Mini cruises and short breaks.

With a Cunard short cruise, you can travel to a variety of European destinations in as little as two days, with no restrictions on the luggage you can bring on board.

City break mini cruises.

Wake up to new and exciting cities to explore on our simple yet sophisticated city break mini cruises.

Amsterdam mini cruises.

Whether navigating the city’s myriad of canals or one of its many museums, Amsterdam is as chocolate box pretty as it is hip, offering one of Europe’s most vibrant food and arts scenes.

Kiel mini cruises.

Originally a Viking settlement, Northern Germany’s most populous city is home to historic ships, shopping and beautiful botanical gardens, with a rich maritime history and bustling harbour.

Rotterdam mini cruises.

Nowhere does innovation and imagination like Rotterdam, as seen in its experimental modern architecture woven around 18th and 19th century buildings. The city also brims with a fantastic range of galleries, museums and restaurants.

Hamburg mini cruises.

Hamburg is a real mini cruise favourite. The city’s Rathaus (town hall), St Michaelis Church with its brick and iron tower, and the Alster Arkaden boutiques may be on your list – and the Indra Club where the Fab Four first appeared as The Beatles.

Bruges mini cruises.

Near Zeebrugge, Bruges is surely one of the most beautiful cities anywhere, with dreamy canals, medieval cobbles, and historic churches. It’s famed for its beers, chocolatiers, lace-makers and diamond workshops – and a magical Christmas market.

St Peter Port mini cruises.

St Peter Port is the capital town of Guernsey, an island with a fascinating history and numerous fortifactions. The quaint tidal isle of Guernsey has a charming mix of French and English influences.

Featured mini cruises and short breaks.

On a short cruise with Cunard, your time is just that – yours – to spend as you wish, with your stateroom waiting when you’re ready to call it a day. That’s the beauty of a short break when you experience it with Cunard.

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Short breaks from Southampton and Hamburg.

Get away on a mini cruise in 2023.

Shore excursions.

Choosing from our selection of ready-made tours wherever you call helps you make the most of your time in port.

Cultural highlights.

Enrich your journey by visiting Monet’s house in Giverny near Le Havre or admiring priceless Van Goghs in Amsterdam. Learn the secrets of Delft pottery near Rotterdam, or Hamburg’s place in The Beatles’ story.

Canal and river cruising.

There’s nothing like seeing a city from the water. Admire Amsterdam’s bridges and gabled houses or the medieval heart of Bruges by canal, or sail along the Seine in Paris past the Palais de Chaillot and Musee d'Orsay.


When it comes to retail therapy, our mini cruise excursions can take you to the centre of Paris, Hamburg and Amsterdam, to Christmas markets or even out into the Dutch countryside in search of gourmet cheese.