Have you considered a mini cruise holiday for your next vacation? As a teenager, I was fortunate to go on a cruise for the first time. This family holiday was a whole new experience and something I enjoyed and fondly remember. Since then I’ve been on a few mini cruises and it’s always been a memorable experience. I thrive being by and on the water. I find it very calming. Much more than actually being in it as I’m not the strongest swimmer. These days cruise ships have so much to offer. From pools and water sports to entertainment and often many incredible restaurants onboard. If you travel with children there is so much to do and no one will be bored. It is also a fantastic way to explore a new area and sightsee several exciting destinations.

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If you only have a few days, a cruise is still an option. Mini cruises are perfect for a weekend getaway usually lasting between 2 and 5 days. It packs the joys of a longer cruise into a shorter time. Travel to Amsterdam and explore this amazing city. Head to Germany in December on a seasonal mini cruise and visit famous Christmas Markets. This is also a great way to find out if a longer cruise is something you’d enjoy. Mini cruises make a great gift. A superb alternative to a classic weekend city break. If you are a seasoned cruiser, a mini cruise is also a fun way to test the waters (pun intended) with a new cruise line that you haven’t travelled with before.


If you are looking for a more luxurious budget holiday a mini cruise is a great alternative to camping/glamping and holiday parks. These days you’ll find bigger cabins that are very comfortable. A place you look forward to returning to after a long day of sightseeing and exploring. If you want superior views these often come at an extra cost but even the smaller cabins are full of modern amenities. Gone are the days of tiny bunk beds and no proper bathroom.


Whether you travel as a family or a couple there are many exhilarating and exciting activities onboard. You can attend dance classes or try your hand at cards. You’ll never be bored as these ships have so much to offer. Not to mention shops for all your travel essentials, gifts and souvenirs. A mini cruise will have everything you need on your doorstep. Forget about long drives to find the best restaurants and bars, here they are just above your cabin. Bigger ships will have cinemas, theatre stages, kids’ clubs, gyms and more.