Unmissable Mini Cruises from Southampton

Sail onboard MSC Virtuosa from £169 p.p. including the May bank holiday!

For the best views, book a balcony cabin, on selected departures, at the price of an outside, from just £199 p.p.

 

From 5 outstanding pools, a waterpark, the MSC Aurea SPA to dedicated kids' club areas,

mini cruises are the perfect getaway for couples, families, and friends alike.

So why wait? Book your escape today and let the journey begin!

mini cruises faq

Our mini cruises are tailor-made to offer you the chance to explore multiple countries in a brief timeframe.


Whether you are looking for a cultural exploration, a romantic getaways or thrilling escapades, our itineraries will meet all your needs.


Below you will find our tips to make your mini cruise a perfect experience.

What are the benefits of a mini cruise?

Mini cruises have, in a relatively short space of time, become increasingly popular. There are numerous reasons for this, not least because they tick a lot of boxes for the ever increasing number of UK cruisers.

So, just what kind of advantages do mini cruises offer? Well, for starters, they address the squeeze that modern life places on our increasingly precious time. Busy schedules, flexible hours and varied work patterns often rule out traditional two or three week holidays, making mini cruises a distinctly viable option.
Also, for those lucky enough to be maximising multiple holiday experiences, a mini cruise can help squeeze that cheeky mini break between longer holidays – and after all, we all deserve an extra break!

Searching For The Perfect, Romantic Mini Break?

What is it about a cruise that lifts it above other more mundane forms of travel? It’s hard to pin down, but there’s no denying there’s something distinctly romantic about a cruise and, let’s be clear, mini cruises are no exception. You may be travelling on an ultra-modern cruise ship but the spectacular public rooms, easy-going luxury and slick service seem to evoke a bygone, rather glamorous era.

And, yes, you may have booked the briefest of mini cruises, but you’ll dine in spectacular style, enjoy top flight entertainment and, should the mood demand it, you’ll soon find yourself in a favourite bar or strolling the deck under the stars. As romantic breaks go, mini cruises are hard to beat.

Will A Mini Cruise Help Me Decide Whether I Enjoy Cruising?

Yes, indeed! If, like many, you’ve become ‘cruise curious’ then a mini cruise is the perfect ‘taster’ experience. You can immerse yourself completely in the cruise lifestyle both aboard and ashore and you’ll quickly get an idea as to whether mini cruises are your gateway to a longer cruise holiday.

Will I Really Save Money With Mini Cruise Deals?

Mini cruises are also a great way to budget, shorter cruises mean both lower fares after all and, provided you don’t decide to really push the boat out, a lower on board spend too. You might also be curious as to whether the most luxurious cabins are really worth the extra money, so why not make mini cruises a test case by booking that Yacht Club Suite for a few days of the ultimate pampering?

What About Mini Cruises From The UK?

Mini cruises from the UK offer the ultimate in hassle-free short breaks. No airport, no flight delay, just an anticipation-filled journey to meet your ship and begin your voyage. As with all mini cruises once you’re aboard the fun begins and doesn’t let up until you disembark. Please note: mini cruises from the UK are subject to availability and depend on the cruise programme and operational considerations of the current year.

Mini Cruises - Short breaks that feel like a proper holiday

Mini cruises are everything a proper cruise should be; slightly indulgent with more than a dash of glamour and choc-full of things to do around the clock. If you’re looking for a short break that feels like a much longer holiday then contact us or go online for details of our mini cruise deals today. You’ll discover that it really is true about good things coming in small packages.

terms & conditions

Mini cruises - Save and Sail

The above rates are per person based on double occupancy. The rates are subject to change and may vary without notice. This offer is valid on new bookings made from 11th April 2024 to 22nd April 2024, valid on selected Summer 2024 Ex-UK Cruises from Southampton. Under this promotion, guests will be able to purchase selected cruises on discounted rates, with saving of up to £100 off Interior cabins & balcony cabins (all based on double occupancy). The £100 per interior cabin saving is based on MSC Virtuosa’s 1st June 2024 sailing. The £100 per balcony cabin saving is based on MSC Virtuosa’s 4th May 2024 sailing.

 

Discounts apply to categories in different percentage amounts and according to availability, calculated per person and refer to double occupancy pricing (passenger 1 & 2). 3rd and 4th berth guests pay the usual applicable rate. For solo travellers, the applicable solo supplement valid for the departure at the time of booking will apply. The discounts have been calculated on previously existing rates. Percentages of discounts expressed in the promotion refer to the percentage of discount vs previous rate.

 

This promo is not combinable with any discount including MSC Voyagers Club 5% and Voyagers Exclusives 5+5%, Honeymoon, Anniversary, Weddings and Debutante packages, Young & Young, All In One, Senior Club and Healthcare Workers Discount. If customers book the ‘Special Agent’ promotion onboard an MSC ship with the Future Cruise team, they will receive all other onboard benefits except the MSC Voyagers Club 5% and Voyagers Exclusives 5+5% discounts. If customers have a future cruise discount voucher, they may apply this to a cruise in the ‘Special Agent’ promotion. If customers have an FCC voucher for a re-protected sailing, they may apply this to a cruise in the promotion. And Lastly, if customers have created an Open Booking with the Future Cruise team on board any MSC Cruises ship, they can convert this to a new booking and receive the applicable benefits.

