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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Southampton, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Zeebrugge, Le Havre, Southampton
Southampton | Hamburg | Rotterdam | Zeebrugge | Le Havre | Southampton
09 Dec 2022
7 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Kids Sail FREE on select MSC Virtuosa sailings*
Add All-Inclusive Premium Drinks from as little as £30pp per day
Cruise Only From
was: £499pp
Now: £435
pp
REF: MSCVI20221209SOUSOU
Western Europe
Southampton | Hamburg | Rotterdam | Rotterdam | Zeebrugge | Southampton
10 Dec 2022
7 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Cruise Only From
was: £619pp
Now: £499
pp
REF: POG239
Festive Spanish City Break
Liverpool | Gijón | Getxo | Vigo | La Coruña | Liverpool
14 Dec 2022
8 Nights
Mediterranean

Departs from the UK
Cruise Only From
was: £999pp
Now: £642
pp
REF: FREDS2232
Southampton, Hamburg, Zeebrugge, Rotterdam, Le Havre, Southampton
Southampton | Hamburg | Zeebrugge | Rotterdam | Le Havre | Southampton
16 Dec 2022
7 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Kids Sail FREE on select MSC Virtuosa sailings*
Add All-Inclusive Premium Drinks from as little as £30pp per day
Cruise Only From
was: £709pp
Now: £687
pp
REF: MSCVI20221216SOUSOU
Southampton, Hamburg, Zeebrugge, Rotterdam, Le Havre, Southampton
Southampton | Hamburg | Zeebrugge | Rotterdam | Le Havre | Southampton
23 Dec 2022
7 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Kids Sail FREE on select MSC Virtuosa sailings*
Add All-Inclusive Premium Drinks from as little as £30pp per day
Cruise Only From
was: £799pp
Now: £745
pp
REF: MSCVI20221223SOUSOU
Southampton, Hamburg, Zeebrugge, Rotterdam, Le Havre, Southampton
Southampton | Hamburg | Zeebrugge | Rotterdam | Le Havre | Southampton
30 Dec 2022
7 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Kids Sail FREE on select MSC Virtuosa sailings*
Add All-Inclusive Premium Drinks from as little as £30pp per day
Cruise Only From
was: £779pp
Now: £755
pp
REF: MSCVI20221230SOUSOU
Southampton, Hamburg, Zeebrugge, Rotterdam, Le Havre, Southampton
Southampton | Hamburg | Zeebrugge | Rotterdam | Le Havre | Southampton
27 Jan 2023
7 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Kids Sail FREE on select MSC Virtuosa sailings*
Add All-Inclusive Premium Drinks from as little as £30pp per day
Cruise Only From
was: £409pp
Now: £348
pp
REF: MSCVI20230127SOUSOU
Southampton, Hamburg, Zeebrugge, Rotterdam, Le Havre, Southampton
Southampton | Hamburg | Zeebrugge | Rotterdam | Le Havre | Southampton
03 Feb 2023
7 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Kids Sail FREE on select MSC Virtuosa sailings*
Add All-Inclusive Premium Drinks from as little as £30pp per day
Cruise Only From
was: £409pp
Now: £348
pp
REF: MSCVI20230203SOUSOU
Southampton, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Zeebrugge, Le Havre, Southampton
Southampton | Hamburg | Rotterdam | Zeebrugge | Le Havre | Southampton
10 Feb 2023
7 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Kids Sail FREE on select MSC Virtuosa sailings*
Add All-Inclusive Premium Drinks from as little as £30pp per day
Cruise Only From
was: £519pp
Now: £454
pp
REF: MSCVI20230210SOUSOU
Western Europe
Southampton | Hamburg | Rotterdam | Rotterdam | Zeebrugge | Southampton
11 Feb 2023
7 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Cruise Only From
was: £509pp
Now: £449
pp
REF: POG304
Southampton, Hamburg, Zeebrugge, Rotterdam, Le Havre, Southampton
Southampton | Hamburg | Zeebrugge | Rotterdam | Le Havre | Southampton
17 Feb 2023
7 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Kids Sail FREE on select MSC Virtuosa sailings*
Add All-Inclusive Premium Drinks from as little as £30pp per day
Cruise Only From

Now: £513
pp
REF: MSCVI20230217SOUSOU
Southampton, Hamburg, Zeebrugge, Rotterdam, Le Havre, Southampton
Southampton | Hamburg | Zeebrugge | Rotterdam | Le Havre | Southampton
24 Feb 2023
7 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Kids Sail FREE on select MSC Virtuosa sailings*
Add All-Inclusive Premium Drinks from as little as £30pp per day
Cruise Only From
was: £399pp
Now: £377
pp
REF: MSCVI20230224SOUSOU
Southampton, Hamburg, Zeebrugge, Rotterdam, Le Havre, Southampton
Southampton | Hamburg | Zeebrugge | Rotterdam | Le Havre | Southampton
03 Mar 2023
7 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Kids Sail FREE on select MSC Virtuosa sailings*
Add All-Inclusive Premium Drinks from as little as £30pp per day
Cruise Only From
was: £399pp
Now: £377
pp
REF: MSCVI20230303SOUSOU
In Search of the Northern Lights in Nine Nights
Newcastle upon Tyne | Ålesund | Tromsø | Alta | Kristiansund | Newcastle upon Tyne
09 Mar 2023
9 Nights
Arctic

