2 for 1 mini cruises and taster cruise deals

Join the masses booking 2 for 1 mini cruises to Europe from Hull and Newcastle this Winter

It's 2 For 1 Mini Cruise Season!

2 for 1 mini cruise deals are back, with sailing dates between October 2018 and March 2019. Choose a route to read my detailed guides on what's available.

Amsterdam mini cruise

Why visit Amsterdam?

If you’ve been to Amsterdam you’ll understand its appeal and energy. Amsterdam is a vibrant capital city that is perfect for just about every type of traveller. From romantic canal boat rides, varied galleries and museums, and high-end shopping through to its ‘coffeeshops’ and Red-Light District, it offers something for everybody.

Families will love the museums, the green spaces, the canal boat rides, and the Natura Artis Magistra zoo. Lovesick couples can get wrapped up in the romance of the canals, or learn about the more intimate things in life through a variety of adult museums. Or perhaps shop for high-end designer wear, or browse the flower markets. Solo travellers won’t feel lonely here either, as Amsterdam has a friendly feel to it.

Foodies will be in heaven with an abundance of excellent cafes and restaurants featuring international cuisine. Dutch delicacies include liquorice, ‘kroket’ and ‘Bitterballen’ (meat inside a deep-fried shell), ‘Patat’ (fries), ‘poffertjes’ (fluffy baby pancakes), and Gouda cheese. Please don’t pass on the opportunity to try a fresh stroopwafel either. Heavenly!

Find out more about Amsterdam here, or scroll down for more details about this mini cruise.

Departures for Amsterdam sail on most days throughout the year, so you should be able to find a date that suits you.

Bruges mini cruise

Why visit Bruges?

Those who know me can attest to the amount of time I spend banging on about the chocolate scene in Bruges. But quite frankly, it is one of the best concentrations of craft chocolatiers demonstrating excellence in their field. And it’s a pleasure tasting the fruits of their labour.

But Bruges boasts more than exquisite chocolate. Sticking with the food theme, the Belgians make great ‘frites’ (fries), waffles, and beer. In fact, Bruges has its very own beer pipeline that runs beneath the streets to maintain supply while protecting the streets.

Above ground, the small medieval city of Bruges is home to a superb selection of architectural delights. Keep an eye out for intricate gold guiding on buildings as you meander inside the city walls. Did I mention the flat city is small and easy to get a round, making it ideal for all ages young and old?

In terms of attractions, you’ll find museums galore on everything from chips to diamonds. It has an expansive green park and also has a canal network, ideal for a boat tour of the city for a different perspective.

Find out more about Bruges here, or scroll down for more details about this mini cruise.

Departures from Hull to Zeebrugge (for Bruges) sail on most days throughout the year, so you should be able to find a date that suits you.

Rotterdam mini cruise

Why visit Rotterdam?

When you think of The Netherlands, Amsterdam is most likely to spring to mind first. But Rotterdam has so much to offer, and is a great alternative, especially if you think ‘been there and done that’ when you consider Amsterdam.

Rotterdam is hip and trendy, with a thriving art and food scene. It also has a well-connected transport network so getting around is a doddle. It boasts its fair share of sightseeing attractions from observation towers and galleries to museums and a zoo.

Foodies will love sampling the Dutch delicacies including liquorice, ‘kroket’ and ‘Bitterballen’ (meat inside a deep-fried shell), ‘Patat’ (fries), ‘poffertjes’ (fluffy baby pancakes), and Gouda cheese. Little beats the taste of a fresh caramel 'stroopwafel'.

Find out more about Rotterdam here, or scroll down for more details about this mini cruise.

Departures from Hull to Rotterdam sail on most days throughout the year, so you should be able to find a date that suits you.

Mini Cruise and Stay

Spend the night in the city

One criticism I often hear about the two-night mini cruise is that you 'only' get a day in the city. Which is true, but don't forget that your holiday starts the moment you board the ferry. Even so, if you fancy seeing the city come alive at night, then there is an option for you.

Known as a ‘mini cruise and stay’, this option combines a two-night mini cruise with a one-night hotel stay. You'll need to book a '3 night mini cruise' and then book the one night hotel stay separately through whichever means you choose. Stay with friends, book directly with a hotel, try Booking.com, find an Airbnb, or head to a price comparison site like Trivago to find a cheap room.

