Belfast is the capital and largest city in Northern Ireland, with its rich heritage, famous filming locations and breath-taking natural scenery it attracts millions of visitors every year. From the world’s largest Titanic museum to the dramatic volcanic rock formation known as the Giant’s Causeway, you certainly won’t be short of things to do in Belfast. The distance from Larne Harbour to Belfast is only 22 miles and there are a number of different ways to reach the capital.
With Halloween fast approaching, the Bram Stoker Festival is the perfect activity for anyone looking for a spooky outing in Dublin. Taking place from 23-26th October, the city will come alive with creepy crawlies, gruesome ghouls and an array of frightening activities for you to sink your teeth into. This grisly event takes visitors on a walk through Dublin’s dark side, with heart-racing adventures and creepy living stories for adults and children alike.
A historic city with all the benefits of a modern metropolis, Ghent is a hidden treasure brimming with life. Even a short trip will allow you a chance to see the best this medieval city has to offer, making it the perfect minicruise destination. To help you find the highlights this fascinating city has to offer, our guide details the best things to do in Ghent on your minicruise.
The vibrant city of Paris has long been associated with the arts, attracting visionaries like Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemingway to it’s many drinking spots. Fast forward to the present day and the Parisian nightlife is still a favourite of the millions that visit the city every year, thanks to a rise in trendy cocktail bars. To help you seek out the best the city has to offer, we’ve created a guide to the best bars in Paris that are sure to quench your cocktail craving.
As one of the most popular places to visit in the world, the medieval city of Bruges attracts millions of visitors per year from all over the globe. Many of these visitors will arrive via Zeebrugge, the international port of Bruges. With a distance of just 17 kilometres from the port, those travelling via a P&O ferry have a variety of options when getting from Zeebrugge to Bruges.
Taking place each on the 19th September to the 4th October, Oktoberfest is one of the most important Bavarian festivals of the year. Held in a meadow outside Munich city centre, around 6.4 million visitors and locals alike come to the 16-day carnival to sing, dance and drink traditional German beer. The festival has been keeping its vibrant traditions alive since it began in 1810 as a celebration of the marriage of King Ludwig I. Oktoberfest offers beer-loving visitors a chance to taste local Bavarian beer, regional food and revel in the atmosphere of one of the world’s most iconic festivals.
When it comes to family travel, the simplest, smartest and most hassle-free option is always the way to go. This ‘Lazy Mum’s Day’ why not take it easy by travelling to Europe by ferry, and find out that stress-free family travel is possible. To help ensure your day requires as little effort as possible, we’ve even made this lazy mum’s guide to ferries so your journey is as smooth as possible.
The young, vibrant city of Rotterdam is teeming with life, stunning architecture and home to Europe’s biggest port. The perfect place to visit on a minicruise, you can see all the best of Netherland’s ‘second city’ in a relatively short time thanks to its excellent public transport system. To help you plan your time effectively, there are a number of essential things to do in Rotterdam you can add to your minicruise itinerary.
Taking place from August 7th-31st, the Edinburgh Fringe holds the title as the largest arts festival in the world. A kaleidoscope of performance-based acts are spread across hundreds of stages, totalling over 3,000 shows. Thought of as a rite of passage for performers, the festival frequently draws the biggest names in the business, who perform alongside budding stars and fresh new talent.
If you’ve never travelled on a ferry or with P&O before, you’ve probably got a few questions about what to expect. Not to worry – we’re here to help you make sure you’ve got everything you need for a fun-filled journey on one of our ships. Here’s a handy check list of things to do before you hop on board, so you can spend less time doing the boring admin stuff, and more time enjoying yourself!