Departs from the UK
Cruise Only From
was: £1499pp
Now: £1484
pp
REF: FREDT2305
Southampton, Hamburg, Zeebrugge, Rotterdam, Le Havre, Southampton
Southampton | Hamburg | Zeebrugge | Rotterdam | Le Havre | Southampton
10 Mar 2023
7 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Kids Sail FREE on select MSC Virtuosa sailings*
Add All-Inclusive Premium Drinks from as little as £30pp per day
Cruise Only From
was: £399pp
Now: £377
pp
REF: MSCVI20230310SOUSOU
Southampton, Hamburg, Zeebrugge, Rotterdam, Le Havre, Southampton
Southampton | Hamburg | Zeebrugge | Rotterdam | Le Havre | Southampton
17 Mar 2023
7 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Kids Sail FREE on select MSC Virtuosa sailings*
Add All-Inclusive Premium Drinks from as little as £30pp per day
Cruise Only From
was: £419pp
Now: £406
pp
REF: MSCVI20230317SOUSOU
In Search of the Northern Lights in Nine Nights
Newcastle upon Tyne | Trondheim | Alta | Alta | Tromsø | Bodø | Newcastle upon Tyne
18 Mar 2023
9 Nights
Arctic

Departs from the UK
Cruise Only From
was: £1499pp
Now: £1484
pp
REF: FREDT2306
Southampton, Hamburg, Zeebrugge, Rotterdam, Le Havre, Southampton
Southampton | Hamburg | Zeebrugge | Rotterdam | Le Havre | Southampton
24 Mar 2023
7 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Kids Sail FREE on select MSC Virtuosa sailings*
Add All-Inclusive Premium Drinks from as little as £30pp per day
Cruise Only From
was: £469pp
Now: £454
pp
REF: MSCVI20230324SOUSOU
Southampton, Hamburg, Cherbourg, Le Havre, Le Havre, Southampton
Southampton | Hamburg | Cherbourg | Le Havre | Le Havre | Southampton
31 Mar 2023
7 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Kids Sail FREE on select MSC Virtuosa sailings*
Add All-Inclusive Premium Drinks from as little as £30pp per day
Cruise Only From
was: £579pp
Now: £406
pp
REF: MSCVI20230331SOUSOU
Western Europe
Southampton | Hamburg | Rotterdam | Rotterdam | Zeebrugge | Southampton
01 Apr 2023
7 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Cruise Only From
was: £629pp
Now: £449
pp
REF: POG308
Southampton, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Le Havre, Southampton
Southampton | Hamburg | Rotterdam | Le Havre | Southampton
07 Apr 2023
7 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Kids Sail FREE on select MSC Virtuosa sailings*
Add All-Inclusive Premium Drinks from as little as £30pp per day
Cruise Only From
was: £679pp
Now: £658
pp
REF: MSCVI20230407SOUSOU
Norwegian Fjords
Southampton | Stavanger | Olden | Ålesund | Haugesund | Southampton
08 Apr 2023
7 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Cruise Only From
was: £809pp
Now: £804
pp
REF: POG309
Cities of Germany Via the Kiel Canal
Southampton | Hamburg | Kiel | Warnemünde | Bremen | Southampton
11 Apr 2023
8 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Cruise Only From
was: £1099pp
Now: £989
pp
REF: FREDL2307
Southampton, Hamburg, Zeebrugge, Cherbourg, Le Havre, Southampton
Southampton | Hamburg | Zeebrugge | Cherbourg | Le Havre | Southampton
14 Apr 2023
7 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Kids Sail FREE on select MSC Virtuosa sailings*
Add All-Inclusive Premium Drinks from as little as £30pp per day
Cruise Only From
was: £599pp
Now: £581
pp
REF: MSCVI20230414SOUSOU
Norwegian Fjords
Southampton | Stavanger | Olden | Ålesund | Haugesund | Southampton
15 Apr 2023
7 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Cruise Only From
was: £669pp
Now: £579
pp
REF: POG310
French Rivers of Normandy and Bordeaux
Southampton | Rouen | Rouen | Honfleur | La Pallice | Bordeaux | Bordeaux | Southampton
19 Apr 2023
9 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Cruise Only From
was: £1299pp
Now: £1187
pp
REF: FREDL2308
Classic Norwegian Fjords
Newcastle upon Tyne | Eidfjord | Bergen | Flåm | Olden | Newcastle upon Tyne
21 Apr 2023
7 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Cruise Only From
was: £1099pp
Now: £1088
pp
REF: FREDT2310
Western Europe
Southampton | Vigo | Lisbon | Porto | Cherbourg | Southampton
22 Apr 2023
7 Nights
Northern Europe,Mediterranean

Departs from the UK
Cruise Only From
was: £649pp
Now: £589
pp
REF: PON309
Norwegian Fjords
Southampton | Stavanger | Olden | Ålesund | Haugesund | Southampton
22 Apr 2023
7 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Cruise Only From
was: £659pp
Now: £579
pp
REF: POG311
Norwegian Fjords
Southampton | Stavanger | Olden | Flåm | Haugesund | Southampton
28 Apr 2023
7 Nights
Northern Europe

Departs from the UK
Cruise Only From

Now: £599
pp
REF: POB310

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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