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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.

Which cruise lines offer mini cruises from the UK?

You'll find that most mainstream cruise lines offer mini cruises from the UK. First-time cruisers can't go wrong with P&O Cruises or Royal Caribbean which are both very popular. For traditional British luxury cruising, Cunard is great, or for a comfortable no-frills cruise, you might want to try Cruise & Maritime Voyages or Fred. Olsen Cruise Line.

Where can I sail from?

No matter where in the British Isles you live, you'll find there is a departure port not too far from you. However, as 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, while on the West coast, Avonmouth near Bristol and further north, Liverpool, are both popular ports which serve Dublin in Ireland. For anyone in the North-East, Hull offers the best choice, alongside Newcastle. 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

  • Europe - visit Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels for cultural getaways
  • British Isles - often overlooked, a cruise from the UK is a great way to see our home country in a new light
  • Guernsey - a favourite mini cruise destination known for Hauteville House: the lavish former home of Victor Hugo
  • Ireland - stop in Dublin, a popular choice for mini cruisers

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.

See weekend mini cruises

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.

19 Jul 2019 for 3 nights from Southampton

No service charges on-board
HUGE PRICE SLASH!
Southampton | St Peter Port, Guernsey | Southampton
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£489pp
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1 Aug 2019 for 5 nights from Rosyth, Scotland

Save in Fred. Olsen’s summer sale plus up to €200 FREE on-shore spending money* -*on selected sailings
Rosyth, Scotland | Orkney Islands (Kirkwall) | Kirkwall, Orkney Isles | Kirkwall, Orkney Isles | Lerwick | Rosyth, Scotland + More
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6 Aug 2019 for 1 night from Rosyth, Scotland

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Rosyth, Scotland | Newcastle, England
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5 Star Cruising St Peter Port
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8 Aug 2019 for 3 nights from Southampton

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Southampton | St Peter Port | Southampton
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£462pp
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12 Aug 2019 for 2 nights from London (Tilbury), England

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London (Tilbury), England | Rotterdam | Newcastle, England
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£95pp
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14 Aug 2019 for 1 night from Newcastle, England

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Newcastle, England | Rosyth, Scotland
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£75pp
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21 Aug 2019 for 5 nights from Liverpool

Save in Fred. Olsen’s summer sale plus up to €200 FREE on-shore spending money* -*on selected sailings
Liverpool | Greenock (for Glasgow), Scotland | Tobermory, Isle Of Mull | Kirkwall, Orkney Isles | Liverpool + More
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22 Aug 2019 for 5 nights from Southampton

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Southampton | Antwerp | Antwerp | Amsterdam | Southampton + More
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£484pp
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23 Aug 2019 for 5 nights from Newcastle, England

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Newcastle, England | Eidfjord, Norway | Bergen | Newcastle, England + More
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23 Aug 2019 for 5 nights from Dover, England

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Dover, England | Rouen | Rouen | Honfleur | Honfleur | Dover, England + More
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£630pp
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5 Star Cruising Bruges
Premium luxury cruise
1 Sep 2019 for 4 nights from Dover, England

Includes FREE pre-paid gratuities, FREE speciality dining, choice of wine and beer during lunch and dinner, FREE Wi-Fi, 24-hour room service, Afternoon tea, VIP chauffeur transfers, travel insurance (discount available if not required) and much more!
Dover, England | Amsterdam | Heligoland, Germany | Brussels / Brugge (Zeebrugge) | Dover, England + More
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£919pp
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21 Sep 2019 for 2 nights from Southampton
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Southampton | Bruges | Southampton
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£296pp
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5 Star Cruising Cherbourg
Premium luxury cruise
3 Oct 2019 for 4 nights from Dover, England

Includes FREE pre-paid gratuities, FREE speciality dining, choice of wine and beer during lunch and dinner, FREE Wi-Fi, 24-hour room service, Afternoon tea, VIP chauffeur transfers, travel insurance (discount available if not required) and much more!
Dover, England | Cherbourg | St Malo, France | Paris/Normandy (Le Havre) | Dover, England + More
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£1039pp
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5 Star Cruising Cruise118
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4 Oct 2019 for 4 nights from Southampton

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Southampton | Amsterdam | Amsterdam | Southampton + More
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£578pp
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10 Oct 2019 for 3 nights from Bristol

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Bristol | Dublin | Dublin | Liverpool + More
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£209pp
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19 Oct 2019 for 5 nights from Dover, England

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Dover, England | Rouen | Rouen | Honfleur | Honfleur | Dover, England + More
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5 Star Cruising Hamburg
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25 Oct 2019 for 2 nights from Southampton

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Southampton | Hamburg
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£239pp
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31 Oct 2019 for 3 nights from London (Tilbury), England

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London (Tilbury), England | Amsterdam | Antwerp | London (Tilbury), England + More
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£209pp
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15 Nov 2019 for 2 nights from Southampton

No service charges on-board
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Southampton | Bruges | Southampton
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£273pp
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5 Star Cruising Bruges
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17 Nov 2019 for 2 nights from Southampton

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Southampton | Brussels / Brugge (Zeebrugge) | Southampton
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£260pp
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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 | Ijmuiden (Amsterdam) | Ijmuiden (Amsterdam) | Southampton + More
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£494pp
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29 Nov 2019 for 2 nights from Southampton

No service charges on-board
HUGE PRICE SLASH!
Southampton | Bruges | Southampton
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£386pp
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5 Dec 2019 for 4 nights from London (Tilbury), England

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London (Tilbury), England | Amsterdam | Hamburg | London (Tilbury), England + More
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£305pp
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8 Dec 2019 for 4 nights from London (Tilbury), England

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London (Tilbury), England | Rouen | Honfleur | Brussels / Brugge (Zeebrugge) | London (Tilbury), England + More
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£305pp
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8 Dec 2019 for 5 nights from Bristol

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Bristol | Rouen | Rouen | Honfleur | Bristol + More
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£343pp
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9 Dec 2019 for 2 nights from London (Tilbury), England

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London (Tilbury), England | Antwerp | London (Tilbury), England
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£152pp
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11 Dec 2019 for 5 nights from London (Tilbury), England

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London (Tilbury), England | Amsterdam | Hamburg | Antwerp | London (Tilbury), England + More
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£371pp
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13 Dec 2019 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 | Ijmuiden (Amsterdam) | Ijmuiden (Amsterdam) | Southampton + More
Prices From
£371pp
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14 Dec 2019 for 5 nights from Dover, England

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!
Dover, England | Rotterdam | Brussels / Brugge (Zeebrugge) | Paris/Normandy (Le Havre) | Southampton + More
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15 Dec 2019 for 3 nights from London (Tilbury), England

0% Monthly Instalments Available
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London (Tilbury), England | Rouen | Honfleur | London (Tilbury), England + More
Prices From
£228pp
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