Mini Cruise Breaks are Affordable & Great Value for Money

Thanks for visiting MiniCruiseBreaks where we feature cruise news and information on affordable, value for money short breaks from leading mini cruise providers including all the mini cruise breaks departing from the UK to cities across europe.
Whether you're looking for relaxation or entertainment we've got cruise breaks to suit your requirements.
Onboard all ferries you will find excellent accomodation, entertainment, shopping and dining facilities, with various budgets to suit your needs all with online booking which makes it easy and affordable to take a short break.
We have provided the latest deals and offers for the leading UK ferry operators to help you decide when and where to travel.

Mini Cruise Breaks

Depart from Newcastle |Depart from Portsmouth |Depart from Hull

Amsterdam mini cruise break |Bilbao mini cruise break |Bergen mini cruise break |
Bruges mini cruise break |Rotterdam mini cruise break

cheap mini cruises

DFDS Seaways Mini Cruise Breaks

DFDS fully appreciate the everday pressures of working life and understand the importance of good service, relaxation and value for money.
DFDS mini cruise breaks is an excellent and affordable way of taking a short break, whether you have a long weekend off, need a break from work or maybe its a special occasion a mini cruise break with DFDS Seaways to Amsterdam mini cruise orBergen mini cruise will sure to recharge your batteries.

All DFDS Seaways mini cruise ferries vary in size, each with its own charm and atmosphere - but there is a unique approach to providing first class facilities and a high standard of service - making DFDS Seaways cruise breaks a favourite with both frequent travellers, week or weekend breaks and seasonal holiday makers.

Find out more about DFDS mini cruises

P&O mini cruise breaks

P & O Mini Cruises

As the warm summer nights draw in, your mind wanders, basking in the glow of the sunshine, sipping on your favourite cocktail, the waves sounding like a symphonic orchastra.

This may all sound like a dream, too good to be true?....think again! With P&O Mini Cruises your dreams do come true!

P&O, with its 150 years of luxury sea travel experience, bring to you the opportunity to travel across our waters to beautiful destinations in Europe, aboard their luxurious cruise liners.

Whether it's the City of Bilbao, on the Northern coast of Spain, with its cultural Museum of Fine Arts, or the critically acclaimed Guggenheim Museum. The City of Bruges, Belguim, with its cherished artistic and architectural treasures. Or, the City of Rotterdam, Netherlands, offering modern restaurants, bars and festivals. Your Mini Cruise Break, provided by P&O cruises, can be the answer to that Cheap Mini Cruise question.

Having a couple nights break from the daily grind can work all the wonders on the Soul.

Book your Mini Cruise Break with P&O

Mini Cruises Departing from Portsmouth

Bilbao 3 nights 

Depart from portsmouth
With departures every three days, for much of the year, we offer the most convenient cruise style crossings to Spain.

Sailing to Bilbao with P&O Ferries is so easy - whether you're camping with your family, surfing with your mates, skiing in the Pyrenees or staying at your holiday home, you can pack as much as you can fit in your car! Our overnight cruise style crossings mean you can enjoy a whole lot more leg room than offer modes of transport! The sights can be rather more interesting too - you'll enjoy exhilarating sea views and fresh air as you stroll on deck.

There's so much to cram in onboard the Pride of Bilbao and we're not just talking about all the tempting food in our restaurants. We have live entertainment, two onboard casinos, saunas and a gym. We've also got a Steiners beauty salon if you want to pamper yourself. At the end of an evening enjoy a good night's sleep in your comfortable en suite cabin.

Mini Cruises Departing from Newcastle Upon Tyne

Find best deals - Bergen for 3 nights  Find best deals - Amsterdam for 2 nights

DFDS offers 2 mini cruises which depart from Newcastle, Amsterdam cruise breaks and Bergen mini cruises.

The Newcastle to Amsterdam (IJmuiden) cruise ferry service connects the North-East of England (UK) to Holland.
This route is served by the PRINCESS OF NORWAY, and the KING OF SCANDINAVIA. Amsterdam mini breaks for 2 nights
These two mini cruise ships operate a daily service in each direction.

