A Mini Cruise is the perfect alternative for people who can't take a longer cruise. Mini cruises can be as short as three hours, or as long as six days. For those who haven't cruised before, a mini cruise is just like a regular cruise. Passengers enjoy all the amenities. The cruise lines hire trained staff who ensure the passengers have a variety of activities to choose from. For passengers who simply want to have some privacy, there are areas on the ship to spend quiet time. For the first time cruiser, a mini cruise allows the passenger to see what a longer cruise is like, while enjoying an elegant setting.
Lunch cruises originate from ports all across the US and Canada. Some of the most well known ports that lunch cruises originate from are Boston, New York, Savannah, New Orleans, Seattle, Toronto, and Anchorage. Some of the featured cruises are the General Jackson Lunch Cruise, a country themed cruise on the Cumberland River. The New York Spirit Cruise offers a delicious lunch with cabaret-style entertainment, and a narrated tour. The Washington, DC Potomac River Cruise offers cruisers a spectacular view of the historic sights, and a sumptuous buffet. The Sunday Champagne Brunch Cruise around San Francisco bay is a memorable cruise.
The Spirit of Boston treats guests to a spectacular view of historic Boston. Passengers dine on a delicious buffet-style dinner. Live music and dancing entertains guests while cruising the harbor. The Steamboat Natchez sails from New Orleans every night for a dinner and jazz cruise, with an authentic Dixieland Band. The Kenai Fjords National Park cruise travels to the Chiswell Islands National Wildlife Refuge. The cruise ends with an Alaskan Salmon and Prime Rib dinner.
Cruises to Nowhere
Sail from a port on the East or West Coast, or the Gulf of Mexico on a cruise to nowhere. You'll enjoy all the amenities of a regular cruise, including elegant dining and entertainment. On most ships, you can book a balcony stateroom or suite, and experience all the luxury of a regular cruise. If you live in a city with access to a cruise port, a great way to see the sights is a cruise to nowhere. You can explore a luxury cruise ship, dine on sumptuous cuisine, enjoy live entertainment, or relax in the spa or at the pool.
Advantages of Mini Cruises
Mini cruises allow passengers to have a weekend vacation without having to take time off from work. For the passenger that's never been on a cruise, they can find out what a cruise of longer duration is like. It's the perfect way to experience a cruise without spending a lot of money. Mini cruises should be booked early, since they fill up quickly. The facilities and activities that cruisers experience on longer cruises are available on mini cruises. Superb dining, bars and entertainment, shops, and use of the pool and fitness facilities are available.
Mini Cruise Destinations
Many mini cruises originate in Europe, since European countries are close together, and it's easy to get from one country to another. Some popular cruises sail from Amsterdam, Brussels, and Paris. Other cruise ships sail from Cyprus to Egypt, the Mediterranean, and Egypt. Some of the lines based in the US offer cruises to the Bahamas and Jamaica. Other lines sail from Australia to the Great Barrier Reef and the Fiji Islands.