If you’re a cruise first-timer, or if you’re just looking for a short break away, a mini cruise could be the perfect solution.
Mini cruises are like a standard cruise in a condensed time frame. In most cases, you’ll get plenty of the usual facilities like onboard entertainment and great cuisine, just over a much shorter duration. Most mini cruises last for one or two nights, typically visiting just one destination, but of course today’s mini cruises vary enormously and can last a little longer.
One of the most popular destinations to visit as part of a mini cruise, also known as a taster cruise, is Bruges. This lovely Belgian port is home to charming chocolate-box buildings, a quaint Christmas market and some of the best beer you have ever tasted! A day trip to Bruges is a wonderful escape and a blast of fresh air, particularly as you get to enjoy the ship’s facilities both to and from this lovely city. Other popular destinations include Amsterdam, Hamburg, and Le Havre for Paris.
It’s worth knowing that you can often book a mini cruise when you’re on holiday too. Let’s say you’re in Florida as part of a two-week holiday. You could book a 2-night cruise from Fort Lauderdale to the fabulous Bahamas, enjoying the sights and sounds of this beautiful Caribbean nation as part of a short and sweet mini cruise.
As you can imagine, a mini cruise is a great choice for anyone who is nervous of cruising or those who want to try it for the first time. It’s a gentle, short-lived introduction to this style of holiday that comes with no commitment and plenty of fun things to see and do. So if a short break is on the cards, why not try a mini cruise? After all, the best things come in small packages!