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SHORT BREAKS & TASTER CRUISES

Get a taste of life at sea on a mini cruise. Whether you’re joining us for an overnight cruise, a weekend cruise, or a few more days aboard, it couldn’t be any easier for time-limited travellers to get away with our range of short cruises.

Take a mini cruise from Southampton, Liverpool, Newcastle or another UK port, and make the most of every moment on board Borealis, Bolette, Balmoral or Braemar as you embark on a short cruise with us.

Enjoy lazy days relaxing, great food and first-class entertainment on board and take the time to explore the new cities and sights that your mini cruise reveals. Cruise across the Channel to discover beautiful destinations like Amsterdam, cross the Irish Sea to Belfast or Dublin, or cruise from one part of the UK to another. Even when your mini cruise only lasts a night it can be a unique, laid-back and surprisingly cheap way to visit friends and family in different parts of the country.

With a range of options from one-night mini cruises to five-night mini cruises from UK ports, you're sure to find something to suit you. And, whatever you choose, you can be sure that you’ll enjoy all the comfort, care and little luxuries of a longer cruise, just for a shorter period of time.

Antwerp & Amsterdam Bank Holiday
  • Netherlands, Belgium
  • Fred.Olsen
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  • From Antwerp tour to picturesque Ghent
  • Explore Amsterdam via a Canal boat tour
  • Chance to visit the decennial Floriade Expo
  • 6 days from: £499pp
  • Dover
  • Bolette
  • 27 August 2022
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Antwerp & Amsterdam City Break
  • Netherlands, Belgium
  • Fred.Olsen
  • View Itinerary Map
  • Visit the decennial Floriade Expo in Amsterdam
  • Explore Antwerp’s Diamond District
  • Discover the Anne Frank House or Rijksmuseum
  • 6 days from: £599pp
  • Was: £699pp
  • Tilbury
  • Bolette
  • 21 October 2022
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German Christmas Markets
  • Belgium, Germany
  • Ambassador
  • View Itinerary Map
  • Cricketing Legends Theme Cruise
  • Soak up the festive atmosphere aboard Ambience
  • Browse the stalls of the charming, colourful Christmas market held in Amsterdam
  • 6 days from: £399pp
  • Was: £439pp
  • Tilbury
  • Ambience
  • 11 December 2022
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Festive Market Getaway Cruise
  • Belgium
  • Ambassador
  • View Itinerary Map
  • Enjoy a wonderful festive break aboard Ambience
  • Sail to Belgium's port of Zeebrugge
  • Enjoy the Bruges' renowned Christmas market
  • 4 days from: £249pp
  • Was: £269pp
  • Tilbury
  • Ambience
  • 18 December 2022
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Amsterdam Tulips & Tunes
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  • Netherlands
  • Ambassador
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  • Experience a taste of life aboard Ambition on this short mini-cruise
  • Pay a visit to Amsterdam's canals and cobblestones
  • Enjoy fine food, first-class entertainment and the ship's amenities as you sail to Tyneside
  • 3 days from: £139pp
  • Was: £159pp
  • Tilbury
  • Ambition
  • 20 April 2023
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Summer Songs Seacation from Belfast
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  • United Kingdom, England, British Isles
  • Ambassador
  • Enjoy a taste of life aboard Ambition on this short mini-cruise
  • Enjoy fine food, first-class entertainment and the ship's amenities as you sail from Belfast to Bristol
  • 4 days from: £299pp
  • Was: £339pp
  • Belfast
  • Ambition
  • 02 September 2023
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Summer Songs Seacation
New
  • Ambassador
  • Enjoy a taste of life aboard Ambition on this short mini-cruise
  • Enjoy fine food, first-class entertainment and the ship's amenities as you sail From Liverpool to Bristol
  • 3 days from: £199pp
  • Was: £229pp
  • Liverpool
  • Ambition
  • 03 September 2023
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Antwerp & Amsterdam in Five Nights
  • Belgium, Netherlands
  • Fred.Olsen
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  • Combine a taste of Fred. Olsen cruising with explorations of two captivating cities
  • See the works of Rembrandt, enjoy Belgian chocolates and go behind the scenes at the famous Diamond District in Antwerp
  • Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam, and uncover the Dutch capital’s famous cultural and architectural sites.
  • 6 days from: £599pp
  • Dover
  • Braemar
  • 14 November 2023
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Festive Weekend Getaway
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  • Belgium
  • Ambassador
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  • Experience the festive celebrations aboard ship
  • Stay overnight in Diamond Capital Antwerp
  • Take in the city's traditional markets and soak up the seasonal atmosphere
  • 4 days from: £209pp
  • Was: £239pp
  • Tilbury
  • Ambition
  • 08 December 2023
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Classic Christmas Markets
  • Belgium, Netherlands, Germany
  • Fred.Olsen
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  • The perfect festive getaway before Christmas arrives
  • Explore the Christmas markets of cities such as Hamburg and Bruges
  • Enjoy plenty of other highlights too, such as a boat tour of Amsterdam’s canals
  • 9 days from: £1099pp
  • Liverpool
  • Borealis
  • 14 December 2023
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Dutch Waterways in Five Nights
  • Netherlands
  • Fred.Olsen
  • View Itinerary Map
  • Escape to the Netherlands for a wealth of traditional Dutch experiences
  • Visit where famous Edam and Gouda cheeses are made, and see Kinderdijk’s iconic windmills
  • Take a boat tour of Amsterdam’s iconic canals and marvel at the architecture of Rotterdam.
  • 6 days from: £599pp
  • Southampton
  • Bolette
  • 20 February 2024
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Two Night Mini-Cruise to Newcastle
  • United Kingdom
  • Fred.Olsen
  • View Itinerary Map
  • Two nights of Fred. Olsen’s small ship cruising experience
  • Enjoy delicious food, fantastic entertainment and attentive service
  • Relax and sample the magic of ocean cruising on Balmoral
  • 3 days from: £349pp
  • Was: £399pp
  • Southampton
  • Balmoral
  • 28 February 2024
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Two-Night Mini-Cruise
  • United Kingdom
  • Fred.Olsen
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  • Two nights of Fred. Olsen’s small ship cruising experience
  • Enjoy delicious food, fantastic entertainment and attentive service
  • Relax and sample the magic of ocean cruising on Bolette
  • 3 days from: £349pp
  • Southampton
  • Bolette
  • 17 April 2024
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  • A bank holiday break designed to provide plenty of traditional Dutch experiences
  • In Amsterdam, see the Keukenhof tulips in spring bloom and explore the iconic canals
  • Sail the peaceful Nieuwe Maas, then revel in Rotterdam’s unique, diverse architecture
  • 6 days from: £749pp
  • Southampton
  • Borealis
  • 02 May 2024
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Scenic Isles of Scotland in Five Nights
  • United Kingdom, Scotland, British Isles
  • Fred.Olsen
  • View Itinerary Map
  • Enjoy a relaxing break amongst rugged Scottish scenery over the May Day Bank Holiday
  • Experience scenic cruising through wild waterways, by remote isles and dramatic rock formations
  • Visit Orkney and the Isle of Lewis for historic sites and yet more scenic highlights
  • 6 days from: £749pp
  • Liverpool
  • Bolette
  • 03 May 2024
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