If getting time off work mid-week is a struggle, try this weekend mini cruise.

Sail aboard P&O Cruises’ flagship, Britannia, on a quick jaunt to Zeebrugge, where you can opt to tour the popular Belgian cities of Bruges or Brussels.

Britannia sails from Southampton on Saturday 2nd September 2017. This modern cruise ship caters to British tastes and really is like a floating four-star hotel. The £1 million art collection sets the relaxed ambience. Dine in a variety of restaurants to suit all tastes (some included in the fare, others like the utterly amazing Epicurean restaurant attract a small additional fee). After dinner, relax in the bars, watch a live theatre show, or head out on a romantic walk on deck.

Your home away from home will be a comfortable cabin. Choose from the pocket-friendly Inside cabin, enjoy some private outdoor space with a Balcony cabin, or splurge on a luxury suite, with oodles of space and optional butler service.

Sailing overnight, you will awake in Zeebrugge, gateway to Belgium. P&O Cruises offers a variety of optional shore excursions to explore Bruges or Brussels, or you can choose to explore Belgium on your own. Just make sure you are back in time before the ship sails back to Southampton.

Bruges is a lovely little city, punching above its weight in terms of delicious Belgian chocolate, bars, architecture, and history. Canal boat rides and horse drawn carriage rides are popular with tourists. Brussels is a modern metropolis, and caters for all tastes. It boasts more attractions, galleries, and museums.

You’ll arrive back in Britain early on Monday morning.


  • Weekend cruise, ideal for those with limited time off work during the week
  • Enjoy a day in Belgium – book an optional tour or head off on your own to Bruges or Brussels.
  • Alternatively, enjoy the ship’s facilities such as the spa or the swimming pools.

The Route

The map above shows point-to-point lines which may cross land. Do not worry, your cruise ship will stay on water all the way! Mapping is approximate and the markers are based on city locations and not necessarily the ports. The itinerary for this mini cruise is:

1Saturday 2nd September 2017SouthamptonAfternoon
2Sunday 3rd September 2017ZeebruggeMorning to late afternoon
3Monday 4th September 2017SouthamptonEarly morning

Times are estimates, and itineraries are subject to change. Occasionally, cruise lines alter itineraries based on the weather or prevailing events at the time of the cruise.


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Last updated on 1st May 2017 by David Fiske

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