Getaway cruises

Our mini cruises of two to five nights make incredibly rewarding short breaks. They combine an enticing European destination or two with time to savor the style and relaxation of our ships.

City breaks.

Wake up to new and exciting cities to explore on our simple, yet sophisticated city breaks.

Le Havre.

Le Havre opens up possibilities across northern France, like the D-Day landing beaches, Rouen and its cathedral, or pretty Honfleur. It’s also an invitation into Paris, where the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Notre Dame cathedral always captivate.

Rotterdam.

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.

Hamburg is a real mini cruise favorite. 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.

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.

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

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 is 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.

Shopping.

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