Bruges canal boat ride
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2018

P&O Cruises Arcadia Bruges Mini Cruise – 7th December 2018 Festive

It does not get better than Bruges in December.

Well, it does if it means cruising on P&O Cruises' adults-only cruise ship, Arcadia.

Cruise ship

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About this cruise

If you are looking for a child-free city break in the run-up to Christmas, this is a great choice.

The mid-sized Arcadia offers plenty of things to see and do but in a manageable size. This is not a monstrously large ship, and with a capacity of justĀ 2,094 passengers, you will feel more of a community atmosphere onboard than on the mammoth alternatives. Oh, and did I mention there will be no kids running about on board?

Bruges in December is simply magical. The nippy weather closes in and the bustling Christmas markets in Grote Markt are a must-see attraction. You could lose a day, wrapping yourself in the festive feeling meandering from stall to stall. The ice rink is also a popular attraction. Stock up on Christmas gifts here, or tear yourself away and head to the chocolate shops. Their seasonal displays are always impressive.

This two-night taster cruise departs Southampton on Friday 7th December 2018, with a day in Bruges on Saturday before returning back to the UK early on Sunday morning. If you are looking for a child-free long weekend in early December to beat the countdown to Christmas, this is it.

There is also a chance that Arcadia will be wearing its Christmas decorations. These are usually put in place in early December.

The Route

The itinerary for this mini cruise is:

DayDatePortWhen
1Friday 7th December 2018SouthamptonAfternoon
2Saturday 8th December 2018ZeebruggeMorning to late afternoon
3Sunday 9th December 2018SouthamptonEarly morning

Why choose this taster cruise?

  • 2 nights on P&O Cruises' adults-only ship, Arcadia
  • Voyage J818 departs on Friday 7th December 2018
  • Sail round-trip from Southampton
  • Spend a day in Belgium

So you know, the map above shows point-to-point lines which may cross land. Don't worry, your cruise ship will not sprout legs and run across dry land. Instead it's water all the way! Mapping is approximate, and the scheduled times are estimates. Your trip is subject to change as, occasionally, operators have to alter itineraries due to bad weather or unforeseen events.

The Price

Cruise ship

Oh no, the ship has sailed on this cruise

Sorry, the ship has sailed on this mini cruise and I'm sure it was a blast! Never mind though, there are plenty more mini cruises to choose from.

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David Fiske 4 December 2018 5 December 2018 P&O Cruises Arcadia Bruges Mini Cruise – 7th December 2018

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