While it takes a little bit more effort to plan, the upside is that you get to choose where you stay. So if you want something cheap and cheerful or you want a high-end luxury pad, you're free to book a hotel that suits you, rather than have your decision made for you.

The real bonus though is the opportunity to extend your city visit from one day to two days and one night. If you've always wanted to experience the city’s nightlife, this is the way to do it.

Ostend mini cruise

Why visit Ostend?

Let’s face it, you aren’t likely to be visiting Ostend between October and March for its sandy beaches (you could always hope for unseasonal sunshine though!). So why visit Ostend? Well, it still packs a punch and offers a delightful seaside alternative to visiting Bruges.

The promenade is still worth a visit, even if it is blowing a gale. The Royal Galleries of Ostend is an arcade that spans 380 metres (1,250 feet) in length, framed by pavilions at either side. There’s also a pier to check out, and you can always scope out the fine sandy beaches to plan your summer break here too.

Look beyond the beach for a well-preserved example of the Atlantic Wall, a coastal fortification built by Nazi Germany in the early 1940s. Don’t miss Fort Napoleon either, which has recently been restored. There’s also The Mercator to view, which is a former training sailing ship for the Belgian merchant navy.

Head into the car-free centre to find plenty of brasseries and restaurants. Keep an eye out for the Neo-Gothic St Petrus and St Paulus Church. If you are after something to do besides some retail therapy in the city centre shops, head to the Mu.ZEE modern art museum, the seafront casino, or the Noordzeeaquarium aquarium. Head south to meander through the large green space of Maria Hendrika Park.

Departures from Hull to Zeebrugge (for Ostend) sail on limited, selected dates. You might need to be flexible with dates to take advantage of this mini cruise.

Ghent mini cruise

Why visit Ghent?

Visited Bruges before and loved the experience, but fancy a change this year? Try Ghent on for size. A tad bigger than its medieval sibling, Ghent delivers on architecture, museums and attractions, and on the foodie scene too.

The city centre is the largest car-free area in Belgium and is home to plenty of examples of beautiful medieval architecture. Seek out the St Bavo cathedral, the belfry, and Gravensteen castle for prime examples. The old harbour area of Graslei is an ideal backdrop for your selfies, as are the city’s expansive green parks.

The city boasts plenty of museums covering fine arts and contemporary pieces. Museum voor Industriële Archeologie en Textiel (MIAT) showcases Ghent’s industrial past, while Ghent City Museum focuses more on the people past and present.

Food lovers should head to the bakeries to try a ‘mastel’ (essentially a bagel). Other local delicacies include ‘Stoverij’ (meat stew), ‘Waterzooi’ (a stew traditionally made with local fish but nowadays is usually made with chicken), ‘cuberdon’ (conical soft-centred sweets), and, of course, fine Belgian chocolate. Interestingly, the city promotes a meat-free day each Thursday.

Departures from Hull to Zeebrugge (for Ghent) sail on limited, selected dates. You might need to be flexible with dates to take advantage of this mini cruise.

Ypres mini cruise

Why visit Ypres?

Ypres is known for mostly as the location where German and Allied troops battled during First World War. It played a role in World War Two as well, and was extensively rebuilt in the aftermath. While much of the town is fairly modern in appearance, key sites like the Town Hall and the Cloth Hall are built as closely as possible to the original designs.

Besides seeing the imposing Cloth Hall (now home to the In Flanders Fields Museum), other sites of interest include St Martin’s Cathedral, and Menin Gate. But it is the remnants of war that dominate, with expansive war graves surround the landscapes of Ypres.

If you have an keen interest in history, and fancy a more sombre mini cruise, head to Ypres to explore its heritage.

Departures from Hull to Zeebrugge (for Ypres) sail on limited, selected dates. You might need to be flexible with dates to take advantage of this mini cruise.

The Hague mini cruise

Why visit The Hague?

Think of The Hague and you may well know of the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court, but there’s plenty more to this Dutch city than meets the eye. It’s a refreshing alternative to visiting Amsterdam and Rotterdam, and is the third largest city in the Netherlands after those two respectively.

It’s a modern city, extensively rebuilt after World War II, with a skyline now dominated by commercial office blocks. It doesn’t feel as crammed-in as its counterparts, in part thanks to the many green spaces that dot the city.

