Sunset on Harmony of the Seas
27
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2018

P&O Cruises Ventura Bruges Mini Cruise – 27th October 2018

Fancy a quick weekend break from Southampton to Belgium?

This brief taster cruise onboard P&O Cruises' Ventura sails from Southampton to Zeebrugge for a day exploring places such as Bruges or Ostend.

Cruise ship

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About this cruise

Head to Southampton to board P&O Cruises' Ventura on Saturday 27th October 2018.

The Route

The itinerary for this mini cruise is:

DayDatePortWhen
1Saturday 27th October 2018SouthamptonAfternoon
2Sunday 28th October 2018ZeebruggeEarly morning to late evening
3Monday 29th October 2018SouthamptonEarly morning

Why choose this taster cruise?

  • 2 nights on P&O Cruises' family-friendly ship, Ventura
  • Voyage N830 departs on Saturday 27th October 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 19 October 2018 24 October 2018 P&O Cruises Ventura Bruges Mini Cruise – 27th October 2018

4 comments

  1. It would have been great on the 27th October Mini Cruise on Ventura EXCEPT we didn’t dock at Zeeburgge – we just sailed about in the English Channel all day then sailed back!!!

    • Oh no, that is such a shame. The weather conditions weren’t the best then – I was on a ferry to Zeebrugge on the 27th and 29th and the winds were very strong with a significant swell, making for a very bumpy ride there and back.

      Occasionally, cruise ships abandon ports of call due to severe weather for safety. If the wind or swell catches the captain off-guard, the ship can slam into the dock, causing significant damage to both the pier and the vessel. So for safety, they’ll normally either re-route to a safer nearby port, or if that’s not an option, swap the port of call for a day at sea. I’ve had my fair share of these, and it’s disappointing, especially when you’ve had your heart set on visiting a certain place. But safety for the ship, the port, and the passengers is the overarching deciding factor in circumstances like this.

      Did P&O issue a partial refund or on-board credit to use on the sea day? Different cruise lines have different means of easing the disappointment factor.

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