Mini Cruises from the UK

Sometimes a short break is exactly what’s required, and a mini cruise is a great way to escape for a few days and enjoy that unmistakable cruise experience. Mini cruises are typically no more than five days in duration. Take a short cruise from the UK and you can enjoy all the convenience of a UK departure with more time to simply enjoy your cruise.


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Western Europe
Southampton | Saint Peter Port | Southampton
04 Jul 2024
3 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
FREE on-board spending money plus parking, coach transfers or EXTRA on-board spending money*
10% OFF classic drinks packages
Saver Fare: The best available fare with no added extras
Cruise Only From

Now: £391
pp
REF: POR412
PRICE DROP! Northern Europe
Southampton | Le Havre | Southampton
04 Jul 2024
2 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Upgrade to Premium Extra Drinks Package from £40pp per night PLUS low deposits from just £100pp
Cruise Only From

Now: £179
pp
REF: MSCVI20240704SOUSOU
Western Europe
Southampton | Amsterdam | Amsterdam | Southampton
09 Jul 2024
4 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
FREE on-board spending money plus parking, coach transfers or EXTRA on-board spending money*
10% OFF classic drinks packages
Saver Fare: The best available fare with no added extras
Cruise Only From

Now: £469
pp
REF: PON416
Western Europe
Southampton | Saint Peter Port | Southampton
27 Jul 2024
3 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
FREE on-board spending money plus parking, coach transfers or EXTRA on-board spending money*
10% OFF classic drinks packages
Saver Fare: The best available fare with no added extras
Cruise Only From

Now: £489
pp
REF: POJ411
UK & Ireland Getaway from Liverpool
Liverpool | Belfast | Cobh | Falmouth | Liverpool
27 Jul 2024
5 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
NEW! Buy one get one half price PLUS up to 25% OFF drinks package
Cruise Only From

Now: £726
pp
REF: AMBASSADORA22417LV
Amsterdam & Antwerp City Break
Newcastle upon Tyne | Amsterdam | Antwerp | Newcastle upon Tyne
16 Aug 2024
5 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
NEW! Buy one get one half price PLUS up to 25% OFF drinks package
Cruise Only From

Now: £1152
pp
REF: AMBASSADORA22420NC
PRICE DROP! Northern Europe
Southampton | Cherbourg | Southampton
22 Aug 2024
2 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Upgrade to Premium Extra Drinks Package from £40pp per night PLUS low deposits from just £100pp
Cruise Only From

Now: £269
pp
REF: MSCVI20240822SOUSOU
Bank Holiday Escape
Tilbury | Zeebrugge | Bremerhaven | Amsterdam | Tilbury
22 Aug 2024
5 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
NEW! Buy one get one half price PLUS up to 25% OFF drinks package
Cruise Only From

Now: £512
pp
REF: AMBASSADORA12412
Western Europe
Southampton | Saint Peter Port | Southampton
23 Aug 2024
3 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
FREE on-board spending money plus parking, coach transfers or EXTRA on-board spending money*
10% OFF classic drinks packages
Saver Fare: The best available fare with no added extras
Cruise Only From

Now: £469
pp
REF: POR416
Discovering Normandy & the Channel Islands
Southampton | Saint Mary's, Isles of Scilly | Saint Peter Port | Honfleur | Southampton
23 Aug 2024
5 Nights
Western Europe

Departs from the UK
SUMMER SALE! Huge savings PLUS reduced all-inclusive upgrades - For a limited time only
Even MORE savings when you book with Cruise118.com
Cruise Only From

Now: £1745
pp
REF: FREDS2419
FREE Double Upgrade! Bruges & Netherlands
Southampton | Rotterdam | Zeebrugge | Southampton
23 Aug 2024
4 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
NEW PRICE DROPS! At least 30% OFF PLUS 3rd and 4th guests from just £129pp PLUS save up to an EXTRA £200 per stateroom
Upgrade to all-included to receive Classic Drinks package and Wi-Fi - prices may vary
Cruise Only From