While the services sector dominates the city’s economics, tourism is also very important. Attractions include the art galleries and museums, miniature city at Madurodam, and the amusement park at Drievliet. Automotive fans shouldn’t miss the private classic care collection on display at the Louwman Museum. Those that love a spot of shopping should make a beeline for De Passage, the Netherlands’ oldest indoor shopping centre, as well as the city centre and the biggest outdoor market in Europe.

When it comes to food, The Hague is a melting pot of tastes and ingredients. The city draws on local fresh fish, flavours from Asia, and spices from its former Dutch colony of the East Indies (now Indonesia).

Departures from Hull to Rotterdam (for The Hague) sail on limited, selected dates. You might need to be flexible with dates to take advantage of this mini cruise.

P&O Mini Cruise Itinerary

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Head to the ferry terminal in Hull for a late afternoon departure. Once boarded, drop your luggage off in your room and explore the ship. Grab a bite to eat, enjoy the live entertainment, have a drink or two, do a bit of shopping, and sleep as you sail to Europe.

Day 2
Welcome to Europe! After you clear Customs, catch the coach waiting outside the entrance to whisk you to the city. Enjoy a day spent at your leisure. Do as much or as little as you like. Then catch the coach back to the port in the late afternoon. Sail overnight back to the UK.

Day 3
Arrive back in Hull the following morning where sadly you'll need to disembark. Then, if you are like me, start planning your next mini cruise adventure!

P&O Mini Cruise-and-Stay Itinerary

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Head to the ferry terminal in Hull for a late afternoon departure. Once boarded, drop your luggage off in your room and explore the ship. Grab a bite to eat, enjoy the live entertainment, have a drink or two, do a bit of shopping, and sleep as you sail to Europe.

Day 2
Welcome to Europe! After you clear Customs, catch the coach waiting outside the entrance to whisk you to the city. Enjoy a day spent at your leisure. Spend the night in the city, staying the night at a hotel you book separately. You might choose a fancy high-end hotel or somewhere cheap and cheerful. Either way, enjoy the city by night, and explore what it has to offer when the sun goes down.

Day 3
You'll have another day to spend in the city at your leisure. Do as much or as little as you like. Then catch the coach back to the port in the late afternoon. Sail overnight back to the UK.

Day 4
Arrive back in Hull the following morning where sadly you'll need to disembark. Then, if you are like me, start planning your next mini cruise adventure!

DFDS Amsterdam Mini Cruise Itinerary

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Head to the ferry terminal in North Shields, Newcastle, for a late afternoon departure. Once boarded, drop your luggage off in your room and explore the ship. Grab a bite to eat, enjoy the live entertainment, have a drink or two, do a bit of shopping, and sleep as you sail to Europe.

Day 2
Welcome to Ijmuiden! After you clear Customs, catch the coach waiting outside the entrance to whisk you to Amsterdam. Enjoy a day spent at your leisure. Do as much or as little as you like. Then catch the coach back to the port in the late afternoon. Sail overnight back to the UK.

Day 3
Arrive back in North Shields the following morning where sadly you'll need to disembark. Then, if you are like me, start planning your next mini cruise adventure!

DFDS Amsterdam Mini Cruise-And-Stay Itinerary

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Head to the ferry terminal in North Shields, Newcastle, for a late afternoon departure. Once boarded, drop your luggage off in your room and explore the ship. Grab a bite to eat, enjoy the live entertainment, have a drink or two, do a bit of shopping, and sleep as you sail to Europe.

Day 2
Welcome to Ijmuiden! After you clear Customs, catch the coach waiting outside the entrance to whisk you to Amsterdam. Enjoy a day spent at your leisure. Spend the night in Amsterdam, staying the night at a hotel you book separately. You might choose a fancy high-end hotel or somewhere cheap and cheerful. Either way, enjoy Amsterdam by night, and explore all it has to offer when the sun goes down.

Day 3
You'll have another day to spend in Amsterdam at your leisure. Do as much or as little as you like. Then catch the coach back to the port in the late afternoon. Sail overnight back to the UK.

Day 4
Arrive back in North Shields the following morning where sadly you'll need to disembark. Then, if you are like me, start planning your next mini cruise adventure!

