Bucketlist Travel: A European Mini Cruise

Back in 2015 I shared an article on why a mini cruise is a perfect weekend getaway. I had this incredible idea of boarding the cruise ship with a loved one and seeing the world from the water. Of course that has not yet happened but that doesn’t mean I have completely given up, that’s not my style.

Of late I had found myself relentlessly searching for a mini cruise to mainland Europe. It has become even more urgent now that I want my parents to join me on this little weekend adventure. My relentlessness has definitely paid off as I have found a perfect deal for my parents and I, I just need the dates.

The mini cruise is just a taster journey to see if we can manage a week or more sea vacation. There are plenty of cruise lines we would like to vacation on as a family. Hopefully one day we can board on a Star Clippers ship or something similar to it, a dream come true that would be. At the moment we are looking at cruise lines that offer mini trips to and from mainland Europe.

There are a couple of reasons why I feel a cruise would be an incredible vacation for us. For as long as i can remember any trips abroad (excluding Wales and Scotland) have been via air. We have always talked about maybe one day vacationing via water. I have been on a couple of short distance ferries but I don’t think that counts. Because of that and many other reasons we are keen to do a taster cruise to Europe and back.

At the moment the most attractive mini cruise we’ve seen is to Amsterdam which I have visited before. Unfortunately it was a rushed visit I didnt get to do much but hoping with this mini cruise we can. A lot of people have shared their itinerary which I am looking over and excited to plan ours.

I can not tell you how excited I am to be ticking items off our bucketlist month after month. Watch this space as we share some of our planned adventures.

Have you ever been on a cruise or even a mini one?

Share:

Leave a Reply

38 Comments

  1. October 8, 2018 / 2:16 pm

    My mother has been trying to get me to take a weekend cruise with her so I would get my feet wet. 😉 Maybe someday.

  2. October 8, 2018 / 2:16 pm

    I have always fancied going on a cruise, I had never thought about doing a short European one though! Oh I need to look into it now.

  3. October 8, 2018 / 2:16 pm

    I like the idea of a mini cruise. That way I could get used to one before a longer cruise

  4. October 8, 2018 / 1:11 pm

    I am really hoping to do the cruise this year. I’ve always loved being on one.

  5. October 8, 2018 / 1:11 pm

    A mini cruise sounds like so much fun! I have never been on one! I would love to try it some day!

  6. October 8, 2018 / 1:11 pm

    I’ve been on a cruise from Miami to The Bahamas. However because of the length of the trip, and I did not feel like it was a cruise at all. I have never been on a mini cruise and would love to try it☺️. Thanks for letting me know that such a thing exists. I will have a look! 👍🏼

  7. Echo
    October 8, 2018 / 1:11 pm

    I have always wanted to go on a cruise. I’m not sure if I ever will though.

  8. Princess Quinn
    October 8, 2018 / 1:11 pm

    I haven’t been on a cruise myself. It sounds quite expensive to me. But I like the idea of sailing on a cruise ship. maybe if I want to, I can plan it ahead of time so I can prepare some serious cash to afford it. LOL!

  9. Becca Wilson
    October 8, 2018 / 1:11 pm

    I have never been on a cruise but believe me it is on my bucket list for what to do before I die. This looks like such a glorious trip!

  10. Becca Wilson
    June 18, 2018 / 3:32 am

    I have never been on a cruise but believe me it is on my bucket list for what to do before I die. This looks like such a glorious trip!

  11. June 17, 2018 / 8:52 pm

    I am really hoping to do the cruise this year. I’ve always loved being on one.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies as per EU cookie Law more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close