Britannia's Lido Deck by night

P&O Cruises Britannia Bruges Mini Cruise – 6th April 2018

Sailing on a Friday, this mini cruise is the perfect excuse for a long weekend.

Sail aboard P&O Cruises' latest vessel, Britannia, on a quick trip to Zeebrugge, where you can book an optional tour to the Belgian cities of Bruges or Brussels.

About this cruise

Britannia sails from Southampton on Friday 6th April 2018. Your first night at sea will be a great opportunity to see exactly what makes this British themed cruise ship so special. Enjoy a drink at the many bars onboard, and dine in a choice of restaurant. Head to the theatre for a great show, or head to one of the lounges to relax. When it is time to trest, head back to your stylish modern cabin.

The following morning the ship will dock in Zeebrugge. The gateway to Belgium, you will find excellent rail links to Bruges and Brussels. Alternatively, opt for one of the optional shore excursions P&O Cruises sells, making getting there hassle-free.

If you would rather just spend the day onboard, that is fine. In fact, the ship will be quieter giving you a sense of exclusivity. Head to the spa for pampering, head to the relaxing outdoor sanctuaries, take a dip in the pools, hit the gym, or take the opportunity to enjoy plenty of delicious treats. If you book early enough, you can learn some new culinary skills at the Cookery Club inspired by James Martin.

Britannia will sail overnight back to Southampton, so use this as the perfect excuse to see anything you may have missed. Hit the shops, try a speciality restaurant, head to a different bar, and enjoy a different show.

I sailed on Britannia on a mini cruise staying in a balcony cabin. I also had the pleasure of dining at the Epicurean restaurant.


  • This cruise departs on a Friday so use it as a good excuse for a long weekend break.
  • Enjoy a day in Belgium - book an optional tour or explore Bruges or Brussels on your own.
  • Enjoy lots to see and do onboard.

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The Route

The itinerary for this mini cruise is:

1Friday 6th April 2018SouthamptonAfternoon
2Saturday 7th April 2018ZeebruggeMorning to late afternoon
3Sunday 8th April 2018SouthamptonEarly morning

Why choose this taster cruise?

  • 2 nights on P&O Cruises' family-friendly ship, Britannia
  • Voyage B808 departs on Friday 6th April 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 Sunday 18th February 2018, I found a starting price from £319 per person based on two sharing the cheapest cabin (usually this is an inside cabin). 7 days prior it started from £299 per person, a hike of £20 per person.

Want to compare this short break to a hotel stay? A starting price of 'from £319 per person' equates to 'from £159.50 per person per night'.


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).

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

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David Fiske 10 May 2017 12 February 2018 P&O Cruises Britannia Bruges Mini Cruise – 6th April 2018

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