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Three for Tuesday: out of the ordinary cruises for families

Looking for something a little different? Not completely sold on the idea of a cruise, but would be interested in taking a shorter sailing?

Or do you just want to know what’s available? Then take a look at our itineraries below and see if there’s something for you. From mini cruises in Europe to a transatlantic segment of a world cruise. There really is something for everyone

Following on from the publication of Cruise Adviser’s Ex-UK 2015 guide, each week we will be running our Three for Tuesday feature, which gives you a trio of cruise options to choose from. This week it’s ex-UK trips for families who want something a bit out of the ordinary.

Cruise Adviser’s River guide is out now. To request a copy email: or click here to read the digital version. Our family guide is out in May.


Line: P&O Cruises
Departure port: Southampton
Departure date: October 10, 2015
Destination: Bruges
Duration: Two nights
Ship: Ventura
Price: Inside cabin from £896 for four people

This mini cruise is ideal for those families that want to take their children away for the weekend. And, for those who aren’t completely sold on the idea of taking a more extensive sailing, it is the perfect introduction. Bear in mind what’s included in your itinerary – accommodation, food and entertainment and a cruise starts to make a lot of sense.

New York

Line: Princess Cruises
Departure port: Southampton
Departure date: July 12, 2015
Destination: New York
Duration: 13 days
Ship: Sea Princess
Price: Ocean view cabin from £7,856 for four people


This cruise takes guests from Southampton across to New York, a segment of Princess Cruises world cruise programme. The ship will call in at Ireland, Glasgow, Iceland and Canada on its way to New York for a real holiday of a lifetime.

The Baltics

Line: Celebrity Cruises
Departure port: Southampton
Departure date: July 12, 2015
Destination: Baltic
Duration: 15 nights
Ship: Celebrity Eclipse
Price: Inside from £5,068 for four passengers


Celebrity Eclipse is offering this sailing for early summer deep into the heart of the Baltic. And, with a balcony room on offer for as little as £6,000, what’s not to love? Calls include Copenhagen, Stockholm, Tallinn, Lithuania, Poland and Germany. All without having to take a single flight too.

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