2, 3 or 4 night cruises from Southampton

2, 3 or 4 nights cruises are fast growing in popularity and it’s easy to see why. Sailing from Southampton, UK, mini cruises are the ideal choice for weekend getaways or European city breaks.

With a 2, 3 or 4 night cruise you can choose from a wide range of European city break destinations from Bruges in Belgium, Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Le Harve (for trips to Paris) in France, or even a combination if you book a 3 or 4 night cruises!

Unlike traditional city breaks, your getaway begins before your cruise even departs! You’ll have an evening on board to explore the ship’s facilities (including the bars!) before waking up at a top city break destination. And if you choose a 3 or 4 night cruise, you get to do it all again…

Amsterdam Canal

2, 3 or 4 night holidays from P&O Cruises

P&O Cruises have been offering 2, 3 or 4 night mini cruises from Southampton for years. Also known as ‘party cruises’ due to the vibrant atmosphere on board, P&O’s short cruises from Southampton offer you a combination of fantastic on board facilities and top pick European city break destinations.

P&O’s 2, 3 or 4 night Southampton mini cruises are also the ideal choice if you’ve never cruised with Britain’s favourite cruise line.

With P&O Cruises, the choices of destinations you can visit on a mini cruise are Zebrugge (for trips to Bruges), Le Harve (for trips to Paris) or Amsterdam.

Bruges Canal, Belguim

2, 3 or 4 night holidays from Royal Caribbean

With Royal Caribbean you can choose from 2, 3 or 4 night cruises. Their 2 night cruises sailing from Southampton head out towards Le Harve in France, where you can take a trip to Paris, one of the world’s most iconic city break destinations.

Alternatively, if you choose a 3 or 4 night mini cruise with Royal Caribbean, you will have the opportunity to explore two must-see destinations which will include Bruges in Belgium, Le Harve (for Paris) in France or one of the two Dutch favourites Amsterdam or Rotterdam.

Destinations on a 2, 3 or 4 night mini cruise from Southampton include:
Amsterdam Canal


Amsterdam is beautiful. Meander along the leafy canals, visit the many museums (inc the chilling Anne Frank House) or kick back in a pavement cafe.
Bruges Canal


Bruges is a picture-perfect, medieval jewel with a maze of canals, historic buildings, modern shops (inc famous chocolatiers), bars and restaurants.
Notre Dame, Paris

Le Harve (for Paris)

Your gateway to the fantasticly French capital of Paris, where you can tick off all the sights in one go – Norte Dame, Sacre Coeur and of course the Eiffel Tower!


Bursting with energy, Rotterdam is the Netherland’s second biggest city boasting a vibrant nightlife, maritime tradition and lots of must-see museums.