Now: £1712
pp
REF: CELEBAX04U039-230824
From England to Amsterdam (& back)
Portsmouth | Amsterdam | Amsterdam | Portsmouth
23 Aug 2024
4 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
NEW! Up to 70% OFF second guest PLUS FREE Balcony upgrades
Cruise Only From

Now: £661
pp
REF: VIRGINRS240823
Portsmouth to Zeebrugge (& back)
Portsmouth | Zeebrugge | Portsmouth
27 Aug 2024
3 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
NEW! Up to 70% OFF second guest PLUS FREE Balcony upgrades
Cruise Only From

Now: £430
pp
REF: VIRGINRS240827
Short Break to Rotterdam
Southampton | Rotterdam | Rotterdam | Southampton
28 Aug 2024
4 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Saver Fare: The best available fare with no added extras
Cruise Only From
was: £679pp
Now: £587
pp
REF: CUNARDH421
From England to Amsterdam (& back)
Portsmouth | Amsterdam | Amsterdam | Portsmouth
30 Aug 2024
4 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
NEW! Up to 70% OFF second guest PLUS FREE Balcony upgrades
Cruise Only From

Now: £606
pp
REF: VIRGINRS240830
A Virgin Celebration Voyage
Portsmouth | Amsterdam | Amsterdam | Zeebrugge | Portsmouth
03 Sep 2024
5 Nights
Mediterranean

Departs from the UK
NEW! Up to 70% OFF second guest PLUS FREE Balcony upgrades
Cruise Only From

Now: £667
pp
REF: VIRGINRS240903
Western Europe
Southampton | Amsterdam | Amsterdam | Southampton
10 Sep 2024
4 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
FREE on-board spending money plus parking, coach transfers or EXTRA on-board spending money*
10% OFF classic drinks packages
Saver Fare: The best available fare with no added extras
Cruise Only From

Now: £518
pp
REF: PON423
Bruges Short Break
Southampton | Zeebrugge | Zeebrugge | Southampton
11 Sep 2024
4 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Saver Fare: The best available fare with no added extras
Cruise Only From

Now: £557
pp
REF: CUNARDM428
Virgin Voyages Comedy Fest
Portsmouth | Amsterdam | Amsterdam | Zeebrugge | Portsmouth
14 Sep 2024
5 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
NEW! Up to 70% OFF second guest PLUS FREE Balcony upgrades
Comedy Fest! Introducing Virgin Voyages first ever "Comedy-at-Sea"
Cruise Only From

Now: £625
pp
REF: VIRGINRS240914
From England to Amsterdam (& back)
Portsmouth | Amsterdam | Amsterdam | Portsmouth
19 Sep 2024
4 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
NEW! Up to 70% OFF second guest PLUS FREE Balcony upgrades
Cruise Only From

Now: £479
pp
REF: VIRGINRS240919
PRICE DROP! Northern Europe
Southampton | Cherbourg | Zeebrugge | Southampton
21 Sep 2024
3 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Upgrade to Premium Extra Drinks Package from £40pp per night PLUS low deposits from just £100pp
Cruise Only From

Now: £349
pp
REF: MSCVI20240921SOUSOU
PRICE DROP! Northern Europe
Southampton | Cork | Isle of Portland | Southampton
24 Sep 2024
4 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Upgrade to Premium Extra Drinks Package from £40pp per night PLUS low deposits from just £100pp
Cruise Only From

Now: £309
pp
REF: MSCVI20240924SOUSOU
Cherbourg and Bruges
Southampton | Zeebrugge | Cherbourg | Southampton
11 Oct 2024
4 Nights
Western Europe,Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Saver Fare: The best available fare with no added extras
Cruise Only From

