Mini Cruises & Short Cruises
Nothing makes the most of a weekend like a short cruise. Whether you choose a two or three-night break, visit Hamburg, Antwerp or chocolate box Bruges, short cruises make the most of every minute. City breaks are one of our favourite ways to explore Europe without eating into too much of your annual leave. When it comes to short cruises, there’s something so relaxing about skipping the airport and getting straight to the fun part – winding down on your ship of choice, ready for a great weekend ahead.
Short cruises from Southampton can take tick plenty of destinations off your list. Cruise to Amsterdam for the weekend or take a closer look at places nearer to home on a British Isles short break. Short cruises are great value for money too, with your fare covering everything from accommodation and entertainment to fab food in a whole range of restaurants.
Take a look at our short cruise deals today and combine the joy of cruising with city break excitement.
Amsterdam Port of Call
With charming narrow streets that wind throughout the city, fine gabled houses, picturesque canals and eccentric boutique shops, there is something new and exciting around every corner in Amsterdam. This exciting port of call continues to increase in popularity for cruising itineraries. Baltic cruises and cruise breaks from the UK are two of the main types of sailing to call here and this fantastic destination is a must see for guests looking for a unique experience. No matter where you go in Amsterdam you can’t go far without hearing the chime of bicycle bell or see two wheels heading your way. With over 800,000 bikes in Amsterdam, there are more bikes than people thanks to the unbeatable network of cycle routes and flat landscapes.
The old district of Jordaan boasts fabulous boutique stores and a brilliant array of bustling bars with a vibrant atmosphere. During your time in Amsterdam make sure that you head for the streets of Jordaan that will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Wander through the narrow streets and quaint buildings that are dotted with galleries, antique shops, bars and restaurants and soak up all that Jordaan has to offer.
Should you prefer to keep your feet firmly on the ground then perhaps opt for a coach tour. This option often begins at Dam Square, a central point of the city and famous landmark. Be sure to enjoy the fascinating Royal Palace along your travels and do not forget about the late Gothic church of Nieuwe Kerk to capture the home of royal inaugurations. The range of sightseeing is fantastic but one of the most iconic symbols of Holland is the traditional windmill and guests will have the chance to enjoy a photograph opportunity of this charming symbol of the past. The traditional windmills are few and far between in modern times, often replaced by updated technology but the ones that still remain standing still exude the charisma of this charming destination.