Mini Cruises from Southampton, UK

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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Westbound Transatlantic Crossing
Southampton | New York, New York
18 Oct 2022
7 Nights
Queen Mary 2
Transatlantic

Departs from the UK
Fly Cruise From

Now: £1088
pp
REF: CUNARDM233B
Balcony Upgrades
Southampton, Hamburg, Cherbourg, Rotterdam, Zeebrugge, Le Havre, Southampton
Southampton | Hamburg | Cherbourg | Rotterdam | Zeebrugge | Le Havre
21 Oct 2022
8 Nights
MSC Preziosa
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Cruise Only From

Now: £474
pp
REF: MSCPR20221021SOUSOU
Book a P&O Cruise select fare & Choose from FREE coach transfers, FREE car parking or FREE on-board spend PLUS Extra on-board spend when booking a Sea View or above
Western Europe
Southampton | Cherbourg | Porto | Lisbon | Vigo
22 Oct 2022
7 Nights
Ventura
Northern Europe,Mediterranean

Departs from the UK
Cruise Only From

Now: £949
pp
REF: PON229
Book a P&O Cruise select fare & Choose from FREE coach transfers, FREE car parking or FREE on-board spend PLUS Extra on-board spend when booking a Sea View or above
Western Europe
Southampton | Zeebrugge | Rotterdam | Hamburg
22 Oct 2022
7 Nights
Iona
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Cruise Only From

Now: £549
pp
REF: POG235
Extra on-board credit and 5% low deposit
Atlantic Coast & Iberia
Southampton | La Coruña | Gijón | Santander | Cherbourg
23 Oct 2022
7 Nights
Queen Victoria
Northern Europe,Mediterranean

Departs from the UK
Cruise Only From

Now: £729
pp
REF: CUNARDV228
Balcony Upgrades
Southampton, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Zeebrugge, Le Havre, Southampton
Southampton | Hamburg | Rotterdam | Zeebrugge | Le Havre
29 Oct 2022
7 Nights
MSC Preziosa
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Cruise Only From

Now: £387
pp
REF: MSCPR20221029SOUSOU
Balcony Upgrades
Southampton, Brest, Cherbourg, Hamburg, Zeebrugge, Le Havre, Southampton
Southampton | Brest | Cherbourg | Hamburg | Zeebrugge | Le Havre
04 Nov 2022
8 Nights
MSC Virtuosa
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Cruise Only From

Now: £387
pp
REF: MSCVI20221104SOUSOU
Balcony Upgrades
Southampton, Brest, Cherbourg, Hamburg, Zeebrugge, Le Havre
Southampton | Brest | Cherbourg | Hamburg | Zeebrugge | Le Havre
04 Nov 2022
7 Nights
MSC Virtuosa
Northern Europe

Cruise Only From

Now: £348
pp
REF: MSCVI20221104SOULEH
Balcony Upgrades
Southampton, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Zeebrugge, Le Havre, Southampton
Southampton | Hamburg | Rotterdam | Zeebrugge | Le Havre
12 Nov 2022
7 Nights
MSC Virtuosa
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Cruise Only From

Now: £503
pp
REF: MSCVI20221112SOUSOU
Extra on-board credit and 5% low deposit
Westbound Transatlantic Crossing
Southampton | New York, New York
13 Nov 2022
7 Nights
Queen Mary 2
Transatlantic

Fly Cruise From

Now: £1289
pp
REF: CUNARDM236
Balcony Upgrades
Southampton, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Zeebrugge, Le Havre, Southampton
Southampton | Hamburg | Rotterdam | Zeebrugge | Le Havre
25 Nov 2022
7 Nights
MSC Virtuosa
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Cruise Only From

Now: £484
pp
REF: MSCVI20221125SOUSOU
Balcony Upgrades
Southampton, Hamburg, Zeebrugge, Rotterdam, Le Havre, Southampton
Southampton | Hamburg | Zeebrugge | Rotterdam | Le Havre
02 Dec 2022
7 Nights
MSC Virtuosa
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Cruise Only From

Now: £406
pp
REF: MSCVI20221202SOUSOU
Balcony Upgrades
Southampton, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Zeebrugge, Le Havre, Southampton
Southampton | Hamburg | Rotterdam | Zeebrugge | Le Havre
09 Dec 2022
7 Nights
MSC Virtuosa
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Cruise Only From

Now: £445
pp
REF: MSCVI20221209SOUSOU
Book a P&O Cruise select fare & Choose from FREE coach transfers, FREE car parking or FREE on-board spend PLUS Extra on-board spend when booking a Sea View or above
Western Europe
Southampton | Hamburg | Rotterdam | Zeebrugge
10 Dec 2022
7 Nights
Iona
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Cruise Only From

Now: £549
pp
REF: POG239
Extra on-board credit and 5% low deposit
Westbound Transatlantic Crossing
Southampton | New York, New York
15 Dec 2022
7 Nights
Queen Mary 2
Transatlantic

Fly Cruise From

Now: £1059
pp
REF: CUNARDM240
Balcony Upgrades
Southampton, Hamburg, Zeebrugge, Rotterdam, Le Havre, Southampton
Southampton | Hamburg | Zeebrugge | Rotterdam | Le Havre
16 Dec 2022
7 Nights
MSC Virtuosa
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Cruise Only From