What's Included on a P&O Mini Cruise

What you do and don't get

  • 2 nights in a basic but comfortable cabin on the modern cruise ferry. Upgrade to a Club Class cabin for a touch of luxury.
  • Return coach transport between the ferry terminal and the city.
  • Spend the day exploring the city at your leisure. Just remember to catch the coach back to the port in time for your return journey.
  • Live entertainment on-board (if you love the entertainment, check out P&O's themed mini cruises)
  • Meals aren't included but can be pre-booked when you book your mini cruise or purchased onboard.
  • Drinks aren't included. Expect to pay hotel bar prices for drinks onboard.

What's Included on a P&O Cruise-and-Stay

What you do and don't get

  • 2 nights in a basic but comfortable cabin on the modern cruise ferry. Upgrade to a Club Class cabin for a touch of luxury.
  • Coach transport from the ferry terminal to the city on the first day, and back again on the second day.
  • Spend the day exploring the city at your leisure. Just remember to catch the coach back to the port in time for your return journey.
  • Live entertainment on-board (if you love the entertainment, check out P&O's themed mini cruises)
  • Meals aren't included but can be pre-booked when you book your mini cruise or purchased onboard.
  • Drinks aren't included. Expect to pay hotel bar prices for drinks onboard.
  • You'll need to book one night in a hotel in the city separately. On the bright side, you can pick somewhere that suits your taste and budget, rather than having something forced upon you. This is great news if you are after budget digs for the night (ideal for cheap getaways) or if you want to push the boat out and stay in a luxury pad instead (ideal for romantic trips).

Get a Quote with P&O

How to book a P&O Mini Cruise

How to book a mini cruise

  1. Click here to get a quote °.
  2. In the 'mini cruise' search box, fill in your details. Make sure you select the city as the destination. Click 'Get a Quote' to proceed.
  3. Select your ticket type and 'Continue'
  4. On the Extras page, upgrade your cabin to something more plush if you like, and pre-book any meals you want to.
  5. Click 'Continue' to enter your booking and payment information.
  6. Congratulations - you've started the countdown to your next mini cruise! Time to start thinking about what you want to get up to while you're visiting Europe.

How to book a P&O Mini Cruise And Stay

How to book a mini cruise-and-stay

  1. Click here to get a quote °.
  2. In the 'mini cruise' search box, fill in your details and choose which route you fancy. Click 'Get a Quote' to proceed.
  3. Select your ticket type and 'Continue'. Remember to choose the 3 night option to the city.
  4. On the Extras page, upgrade your cabin to something more plush if you like, and pre-book any meals you want to.
  5. Click 'Continue' to enter your booking and payment information.
  6. Now it is time to book your hotel accommodation. I tend to use a site like Trivago to compare prices, and then often book direct or through a site like Expedia or Booking.com.
  7. Relax and start your cruise countdown!

What's Included on a DFDS Mini Cruise

What you do and don't get

  • 2 nights in a basic but comfortable cabin on the modern cruise ferry. Upgrade to a Commodore Class cabin for a touch of luxury.
  • Return coach transport from Ijmuiden port to Amsterdam
  • Spend the day exploring Amsterdam at your leisure. Just remember to catch the coach back to the port in time for your return journey.
  • Live entertainment on-board
  • Meals aren't included but can be pre-booked when you book your mini cruise or purchased onboard.
  • Drinks aren't included. Expect to pay hotel bar prices for drinks onboard.

What's Included on a DFDS Cruise-and-Stay

What you do and don't get

  • 2 nights in a basic but comfortable cabin on the modern cruise ferry. Upgrade to a Commodore Class cabin for a touch of luxury.
  • Coach transport from Ijmuiden ferry terminal to Amsterdam on the first day, and back again on the second day.
  • Spend the day exploring Amsterdam at your leisure. Just remember to catch the coach back to the port in time for your return journey.
  • Live entertainment on-board
  • Meals aren't included but can be pre-booked when you book your mini cruise or purchased onboard.
  • Drinks aren't included. Expect to pay hotel bar prices for drinks onboard.
  • You'll need to book one night in a hotel in Amsterdam separately. On the bright side, you can pick somewhere that suits your taste and budget, rather than having something forced upon you. This is great news if you are after budget digs for the night (ideal for cheap getaways) or if you want to push the boat out and stay in a luxury pad instead (ideal for romantic trips).