The Newcastle to Bergen DFDS Seaways cruise ferry service connects the North East of England to Western Norway with twice or three-times weekly crossings. Bergen mini cruises for 3 nights

The QUEEN OF SCANDINAVIA makes calls at the picturesque city of Stavanger (European capital of Culture 2008) then at Haugesund before arriving in the city of Bergen - the 'Gateway' to Norway's stunning West Coast Fjord area.

Find out more about mini cruises departing from Newcastle.

Mini Cruises Departing from Hull

Rotterdam 2 nights  Rotterdam 3 nights

Bruges 2 nights  Bruges 3 nights


Your Hull Rotterdam ferry is the gateway to Holland and Germany, thanks to the city’s excellent motorway connections.

With night sailings on our two luxury cruise ferries, you can enjoy great onboard entertainment and delicious food choices on board your Hull ferry to Holland. You’ll be assured of a good night's sleep too, thanks to our comfortable ensuite cabins. Taking the ferry to Rotterdam will cut miles of driving from your journey, and as it's all at night, those miles will disappear while you are asleep. When you wake up the next morning, you’ll arrive at Rotterdam refreshed and ready to go.

Excellent road access to Northern Europe makes Hull to Rotterdam an ideal route for exploring the many interesting towns, cities and regions of Holland, such as Arnhem, the South Limburg region and De Efteling theme park, not forgetting Amsterdam. All are bound to leave you with memories of a great trip, and all of it is so easy to access with a luxury cruise ferry to Rotterdam, direct from Hull.


Take a ferry to Belgium - the easy, stress-free way of arriving on the continent from the North of England with minimal driving.

As soon as you drive onboard your ferry to Belgium, you can freshen up in your ensuite cabin and relax in the bar whilst your cruise ferry departs overnight. There's time to sample a choice of fantastic bars and restaurants available on both of our ferries to Belgium, plus the onboard entertainment and the casino before a good night's sleep.

Our Hull Zeebrugge ferries take you straight to the excellent motorway connections of Belgium, into France and beyond. Zeebrugge is located along the great sandy beaches of the Belgian coast and is close to all the major resorts such as Ostend and Blankenberge. Just a few miles away is the medieval town of Bruges, with its great restaurants and famous Belgian chocolate! Why not stroll along Bruges' canals and romantic cobbled streets, or enjoy a visit to the bustling market square? Alternatively you could go further afield with Antwerp, Brussels, Luxembourg, Strasbourg or the Ardennes, all brought within easy reach by our ferries to Belgium.

Cheap mini cruises

Cheap mini cruises are appealing because they don’t just take you to some of Europe’s finest cities, they cruise you there overnight on a floating hotel. On board you can sit back and relax, assured of a wonderful maritime experience unlike any other.

Mini cruises really do offer value for money. Not only do you enjoy a relaxing mini cruise away, but also the unique maritime adventure of sailing there.

As well as leading operators offering ever popular Mini Cruises to vibrant and exciting cities like Amsterdam and Bergen, Cheap mini cruises also sail to other great destinations including Bruges mini cruise break, Rotterdam mini cruise break, Bilbao mini cruise brekas Stavanger and Esbjerg in Denmark.
Discover why so many people are choosing a cheap mini cruise with DFDS Seaways or P & O Ferries.

DFDS Seaways Halloween Mini Cruise

DFDS Seaways offers a fantastic Friday night Halloween Cruise Break to Amsterdam it is a great fun short break perfect for groups, including fancy dress, games and entertainment.

DFDS Seaways are organising a Halloween party at sea this year, and your group are all invited – there will be prizes for the best fancy dress, games throughout the evening, and fun cocktails, as well as our famous onboard entertainers to keep you in the party mood.

Next day it’s off into Amsterdam by coach, with a day to explore, starting with an optional coach sightseeing tour of the city.

Experience the very heartbeat of Holland in it’s stylish capital, where you can shop, sightsee, eat and drink!

Then it’s back on board for another overnight crossing back to Newcastle.

Visit our halloween mini cruise page for more details.

New Year Mini Cruise

Celebrate New Year's Eve onboard with your friends, on this 2 night Cruise Break. Includes en suite cabin & time to explore Amsterdam before the evening fun begins. Find out more about DFDS Seaways new year mini cruise.
Avoid disappointment and book your new year mini cruise early.

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