Now: £532
pp
REF: MSCVI20221216SOUSOU
Balcony Upgrades
Southampton, Hamburg, Zeebrugge, Rotterdam, Le Havre, Southampton
Southampton | Hamburg | Zeebrugge | Rotterdam | Le Havre
23 Dec 2022
7 Nights
MSC Virtuosa
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Cruise Only From

Now: £823
pp
REF: MSCVI20221223SOUSOU
Balcony Upgrades
Southampton, Hamburg, Zeebrugge, Rotterdam, Le Havre, Southampton
Southampton | Hamburg | Zeebrugge | Rotterdam | Le Havre
30 Dec 2022
7 Nights
MSC Virtuosa
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Cruise Only From

Now: £678
pp
REF: MSCVI20221230SOUSOU
Balcony Upgrades
Southampton, Hamburg, Zeebrugge, Rotterdam, Le Havre, Lisbon
Southampton | Hamburg | Zeebrugge | Rotterdam | Le Havre | Lisbon
06 Jan 2023
9 Nights
MSC Virtuosa
Northern Europe

Cruise Only From

Now: £367
pp
REF: MSCVI20230106SOULIS
Extra on-board credit and 5% low deposit
Westbound Transatlantic Crossing
Southampton | New York, New York
11 Jan 2023
9 Nights
Queen Victoria
East Coast US

Fly Cruise From

Now: £1409
pp
REF: CUNARDV304
Balcony Upgrades
Southampton, Hamburg, Zeebrugge, Rotterdam, Le Havre, Southampton
Southampton | Hamburg | Zeebrugge | Rotterdam | Le Havre
27 Jan 2023
7 Nights
MSC Virtuosa
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Cruise Only From

Now: £406
pp
REF: MSCVI20230127SOUSOU
Balcony Upgrades
Southampton, Hamburg, Zeebrugge, Rotterdam, Le Havre, Southampton
Southampton | Hamburg | Zeebrugge | Rotterdam | Le Havre
03 Feb 2023
7 Nights
MSC Virtuosa
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Cruise Only From

Now: £435
pp
REF: MSCVI20230203SOUSOU
Balcony Upgrades
Southampton, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Zeebrugge, Le Havre, Southampton
Southampton | Hamburg | Rotterdam | Zeebrugge | Le Havre
10 Feb 2023
7 Nights
MSC Virtuosa
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Cruise Only From

Now: £387
pp
REF: MSCVI20230210SOUSOU
Book a P&O Cruise select fare & Choose from FREE coach transfers, FREE car parking or FREE on-board spend PLUS Extra on-board spend when booking a Sea View or above
Western Europe
Southampton | Hamburg | Rotterdam | Zeebrugge
11 Feb 2023
7 Nights
Iona
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Cruise Only From

Now: £509
pp
REF: POG304
Balcony Upgrades
Southampton, Hamburg, Zeebrugge, Rotterdam, Le Havre, Southampton
Southampton | Hamburg | Zeebrugge | Rotterdam | Le Havre
17 Feb 2023
7 Nights
MSC Virtuosa
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Cruise Only From

Now: £367
pp
REF: MSCVI20230217SOUSOU
Balcony Upgrades
Southampton, Hamburg, Zeebrugge, Rotterdam, Le Havre, Southampton
Southampton | Hamburg | Zeebrugge | Rotterdam | Le Havre
24 Feb 2023
7 Nights
MSC Virtuosa
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Cruise Only From

Now: £435
pp
REF: MSCVI20230224SOUSOU
Balcony Upgrades
Southampton, Hamburg, Zeebrugge, Rotterdam, Le Havre, Southampton
Southampton | Hamburg | Zeebrugge | Rotterdam | Le Havre
03 Mar 2023
7 Nights
MSC Virtuosa
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Cruise Only From

Now: £387
pp
REF: MSCVI20230303SOUSOU
Balcony Upgrades
Southampton, Hamburg, Zeebrugge, Rotterdam, Le Havre, Southampton
Southampton | Hamburg | Zeebrugge | Rotterdam | Le Havre
10 Mar 2023
7 Nights
MSC Virtuosa
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Cruise Only From

Now: £484
pp
REF: MSCVI20230310SOUSOU
Balcony Upgrades
Southampton, Hamburg, Zeebrugge, Rotterdam, Le Havre, Southampton
Southampton | Hamburg | Zeebrugge | Rotterdam | Le Havre
17 Mar 2023
7 Nights
MSC Virtuosa
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Cruise Only From

Now: £484
pp
REF: MSCVI20230317SOUSOU
Balcony Upgrades
Southampton, Hamburg, Zeebrugge, Rotterdam, Le Havre, Southampton
Southampton | Hamburg | Zeebrugge | Rotterdam | Le Havre
24 Mar 2023
7 Nights
MSC Virtuosa
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Cruise Only From

Now: £484
pp
REF: MSCVI20230324SOUSOU

Why are mini cruises popular?

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.

Southampton Mini Cruises - Popular Cruise Lines

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. 

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