If you’re considering a few days away somewhere, no doubt you’ve looked into the classic European city breaks; Rome, Paris, Barcelona, to name a few. But why limit yourself to just one place? Why not take in numerous destinations in comfort and style on a fabulous mini cruise.

 

 

Five Great Things about a Mini Cruise

 

There are so many advantages of choosing a mini cruise instead of a self-led city break, here are our top five;

 

  • All the food is taken care of. While of course it’s great to go out and about and sample new foods on holiday, it’s also a real comfort to know that the majority of your food and drink is readily available onboard.
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  • Staff to give you advice. Whether you want tips on the best things to see, or need help with any issues during your holiday, having crew onboard to assist you can be extremely reassuring.
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  • Good quality accommodation. With a mini cruise you can avoid all the hassle of trying to find the best places to stay in a city that suit you. You can simply choose your cabin when booking according to your needs.
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  • You don’t have to fly. There are plenty of mini cruises departing from the UK, so you can avoid losing anytime flying or navigating airports. Simply embark onto your cruise ship, check-in, and relax.
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  • Seeing multiple destinations. On a city break you generally stay in one part of a city and explore as much as you can of it. On a mini cruise you’ll usually be transported to a few different areas, in one or more countries.
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    What People Get Wrong About Mini Cruises

     

    Many holidaymakers have the wrong impression about mini-cruising, and we want to set the record straight;

     

  • It's more expensive. This simply is not the case when you’re comparing a like for like holiday (same destinations, same standard of food and accommodation). In fact it’s often the cheaper option, especially if you want to go to more than one place.
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  • There’s not enough time in port. Yes you will be bound to your cruise itinerary, but cruise lines know where their guests want to be. They’ll offer longer days and evenings, and even overnights in port as much as possible.
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  • You have limited dining options. Of course a cruise ship will have fewer restaurants than a European city, but more often than not there are more venues onboard than you’ll be able to dine in. And cuisine on cruise ships is becoming a higher and higher standard all the time so you don’t need to worry about lack of quality.
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    If you’re still not sure which suits you when comparing a city break to a mini cruise, there’s another fantastic option. Talk to our team about creating your own unique, cruise and stay holiday, on which you’ll be able to make the most of all the aspects of cruising as well as spend a few extra days in the destination of your choice, exploring on your own.