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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.

Destination
Date
Cruise Line
Price
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, Zeebrugge | Southampton
Prices From
£271pp
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19 Oct 2019 for 5 nights from London (Dover)

Save up to 40% or no single supplement*
London (Dover) | Rouen | Rouen | Honfleur | Honfleur | London (Dover) + More
Prices From
£436pp
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23 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, Zeebrugge | Southampton
Prices From
£290pp
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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
£279pp
Cruise & Fly
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, Zeebrugge | Southampton
Prices From
£242pp
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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
£298pp
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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 | Ijmuiden | Southampton + More
Prices From
£387pp
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29 Nov 2019 for 2 nights from Southampton

No service charges on-board
HUGE PRICE SLASH!
Southampton | Bruges, Zeebrugge | Southampton
Prices From
£242pp
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5 Dec 2019 for 4 nights from London (Tilbury)

FESTIVE SALE - HUGE price slash! Save up to 80%* Hurry - Availability is extremely limited! *Savings already included in advertised per person prices
London (Tilbury) | Amsterdam | Hamburg | London (Tilbury) + More
Prices From
£283pp
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8 Dec 2019 for 4 nights from London (Tilbury)

FESTIVE SALE - HUGE price slash! Save up to 80%* Hurry - Availability is extremely limited! *Savings already included in advertised per person prices
London (Tilbury) | Rouen | Honfleur | Zeebrugge | London (Tilbury) + More
Prices From
£268pp
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8 Dec 2019 for 5 nights from Bristol (Bath), England, United Kingdom

FESTIVE SALE - HUGE price slash! Save up to 80%* Hurry - Availability is extremely limited! *Savings already included in advertised per person prices
Bristol (Bath), England, United Kingdom | Rouen | Rouen | Honfleur | Bristol (Bath), England, United Kingdom + More
Prices From
£311pp
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9 Dec 2019 for 2 nights from London (Tilbury)

New to cruising? Why not try this perfect taster cruise?
London (Tilbury) | Antwerp, Belgium | London (Tilbury)
Prices From
£141pp
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11 Dec 2019 for 5 nights from London (Tilbury)

FESTIVE SALE - HUGE price slash! Save up to 80%* Hurry - Availability is extremely limited! *Savings already included in advertised per person prices
London (Tilbury) | Amsterdam | Hamburg | Antwerp, Belgium | London (Tilbury) + More
Prices From
£330pp
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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 | Amsterdam | Southampton + More
Prices From
£387pp
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15 Dec 2019 for 3 nights from London (Tilbury)

FESTIVE SALE - HUGE price slash! Save up to 80%* Hurry - Availability is extremely limited! *Savings already included in advertised per person prices
London (Tilbury) | Rouen | Honfleur | London (Tilbury) + More
Prices From
£198pp
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15 Dec 2019 for 3 nights from Bristol (Bath), England, United Kingdom

FESTIVE SALE - HUGE price slash! Save up to 80%* Hurry - Availability is extremely limited! *Savings already included in advertised per person prices
Bristol (Bath), England, United Kingdom | Dublin | Dublin | Bristol (Bath), England, United Kingdom + More
Prices From
£202pp
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16 Dec 2019 for 3 nights from London (Tilbury)

FESTIVE SALE - HUGE price slash! Save up to 80%* Hurry - Availability is extremely limited! *Savings already included in advertised per person prices
London (Tilbury) | Antwerp, Belgium | Amsterdam | London (Tilbury) + More
Prices From
£202pp
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18 Dec 2019 for 3 nights from Bristol (Bath), England, United Kingdom

FESTIVE SALE - HUGE price slash! Save up to 80%* Hurry - Availability is extremely limited! *Savings already included in advertised per person prices
Bristol (Bath), England, United Kingdom | Cork, Ireland | Cork, Ireland | Bristol (Bath), England, United Kingdom + More
Prices From
£202pp
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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, Zeebrugge | Southampton
Prices From
£299pp
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20 Dec 2019 for 2 nights from Southampton

Save up to 40% or no single supplement*
Southampton | Honfleur | Southampton
Prices From
£193pp
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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
£414pp
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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 | Ijmuiden | Bruges, Zeebrugge | Southampton + More
Prices From
£678pp
Cruise Only
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29 Dec 2019 for 5 nights from Southampton

No service charges on-board
HUGE PRICE SLASH!
Southampton | Hamburg | Bruges, Zeebrugge | Southampton + More
Prices From
£581pp
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5 Star Cruising Hamburg
Premium luxury cruise
6 Jan 2020 for 2 nights from Southampton

Low prices always guaranteed!
Southampton | Hamburg
Prices From
£239pp
Cruise & Fly
5 Star Cruising Hamburg
Premium luxury cruise
6 Jan 2020 for 4 nights from Southampton

Low prices always guaranteed!
Southampton | Hamburg | Southampton
Prices From
£366pp
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7 Feb 2020 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 | Ijmuiden | Southampton + More
Prices From
£339pp
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5 Star Cruising Cruise118
Premium luxury cruise
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12 Feb 2020 for 4 nights from Southampton

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
£959pp
Cruise Only
14 Feb 2020 for 5 nights from Southampton

Save up to 40%
Southampton | Amsterdam | Amsterdam | Antwerp, Belgium | Antwerp, Belgium | Southampton + More
Prices From
£508pp
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19 Mar 2020 for 3 nights from London (Dover)

0% Monthly Instalments Available
Save up to 40%
London (Dover) | Amsterdam | Rotterdam | London (Dover) + More
Prices From
£358pp
Cruise Only
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24 Mar 2020 for 2 nights from Southampton

0% Monthly Instalments Available
Save up to 40%
Southampton | Liverpool
Prices From
£209pp
Cruise Only
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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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