E’RE going on a cruise,” I said to my wife... and she got quite excited.
Now we were lucky enough to enjoy a superb week on board P&O’s flagship Britannia in the Mediterranean last year, so expectations were high. “Where to this time?” she said, “Caribbean, Bahamas?”
“No,” I said. “We’re off on a North Sea mini-cruise from Hull.”
Now, I will say there was a little initial disappointment, but this quickly disappeared as I told her our final destination was to be Bruges - the Venice of the North.
After making our way to the terminal at Hull (under two hours and very easy to find with lots of parking) we were quickly on board with quite a number of other foot passengers - P&O are now marketing these routes as ideal weekend mini-break cruises.
Our transport was the venerable