Sample a weekend cruise getawaySometimes it’s a good idea to sample a new cruise line with a shorter holiday to decide whether it’s the right fit for you. Likewise, if you’re new to cruise holidays, it can be useful to check that you have “sea legs” before hopping aboard an extended voyage. After a 2, 3 or 4 day journey, it should be clear whether you’re up for a lengthier adventure at sea or if you’re better off sticking to the mini-cruises. The great news is that all of the favourite features of seasoned cruisers are at your fingertips: from organised activities and poolside cocktails to evening shows and sailaway parties, there’s always something fun to do. You can even find a cruise with a nearby port of call so you can truly experience it all.
Once you experience a short break cruise, you’ll wonder why it took you so long to try it in the first place. In fact, since mini-cruises require very little time off work and less capital, you’ll probably start planning your next holiday as soon as you disembark.
Snag a mid-week mini-cruise to beat the crowdsWhen you’re in need of some rest and relaxation but you’re short on time, taking a 2-4 night cruise may be just what you need! Because cruises require very little planning, aside from physically booking the ticket and showing up, the stress relief is almost instantaneous when you step aboard. With all of your basic needs taken care of, your most challenging decision is whether to take in a show, take a fitness class, or simply lie poolside with a good book. Leave all thoughts of chores, work, and responsibility on shore, and sail into a stress-free state of mind.
It is key to find the trip that best suits your personality. Depart from your home city hopping between various ports; fly into another city to take a cruise in a less familiar region; or simply find a themed round-trip cruise that suits your fancy. No matter your schedule, you’re sure to find a short break cruise to provide the fun and relaxation you deserve.
Short cruise options from New ZealandYou don’t need to set aside a big chunk of time to enjoy the cruise lifestyle. Short cruises are becoming an increasingly popular way for Kiwis to get away from it all for just a few days, so the likelihood of finding a short cruise holiday that appeals to your particular interests has never been higher.
It’s easy to snag a deal on a long weekend cruise thanks to P&O Cruises. P&O have long been on top of the mini-cruise game, with themed 3-night sailings and 4-night hops to nearby ports like Napier or the Bay of Islands.
If you want to expand your short cruising horizons, it could pay to pop across the ditch to Australia, where you’ll find an expanded selection of mini-cruises from P&O as well as Carnival, Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean
Read our short journey blog post for more information on booking a fabulous getaway.