Short Breaks, lifelong memories

Short break cruises from Southampton


Escape, relaxation, discovery, marking an occasion with family and friends – whatever brings you on board for a short cruise, it’s all about making the most of every moment. Whether you’re joining us as a couple or a group, your time on board should feel special. That’s why service is second-to-none, celebrations are always sophisticated and lots of little touches set the tone so you experience the good life on every mini cruise holiday.

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School Holiday Short Breaks

A star at a European Christmas market A star at a European Christmas market

Christmas Cruises

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Last Minute Short Breaks

Which destinations can I explore on a mini cruise?

Here’s a flavour of some of the fantastic places you can visit on one of our Short Breaks. And don’t forget, we offer a wide range of exciting shore excursions at almost every port of call.

The square in Bruges

Bruges

Bicycles in Amsterdam

Amsterdam

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Cherbourg

St Peter Port

Guernsey

Le Havre

Le Havre

Hamburg

Hamburg

Our favourite last minute short break

Round-trip cruise from Southampton
Cruise itinerary : 1 port
  • Southampton
  • Bruges
  • Southampton
OCEANA: 2 nights

Departs 01 Dec 2018

Saver FROM £249pp

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OCEANA: 2 nights

Departs 01 Dec 2018

Saver FROM £249pp

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Overnight in port - Usually after a full day or afternoon in port. The ship will depart the following day
Evening in port - Usually follows a half or full day in port. The ship will depart at or after 9pm
Cruise by - The ship will sail past or into the port but will not dock

Watch our Food Hero Eric Lanlard on his short break to Bruges

 

Experiencing a short break to Bruges

 

Food Hero Eric Lanlard and his friends experienced a short break cruise to Bruges on Azura. It was the perfect opportunity for them to get a feel for life at sea and how it offers a relaxing way to explore exciting destinations.


What types of people go on cruises?

There’s no typical P&O Cruises guest. We meet people from all walks of life, families, groups, couples and solo travellers. Everyone shares a love of new experiences, a friendly atmosphere and a sense of occasion.

New to cruising
 

What types of people go on cruises?

 

What's included in your cruise

Our Short Breaks offer so much as standard

Food - full board
Luxury accommodation
Spectacular entertainment
Children's clubs
Gym
Pools & relaxation
Sports deck
Dance classes
Shuttle buses in port*
Events

Useful information

Code of Conduct

How does tipping work?

Rewarding good service is simple


Rewarding good service every time it happens isn’t always easy. So, our Service Reward Programme is a simple, one-off way for you to say ‘thank you’ for all the service you receive. A discretionary amount of £7.00 is added to your on-board account for each night you are onboard (eg. a 2 night cruise would be a total of £14pp, and a 7 night cruise would be a total of £49pp), for each guest aged 12 and over. This helps reward the waiters and buffet staff as well as your cabin steward or butler, who greatly appreciate your recognition of their hard work.
It means you can relax and enjoy your holiday, knowing tips are taken care of.

From May 2019 (cruises A911, B912, E911/A, J903, N910, R907, X907 and all thereafter), the discretionary daily Service Charge on board will be removed so you can relax knowing it’s all taken care of. Changes like this do take a little bit of time to put in place, and so for holidays which depart before May, a discretionary daily Service Charge amount of £7 will continue to be added to your on-board account for each guest aged 12 and over.

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