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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.

Netherlands & Belgium City Break
  • Belgium, Netherlands, Holland
  • Fred.Olsen
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  • Visits to two culture-rich cities
  • In Belgium, you will sail the scenic Western Scheldt to Antwerp
  • Visit Amsterdam’s highlights, such as Anne Frank House
  • 6 days from: £349pp
  • Southampton
  • Bolette
  • 02 November 2021
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Amsterdam City Break in 4 Nights
  • Netherlands
  • Fred.Olsen
  • View Itinerary Map
  • Enjoy a pre-Christmas Dutch city break
  • Experience Amsterdam in its festive splendour
  • Discover the delights of Rotterdam
  • 5 days from: £399pp
  • Southampton
  • Bolette
  • 02 December 2021
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Five Night Spanish Escape
  • Spain
  • Fred.Olsen
  • View Itinerary Map
  • Visit La Coruna, where highlights include Cornide Palace and ancient Torre de Hercules
  • Take a tour to Bilbao from Getxo, to see iconic sights and enjoy local delights such as pintxos and Rioja wines
  • 6 days from: £449pp
  • Liverpool
  • Borealis
  • 02 December 2021
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Belgium & The Netherlands At Christmas
  • Belgium, Netherlands
  • Fred.Olsen
  • View Itinerary Map
  • An immensely rewarding and relaxing pre-Christmas escape to France and Belgium
  • Sail the picturesque Western Scheldt River into the heart of Antwerp
  • Revel in the famous attractions of Amsterdam
  • 6 days from: £549pp
  • Southampton
  • Balmoral
  • 17 December 2021
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Two Night Cruise
  • British Isles, United Kingdom, England
  • Fred.Olsen
  • View Itinerary Map
  • Sail from Southampton to Newcastle, for a taste of what makes small ship cruising with Fred. Olsen so special
  • Sumptuous dining; the company of hundreds, not thousands of guests; and personal, attentive service
  • 3 days from: £249pp
  • Southampton
  • Balmoral
  • 13 March 2022
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Maiden Voyage to Hamburg
  • Germany
  • Ambassador
  • Be a part of Ambience's maiden voyage
  • Sail to Hamburg, famously graced by The Beatles
  • Enjoy two relaxing days at sea
  • 5 days from: £519pp
  • Was: £539pp
  • Tilbury
  • Ambience
  • 06 April 2022
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Devon & Cornwall in Five nights
  • British Isles, United Kingdom, England
  • Fred.Olsen
  • View Itinerary Map
  • Explore the pretty seaside town of Falmouth
  • Visit the beautiful Gardens of Heligan & Eden
  • Dock within working distance of Plymouth
  • 6 days from: £799pp
  • Southampton
  • Braemar
  • 15 April 2022
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Short Break - Southampton to Liverpool
  • England, United Kingdom, British Isles
  • Fred.Olsen
  • View Itinerary Map
  • Spend two memorable and rewarding nights on our new ship Borealis, sailing from Southampton to Liverpool, for a taste of what makes small ship cruising with Fred. Olsen so special.
  • Sumptuous dining; the company of like-minded, friendly guests; and personal, attentive service – experience it all and much more.
  • 3 days from: £249pp
  • Southampton
  • Borealis
  • 17 April 2022
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Classic Norwegian Fjords
  • Norway
  • Fred.Olsen
  • View Itinerary Map
  • A taste of fjordland in five nights
  • Take in the highlights on a local bike ride
  • Explore the city sights of Bergen
  • 6 days from: £799pp
  • Newcastle
  • Balmoral
  • 27 April 2022
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Springtime Tulips and Floriade Expo in Five Nights
  • Netherlands, Holland
  • Fred.Olsen
  • View Itinerary Map
  • Visit the world-famous Floriade Expo
  • See the Keukenhof Gardens in seasonal bloom
  • Explore cultural Amsterdam
  • 6 days from: £649pp
  • Southampton
  • Bolette
  • 29 April 2022
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Scenic Orkneys & Shetlands
  • Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Fred.Olsen
  • View Itinerary Map
  • Scenic cruising past coastal sea stacks
  • Spot local wildlife including a variety of seabirds
  • Explore Lerwick, capital of the Shetland Islands
  • 6 days from: £749pp
  • Newcastle
  • Balmoral
  • 01 June 2022
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Antwerp & Amsterdam Bank Holiday
  • Netherlands, Belgium
  • Fred.Olsen
  • View Itinerary Map
  • From Antwerp tour to picturesque Ghent
  • Explore Amsterdam via a Canal boat tour
  • Chance to visit the decennial Floriade Expo
  • 6 days from: £799pp
  • 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: £699pp
  • Tilbury
  • Bolette
  • 21 October 2022
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Irish City Break in Five Nights
  • Ireland, Northern Ireland, British Isles, United Kingdom
  • Fred.Olsen
  • View Itinerary Map
  • From Cobh, visit Blarney Castle & kiss the famous stone
  • Tour to the Giant’s Causeway from Belfast
  • From Cobh, visit Blarney Castle & kiss the famous stone
  • 6 days from: £649pp
  • Liverpool
  • Borealis
  • 19 November 2022
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French River Weekend
  • France
  • Fred.Olsen
  • View Itinerary Map
  • Scenic cruise the picturesque River Seine
  • Tour to Paris to explore the city’s landmarks
  • In Rouen visit the Notre Dame Cathedral
  • 4 days from: £399pp
  • Southampton
  • Braemar
  • 03 December 2022
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German Christmas Markets
  • Belgium, Germany
  • Ambassador
  • View Itinerary Map
  • Soak up the festive atmosphere aboard Ambience
  • Browse the stalls of the charming, colourful Christmas Market held on Antwerp's Grote Markt
  • Treat yourself to a cup of mulled wine, a warming glass of jenever or a Belgian waffle as you explore
  • 6 days from: £449pp
  • Was: £519pp
  • 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 great port of Antwerp, the 'diamond city
  • Enjoy the city's renowned Christmas market
  • 4 days from: £289pp
  • Was: £339pp
  • Tilbury
  • Ambience
  • 18 December 2022
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