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Mini Cruises

Mini cruises, also known as short cruises or weekend cruises, are cruise holidays of 1-5 nights. These are ideal for people who have never cruised before and want to get a taste of the experience, or those who are short on annual leave. Mini cruises are also a great way to celebrate a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary without being away from home for too long.

Which cruise lines offer mini cruises?

Mini cruises are available with many of the world's most popular cruise lines, including:

  • Carnival Cruise Line
  • Cruise & Maritime Voyages
  • Cunard
  • Fred. Olsen
  • MSC Cruises
  • P&O Cruises
  • Princess Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean
  • Saga Ocean

 Great choices for first-time cruisers include Royal Caribbean, whose ships have fantastic facilities that the whole family will love, and P&O Cruises, who offer classic cruises aimed solely at British travellers.

Where can I sail from?

If you're planning just a few days away, you're probably interested in mini cruises sailing from the UK. The port of Southampton is the UK's biggest cruise port by some way, and you'll find a great selection of short cruises sailing from here. Other ports for mini cruising from include Newcastle, Hull, Dover, Tilbury, Rosyth, Cardiff, Liverpool and Bristol. 

See Mini Cruises from the UK

Can I get away for the weekend?

Yes! Many people just want a weekend break and a mini-cruise over a weekend is a great way to enjoy a European city break with all of the luxury and convenience of a cruise holiday. Choose from 2-night, 3-night, 4-night or 5-night cruises.

See weekend cruises Last minute mini cruises

Booking your mini cruise

Whether you're new to cruising and want to experience a taster cruise before you commit to a longer voyage, or a seasoned cruiser looking for an extra short break, our Cruise Concierge team here at Cruise118 are on hand to help you plan and book your cruise. Just give us a call on 0808 1234 118 for any help with your booking.

Destination
Date
Cruise Line
Price
5 Dec 2019 for 4 nights from London (Tilbury)

Festive Cruise!
London (Tilbury) | Amsterdam | Hamburg | London (Tilbury) + More
Prices From
£292pp
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5 Dec 2019 for 4 nights from Fort Lauderdale
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LAST CHANCE TO SAIL IN 2019! Fully ATOL protected PLUS we won't be beaten on price with our best price guarantee
Fort Lauderdale | Half Moon Cay | Nassau | Fort Lauderdale + More
Prices From
£719pp
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8 Dec 2019 for 4 nights from London (Tilbury)

Festive Cruise!
London (Tilbury) | Rouen | Honfleur, France | Brussels / Brugge (Zeebrugge) | London (Tilbury) + More
Prices From
£235pp
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8 Dec 2019 for 5 nights from Bristol Avonmouth

Festive Cruise!
Bristol Avonmouth | Rouen | Rouen | Honfleur, France | Bristol Avonmouth + More
Prices From
£311pp
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9 Dec 2019 for 2 nights from London (Tilbury)

Festive Cruise!
London (Tilbury) | Antwerp | London (Tilbury)
Prices From
£141pp
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11 Dec 2019 for 5 nights from London (Tilbury)

Festive Cruise!
London (Tilbury) | Amsterdam | Hamburg | Antwerp | London (Tilbury) + More
Prices From
£188pp
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5 Star Cruising Nassau
Premium luxury cruise
12 Dec 2019 for 4 nights from Miami
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5* luxury cruising! Prices are based on SAIL. Upgrade to SAIL PLUS from £100pp or upgrade to SAIL ALL INCLUDED from £260pp PLUS book a Suite and all perks are included in the price!
Miami | Key West | Nassau | Miami + More
Prices From
£839pp
Cruise & Fly
13 Dec 2019 for 4 nights from Southampton

No service charges on-board
Low prices always guaranteed! Secure your taster cruise now at a great price! Plus no discretionary service charges on this sailing!
Southampton | Amsterdam | Amsterdam | Southampton + More
Prices From
£359pp
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15 Dec 2019 for 3 nights from London (Tilbury)

Festive Cruise!
London (Tilbury) | Rouen | Honfleur, France | London (Tilbury) + More
Prices From
£198pp
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15 Dec 2019 for 3 nights from Bristol Avonmouth

Festive Cruise!
Bristol Avonmouth | Dublin | Dublin | Bristol Avonmouth + More
Prices From
£202pp
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16 Dec 2019 for 3 nights from London (Tilbury)

Festive Cruise!
London (Tilbury) | Antwerp | Amsterdam | London (Tilbury) + More
Prices From
£202pp
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18 Dec 2019 for 3 nights from Bristol Avonmouth

Festive Cruise!
Bristol Avonmouth | Cork | Cork | Bristol Avonmouth + More
Prices From
£202pp
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19 Dec 2019 for 2 nights from Southampton

