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Featured Mini Cruises

View Cruise The 2022 No-Fly Bruges & Amsterdam Deal
Balcony from £1,039pp (full fare £1,074)
Celebrity Cruises

The 2022 No-Fly Bruges & Amsterdam

  • 25 Aug 2022
  • 4 nights
  • Ship: Celebrity Silhouette
  • No-Fly Cruise

Itinerary: Southampton - Bruges, Zeebrugge - Amsterdam - Southampton

Includes: No-Fly Luxury Cruising from Southampton*, All-inclusive Cruise including Classic Drinks, Gratuities & Wi-Fi for ALL bookings*, FREE On Board Spend of up to $100 when you book by...

Incredible savings
Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

2023 No-Fly Norwegian Fjords Easter Escape

  • 06 Apr 2023
  • 5 nights
  • Ship: Bolette
  • No-Fly Cruise

Itinerary: Newcastle - Bergen, Norway - Flam - Port Of Tyne

Includes: Incredible Savings*, Small ship cruising*, No-Fly Cruising from a UK port*, Full-Board, Traditional British Cruising*

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

The 2022 No-Fly Touring Scenic Ireland

  • 24 Aug 2022
  • 5 nights
  • Ship: Borealis
  • No-Fly Cruise

Itinerary: Liverpool - Cobh (for Cork), Ireland - Galway, Ireland - Tory Island, N.Ireland - Belfast, Northern Ireland - Liverpool

Includes: Pound sterling on board*, Full board cruising*, Small ship cruising*, Sail aboard the New Ship in the Fred. Olsen fleet Borealis, during her Maiden Season*

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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!

Where can you sail on mini cruises?

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 sail 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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