Mini Cruises from Southampton

Mini cruises from Southampton give you the full cruise experience over the course of a few days, sailing to some fantastic European destinations. There are a range of cruise lines to choose from, each offering a different experience to suit couples, families or solo travellers.


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Kids Sail FREE + NO single passenger supplements
Northern Europe from Southampton
Southampton | Måløy | Hellesylt | Flåm | Kristiansand
11 Jun 2022
7 Nights
MSC Virtuosa
Northern Europe

Cruises from

Now: £499
pp
REF: MSCVI20220611SOUSOU
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Norwegian Fjords
Southampton | Stavanger | Olden | Hellesylt | Geiranger | Haugesund
11 Jun 2022
7 Nights
Iona
Northern Europe

Cruises from
£599 pp
REF: POG218
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Western Europe
Southampton | Vigo | Lisbon | Porto | Saint Peter Port
18 Jun 2022
7 Nights
Ventura
Northern Europe,Mediterranean

Cruises from
£649 pp
REF: PON214
Kids Sail FREE + NO single passenger supplements
Northern Europe from Southampton
Southampton | La Rochelle | Bilbao | La Coruña | Le Havre
18 Jun 2022
7 Nights
MSC Virtuosa
Northern Europe

Cruises from
was: £499pp
Now: £449
pp
REF: MSCVI20220618SOUSOU
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Norwegian Fjords
Southampton | Stavanger | Olden | Hellesylt | Geiranger | Haugesund
18 Jun 2022
7 Nights
Iona
Northern Europe

Cruises from
£649 pp
REF: POG219
Kids Sail FREE + NO single passenger supplements
Northern Europe from Southampton
Southampton | La Rochelle | Bilbao | La Coruña | Le Havre
25 Jun 2022
7 Nights
MSC Virtuosa
Northern Europe

Cruises from
was: £549pp
Now: £449
pp
REF: MSCVI20220625SOUSOU
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Norwegian Fjords
Southampton | Stavanger | Olden | Hellesylt | Geiranger | Haugesund
25 Jun 2022
7 Nights
Iona
Northern Europe

Cruises from
£649 pp
REF: POG220
Up to £500pp to spend on-board
Scenic Summertime Norwegian Fjords
Southampton | Lyngdal | Eidfjord | Flåm
02 Jul 2022
7 Nights
Bolette
Northern Europe

Cruises from

Now: £989
pp
REF: FREDT2214
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Norwegian Fjords
Southampton | Stavanger | Olden | Hellesylt | Geiranger | Haugesund
02 Jul 2022
7 Nights
Iona
Northern Europe

Cruises from
£749 pp
REF: POG221
Kids Sail FREE + NO single passenger supplements
Northern Europe from Southampton
Southampton | Cádiz | Málaga | Alicante | Palma de Mallorca | Villefranche-sur-Mer
02 Jul 2022
9 Nights
MSC Virtuosa
Northern Europe

Cruises from

Now: £569
pp
REF: MSCVI20220702SOUBCN
Choose from free parking, transfers or on-board credit
The Fjords
Southampton | Bergen | Skjolden | Olden | Haugesund
03 Jul 2022
7 Nights
Queen Victoria
Northern Europe

Cruises from

Now: £692
pp
REF: CUNARDV216
Kids sail from £99pp*
7 Night Norwegian Fjords Cruise
Southampton | Kristiansand | Ålesund | Flåm | Stavanger
08 Jul 2022
7 Nights
Anthem of the Seas
Northern Europe

Cruises from

Now: £1097
pp
REF: RCIAN07U127-080722
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Western Europe
Southampton | Saint Peter Port | Porto | Lisbon | Vigo
09 Jul 2022
7 Nights
Ventura
Northern Europe,Mediterranean

Cruises from
£649 pp
REF: PON217
Up to £500pp to spend on-board
Scenic Isles of Scotland
Southampton | Kirkwall, Orkney Islands | Lerwick, Shetland Islands | Rothesay, Isle of Bute | Belfast
09 Jul 2022
8 Nights
Bolette
Western Europe

Cruises from

Now: £1088
pp
REF: FREDT2215
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Norwegian Fjords
Southampton | Stavanger | Olden | Hellesylt | Geiranger | Haugesund
09 Jul 2022
7 Nights
Iona
Northern Europe

Cruises from
£749 pp
REF: POG222
Kids sail from £99pp*
7 Night Spain & France Cruise
Southampton | La Rochelle | Bilbao | La Coruña | Le Havre
15 Jul 2022
7 Nights
Anthem of the Seas
Northern Europe

Cruises from

Now: £1107
pp
REF: RCIAN07U128-150722
£250pp OFF flights to Europe 2022*
7 Night Norwegian Fjords Cruise
Southampton | Kristiansand | Ålesund | Olden | Stavanger
16 Jul 2022
7 Nights
Celebrity Silhouette
Northern Europe

Cruises from
was: £1044pp
Now: £859
pp
REF: CELEBSI07U143-160722
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Norwegian Fjords
Southampton | Stavanger | Olden | Hellesylt | Geiranger | Haugesund
16 Jul 2022
7 Nights
Iona
Northern Europe

Cruises from
£649 pp
REF: POG223
Exclusive to Cruise118: £50pp LOW DEPOSIT + On-board booklet worth over $900
7-Day Spain & France
Southampton | La Rochelle | Bilbao | La Coruña | Saint Peter Port
23 Jul 2022
7 Nights
Sky Princess
Northern Europe

