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Mini cruises - the perfect start for cruise virgins

For anyone thinking of cruising for the first time, a mini-cruise of just two or three nights is a great way to find out if you'll enjoy life at sea.

It also allows you to enjoy a few days away, without a major commitment of time or money.

In fact, a mini-cruise can be the perfect city break, representing good value for money and an easy way to visit several attractive ports of call in a long weekend.

For 2013, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines offers its biggest ever programme of mini-cruises, a choice of 13 itineraries, aboard all four of its ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch.

They depart from a wide choice of regional ports – Southampton, Dover, Newcastle, Greenock (Glasgow) and, new for 2013, Liverpool, Harwich and Belfast. This means more people than ever can try a mini-cruise from a conveniently local port.

From 2013, over 90 per cent of the UK population will be within a 90-mile radius of a Fred. Olsen departure port.

Itineraries are also varied, visiting popular weekend break destinations, such as Amsterdam and Dublin, or beautiful French ports, like Honfleur and Rouen. You can cruise north, right up to Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands, or south, to Guernsey, in the sunny Channel Islands, visiting pretty St. Peter Port.

Prices for a mini cruise start from £199 per person, based on two adults sharing an inside twin cabin.

Posted on 20th October 2012 at 05:18 pm in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Fred Olsen |

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