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City Break cruises with P&O Cruises

Nothing beats the feeling of excitement when discovering a new city.

Europe has some of the best urban experiences the world has to offer and with P&O Cruises you can visit them in complete comfort. Once you’ve booked your trip, you won’t have to worry about booking hotel rooms, airport transportation or anything else. It’s time to ditch your average city break for a cruise holiday where you can visit one or several locations in a single trip. Whatever you decide, let the unique sights and sounds of each city take over your senses.

Famous sights and landmarks

Famous sights and landmarks

P&O Cruises city breaks range from two to six nights giving you the chance to both relax on board, and to tick off a few sightseeing items from your bucket list when docked. Whether you’re after iconic landmarks or famous museums you can discover them on your own or as part of our guided shore excursions that help you make the most of your time.

Local cuisine

Local cuisine

Keep the adventure going by complimenting the visual experience with a tasting session. No trip is finished until you’ve tried some of the local delicacies. Amazing food can be found on almost every corner at P&O Cruises destinations. Be it fancy restaurants or street food stalls, trying a new cuisine is an enriching part of any holiday.

Avoid the hassle

Avoid the hassle

Once you’re done exploring, head back to the ship and enjoy all of the onboard amenities before getting ready for the next adventure. No more tiresome journeys to and from the airport, flight transfers or expensive cab rides. You can now experience a short break mini cruise without all the hassle.

All included in the price of your holiday...

✓ Your accommodation

✓ Dining in the main restaurants, lunch and evening buffets, daytime grills, pizzerias, food served in pool areas and afternoon tea in the main restaurants and buffet*

✓ Entertainment – theatre shows, music, comedy, nightclubs and more

✓ Children’s clubs and night nurseries

✓ Pools, gym, saunas and/or steam rooms*

 

*Facilities and inclusive sauna and steam rooms vary on each ship.

 

Find out about the places you could visit

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

With more than 60 miles of canals, it’s no surprise that Amsterdam is considered a Venice of the North. The intersecting bodies of water make for a unique cityscape that’s a joy to walk around. Simple pleasures such as indulging in some fine local beers and cheeses become so much more enjoyable when you’re sitting along a canal. Amsterdam is also a great destination for museums with options such as the Van Gogh Museum or The Anne Frank House to go and visit.


Find out more about Amsterdam
Most famous for...
its canals, beautiful houses and the Anne Frank House Museum
Hamburg

Hamburg

Located in northern Germany, Hamburg was the city The Beatles called home in the early 60s. Having undergone a complete reconstruction after WWII, Hamburg mixes the old and the new to beautiful effect. The contrast between modern buildings and iconic landmarks makes for a distinctive architectural experience. It’s also one of the best places to eat fresh fish in Germany. And in true German style, no trip would be complete without having a refreshing ice-cold beer. Hamburg’s residents have been crafting the brewing process since the 14th century.

Find out more about Hamburg
Most famous for...
architecture, local seafood and beer
Bilbao

Bilbao

Bilbao came to prominence when the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao was added to its rich cultural landscape in 1997. Just going to admire its exterior makes a trip to this northern Spanish city worthwhile. The grand structures dotted throughout the city create an enchanting atmosphere. Although the city’s contemporary side is currently stealing the show, the Old Town shouldn’t be overlooked. Venture over to the Casco Viejo (as the locals call it) to take a few pictures in front of its colourful façades.

Find out more about Bilbao
Most famous for...
Guggenheim museum, architecture and Basque tapas
Bruges

Bruges

Going to Bruges feels like you’re stepping onto the set of a historical period drama. With most of its mediaeval architecture still intact, it’s not surprising that its city centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 13th century belfry is the most notable building. When played by the bell-ringer, the 48 bells in its tower create a beautiful soundtrack to the hustle and bustle of the city. If the crowds get to be too much, indulge in a bit of retail therapy by visiting a local craft shop, which specialise in everything from lace to candles and, most importantly, chocolates of all shapes and sizes.

Find out more about Bruges
Most famous for...
medieval architecture, Belgium chocolate and craft goods
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

Life feels like it moves at a different pace when you’re in the southwest of France and we wouldn’t have it any other way. A city break to La Rochelle is an opportunity to slow things down and enjoy the finer things in life. The seafood is a must-have, and for the most authentic dining experience try the “Charentais” mussels, which are served with a creamy white wine and onion sauce. To wash them down, have a local specialty drink of white wine mixed with fruit syrup. Finally, walk off the delicious local cuisine with a visit to the Old Port, the oldest and most picturesque part of the city.

Find out more about La Rochelle
Most famous for...
the old port, seafood and wine
 

Discover more about our exciting ports and shore excursions

Discover Zeebrugge
Discover Bilbao
Discover La Rochelle
 

How about one of these city breaks?

Our breaks start from just £245 pp

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