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Great Britain Mini Cruises

You are viewing mini cruises to Great Britain. Click here to see all 2018 and 2019 mini cruises.

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Mini Cruise Calendar

Here's a quick overview of upcoming mini cruises. Scroll up for more details.

Sail DateDurationOperator & ShipDeparture PortDestinationsMore
Thursday 11th April 20192 nightsFred Olsen Cruise Lines on Black WatchSouthamptonGreat BritainInfo
Saturday 4th May 20191 nightCruise & Maritime Voyages on MagellanNewcastleGreat Britain UnavailableInfo
Wednesday 15th May 20194 nightsCruise & Maritime Voyages on Marco PoloCardiffGreat Britain, Guernsey, Honfleur and Isles of Scilly UnavailableInfo
Friday 24th May 20195 nightsFred Olsen Cruise Lines on Black WatchLiverpoolGreat BritainInfo
Tuesday 4th June 20191 nightFred Olsen Cruise Lines on BalmoralNewcastleGreat BritainInfo
Saturday 29th June 20191 nightCruise & Maritime Voyages on Marco PoloPortsmouthGreat BritainInfo
Tuesday 23rd July 20194 nightsSaga Cruises on Spirit of DiscoveryDoverGreat Britain, Guernsey and Brest UnavailableInfo
Thursday 1st August 20195 nightsFred Olsen Cruise Lines on BalmoralRosythGreat BritainInfo
Tuesday 6th August 20191 nightFred Olsen Cruise Lines on BalmoralRosythGreat BritainInfo
Wednesday 14th August 20191 nightCruise & Maritime Voyages on Marco PoloNewcastleGreat BritainInfo
Wednesday 21st August 20195 nightsFred Olsen Cruise Lines on Black WatchLiverpoolGreat BritainInfo
Thursday 29th August 20193 nightsCruise & Maritime Voyages on MagellanLiverpoolGreat Britain, Dublin and Isles of ScillyInfo
Friday 30th August 20192 nightsCruise & Maritime Voyages on AstoriaPortsmouthGreat BritainInfo
Friday 30th August 20191 nightCruise & Maritime Voyages on Marco PoloRosythGreat Britain UnavailableInfo
Saturday 31st August 20191 nightCruise & Maritime Voyages on Marco PoloNewcastleGreat Britain UnavailableInfo
Tuesday 24th March 20202 nightsFred Olsen Cruise Lines on Black WatchSouthamptonGreat BritainInfo

Reasons to sail on a mini cruise to Great Britain

You may think of exotic destinations when you consider a cruise, but a trip around the British Isles may be a great alternative.

British Isles mini cruises tend to be repositional sailings. These are when a ship moves from one port to another, in readiness for its next major undertaking.

Rather than sail empty, cruise lines sell cabins on these short taster cruises. Typically, such itineraries will be between Dover or Southampton and Liverpool, Edinburgh and Newcastle, London Tilbury to Dover or Southampton, etc.

Cruises to nowhere originate and terminate at the same port, but spend a day or two out at sea. It does not visit any port along the way, and the path taken by the captain will vary depending on the weather and sea conditions. So if it does not call at any ports en-route, why book a cruise to nowhere? Some passengers book them for the relaxation, and others book them to get an accurate feel for the ship ahead of booking a longer voyage.