Now: £547
pp
REF: CUNARDH425
PRICE DROP! Northern Europe
Southampton | Cork | Isle of Portland | Southampton
12 Oct 2024
4 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
NEW! Price drops and drinks package reductions, kids sail for FREE, plus FREE Balcony upgrades
Upgrade to Premium Extra Drinks Package from £40pp per night PLUS low deposits from just £100pp
Cruise Only From

Now: £299
pp
REF: MSCVI20241012SOUSOU
Hamburg Short Break
Southampton | Hamburg | Southampton
13 Oct 2024
4 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Saver Fare: The best available fare with no added extras
Cruise Only From

Now: £773
pp
REF: CUNARDM432D
PRICE DROP! Northern Europe
Southampton | Cherbourg | Zeebrugge | Southampton
16 Oct 2024
4 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
NEW! Price drops and drinks package reductions, kids sail for FREE, plus FREE Balcony upgrades
Upgrade to Premium Extra Drinks Package from £40pp per night PLUS low deposits from just £100pp
Cruise Only From

Now: £299
pp
REF: MSCVI20241016SOUSOU
PRICE DROP! Northern Europe
Southampton | Amsterdam | Cork | Falmouth | Southampton
20 Oct 2024
5 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
NEW! Price drops and drinks package reductions, kids sail for FREE, plus FREE Balcony upgrades
Upgrade to Premium Extra Drinks Package from £36pp per night PLUS low deposits from just £100pp
Cruise Only From

Now: £429
pp
REF: MSCVI20241020SOUSOU
Short Break
Southampton | Zeebrugge | Cherbourg | Southampton
21 Oct 2024
4 Nights
Western Europe,Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
FREE on-board spending money plus parking, coach transfers or EXTRA on-board spending money*
10% OFF classic drinks packages
Saver Fare: The best available fare with no added extras
Cruise Only From

Now: £391
pp
REF: POK422
Amsterdam City Break from London Tilbury
Tilbury | Amsterdam | Amsterdam | Tilbury
24 Oct 2024
3 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
NEW! Buy one get one half price PLUS up to 25% OFF drinks package
Cruise Only From

Now: £337
pp
REF: AMBASSADORA12418
Greatest Hits Radio Escape with Ambassador Cruise Line
Tilbury | Hamburg | Amsterdam | Tilbury
27 Oct 2024
5 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
NEW! Buy one get one half price PLUS up to 25% OFF drinks package
Cruise Only From

Now: £600
pp
REF: AMBASSADORA12419

Where can I sail from?

No matter where in the British Isles you live, you'll find there is always a departure port not too far from you:

  • Southampton is Britain’s busiest cruise ship port, it will come as no surprise that it hosts the widest selection of mini cruises from the UK
  • London Tilbury is another southern port offering mini-cruise departures to a range of destinations
  • Further north, Liverpool is another popular port which offers mini cruises from the UK
  • For anyone in the North-East, Newcastle offers the best choice to enjoy a short cruise.

Cruises do depart from ports near Edinburgh and Glasgow but options for mini cruises are currently limited.

Destinations to reach on a mini cruise from the UK

From Newcastle, you can enjoy a mini cruise to Norway and maybe even see the northern lights! Or you could venture to western Europe for a short voyage to Bruges, Amsterdam and Rotterdam in just five-nights.

December is a popular month for UK mini cruises as many cruisers explore the festivities of Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and more for a quick Christmas cruise. New Year mini cruises from the UK are also popular, with cruise lines such as P&O Cruises offering a few options.

Can I get away for the weekend?

Yes! Mini cruises over a weekend are great for anyone who has limited time to take from work. Pick dates over a bank holiday weekend and you might need even less time off.

Book your mini cruise from the UK

If you are desperate for a quick getaway or would like a few days to soak up the sunshine, browse our deals below for your perfect short cruise from the UK. A wide choice of UK departure ports and an excellent selection of itineraries offered by some of the world’s leading cruise lines ensures that a mini cruise from the UK makes for an excellent holiday. Call our award-winning Cruise Concierge team for assistance with your booking and help with any questions you may have.

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