P&O Ferries Bruges mini cruise from £40pp

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

2 for 1 deal!
Belfry Tower, Bruges

The renowned value of a P&O Ferries 2 for 1 Hull to Bruges mini cruise is back with a twist.

In previous years, the 2 for 1 deal started from £79 for two people. This year, the 'Mini Cruises Mini Prices' ethos returns with P&O Ferries reducing the starting rate to from £40 per person.

While the offer is not called a two for one deal, you don't need to be a mathematician to see that this is effectively an identical offer. However, this year groups of three and five can take advantage of the same value that those travelling as a couple or a group of four used to enjoy.

Sail dates are available from October 2017 to March 2018.

Prices start from £40 per person based on Sunday to Wednesday sailings. Thursday sailings start from £43 per person. Friday sailings start from £63 per person. Saturday sailings start from £45 per person.

TRIED AND TESTED! I sailed to Bruges with P&O Ferries. You can read my Bruges mini cruise review here.

The sailing itself is the same. You'll set sail from Hull in the evening bound for Zeebrugge. Enjoy the great entertainment on-board your crossing and enjoy a comfortable night's sleep in an en-suite inside cabin.

The following morning you'll dock in Zeebrugge and board a coach for a transfer to Bruges, near the main train station. You'll have around 8 hours of free time in Bruges (depending on when you dock, and when you choose to catch the return coach back to the port).

Explore the historic city, take a wander around the old streets or through a museum, sample some authentic Belgian Frites and make sure you check out the delicious artisan chocolate on offer. Check out my Bruges guide too!

Your return sailing departs in the early evening and sails overnight back to Hull, giving you another chance to enjoy yourself on-board.

Sailings leave Hull daily so you should be able to get the dates of your choice, though the offer is subject to availability. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Want to spend more time in Bruges? For a supplement from as little as £10 per person you can extend your holiday to a three night break. You'll need to book a hotel separately but that gives you the freedom to choose one to suite your budget and preferences.

New this year is the ability to extend your Bruges stay to four nights. Again, you'll need to book a hotel separately but the extra time can be well worth the extra hassle. This option appears to start from £125 per person.

Tip: Book online to avoid a surcharge that is applied to telephone bookings.

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This deal is available but it won't hang around for long. Book as early as you can to get the best choice of dates and cheapest prices. I have been advised this deal is due to expire on Wednesday 21st March 2018. If you think the deal is no longer available please let me know and I'll let everyone else know.

The dull-but-necessary small print

All deals are subject to availability and can be withdrawn by the operator without prior notice. The lead-in prices (otherwise known as the 'from' prices) are, unless otherwise stated above, based on two adults sharing the cheapest available cabin on the cheapest available date. In this promotion the lead-in price will be based on the cheapest ticket available during the offer period of between Wednesday 21st June 2017 and Wednesday 21st March 2018 booked at the start of the promotion. Typically the best prices are available at the start of any promotion period so the earlier you book the better choice of sailing dates and cabin availability you should have. Mid-week sail dates are likely to be cheaper than weekend sail dates. Additional terms and conditions imposed by the operator will apply to this offer in addition to their standard terms and conditions, both of which can be found on their website.

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17 comments on “P&O Ferries Bruges mini cruise from £40pp

    • That's a great question. It boils down to supply and demand. Motorist bookings tend to be pretty stable throughout the year. You will find some ferry operators offering sweeteners to increase demand when it slumps slightly, but they don't need to drop the prices substantially as the demand is usually there. Conversely, foot passenger traffic is quite volatile. In the summer months it booms, but in the winter months, people need an incentive to book. 2 for 1 (or equivalent value) deals are very good at stimulating lots of demand, and helps to level out the seasonality in foot passenger traffic.

    • The current pre-book prices are £11 per person for breakfast, £19 per person for dinner, or £26 per person if you pre-book both dinner and breakfast in a meal deal. These prices are per leg of the journey, so double the prices if you plan to eat on the ship there and back.

    • In the majority of mini cruise bookings, you can leave your luggage on the ship so long as there is a key on your boarding card (the check-in staff will let you know). It isn't guaranteed through. That said, this has been the case each time I've sailed with them, which really saves lugging a backpack or suitcase around.

    • In terms of accessibility, P&O Ferries offers wheelchair assistance to and from the ships. Onboard, the lifts are wheelchair-friendly although Deck 12 on the Hull to Rotterdam route is not accessible to wheelchairs. Disabled toilets are available on all ships and the shopping and dining areas are all accessible. There are a limited quantity of accessible cabins but these need to be booked directly.

      There's no mention in their accessibility policy of mobility scooters. I'm certain you'd need to bring your own but it would be worthwhile giving them a ring to discuss the practicalities.

    • Good question. I've looked at my photos and can't see any plug sockets in the inside or outside view cabins on the Zeebrugge route. It might be worth taking a portable USB battery pack for emergency power just in case.

  1. Hey, great piece to read. Never done a mini cruise before and wondered how easy it is and stress free it all. Parking in the port to getting the right boat haha. What time allowance do I need ext.

    • Stress-free is the name of the game. Pay and display parking at the port in Hull is next to the terminal buildings. Just roll up, pay for a ticket, and head on the ship. Check-in closes 90 minutes before departure. Departure time to Zeebrugge (for Bruges) is usually 1830hrs.

      There are quicker ways to Bruges but few are as easy as a mini cruise.

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