Get a Quote From DFDS

How to book a DFDS Mini Cruise

How to book a mini cruise

  • Click here to get a quote °. Make sure you are on the two-night mini cruise page.
  • In the search box, fill in your details and choose which route you fancy. Click 'Book Now' to proceed.
  • Choose your cabin. Opt for a budget no-frills cabin or upgrade to a more comfortable Commodore cabin. Click 'Continue' to, erm, continue.
  • Pre-book meals if you want to and click 'Continue'.
  • The last step is to book your transfers. Coach transfers are included in DFDS mini cruises but are broken down cost-wise for invoicing purposes. Make sure you add Amsterdam transfers and 'Continue'.
  • Enter your booking and payment information.
  • Congratulations - you've started the countdown to your next mini cruise! Time to start thinking about what you want to get up to while you're in Amsterdam.

How to book a DFDS Mini Cruise And Stay

How to book a mini cruise-and-stay

  • Click here to get a quote °. Head to the "Amsterdam Cruise & Stay Break (Book Your Own Hotel)" page.
  • In the search box, fill in your details and choose which route you fancy. Click 'Book Now' to proceed.
  • Choose your cabin. Opt for a budget no-frills cabin or upgrade to a more comfortable Commodore cabin. Click 'Continue' to, erm, continue.
  • Pre-book meals if you want to and click 'Continue'.
  • The next step is to book your transfers. Coach transfers are included in DFDS mini cruises but are broken down cost-wise for invoicing purposes. Make sure you add Amsterdam transfers and 'Continue'.
  • Enter your booking and payment information.
  • Now your mini cruise is booked, it's time to look for somewhere to sleep. It's entirely up to you where you book, but you might want to search Booking.com, Expedia, Airbnb, or Trivago.
  • Congratulations - now it's time to start counting down to your European mini break.

Everything you need to know about booking a 2 for 1 mini cruise

It's my most favourite time of the year, where I snap up a cheap mini cruise from Hull (I'm off to Bruges this year in case you are curious). And you know me, I love to help you as much as I can with information and tips on how you can find the best deals from October 2018 through to March 2019.

I've condensed everything I have found onto this page and hope it answers your questions of what is a 2 for 1 mini cruise, where do 2 for 1 mini cruises sail to/from, why book a 2 for 1 mini cruise, when do 2 for 1 mini cruises sail, and how to book your own 2 for 1 mini cruise deal.

If there's something I've not explained in enough depth, or you just want a chat, give me a shout on Facebook or Twitter, or drop me a line here. I'll help as best I can.


What is a 2 for 1 mini cruise?

A mini cruise is a great way to explore Europe without the need to step aboard a plane. An even better way to see places like Amsterdam, Denmark or Bruges is on a 2 for 1 mini cruise offer. Several ferry operators - and even some cruise lines - offer mini-cruises and occasionally they run a 'two for the price of one' offer.

The reality is that foot passenger traffic on certain routes to Europe dips between October and March as many of us prefer seeking hot sunshine in Autumn and Winter. So the ferry operators turn to 2 for 1 mini cruises as a means to boost demand. Sailing full ships are better for everyone than empty ones. And this promotion really works - these great value mini breaks are always extremely popular. The operators fill cabins with happy passengers, and those happy passengers get a great deal. It's a win-win as I see it.

So during the peak months (April through to September), they typically charge full fare, occasionally running the odd promotion here and there if needs be. But in the low months (October to March) you'll tend to find 2 for 1 mini cruises. There's two ways of looking at these deals. The first is that when you buy one fare, you get a second free. Another is that each person pays half the price compared to the peak period fare.

Whichever way you look at it, if you travel between October and March you are likely to find a mini cruise fare that's as much as half the price of travelling between April and September.


Latest 2 for 1 mini cruises

Princess Seaways

DFDS Amsterdam 2 For 1 Mini Cruise From £45pp

Enjoy a great value mini cruise deal where two people can sail to Amsterdam with DFDS for the price of one!

Bikes on a bridge in Amsterdam

P&O Ferries Amsterdam mini cruise from £40pp

Sail from Hull to Amsterdam from as little as £40 per person with P&O Ferries.

Bruges at night

P&O Ferries Bruges mini cruise from £40pp

Sail from Hull to Bruges from as little as £40 per person with P&O Ferries.

