P&O Ferries Michael Bublé Magic of Christmas Tribute Themed Mini Cruise – 4th December 2018
Very little beats visiting Bruges in the run-up to Christmas. Apart from a soundtrack of the smooth tones of Michael Bublé.
But if you can't have Bublé himself, the next best thing is the UK's premiere Michael Bublé tribute act, Mitchell Bublé. He takes to a themed mini cruise sailing to Bruges in December.
About this cruise
This themed mini cruise to Belgium is perfect if you love getting wrapped up in the festive spirit but loathe flying. Your effortless mid-week short break starts in Hull, the UK City of Culture in 2017, on Tuesday 4th December 2018.
Your home will be a modern cruise ferry bound for the Belgian port of Zeebrugge. Smaller than the ferries that run between the UK and Rotterdam, the ship still boasts plenty to keep you busy - shops, restaurants, bars, and a show lounge. But the real highlight is a set from a top Michael Bublé tribute act.
Expect to hear plenty of Christmas classics and tributes to Michael Bublé's most famous hits, Haven’t Met You Yet and Feeling Good. There's also a Rat Pack tribute so you'll also get to enjoy musical tributes to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Junior.
You'll sail overnight from Hull on Tuesday and arrive in Zeebrugge on Wednesday. Outside the terminal a coach will await, ready to whisk you off to the medieval city of Bruges. The coach park is to the south of the city with an easy walk into the historic centre. Here you'll find the annual Christmas Markets occupying Grote Markt, a big square in the city. Traditional stalls selling a variety of gifts, food, and drink frame an ice rink. It's a picture-perfect Christmas Market and well worth a visit.
Spend some time exploring the city's attractions, or enjoy some retail therapy. Authentic Belgian chocolate and Christmas spirit is a marriage that goes hand-in-hand. Trust me.
As evening draws in, board the coach back to the port where your ship awaits. You'll sail overnight while you sleep but make sure you check out the live entertainment before you head to bed. Also grab a bite to eat or enjoy a drink or two.
You will dock back in Hull on Thursday morning where you will disembark.
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The itinerary for this mini cruise is:
|1||Tuesday 4th December 2018||Hull||Depart 6.30pm|
|2||Wednesday 5th December 2018||Zeebrugge (with coach transfer to Bruges)||8.45am to 7pm|
|3||Thursday 6th December 2018||Hull||Arrive 8.30am|
Why choose this taster cruise?
- 2 night short trip with P&O Ferries
- Sail from Hull to Zeebrugge and back again
- Coach transfers to Bruges included
- Enjoy tributes to Michael Bublé and the Rat Pack
So you know, the map above shows point-to-point lines which may cross land. Don't worry, your ferry 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.
On Tuesday 17th July 2018, I found a starting price from £69 per person based on two sharing the cheapest cabin (usually this is an inside cabin).
What's that per night?
Want to compare this short break to a hotel stay? A starting price of 'from £69 per person' equates to 'from £34.50 per person per night'.
Are there any extras?
This price usually includes nightly accommodation on the ferry, and coach transfers between the port and the destination city. Cabin upgrades, food and drink, as well as any activities you wish to enjoy during your time in the city are normally excluded.
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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