Mini Cruises

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Short breaks & taster cruises

If you are tempted by the thought of recharging your batteries on a short cruise break, or are looking to try cruising for the first time, then a Fred. Olsen Mini Cruise may be just the antidote. 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 even chances to discover somewhere new. 

There is a varied selection of short sailings and destinations available and no matter which 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; journey along the picturesque River Seine; or simply indulge on 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.

Short breaks & taster cruises

If you are tempted by the thought of recharging your batteries on a short cruise break, or are looking to try cruising for the first time, then a Fred. Olsen Mini Cruise may be just the antidote. 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 even chances to discover somewhere new. 

There is a varied selection of short sailings and destinations available and no matter which cruise you choose, you’ll enjoy a restful, relaxing and rewarding experience from the moment you board your smaller, friendlier cruise ship. [ReadMoreDesk]

Whether you choose to join a romantic escape to the diamonds, chocolates and flowers of Amsterdam and Antwerp; journey along the picturesque River Seine; or simply indulge on a one-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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21 Ocean Cruises

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One-Night Mini-Cruise • L2418

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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
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Two Night Mini-Cruise to Newcastle • L2404R

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Southampton
Balmoral
28 Feb 2024
2 nights
  • Two nights of Fred. Olsen’s small ship cruising 
  • Enjoy delicious food, entertainment and service
  • Relax and sample ocean cruising on Balmoral
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Two-Night Mini-Cruise • T2501

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Liverpool
Bolette
04 Jan 2025
2 nights
  • Experience smaller sized ship cruising 
  • Enjoy delicious food & great entertainment
  • Sample ocean cruising with Fred. Olsen
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Two Night Mini-Cruise to Liverpool • T2407

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Southampton
Bolette
17 Apr 2024
2 nights
  • Two nights of Fred. Olsen’s small ship cruising
  • Enjoy delicious food, entertainment and service
  • Relax and sample ocean cruising on Bolette
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One-Night Mini-Cruise • L2425

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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
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Two-Night Mini-Cruise • T2506

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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
Nordfjord, Norway Nordfjord, Norway Nordfjord, Norway
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Springtime Norwegian Fjords in Five Nights • L2412

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Newcastle
Balmoral
03 May 2024
5 nights
  • This five-night escape provides a taste of fjordland exploration
  • Explore Alesund and climb Mount Aksla for panoramic views
  • Experience scenic cruising of Nordfjord, and a sunset sail by Hornelen 
Beach in St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall UK. Beach in St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall UK. Beach in St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall UK.
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Discovering Normandy & the Channel Islands • S2411

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Southampton
Borealis
25 May 2024
5 nights
  • Sample camembert and Calvados in Honfleur
  • Discover the history of St. Peter Port in Guernsey
  • Enjoy the sub-tropical microclimate of the Isles of Scilly
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Dutch Waterways & Works of Art • S2511

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Newcastle
Borealis
02 May 2025
5 nights
  • Explore the delights of the Netherlands in just five nights
  • Tour the tulip-filled  Keukenhof Gardens in Amsterdam
  • Uncover the works of Rembrandt and Van Gogh
The River Seine, France The River Seine, France The River Seine, France

France & the River Seine Bank Holiday • L2510

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Southampton
Balmoral
23 May 2025
5 nights
  • Enjoy scenic cruising of the Channel Islands
  • Explore the historic towns of St. Malo and Rouen 
  • Discover the tidal island of Mont St. Michel

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