.

Why book a short cruise?

To really make the most of your long weekend, a cruise is an excellent choice. Unlike other methods of travel, a cruise allows you to enjoy every minute of your holiday, from the moment you board the ship. The journey really is half the fun of cruising, and travelling to your destination will be just as memorable as your time in the ports.

Amsterdam Canal

It’s a wonderful way to spend a weekend

To really make the most of your long weekend, a cruise is an excellent choice. Unlike other methods of travel, a cruise allows you to enjoy every minute of your holiday, from the moment you board the ship. The journey really is half the fun of cruising, and travelling to your destination will be just as memorable as your time in the ports.

There’s no flying involved on a short cruise

Short cruises will particularly appeal to those who are tired of the rigmarole of checking in for a flight and waiting in a drab airport lounge. With a mini cruise, all you need to do is travel to your nearest port for sailings from the UK, and let the captain whisk you away on a weekend adventure. You can cruise from Southampton, Portsmouth, Liverpool, Newcastle and many more.

Hamburg

You can tick one or two destinations off your bucket list

Many people believe that a short cruise doesn’t allow much time to explore new destinations. However, during a two or three-night mini cruise, you can wander the streets of Bruges or visit the colourful capital of Guernsey. You could navigate the canals of Amsterdam, or admire the architecture of Antwerp. If you don’t quite have a week to spend, you could book a four-night short cruise, allowing you to add a couple of extra destinations to your itinerary, or enjoy a leisurely cruise on the River Seine to see Paris. It really is up to you!

Short cruises offer excellent value

Short cruises lasting two to three nights can cost less than £200 per person. This not only includes sleek and spacious accommodation on award-winning cruise lines, it also comprises access to swimming pools, delicious meals at a variety of restaurants, entertainment, dance classes and even access to the sports deck. Guests can get so much for their money by opting for a short break.

They’re perfect for city lovers

Of all the short break cruise itineraries on offer, many, including holidays with P&O Cruises, stop at some of Europe’s most beautiful cities. The likes of Paris, Hamburg, Amsterdam, Bruges, St Peter Port and Antwerp are all popular ports of call on short cruises. So if you find yourself longing for a weekend in the city, but also enjoy the luxury of travelling on a spectacular cruise ship, a short cruise offers the best of both worlds. Browse our short cruise deals today!

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