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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.  

Why try a mini cruise?

Short cruises are perfect for people who have never cruised before - they give you the full experience of a cruise without the commitment of a longer holiday. 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. Mini cruises are also available from other UK ports, so see our full range of mini cruises if you'd like a wider choice:

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Which cruise lines offer mini cruises 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 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. For those on a budget, Fred. Olsen and Cruise & Maritime Voyages offer some very reasonable prices on short sailings.

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 in 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. 

16 Aug 2019 for 4 nights from Southampton

No service charges on-board
HUGE PRICE SLASH!
Southampton | St Peter Port, Guernsey | Bruges (Belgium) | Southampton + More
Prices From
£616pp
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22 Aug 2019 for 5 nights from Southampton

Low prices always guaranteed - call for drinks packages, other dates and benefits
Southampton | Antwerp | Antwerp | Amsterdam, Holland | Southampton + More
Prices From
£581pp
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31 Aug 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 | St Peter Port, Guernsey | Southampton
Prices From
£293pp
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21 Sep 2019 for 2 nights from Southampton
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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 (Belgium) | Southampton
Prices From
£293pp
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5 Star Cruising Hamburg
Premium luxury cruise
22 Sep 2019 for 2 nights from Southampton

Low prices always guaranteed – Call us for a quote to add on benefits
Southampton | Hamburg
Prices From
£239pp
5 Star Cruising Hamburg
Premium luxury cruise
22 Sep 2019 for 4 nights from Southampton

Low prices always guaranteed – Call us for a quote to add on benefits
Southampton | Hamburg | Southampton
Prices From
£713pp
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5 Star Cruising Cruise118
Premium luxury cruise
4 Oct 2019 for 4 nights from Southampton

Low prices always guaranteed – Call us for a quote to add on benefits
Southampton | Amsterdam, Holland | Amsterdam, Holland | Southampton + More
Prices From
£626pp
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18 Oct 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 (Belgium) | Southampton
Prices From
£335pp
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23 Oct 2019 for 2 nights from Southampton
+ More dates

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 (Belgium) | Southampton
Prices From
£246pp
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5 Star Cruising Hamburg
Premium luxury cruise
25 Oct 2019 for 2 nights from Southampton

Low prices always guaranteed – Call us for a quote to add on benefits
Southampton | Hamburg
Prices From
£239pp
5 Star Cruising Bruges
Premium luxury cruise
1 Nov 2019 for 2 nights from Southampton

Best available fare! Limited availability - selling out fast
Southampton | Zeebrugge | Southampton
Prices From
£279pp
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15 Nov 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 (Belgium) | Southampton
Prices From
£293pp
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5 Star Cruising Bruges
Premium luxury cruise
17 Nov 2019 for 2 nights from Southampton

Low prices always guaranteed – Call us for a quote to add on benefit
Southampton | Zeebrugge | Southampton
Prices From
£250pp
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22 Nov 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, Holland | Amsterdam, Holland | Southampton + More
Prices From
£494pp
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29 Nov 2019 for 2 nights from Southampton

No service charges on-board
HUGE PRICE SLASH!
Southampton | Bruges (Belgium) | Southampton
Prices From
£407pp
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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, Holland | Amsterdam, Holland | Southampton + More
Prices From
£391pp
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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 (Belgium) | Southampton
Prices From
£293pp
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20 Dec 2019 for 2 nights from Southampton

Low prices always guaranteed - call for drinks packages, other dates and benefits
Southampton | Honfleur | Southampton
Prices From
£242pp
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5 Star Cruising Bruges
Premium luxury cruise
20 Dec 2019 for 3 nights from Southampton

Low prices always guaranteed – Call us for a quote to add on benefit
Southampton | Zeebrugge | Southampton
Prices From
£385pp
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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 (Amsterdam) | Ijmuiden (Amsterdam) | Bruges (Belgium) | Southampton + More
Prices From
£832pp
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29 Dec 2019 for 5 nights from Southampton

No service charges on-board
HUGE PRICE SLASH!
Southampton | Hamburg | Bruges (Belgium) | Southampton + More
Prices From
£783pp
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5 Star Cruising Hamburg
Premium luxury cruise
6 Jan 2020 for 2 nights from Southampton

0% Monthly Instalments Available
Low prices always guaranteed!
Southampton | Hamburg
Prices From
£279pp
5 Star Cruising Hamburg
Premium luxury cruise
6 Jan 2020 for 4 nights from Southampton

0% Monthly Instalments Available
Low prices always guaranteed!
Southampton | Hamburg | Southampton
Prices From
£375pp
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7 Feb 2020 for 4 nights from Southampton

0% Monthly Instalments Available
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, Holland | Amsterdam, Holland | Southampton + More
Prices From
£362pp
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5 Star Cruising Cruise118
Premium luxury cruise
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12 Feb 2020 for 4 nights from Southampton

0% Monthly Instalments Available
Includes FREE pre-paid gratuities, FREE speciality dining, FREE All-Inclusive drinks, FREE Wi-Fi, 24-hour room service, Afternoon tea, VIP chauffeur transfers, travel insurance (discount available if not required) and much more!
Southampton | Rouen | Rouen | Rouen | Southampton + More
Prices From
£799pp
14 Feb 2020 for 5 nights from Southampton

0% Monthly Instalments Available
Low prices always guaranteed – Call us for a quote to add on all-inclusive drinks, car parking and other benefits
Southampton | Amsterdam, Holland | Amsterdam, Holland | Antwerp | Antwerp | Southampton + More
Prices From
£508pp
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16 Mar 2020 for 2 nights from Southampton

0% Monthly Instalments Available
Southampton | Port Of Tyne
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24 Mar 2020 for 2 nights from Southampton

0% Monthly Instalments Available
Best available fare! Book early for 2020 - secure your stateroom now before it's too late
Southampton | Liverpool
Prices From
£209pp
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5 Star Cruising Hamburg
Premium luxury cruise
28 Mar 2020 for 2 nights from Southampton

0% Monthly Instalments Available
Low prices always guaranteed!
Southampton | Hamburg
Prices From
£279pp
9 Apr 2020 for 5 nights from Southampton

0% Monthly Instalments Available
Low prices always guaranteed - call for drinks packages, other dates and benefits
Southampton | Rotterdam | Amsterdam, Holland | Antwerp | Antwerp | Southampton + More
Prices From
£630pp
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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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