Short cruise breaks in 2014 from P&O Cruises and Fred Olsen

Fred Olsen Cruises Facebook scheme for 2013

There’s a lot of reasons why short cruise breaks would be desired and this includes those that want to try cruising for the first time to the need for a short break away from home.

P&O Cruises and Fred Olsen both spot this need and aim to meet it with short cruise breaks in 2014. It wouldn’t be the first time we’ve seen short trip cruises, but the numbers will increase next year to offer a lot more sailings to meet increased demand.

Some of the most popular cruise lines and blogs performed polls over the last year about the length of a cruise. Results reveal that shorter cruises are desired and for some, as short as four nights or under.

P&O Cruises offer a four-night cruise in May 2014 and this will be on the Azura with Alfie Boe, a leading tenor. This sailing is perfect for those that have never been on a cruise before, so it delivers a taste of sailing in a floating hotel.

It is not only P&O Cruises and Fred Olsen offering increased short breaks, but also NCL with the Norwegian Breakaway leaving New York for a two-night cruise. This is not ideal if you only like to sail from Southampton, as you would need to fly to New York or live in the USA.

There is increased demand for 2 to 4 night cruises, although would you say this is too short or perfect for quick getaways?

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  • Safetrucker

    Quite a few years ago my wife and I took a 4 day cruise on the Emerald Seas to the Bahamas (they did a 3 day then a 4 day) we were hooked we are planing cruise number 20. I do strongly believe a 3 or 4 day cruise would be great for someone on a limited budget to get the feel for cruising and if liking it they would save for the longer trips