Cruises from

Now: £661
pp
REF: PRINCESSY222
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Norwegian Fjords
Southampton | Stavanger | Olden | Hellesylt | Geiranger | Haugesund
23 Jul 2022
7 Nights
Iona
Northern Europe

Cruises from
£749 pp
REF: POG224
Choose from free parking, transfers or on-board credit
The Fjords
Southampton | Bergen | Olden | Ålesund | Haugesund
24 Jul 2022
7 Nights
Queen Victoria
Northern Europe

Cruises from

Now: £699
pp
REF: CUNARDV218
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Western Europe
Southampton | Saint Peter Port | Porto | Lisbon | Vigo
30 Jul 2022
7 Nights
Ventura
Northern Europe,Mediterranean

Cruises from
£859 pp
REF: PON219
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Norwegian Fjords
Southampton | Stavanger | Olden | Hellesylt | Geiranger | Haugesund
30 Jul 2022
7 Nights
Iona
Northern Europe

Cruises from
£699 pp
REF: POG225
Kids sail from £99pp*
9 Night Spain & Portugal Cruise
Southampton | Bilbao | La Coruña | Vigo | Lisbon | Cádiz
05 Aug 2022
9 Nights
Anthem of the Seas
Northern Europe

Cruises from

Now: £1193
pp
REF: RCIAN09M200-050822
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Norwegian Fjords
Southampton | Stavanger | Olden | Hellesylt | Geiranger | Haugesund
06 Aug 2022
7 Nights
Iona
Northern Europe

Cruises from
£749 pp
REF: POG226
Up to £500pp to spend on-board
Scenic Summertime Norwegian Fjords
Southampton | Lyngdal | Eidfjord | Olden
12 Aug 2022
7 Nights
Bolette
Northern Europe

Cruises from

Now: £989
pp
REF: FREDT2218
Exclusive to Cruise118: £50pp LOW DEPOSIT + On-board booklet worth over $900
7-Day Scandinavia
Southampton | Kristiansand | Copenhagen | Skagen | Oslo
13 Aug 2022
7 Nights
Sky Princess
Northern Europe

Cruises from
was: £658pp
Now: £613
pp
REF: PRINCESSY224
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Norwegian Fjords
Southampton | Stavanger | Olden | Hellesylt | Geiranger | Haugesund
13 Aug 2022
7 Nights
Iona
Northern Europe

Cruises from
£749 pp
REF: POG227
Choose from free parking, transfers or on-board credit
The Fjords
Southampton | Haugesund | Olden | Ålesund | Stavanger
14 Aug 2022
7 Nights
Queen Victoria
Northern Europe

Cruises from

Now: £674
pp
REF: CUNARDV221
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Norwegian Fjords
Southampton | Stavanger | Olden | Hellesylt | Geiranger | Haugesund
20 Aug 2022
7 Nights
Iona
Northern Europe

Cruises from
£749 pp
REF: POG228

Why try a mini cruise?

Short cruises are also known as taster cruises because they give people who have never cruised before a taste of what cruising is like. Two-night cruises, three-night cruises or four-night cruises from Southampton can give you the full experience of a cruise without the commitment of a longer holiday or the hassle of arranging flights and hotels. You can try all the facilities of your chosen ship, sample the cuisine and explore some lovely European destinations.

Even if you're a seasoned cruiser, you may want to book a mini cruise to sample a new ship or cruise line which you haven't sailed with before, or just to enjoy a few nights away from home at a great price.

If you live within driving distance of Southampton, cruising from this port is a really convenient way to holiday in Europe and avoids any hassle associated with airports and flying.

Cruise lines sailing from Southampton

Southampton is the main port for the UK, and you'll find that most cruise lines offer cruises from here. Popular favourites for first-time cruisers include P&O Cruises, MSC, Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean. If traditional luxury cruising is your thing, you'll adore Cunard. Or if you prefer a modern 5-star cruise ship, you can't go wrong with Celebrity Cruises. 

Top mini cruise destinations

      • France - Sail to the northern French ports of Cherbourg, Le Havre, Honfleur, Rouen and you'll be able to take a day trip into Paris
      • Holland - Rotterdam and Amsterdam are both great cities to explore with beautiful tall and narrow buildings
      • Belgium - Sail into Zeebrugge from where you can easily access Bruges with its quaint cobbled streets and oldy-worldy feel
      • Germany - The city of Hamburg is crisscrossed with hundreds of canals and features lots of open green spaces
      • Guernsey - Explore the pretty harbourside town of St Peter Port and its rich naval history

One-way cruises

Although many short cruises from Southampton are round trips, it's also worth considering a one-way cruise, which is also known as a 'repositioning cruise'. Here at Cruise118, we will be happy to arrange a flight back to the local airport of your choosing. You may choose to fly back straight after your cruise or to spend a few days at your destination. Our dedicated cruise concierge team will be happy to arrange hotel stays, transfers and anything else you require as part of your mini-break. Just give us a call to discuss your plans.

Book with our Cruise Concierge team

Mini cruises from Southampton are perfect for a school holiday trip with the kids or a romantic break for two. Take a look at our deals below to find your ideal itinerary. If you have anything specific in mind, please don't hesitate to call our award-winning Cruise Concierge team.