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Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

The No-Fly 2021 Christmas Break

  • 17 Dec 2021
  • 5 nights
  • Ship: Balmoral
  • No-Fly Cruise

Itinerary: Southampton - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Antwerp, Belgium - Southampton

Includes: Pound sterling on board*, Book with the No. 1 Cruise Specialist for Fred. Olsen, Small ship cruising*, FREE All-Inclusive Drinks Package* OR FREE On Board Spend*

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Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

The 2022 No-Fly Springtime Fjords

  • 27 Apr 2022
  • 5 nights
  • Ship: Balmoral
  • No-Fly Cruise

Itinerary: Newcastle - Bergen, Hordaland - Eidfjord, Hardangerfjord - Newcastle

Includes: 5% Discount for Ocean Club members*, No-fly small ship cruising*, Exclusive FREE Gratuities Included for Ocean View & above*, Choose from: FREE On Board Spend of up to £280* or...

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Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

The 2021 No-Fly Five Night Spanish Escape

  • 02 Dec 2021
  • 5 nights
  • Ship: Borealis
  • No-Fly Cruise

Itinerary: Liverpool - La Coruna, Spain - Getxo (Bilbao), Spain - Liverpool

Includes: Pound sterling on board*, Book with the No. 1 Cruise Specialist for Fred. Olsen, Small ship cruising*, FREE All-Inclusive Drinks Package* OR FREE On Board Spend*


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What is a mini cruise?


A mini cruise is simply a cruise that lasts between 1 and 5 nights. Short cruises are a popular choice for those new to cruise and those seeking an alternative to the more traditional weekend away.

There are many reasons to pick a mini cruise. The perfect introduction, mini cruises are great for those looking to experience a cruise for the very first time. Eliminate any concerns you may have such as seasickness, dining worries or accommodation questions by taking a sample cruise. Sample cruises can be as short as one night but they open you up to so many opportunities.

Even if you’re not a first time cruiser, a short cruise offers the chance to try something new whether that be a cruise ship, a cruise line or a destination. Perhaps you’re interested in sailing with a different cruise line but you don’t want to commit to a longer itinerary? A mini cruise will enable you to truly immerse yourself in the on board experience - a try before you buy, if you will!

Mini cruises are a budget friendly option and what’s more, they offer a little taste of luxury. With Cunard, for example, you’ll feel like royalty as you enjoy luxurious amenities such as room service, afternoon tea, nightly turndown and the renowned White Star Service. But if it’s time rather than money you’re short of - a mini cruise is the ideal choice for a holiday quick fix!


Destination highlights

With so many cruise destinations to choose from there’s bound to be an itinerary to inspire you. Many mini cruises sail from the UK which means you’re one step closer to discovering the destinations on your doorstep. A British Isles mini cruise will enable you to unearth the gems hidden along our glorious coast. Or, you could take a short break to Europe. Head off on an Amsterdam mini cruise, visit Copenhagen and Oslo, explore Budapest or marvel at the continent's most famous Christmas markets. Because cruising doesn’t have to mean committing lots of time to sailing distant shores.


Which cruise lines offer mini cruises?

The majority of our cruise line partners offer shorter cruise holidays. Opt for a more intimate cruising experience with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, enjoy ultra-luxury cruising with Cunard or choose from family-friendly activities with Celebrity Cruises, P&O Cruises and Princess Cruises.

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