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Short But Sweet

Enjoy a short break on a mini cruise holiday...

It's no secret that time and money are tight in these times, and we all want the best value for our hard earned cash. And sometimes it’s more important than ever to just get away and recharge those batteries for a few precious days.

So what could be better than a short, sweet few days on a cruise ship? For between two and five days, let somebody else move the scenery, do the cleaning, and indulge you in some very fine style at a price that won't break the bank.

Consider the value. Meals, accommodation and entertainment are mostly included, plus the peace of mind that comes from knowing that you're in a safe, secure environment that offers ample facilities to rest, recharge and play.

You can opt to sail from a UK port such as Dover or Southampton, or even regional alternatives from Newcastle to Glasgow. Throw the hassle of airport crowds to the wind, and simply unwind.

It is amazing how many sweet, intriguing little places you can see in even a few days. Feast on gorgeous Belgian waffles in the medieval splendor of Antwerp, or take in pretty, yacht studded Honfleur. The amazing play of light on water here attracted scores of old masters for years.

Go to the beach at Ostend, or even make the trip to classy, cosmopolitan Paris from Le Havre. Have lunch at the Eiffel Tower and a celebratory dinner at a one of the themed restaurants back on board.

You might take in the sights of Amsterdam, where glass topped boats beetle down floodlit canals, or sail up the Elbe to bustling Hamburg.

Alternatively, consider a short Christmas Markets cruise, and go bargain hunting in cobbled squares glistening under a fresh coat of sparkling frost.

There is no shortage of options, and even more excuses to indulge. Whether it is to celebrate a promotion or arrange a reunion, a mini cruise provides a classy, cost effective backdrop. Unpack once and spend the weekend in your bathrobe in the spa. And where else would make a better venue for that sudden, unexpected proposal?

Your break can unfold at your own pace. Party until the early morning hours, or simply curl up with room service after a busy day exploring ashore. Whatever your mood, you’ll find space and a pace to suit your whims.

Short on time but high on style, mini cruises are a delicious little pick me up that anyone can indulge in.

For more information on Mini cruises, please visit our short break cruises page or alternatively call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677.

Copyright. The Cruise Line, June 2012.