 

All guests travelling together must book the same experience type and drinks package for dining arrangements. Single Supplements can vary up to 100% depending on the sailing. Please be advised that Solo Supplements are also applicable to drinks packages when booked under the ‘Special AGT W Drinks’ fare.
Bookings with drinks included into the price descriptions will receive the discounted drink package option which is available only at the time of booking. The Premium Extra Drinks Package allows the guests to enjoy whilst on board, unlimited consumption of all drinks priced up to £14 (pricing will be up to €14 or $16 in other destinations). Post Booking, customers have the ability to add on drinks at a pre-paid price under the “Manage Booking” section of msccruises.co.uk. For more information, please visit https://www.msccruises.co.uk/on-board/dining-drinks/drinks-packages

 

Other terms & conditions may apply. Any pre-paid extras including shore excursions and spa packages will be available at the current selling rates, payable by all guests under the same booking unless clearly stated in the offer.

 

For general bookings terms & conditions, inclusions, cancellation charges and other information please visit www.msccruises.co.uk

Mini cruises - Flash Sale

TERMS & CONDITIONS – FLASH SALE – UK

Flash Sale rates are per person based on double occupancy. The rates are subject to change and may vary without notice. This offer is valid on new bookings made from 18th April 2024 to 26th April 2024, valid on selected Summer 2024 Ex-UK Cruises from Southampton. Under the ‘Flash Sale’ promotion, guests will be able to purchase selected cruises on discounted rates, with saving of up to £140 off ocean view & balcony cabins (all based on double occupancy) where a free upgrade from ocean view to balcony cabin is on offer. The £140 per outside & balcony cabin saving is based on MSC Virtuosa’s 9th May 2024 sailing. To access the free balcony upgrade from ocean view offer, guest will have to book a balcony cabin which is priced at the same rate as ocean view, MSC will not automatically upgrade customers for free who book an ocean view cabin.

Discounts apply to categories in different percentage amounts and according to availability, calculated per person and refer to double occupancy pricing (passenger 1 & 2). 3rd and 4th berth guests pay the usual applicable rate. For solo travellers, the applicable solo supplement valid for the departure at the time of booking will apply. The discounts have been calculated on previously existing rates. Percentages of discounts expressed in the promotion refer to the percentage of discount vs previous rate.

This promo is not combinable with any discount including MSC Voyagers Club 5% and Voyagers Exclusives 5+5%, Honeymoon, Anniversary, Weddings and Debutante packages, Young & Young, All In One, Senior Club and Healthcare Workers Discount. If customers book the ‘Flash Sale’ promotion onboard an MSC ship with the Future Cruise team, they will receive all other onboard benefits except the MSC Voyagers Club 5% and Voyagers Exclusives 5+5% discounts. If customers have a future cruise discount voucher, they may apply this to a cruise in the ‘Flash Sale’ promotion. If customers have an FCC voucher for a re-protected sailing, they may apply this to a cruise in the ‘Flash Sale’ promotion. And Lastly, if customers have created an Open Booking with the Future Cruise team on board any MSC Cruises ship, they can convert this to a new booking and receive the applicable benefits.

All guests travelling together must book the same experience type and drinks package for dining  arrangements. Single Supplements can vary up to 100% depending on the sailing. Please be advised that Solo Supplements are also applicable to drinks packages when booked under the ‘Flash Sale All Inclusive’  fare.

During the ‘Flash Sale’ Campaign, for sailings included, the promotion will be visible on our trade booking platform, MSC Book, under the following price descriptions:

‘FLASH SALE CRUISE ONLY’, ‘FLASH SALE CRUISE WITH DRINKS’, ‘BALCONY UPGRADE SALE’, ‘ALL INC BALCONY UPGRADE SALE”

Bookings created under the ‘‘FLASH SALE CRUISE WITH DRINKS’ & “ALL INC BALCONY UPGRADE SALE”, price descriptions will receive the discounted drink package option which is available only at the time of booking. The Premium Extra Drinks Package allows the guests to enjoy whilst on board, unlimited consumption of all drinks priced up to £14. Post Booking, customers have the ability to add on drinks at a pre-paid price under the “Manage Booking” section of MSC Book. For more information, please visit https://www.msccruises.co.uk/on-board/dining-drinks/drinks-packages

Other terms & conditions may apply. Any pre-paid extras including shore excursions and spa packages will be available at the current selling rates, payable by all guests under the same booking unless clearly stated in the offer.

For general bookings terms & conditions, inclusions, cancellation charges and other information please visit www.msccruises.co.uk

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