P&O Ferries Rotterdam mini cruise from £40pp

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

2 for 1 deal!
Rotterdam at night

Here's a heads up for the early bookers - bargain Hull to Rotterdam mini cruises are back.

Last year we saw the 'Mini Cruises Mini Prices' promotion. Fares started from £40 per person, similar to the 2 for 1 deal a few years ago which started from £79 for two people (equivalent to £39.50 per person).

The offer is back again for 2018/2019. 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. Like last 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 2018 to March 2019.

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.

The sailing itself is the same. You'll set sail from Hull in the evening bound for Europoort near Rotterdam. 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 at Europoort and board a coach for a transfer into Rotterdam city centre. You'll have around 7 hours of free time in Rotterdam (depending on when you dock, and when you choose to catch the return coach back to the port). Explore the cosmopolitan city, take in the sights and sounds and immerse yourself in the local culture.

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 compare prices on routes? Direct Ferries has put this cool price comparison engine together for my readers. I use it to search for the best fares across a number of providers and routes. It's particularly handy when you want to compare mini cruises to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, or Bruges side-by-side. Try it here.

Want to spend more time in Rotterdam?
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.

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 Friday 29th March 2019. 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 Saturday 28th April 2018 and Friday 29th March 2019 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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4 comments on “P&O Ferries Rotterdam mini cruise from £40pp

  1. My friend and I have been on one of your mini cruises to Bruge Xmas market and enjoyed it immensely. This year I was looking for us to go Dordrecht Christmas market, Which appears to be worth a visit, but there is no organised shuttle bus/coach from Rotterdam to Dordrecht? Does this mean booking say three nights away and organising our own transport ie train from Rotterdam? We are both lady seniors, so would appreciate your advice?

    • I am glad you enjoyed Bruges. I'm heading there this year although I think I'll miss the Christmas markets sadly. You are right, there is no organised trip to Dordrecht so this is what I would do. I'd book the three-night Rotterdam cruise-and-stay mini cruise, taking advantage of the 2-for-1 pricing. That includes ferry accommodation on night one and three, so I'd book a night in Rotterdam. The coach drops you off next to Centraal Railway Station so a hotel nearby would be handy, although Rotterdam has a great tram and bus network, so that opens up plenty of choices. From Centraal Station, I'd take a a 20-minute train direct to Dordrecht at around €5 per person each way, spending as much time as I want to there before heading back.

      Alternatively, there's nothing that says you can't take the train to Dordrecht and book a one night hotel stay there. Just remember to be back in Rotterdam in plenty of time to catch the return coach back to the ferry (the last bus is at 5pm although I'd recommend getting there a bit earlier, just in case there are delays on the train). If you want to spend as much time in Dordrecht as you can on a mini cruise, this would be the way to do it.

    • What dates are you search for? I've booked my own trip for £40pp (+booking fee) and know plenty of others who are bagging their winter trip now. Remember it's for sailing October to December 2018, and the cheaper dates are available on sailings on a Sunday to Wednesday.

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