Rotterdam at night

P&O Ferries Rotterdam mini cruise from £40pp

Sail from Hull to Rotterdam from as little as £40 per person with P&O Ferries.

The Hague

P&O Ferries The Hague mini cruise from £40pp

Third in size after Amsterdam and Rotterdam, take this opportunity to tour The Hague in The Netherlands.

Ghent, Belgium

P&O Ferries Ghent mini cruise from £45pp

Sail from Hull to Ghent from as little as £45 per person with P&O Ferries.

Ypres

P&O Ferries Ypres mini cruise from £45pp

Sail from Hull to Ypres from as little as £45 per person with P&O Ferries.

Ostend, Belgium

P&O Ferries Ostend mini cruise from £40pp

Sail from Hull to Ostend from as little as £40 per person with P&O Ferries.


Where do 2 for 1 mini cruises sail to/from?

Hull and Newcastle.

This is where demand normally slumps and you'll therefore find the best deals. Thankfully they are both well-connected destinations and are easy to get to by road or rail. I travel up from Cardiff, such is the allure of a bargain mini cruise!

From To Hull To Newcastle
Manchester 2 hours by car
2½ hours by train
3 hours by car
3¼ hours by train
Liverpool 2½ hours by car
3¾ hours by train
3½ hours by car
4 hours by train
Edinburgh 5 hours by car
5¼ hours by train
2¾ hours by car
2¾ hours by train
London 4¼ hours by car
3¾ hours by train
5¼ hours by car
4½ hours by train
Birmingham 2½ hours by car
4¼ hours by train
3¾ hours by car
5 hours by train
Cardiff 4½ hours by car
7 hours by train
5½ hours by car
7 hours by train

Times are for guidance only, and are dependant on your start/end location and traffic/timetables. But I'm sure you'll agree they are a lot closer than you'd think, especially when you compare the times with travel times to get to your nearest airport (for 'regular' holidays).

It's worth remembering that with a mini cruise, your holiday starts the moment you board the ship, so once you get to the port you can relax and enjoy yourself.

If you don't mind which port you sail from, use my mini cruise price comparison search tool to check which route offers best value. This special search engine was put together for my readers by Direct Ferries (a company I have booked tickets through several times).


Why book a 2 for 1 mini cruise?

Mini cruises are a great way to see Europe in style. If you have a fear of flying or can't be bothered with waiting in an airport for three hours before a flight, a no-fly mini cruise is a much better option for you. Relax from the moment you step aboard your ferry. No hassle, no fuss and no waiting - the holiday starts the moment you jump aboard. Find out more about why mini cruises are fantastic little holidays here.

I love the ease and hassle-free nature, and the cheap price is a bonus too. I consider a mini cruise a good value break for the time-poor (like me). Cramming one in around family / work / school life is by far easier than finding time for a week or two abroad.

Don't get me wrong, I love fly-holidays, but there's no way I'd battle with my son for a two night break overseas. But I'd happily head up to Hull or Newcastle and sail across the North Sea as it's by far less stressful for me.


When do 2 for 1 mini cruises sail?

As I mentioned earlier, the promotion is used to stimulate demand on certain routes. Between October and March, many Brits jet off for the hot sunshine of the southern Mediterranean, the Canary Islands, or the Caribbean. So we need to be tempted with an irresistible deal to brave the Northern European weather for a short break to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, or Bruges.

You'll normally find 2 for 1 deals running for sailings between October and March. P&O continuously runs their offer while DFDS sporadically runs theirs. The easiest thing to do is compare mini cruise prices. You can do this using the special search engine ferry ticketing agent Direct Ferries has put together for my readers.


Other mini cruise deals

You can find my list of mini cruise deals here. At this time of year, the 2 for 1 deals dominate the offerings in Northern England. Routes elsewhere occasionally have special offers but not usually anything as good value as these deals.

Not sure where you want to sail from? Find out where your nearest cruise/ ferry terminal is located with my handy interactive map.

Fancy a cruise ship instead?

Click here for my list of upcoming cruise ship-based mini cruises.

These are a great choice if you are curious about life on a cruise ship, but don't want to commit to a week or two on such a holiday. Most span two to five nights and are ideal for newbies and cruise addicts alike. The most popular mini cruises are:


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