Mini Cruises

 Enjoy a mini cruise from the UK

Enjoy a mini cruise from the UK

If you are looking to try cruising for the first time, then a Fred. Olsen mini cruise from the UK may be just what you need. A quick getaway is always a welcome escape from it all, bringing with it some well-earned time away, an escape from the routine, and opportunities to discover somewhere new. 

We have a varied selection of shorter sailings and destinations available, and no matter which mini cruise you choose, you’ll enjoy a restful, relaxing, and rewarding experience from the moment you board your smaller, friendlier cruise ship.

Whether you choose to join a romantic escape to the diamonds, chocolates, and flowers of Amsterdam and Antwerp; cruise past iconic Scottish islands; discover the fjords of Norway; or simply indulge in a two-night cruise, you can be assured that you’ll enjoy the same friendly, attentive service, delectable dining, and fantastic entertainment that you would on a longer sailing.

A short break on one of our smaller, friendlier ships is sure to give you lasting memories and could become the inspiration for more adventures around the world. Find your perfect Fred. Olsen mini cruise below.

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27 Ocean Cruises

27 Ocean Cruises
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One-Night Mini-Cruise • L2418

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Sail from Newcastle
Balmoral
26 Jun 2024
1 night
  • Enjoy one night of Fred. Olsen’s small ship cruising
  • Sample delicious food, entertainment and personal service
  • Relax and enjoy a taste of ocean cruising on Balmoral
Walls around Visby, Sweden Walls around Visby, Sweden Walls around Visby, Sweden

Cruise from Kiel to Helsinki in Five nights • S2414HEL

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Sail from Kiel
Borealis
30 Jun 2024
5 nights
  • Discover Visby's well-preserved city walls and towers
  • Explore the remarkable architecture of Tallinn's old town
  • Indulge in the traditional Finnsh culture of taking saunas
Kayaking in Lysefjorden, Norway Kayaking in Lysefjorden, Norway Kayaking in Lysefjorden, Norway

Summertime Norwegian Fjords in Five Nights • L2423

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Sail from Rosyth
Balmoral
02 Aug 2024
5 nights
  • Experience the natural beauty of Norway in just five nights
  • Cruise the serene waters of Nordfjord, Innvikfjord & Lysefjord
  • Sail under Pulpit Rock and past the Hornelen sea cliff
Guests on deck looking out to sea, Balmoral Guests on deck looking out to sea, Balmoral Guests on deck looking out to sea, Balmoral

One-Night Mini-Cruise • L2425

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Sail from Rosyth
Balmoral
22 Aug 2024
1 night
  • One night of Fred. Olsen’s small ship cruising
  • Enjoy delicious food, entertainment and personal service
  • Relax and sample ocean cruising on Balmoral
St Peter's port, Guernsey St Peter's port, Guernsey St Mary's, Scilly Isles

Discovering Normandy & the Channel Islands • S2419

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Sail from Southampton
Borealis
23 Aug 2024
5 nights
  • Sample a Fred. Olsen cruise over the Bank Holiday
  • Enjoy a Scenic Discovery around the Channel Islands
  • Visit the glorious Tresco Abbey Gardens
Borealis docked in Liverpool, early evening Borealis docked in Liverpool, early evening Borealis docked in Liverpool, early evening

Two-Night Mini-Cruise • T2501

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Sail from Liverpool
Bolette
04 Jan 2025
2 nights
  • Experience smaller sized ship cruising 
  • Enjoy delicious food & great entertainment
  • Sample ocean cruising with Fred. Olsen
Bar staff working in the Observatory, Bolette Bar staff working in the Observatory, Bolette Bar staff working in the Observatory, Bolette

Two-Night Mini-Cruise • T2506

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Sail from Southampton
Bolette
22 Apr 2025
2 nights
  • Two nights of small ship cruising on board Bolette
  • Enjoy delicious food, entertainment and service
  • Relax and enjoy ocean cruising with Fred. Olsen
Falmouth harbour, Cornwall Falmouth harbour, Cornwall Falmouth harbour, Cornwall

The South Coast of Britain in Five Nights • L2507

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Sail from Southampton
Balmoral
01 May 2025
5 nights
  • Discover the rugged beauty of Britain's coastlines
  • Enjoy Cornish pasties, cream teas and Scilly crab
  • Discover Cornwall's horticultural hotspots
Portree harbour, Isle of Skye, Scotland Portree harbour, Isle of Skye, Scotland Portree harbour, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Scenic Scottish Isles in Five Nights • T2508

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Sail from Liverpool
Bolette
02 May 2025
5 nights
  • Explore the rugged coastlines of the Hebridean Islands
  • Discover the traditions of the Western Isles
  • Get closer to nature with the help of ORCA 
Views of Canals in Amsterdam, Netherlands Views of Canals in Amsterdam, Netherlands Views of Canals in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dutch Waterways & Works of Art • S2511

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Sail from Newcastle
Borealis
02 May 2025
5 nights
  • Explore the delights of the Netherlands by bicycle or canal boat
  • Indulge in local delights such as Bitterballen or Stroopwaffels
  • Visit the windmills of Kinderdijk, from Rotterdam

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