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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

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