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P&O Cruises Britannia Bruges Mini Cruise – 11th May 2018

Departing on a Friday means this Britannia mini cruise is an excellent excuse for a long weekend break!

Sail on P&O Cruises' latest cruise ship, Britannia, on a short trip across to Zeebrugge in Belgium, where you can head on optional tours to Bruges or Brussels.

About this cruise

Britannia sails from Southampton on Friday 11th May 2018. The captain does the hard work while you sleep, so by sailing overnight, you will arrive in Zeebrugge the following morning. You will have a day to spend as you please before the ship departs, charting a course back to Southampton.

In Zeebrugge, head to Medieval Bruges or bustling Brussels on your own, or join one of the ship's optional organised tours. Key highlights of both cities include exquisite chocolate, beer, art, and museums.

Britannia is a modern cruise ship and boasts the best of British. The cruise line focuses heavily on food and drink, with plenty of familiar British brands available onboard. This family-friendly ship has areas and clubs for the kids, and quieter sanctuaries for those that do not like children. If the May weather holds, the pools should be busy as will the loungers with passengers topping up tans as best they can.

I sailed on Britannia's Guernsey mini cruise (same two-night break, different destination) staying in a balcony cabin. I also had the privilege of dining at the amazing Epicurean restaurant.


  • This cruise departs on a Friday so use it as a perfect excuse for a long weekend break. You're welcome!
  • Enjoy a day in Belgium - explore Bruges or Brussels on your own or join an optional ship-organised tour.
  • Enjoy lots to see and do onboard for all the family.

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The Route

The itinerary for this mini cruise is:

1Friday 11th May 2018SouthamptonAfternoon
2Saturday 12th May 2018ZeebruggeMorning to late afternoon
3Sunday 13th May 2018SouthamptonEarly morning

Why choose this taster cruise?

  • 2 nights on P&O Cruises' family-friendly ship, Britannia
  • Voyage B812 departs on Friday 11th May 2018
  • Sail round-trip from Southampton
  • Spend a day in Belgium

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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


On Wednesday 25th April 2018, I found a starting price from £249 per person based on two sharing the cheapest cabin (usually this is an inside cabin). 12 days prior it started from £229 per person, a hike of £20 per person.


What's that per night?

Want to compare this short break to a hotel stay? A starting price of 'from £249 per person' equates to 'from £124.50 per person per night'.

Here's a trend line showing the movement of the lead-in price for this cruise. I aim to check prices daily and this graph shows only those readings. I love geeky stuff like this and thought it might be handy when planning when to book your next cruise.

In my last 10 checks, the cheapest I have seen this cruise start at is from £199 per person, and the highest I've seen it go is from £249 per person.


Are there any extras?

This price normally includes some meals but excludes drinks, gratuities, optional shore excursions, and any applicable flights and transfers (if needed and if excluded). If you want a cabin or suite with a view, these come at a premium (if available).

Cruise prices are based on supply and demand so the more spare cabins there are closer to the sail date, the cheaper the prices often become. After all, no cruise line likes sailing with empty cabins and this cruise sails in 15 days.

I regularly check for price changes by hand, but as they can occur rapidly, please use the link below to get the latest prices.

Remember, prices were correct when I last checked, but may have since changed. Prices are usually based on two adults sharing the cheapest available cabin.

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David Fiske 25 April 2018 25 April 2018 P&O Cruises Britannia Bruges Mini Cruise – 11th May 2018


    • Cabins are equipped with a hair dryer which is similar to a travel hair dryer in size and power.

      Departures on the Sunday usually start early, but breakfast is available in selected venues should you wish to grab a bite to eat before disembarking.

    • Ships usually depart Southampton at around 4pm – 5pm. Check-in will usually close an hour or so before then. P&O allocates a staggered check-in time (usually from around 11am onwards) and the time is printed in your cruise documentation. If it were me, I’d plan to be in Southampton by lunch time. If the allocated check-in time is later on in the afternoon, there’s plenty to see/do in Southampton to keep you busy.

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