Short Break Holidays from Southampton

A Short Break with us is a short break like no other
It's the perfect chance for a well-earned weekend away to explore great doorstep destinations, recharge the batteries and shake up the routine. It could be a romantic break for two, a mini family holiday or perhaps some time alone to lose yourself in the culture of a new city.

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Where can I go on a Short Break?

Here’s a flavour of some of the fantastic places you can visit on one of our Short Breaks. And don’t forget, we offer a wide range of exciting shore excursions at almost every port of call.

Bruges (Tours from Zeebrugge), Belgium

Bruges is rich in amazing tastes as well as sights. Look out for the orange and red cocoa bean motif, it’ll be one of the Bruges Guild of Chocolatiers. Try some local beers at a cosy bar there are over 1,000 types!

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Hop on a small riverboat (or hire a pedalo) and see this mesmerizing city from its 165 waterways. Jump off at the Heineken brewery to quench your thirst, and visit the Anne Frank House for a fascinating and humbling tour.

Cherbourg, France

Visit the Basilica of the Holy Trinity found on Place Napoléon, opposite the statue of the famous leader, and the Museum of Liberation. The latter offers WWII insight and stunning views across the harbour.

St Peter Port, Guernsey

See the Castle Cornet which guards St Peter Port, houses five museums and four period gardens. Hear the Noonday Gun which is fired by costumed soldiers daily. Enjoy Victor Hugo’s home Hauteville House where he wrote Les Misérables.

Le Havre, France

In Fecamp visit the Benedictine liquor distillery, in Pays d’Auge countryside taste aromatic local cheese, in Giverny tour the house of Claude Monet. In Paris see the Eiffel Tower. Or stay put and soak up Le Havre’s culture.

Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg’s busy port nicknamed Germany's ‘Gateway to the world’ is a city of maritime spirit and canal-side architecture. See the baroque St Michaelis Church or pay homage at the Kaiserkeller club, where The Beatles cut their teeth.

Why pick a Short Break?

Wander by scenic canals or stroll along golden beaches. Go for a massage in your ship’s spa or enjoy a drink on deck. Soak up entertainment, enjoy a sumptuous Black Tie Gala dinner , then dance the night away. Do as much or as little as you like!

Explore ashore

Take a look at some examples of our curated shore experiences, offering you the chance to try something new and connect with local culture.

Eric Lanlard on his Short Break

Food Hero Eric Lanlard and his friends experienced a short break cruise to Bruges on Azura. It was the perfect opportunity for them to get a feel for life at sea and how it offers a relaxing way to explore exciting destinations.

Last Minute Short Breaks

Wander by scenic canals, explore gothic alleyways or stroll along golden beaches.

A guide to our prices

What's included in your cruise?

At an additional cost