P&O Cruises are popular with British and Irish cruisers for many reasons. From family-friendly breaks to romantic getaways onboard their exclusively for adult ships, epic world and transatlantic voyages to sunning it up in the Med or taking in the mighty Norwegian Fjords - whatever your style and destination, P&O Cruises have something for you.
It’s no surprise then that their mini cruises, also known as short break holidays, are no exception! Keep reading to find out all about P&O mini cruises and short breaks, from which ships you can choose from to where you can sail to and what to expect.
What Is A P&O Cruises Mini Cruise?
It doesn't matter if you've never cruised before, you're a seasoned sailor or you just want to try out P&O Cruises, a mini cruise is the perfect way to enjoy some time at sea. As well as having plenty of time on the ship to make the most of the restaurants, bars and other facilities, you'll also be able to head ashore and explore interesting towns and cities before making your way back to the ship.
Which P&O Ships Will Offer Mini Cruises and Short Breaks?
When it comes to which P&O Cruises' ships offer short breaks, there's plenty of choice. If you're looking for a child-free holiday, exclusively for adult mini cruises onboard Arcadia and Aurora are the perfect option, while family-friendly mini cruises onboard Ventura and Britannia are a great way to make memories with your loved ones. While the ships that offer short breaks may change depending on the season, whichever ship you choose you'll be able to make the most of signature P&O Cruises features and the cruise line's same high standards throughout.
Where Will They Go?
P&O Cruises short break holidays will take you to fantastic destinations everywhere from Guernsey and France to the Netherlands and Germany, with ports of call including Bruges, Amsterdam or Hamburg. Wherever you choose to go, P&O Cruises offer excursions in most ports of call, giving you the chance to properly experience whichever city you visit. Popular P&O Cruises mini cruises include:
P&O Cruises Christmas Markets Mini Cruise
There's no better way to feel festive than with a visit to the Christmas Markets, and with P&O Cruises you can do this on a mini cruise. Setting sail from Southampton, you'll get to visit the famous markets of Northern Europe where you can soak up the sights and sounds of Christmas before heading back to the comfort of your ship.
P&O Cruises Mini Cruise To Amsterdam
From its picturesque canals and pretty streets to bustling bars, cafés and restaurants, it's no surprise that Amsterdam is such a popular destination. Head here on a P&O Cruises mini cruise and you'll have plenty of time to explore the city by foot, bike or even canal boat.
P&O Cruises Mini Cruise To Rotterdam
Another of Northern Europe's gems, Rotterdam is a great place to visit on a mini cruise. Small enough to explore in a day yet big enough to discover plenty of great places, you can even choose a cruise with an overnight onboard to make the most of this exciting Dutch city.
P&O Cruises Mini Cruise To Bruges
Sometimes referred to as Venice of the North, the twisting canals and historic buildings of Bruges make it a fantastic mini cruise destination. Wander round the cobbled streets, learn more about the city's fascinating history and be sure to try the world-famous waffles while you're there.
Why Choose A P&O Mini Cruise
If you're not already sold on choosing a P&O Cruises mini cruise as your next short break, there are plenty more reasons as to why they make the perfect holiday. Thanks to their shorter duration, a mini cruise is the ideal way to enjoy life at sea onboard a P&O cruise ship for less money. This is great for those who haven't cruised before and would like to see if they'd enjoy a longer voyage in the future.
So, if a P&O mini cruise sounds perfect for your next short break holiday, check out all our P&O cruise deals and get booking!