No service charges on-board
Low prices always guaranteed! Secure your taster cruise now at a great price! Plus no discretionary service charges on this sailing!
Southampton | Bruges, Zeebrugge | Southampton
Prices From
£290pp
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20 Dec 2019 for 2 nights from Southampton

Top 20 cruises under £999pp! Low prices always guaranteed - call for drinks packages, other dates and benefits
Southampton | Honfleur, France | Southampton
Prices From
£271pp
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5 Star Cruising Bruges
Premium luxury cruise
20 Dec 2019 for 3 nights from Southampton

Low prices always guaranteed! Perfect taster cruise
Southampton | Brussels / Brugge (Zeebrugge) | Southampton
Prices From
£404pp
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29 Dec 2019 for 5 nights from Southampton

No service charges on-board
Low prices always guaranteed! Secure your taster cruise now at a great price! Plus no discretionary service charges on this sailing!
Southampton | Ijmuiden | Ijmuiden | Bruges, Zeebrugge | Southampton + More
Prices From
£804pp
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29 Dec 2019 for 5 nights from Southampton

No service charges on-board
HUGE PRICE SLASH!
Southampton | Hamburg | Bruges, Zeebrugge | Southampton + More
Prices From
£727pp
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5 Star Cruising Hamburg
Premium luxury cruise
6 Jan 2020 for 2 nights from Southampton

Low prices always guaranteed! Perfect taster cruise
Southampton | Hamburg
Prices From
£189pp
Cruise & Fly
5 Star Cruising Hamburg
Premium luxury cruise
6 Jan 2020 for 4 nights from Southampton

Low prices always guaranteed! Perfect taster cruise
Southampton | Hamburg | Southampton
Prices From
£462pp
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12 Jan 2020 for 5 nights from Miami

No service charges on-board
Top 20 cruises under £999pp
Miami | Costa Maya | Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, Bahamas | Miami + More
Prices From
£729pp
Cruise & Fly

Cruise118 Package
31 Jan 2020 for 3 nights from Port Canaveral
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Additional discounts for bookings made today! Perfect taster cruise PLUS we won't be beaten on price with our best price guarantee
Port Canaveral | Nassau | CocoCay, Bahamas | Port Canaveral + More
Prices From
£759pp
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Cruise118 Package
7 Feb 2020 for 4 nights from Southampton

No service charges on-board
Low prices always guaranteed! PLUS choose from FREE car parking, FREE coach transfers or FREE on-board spending money on selected cabin grades!
Southampton | Ijmuiden | Ijmuiden | Southampton + More
Prices From
£368pp
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14 Feb 2020 for 5 nights from Southampton

Low prices always guaranteed - call for drinks packages, other dates and benefits
Southampton | Amsterdam | Amsterdam | Antwerp | Antwerp | Southampton + More
Prices From
£508pp
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22 Feb 2020 for 5 nights from Fort Lauderdale
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Additional discounts for bookings made today! Perfect taster cruise PLUS we won't be beaten on price with our best price guarantee
Fort Lauderdale | Labadee | Falmouth, Jamaica | Fort Lauderdale + More
Prices From
£879pp
Cruise & Fly

Cruise118 Package
5 Star Cruising Nassau
Premium luxury cruise
22 Feb 2020 for 2 nights from Miami

5* luxury cruising! Why not combine this cruise with a land based holiday? Call us for a quote!
Miami | Nassau | Miami
Prices From
£869pp
Cruise & Fly
19 Mar 2020 for 3 nights from Dover

Low prices always guaranteed - call for drinks packages, other dates and benefits
Dover | Amsterdam | Rotterdam | Dover + More
Prices From
£358pp
Cruise Only
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5 Star Cruising Nassau
Premium luxury cruise
21 Mar 2020 for 2 nights from Miami

5* luxury cruising! Why not combine this cruise with a land based holiday? Call us for a quote!
Miami | Nassau | Miami
Prices From
£929pp
Cruise & Fly
24 Mar 2020 for 2 nights from Southampton

Low prices always guaranteed - call for drinks packages, other dates and benefits
Southampton | Liverpool
Prices From
£209pp
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5 Star Cruising Hamburg
Premium luxury cruise
28 Mar 2020 for 2 nights from Southampton

Low prices always guaranteed! Perfect taster cruise
Southampton | Hamburg
Prices From
£279pp
Cruise & Fly
5 Star Cruising Bruges
Premium luxury cruise
30 Mar 2020 for 5 nights from Hamburg

Low prices always guaranteed! Perfect taster cruise
Hamburg | Amsterdam | Amsterdam | Brussels / Brugge (Zeebrugge) | Southampton + More
Prices From
£569pp
Cruise & Fly

Prices are subject to change and availability. Prices may vary depending on airport selected. Promotions are only applicable to select cabin grades, please call for details.

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Service – Our dedicated Cruise Concierge team will guide you through every step of the booking process, helping to plan your perfect cruise holiday.

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