Fred. Olsen’s Mini Cruises are perfect for a first-time cruising experience, or for simply recharging the batteries. Typically, these sailings are only a few days long; just enough for you to rest and relax, before returning home feeling refreshed. You still get to have the complete Fred. Olsen experience; the delicious food, the superb entertainment and the friendly service are guaranteed on any cruise.
An unknown destination
One of our more popular mini cruises offers is the Cruise to Nowhere. As you might have already guessed from the name, yes, the destination remains unknown until you arrive at the port. A mysterious two-day getaway has a certain charm to it, so this would be a fun idea for an exciting weekend. This will surely be thrilling even to a seasoned cruiser and is guaranteed to give a unique experience.
If you have a destination in mind, you can choose an offer from a list of ocean and river cruises of varying length. Get a unique tour of France sailing along the Seine on board the majestic Balmoral, or take a city break in the Netherlands and Belgium on board Braemar. There are many more destinations to choose from, each with their own carefully crafted itinerary that is sure to excite even the most experienced travellers.
A slightly longer weekend
If you’ve got time for a longer escape, perhaps opt for a slightly longer length mini cruise, and turn a weekend away into an extended cruise holiday. Every destination has its own unique charm, so pick your preferred adventure, relax and let us take care of the rest.
Consider Isles of Scotland in Five-Nights, where you will have the opportunity to explore the landscapes of Orkney and spend one night in Kirkwall. Historic sites, such as the Neolithic village of Skara Brae; and geological phenomena, like The Needle and the Old Man of Hoy, are only a small part of what Scotland has to offer.
A 5-night mini cruise to the Norwegian Fjords offers guests the chance to experience the natural beauty and serenity of Fred. OIsen’s glorious homeland. Thanks to our smaller-sized ships, you can witness the unforgettable scenery of the Lysefjord up close; an impossible feat for larger vessels. Then, you will sail along to Eidfjord, where there is the opportiunity to visit the incredible Vøringsfossen waterfall - one of the most famous in Norway, and the Hardangervidda Nature Centre. The journey will end with a day in Bergen where you have a chance to visit the Troldhaugen Museum, former home of Edvard Grieg, as well as journey to the top of Mount Fløyen on the funicular railway.
The versatility of Fred. Olsen mini cruises allows us to accommodate everyone’s craving for adventure whether it is a one-night party cruise in Southampton on board Black Watch, or a five-night-long cruise along the Seine. These Mini Cruises offers are available throughout the year, so if you are looking to make fun new memories, simply pick your favourite season, choose a destination and let Fred. Olsen take care of the rest.