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Mini Cruises

Mini cruises, also known as taster cruises, are cruise holidays of five nights or fewer. They are ideal for people who have never cruised before and want to get a taste of the experience. 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. On-board your ship you can try out the on-board restaurants and get a taste of the excellent cuisine on offer, enjoy a relaxing spa treatment or take in a show.

Which cruise lines offer mini cruises?

Mini cruises are available with many of the world's most popular cruise lines. 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

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.

16 Aug 2019 for 4 nights from London (Southampton)

No service charges on-board
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London (Southampton) | St Peter Port, Guernsey | Bruges | London (Southampton) + More
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£616pp
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21 Aug 2019 for 5 nights from Liverpool

Includes EXTRA £100 per person savings
Liverpool | Greenock (for Glasgow), Scotland | Tobermory, Scotland, UK | Kirkwall, Orkney Isles | Liverpool + More
Prices From
£678pp
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22 Aug 2019 for 5 nights from London (Southampton)

Includes EXTRA £100 per person savings
London (Southampton) | Antwerp | Antwerp | Amsterdam | London (Southampton) + More
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£533pp
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23 Aug 2019 for 5 nights from Newcastle, Tyne, England

Low prices always guaranteed - call for drinks packages, other dates and benefits
Newcastle, Tyne, England | Eidfjord, Norway | Bergen | Newcastle, Tyne, England + More
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£678pp
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23 Aug 2019 for 5 nights from Dover

Includes EXTRA £100 per person savings
Dover | Rouen | Rouen | Rouen | Honfleur | Honfleur | Dover + More
Prices From
£630pp
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31 Aug 2019 for 2 nights from London (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!
London (Southampton) | St Peter Port, Guernsey | London (Southampton)
Prices From
£293pp
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family of four£1519
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21 Sep 2019 for 2 nights from London (Southampton)
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Low prices always guaranteed! Secure your taster cruise now at a great price! Plus no discretionary service charges on this sailing!
London (Southampton) | Bruges | London (Southampton)
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£251pp
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2 Oct 2019 for 5 nights from Barcelona

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Barcelona | Genoa | Marseille | Ibiza | Ibiza | Palma De Mallorca | Barcelona + More
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£549pp
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4 Oct 2019 for 4 nights from London (Southampton)

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London (Southampton) | Amsterdam | Amsterdam | London (Southampton) + More
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£626pp
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5 Oct 2019 for 5 nights from Miami

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Miami | Key West | CocoCay | Miami + More
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£889pp
9 Oct 2019 for 3 nights from Cobh

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Cobh | Bristol (Bath), England, United Kingdom | Dublin, Ireland | Dublin, Ireland + More
Prices From
£199pp
19 Oct 2019 for 5 nights from Dover

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Dover | Rouen | Rouen | Honfleur | Honfleur | Dover + More
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£581pp
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23 Oct 2019 for 2 nights from London (Southampton)
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London (Southampton) | Bruges | London (Southampton)
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£244pp
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25 Oct 2019 for 2 nights from London (Southampton)

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London (Southampton) | Hamburg (Germany)
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£239pp
25 Oct 2019 for 3 nights from Venice

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Venice | Bari, Italy | Zadar | Venice + More
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£589pp
31 Oct 2019 for 3 nights from London (Tilbury), England

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London (Tilbury), England | Amsterdam | Antwerp | London (Tilbury), England + More
Prices From
£207pp
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1 Nov 2019 for 2 nights from Dublin, Ireland

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Dublin, Ireland | Liverpool | Liverpool
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£139pp
15 Nov 2019 for 2 nights from London (Southampton)

No service charges on-board
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London (Southampton) | Bruges | London (Southampton)
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£293pp
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17 Nov 2019 for 2 nights from London (Southampton)

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London (Southampton) | Brussels / Brugge (Zeebrugge) | London (Southampton)
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£250pp
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17 Nov 2019 for 4 nights from Miami

No service charges on-board
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Miami | Nassau | Miami
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£799pp
20 Nov 2019 for 5 nights from Fort Lauderdale
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Fort Lauderdale | Cozumel | Puerto Costa Maya | Fort Lauderdale + More
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£849pp
21 Nov 2019 for 4 nights from Fort Lauderdale
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Fort Lauderdale | Cozumel | Fort Lauderdale
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£839pp

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22 Nov 2019 for 4 nights from London (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!
London (Southampton) | Amsterdam | Amsterdam | London (Southampton) + More
Prices From
£489pp
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29 Nov 2019 for 2 nights from London (Southampton)

No service charges on-board
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London (Southampton) | Bruges | London (Southampton)
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£407pp
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30 Nov 2019 for 5 nights from Fort Lauderdale
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Fort Lauderdale | Labadee | Falmouth, Jamaica | Fort Lauderdale + More
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£929pp
5 Dec 2019 for 4 nights from London (Tilbury), England

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London (Tilbury), England | Amsterdam | Hamburg (Germany) | London (Tilbury), England + More
Prices From
£301pp
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8 Dec 2019 for 4 nights from London (Tilbury), England

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London (Tilbury), England | Rouen | Honfleur | Brussels / Brugge (Zeebrugge) | London (Tilbury), England + More
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£301pp
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8 Dec 2019 for 5 nights from Bristol (Bath), England, United Kingdom

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Bristol (Bath), England, United Kingdom | Rouen | Rouen | Honfleur | Bristol (Bath), England, United Kingdom + More
Prices From
£339pp
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9 Dec 2019 for 2 nights from London (Tilbury), England

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London (Tilbury), England | Antwerp | London (Tilbury), England
Prices From
£150pp
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11 Dec 2019 for 5 nights from London (Tilbury), England

New to cruising? Why not try this perfect taster cruise?
London (Tilbury), England | Amsterdam | Hamburg (Germany) | Antwerp | London (Tilbury), England + More
Prices From
£368pp
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