Mini cruises from Southampton offer the perfect excuse to get away from it all. Thanks to the wide variety of itineraries that are available – and the fact there’s no international flight to contend with – Southampton is the place for passengers to set sail for some of the greatest European cities.
So, whether you’re a first-time cruiser who wants to test their sea legs on a taster trip from the UK, or an avid traveller who needs a quick cruising fix every once in a while, a mini cruise is the way to go.
We’ve put together a selection of some of the best short cruises from Southampton departing over the coming years to inspire your holiday plans.
Mini Cruise from Southampton to Hamburg – Cunard Queen Mary 2
For a true taste of luxury, The Queen Mary 2 fits the bill. Hop on board this short cruise from Southampton for two nights and you will sail in style to the German port city of Hamburg. Its old town is full of character and charm, made all the better for knowing you’ve travelled there in style. What’s more, there are various departure dates so you can travel whenever it suits!
Mini Cruise from Liverpool to Southampton – Fred. Olsen Borealis
Liverpool is considered one of the world’s great music cities, and what better way to travel there than with Fred. Olsen’s Borealis? On this two-night sailing, you’ll set sail from the north-west of England and find yourself in Southampton. Departs 5 Jan 2024.
Mini Cruise from Southampton to Cherbourg and Bruges – MSC Virtuosa
MSC Virtuosa is setting sail for Cherbourg on 16 October 2024, and is your chance to find out what makes these great Northern European cities tick. Once you’re back on board, make time to visit the Aurea Spa and not forgetting the five gourmet restaurants. You are on holiday, after all!
Mini Cruise from Southampton to Amsterdam and Zeebrugge – P&O Cruises Ventura
Bruges is the perfect short break destination and, on board P&O Cruises Ventura, you’ll be transported there in style. Amsterdam is the first stop, where you’ll enjoy an overnight stay, then, with a full day in Bruges, you can explore the picture-perfect city at your leisure. Departs 29 December 2023.
Mini Cruise from Southampton to Le Havre (Paris) – Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas
Anthem of the Seas is an incredible ship, and there’s no better way to sample everything she has to offer than on a mini cruise from Southampton. Departing 10 May 2024, you’ll be transported across the Channel to the port of Le Havre – gateway to Paris – where you’re guaranteed a true sense of adventure on board.
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