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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Up to $100 FREE to spend on-board per stateroom
Western Europe from London (Dover), England
Dover | Le Havre | La Coruña | Porto | Lisbon | Seville
02 Sep 2022
9 Nights
Carnival Pride
Northern Europe

Cruise Only From
was: £817pp £803 pp
REF: CARNIVALPR02092022
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Norwegian Fjords
Southampton | Stavanger | Olden | Hellesylt | Geiranger | Haugesund
03 Sep 2022
7 Nights
Iona
Northern Europe

Cruise Only From
was: £849pp £818 pp
REF: POG230
Kids Sail FREE on selected Grandiosa Sailings
Northern Europe from Southampton
Southampton | Haugesund | Flåm | Olden | Måløy
03 Sep 2022
7 Nights
MSC Virtuosa
Northern Europe

Cruise Only From
was: £775pp
Now: £484
pp
REF: MSCVI20220903SOUSOU
Up to £260 off your stateroom*
7 Night Spain & France Cruise
Southampton | La Rochelle | Bilbao | La Coruña | Le Havre
04 Sep 2022
7 Nights
Anthem of the Seas
Northern Europe

Cruise Only From

Now: £2432
pp
REF: RCIAN07U130-040922
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Norwegian Fjords
Southampton | Stavanger | Olden | Ålesund | Haugesund
10 Sep 2022
7 Nights
Iona
Northern Europe

Cruise Only From
was: £829pp £824 pp
REF: POG231
Up to £100pp free on-board spend*
Norway Fjords & Home of the Olsens
Dover | Oslo | Flåm | Eidfjord
14 Sep 2022
7 Nights
Bolette
Northern Europe

Cruise Only From
was: £1137pp
Now: £791
pp
REF: FREDT2222
Extra on-board credit and 5% low deposit
Westbound Transatlantic Crossing
Southampton | Le Havre | New York, New York
15 Sep 2022
8 Nights
Queen Mary 2
Northern Europe

Cruise Only From
was: £1809pp
Now: £849
pp
REF: CUNARDM229
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Norwegian Fjords
Southampton | Stavanger | Olden | Ålesund | Haugesund
17 Sep 2022
7 Nights
Iona
Northern Europe

Cruise Only From
£806 pp
REF: POG232
9 Night Spain & France Cruise
Southampton | La Rochelle | Bilbao | La Coruña | Vigo | Le Havre
30 Sep 2022
9 Nights
Celebrity Silhouette
Northern Europe

Cruise Only From
was: £1248pp
Now: £952
pp
REF: CELEBSI09U033-300922
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Western Europe
Southampton | Cherbourg | Porto | Lisbon | Vigo
01 Oct 2022
7 Nights
Ventura
Northern Europe,Mediterranean

Cruise Only From
£825 pp
REF: PON226
Up to £100pp free on-board spend*
Pilgrimage to Northern Spain
Dover | Getxo | Lisbon | Cádiz | Ferrol
12 Oct 2022
9 Nights
Bolette
Mediterranean

Cruise Only From
was: £1187pp
Now: £791
pp
REF: FREDT2225
Kids Sail FREE on selected Grandiosa Sailings
Northern Europe & Cruises from UK
Southampton | La Rochelle | Bilbao | La Coruña | Le Havre
16 Oct 2022
7 Nights
MSC Virtuosa
Northern Europe

Cruise Only From

Now: £484
pp
REF: MSCVI20221016SOUSOU
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Western Europe
Southampton | Cherbourg | Porto | Lisbon | Vigo
22 Oct 2022
7 Nights
Ventura
Northern Europe,Mediterranean

Cruise Only From
£746 pp
REF: PON229
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Western Europe
Southampton | Zeebrugge | Rotterdam | Hamburg
22 Oct 2022
7 Nights
Iona
Northern Europe

Cruise Only From
was: £629pp £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

Cruise Only From
was: £749pp
Now: £599
pp
REF: CUNARDV228
Up to £100pp free on-board spend*
European Christmas Markets
Portsmouth | Zeebrugge | Gothenburg | Copenhagen | Hamburg
02 Dec 2022
8 Nights
Balmoral
Northern Europe

Cruise Only From

Now: £989
pp
REF: FREDL2232
Up to £100pp free on-board spend*
Explore Western Europe Cities & Rivers
Liverpool | Amsterdam | Hamburg | Honfleur
05 Dec 2022
9 Nights
Borealis
Northern Europe

Cruise Only From
was: £1088pp
Now: £692
pp
REF: FREDS2231
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Western Europe
Southampton | Hamburg | Rotterdam | Zeebrugge
10 Dec 2022
7 Nights
Iona
Northern Europe

Cruise Only From
was: £589pp £569 pp
REF: POG239
Up to £100pp free on-board spend*
Festive Spanish City Break
Liverpool | Gijón | Getxo | Vigo | La Coruña
14 Dec 2022
8 Nights
Borealis
Mediterranean

Cruise Only From
was: £989pp
Now: £593
pp
REF: FREDS2232
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Western Europe
Southampton | Hamburg | Rotterdam | Zeebrugge
11 Feb 2023
7 Nights
Iona
Northern Europe

Cruise Only From
was: £509pp £476 pp
REF: POG304
Up to £100pp free on-board spend*
In Search of the Northern Lights in Nine Nights
Newcastle upon Tyne | Ålesund | Tromsø | Alta | Kristiansund
09 Mar 2023
9 Nights
Bolette
Arctic

Cruise Only From

Now: £1286
pp
REF: FREDT2305
Up to £100pp free on-board spend*
In Search of the Northern Lights in Nine Nights
Newcastle upon Tyne | Trondheim | Alta | Tromsø | Bodø
18 Mar 2023
9 Nights
Bolette
Arctic

Cruise Only From

Now: £1286
pp
REF: FREDT2306
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Western Europe
Southampton | Hamburg | Rotterdam | Zeebrugge
01 Apr 2023
7 Nights
Iona
Northern Europe

Cruise Only From
£629 pp
REF: POG308
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Norwegian Fjords
Southampton | Stavanger | Olden | Ålesund | Haugesund
08 Apr 2023
7 Nights
Iona
Northern Europe

Cruise Only From
£659 pp
REF: POG309
Up to £100pp free on-board spend*
Cities of Germany Via the Kiel Canal
Southampton | Hamburg | Kiel | Warnemünde | Bremen
11 Apr 2023
8 Nights
Balmoral
Northern Europe

Cruise Only From

Now: £1088
pp
REF: FREDL2307
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Norwegian Fjords
Southampton | Stavanger | Olden | Ålesund | Haugesund
15 Apr 2023
7 Nights
Iona
Northern Europe

Cruise Only From
£639 pp
REF: POG310
Up to £100pp free on-board spend*
French Rivers of Normandy and Bordeaux
Southampton | Rouen | Honfleur | La Pallice | Bordeaux
19 Apr 2023
9 Nights
Balmoral
Northern Europe

Cruise Only From

Now: £1187
pp
REF: FREDL2308
Up to £100pp free on-board spend*
Classic Norwegian Fjords
Newcastle upon Tyne | Eidfjord | Bergen | Flåm | Olden
21 Apr 2023
7 Nights
Bolette
Northern Europe

Cruise Only From

Now: £1088
pp
REF: FREDT2310

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.