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Join us for a short break

27/01/2016

Think short break, think escaping to great door-step destinations, luxury filled time at sea and a blissful blend of relaxation and excitement. A short cruise break goes a long way to making you feel on top of the world.

A canal bridge in Amsterdam

A canal bridge in Amsterdam

With a wide range of short break mini cruises to beautiful destinations, ranging from two to five nights, you can relax to the max on ship and enjoy exploring some of Northern Europe’s most beautiful and historic cities.

 

Take Amsterdam for example, a city brimming with attractions. Culture vultures will be drawn to its wealth of world-famous museums, among them the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum (home of masterpieces by Rembrandt, Frans Hals and Johannes Vermeer), while an array of shore excursions will offer you insight into Holland’s world-famous flower industry, cheese making and windmill-dotted landscapes. It’s a great place to potter around too – the canals, beautiful architecture, boutique shopping and top-notch cafés and restaurants will cater to everyone’s idea of a great city break.

A canal in Bruges

A canal in Bruges

Bruges, the medieval jewel of Belgium, is not to be missed. Wander its atmospheric cobbled streets, take a canal trip to marvel at the architecture or explore by bike – it’s the perfect size to visit in a day. Take advantage of the odd pit stop at hostelries selling moules-frites and Belgian beer and, of course, leave space to indulge in the city’s array of world-famous chocolates. Shopping in the old town is a treat – and you can stock up on some of the world’s finest chocolates for Easter gifts back home. The A Taste of Bruges shore excursion will introduce you to the history and beauty of the city, while for those who’d like to find out more about Belgium’s famous brews, the Bruges and Belgian Beer shore excursion is just the ticket.

 

Some cruises also take in the charms of Guernsey, where taking it easy is the order of the day. St Peter Port is a lovely place to explore on foot – brush away the cobwebs with a walk on the beautiful Havelet Bay Beach, followed by lunch. History fans will also be keen to visit the military museum on The German Occupation of Guernsey shore excursion, housed in an old U-boat fuel storage bunker, to learn more about the fascinating role the island played in the Second World War.

 

On ship, you can really go to town, too. Enjoy relaxing massages and treatments to soothe away the aches and pains of winter, wine and dine in style, or catch a show or two or dance the night away. Whatever you fancy, a short break is the perfect way to recharge your batteries and bring back the feelgood factor.

 

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