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October 2020

From £1,187 pp*

Tuesday 27 Oct 2020

Paris & Bilbao 5-night mini cruise

  • Sail with Royal Caribbean on Anthem of the Seas from Southampton
  • Tue 27 Oct to Sun 1 Nov
  • No-fly
  • Family-friendly cruise ship
  • This one's a bit pricey but is still a good getaway.

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December 2020

* Lead-in prices correct at the time of checking. See cruise details for details.

Mini Cruise Calendar

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Sail DateDurationOperator & ShipDeparture PortDestinationsMore
Tuesday 27th October 20205 nightsRoyal Caribbean on Anthem of the SeasSouthamptonParis and BilbaoInfo
Wednesday 16th December 20205 nightsSaga Cruises on Spirit of DiscoverySouthamptonBruges and Antwerp FestiveInfo

Reasons to cruise for 5 nights

Nearly a week at sea will give you a feel for longer cruises.

Five-night mini cruises bridge that gap between the super-short itineraries and the week-long trips.

Routes from Southampton will tend to visit The Netherlands (perhaps Rotterdam or Amsterdam), Belgium (most likely Zeebrugge, for Bruges or Brussels), France (expect to see Le Havre (for Paris) crop up), and occasionally Ireland (usually Cobh (Cork), or Dublin). Some sailings from the north of England head to Norway to tour the picturesque Norwegian Fjords.

By day two you will have a good idea of where everything is on the ship. By day four, you will have a good idea of what the real cruise experience entails. And on the morning of disembarkation day, you will not want to leave!