Cruise holidays always go by too quickly, so imagine trying to fit everything into a mini one. More and more cruise ships are offering shorter, two-, three- and four-day cruises, and while these make great getaways for people short on time or money, they can be planning nightmares. You're torn between obsessively scheduling every minute so as not to waste time or miss out on any onboard fun, and wanting to leave space for spontaneity, too.
How do you pack everything you want to do into a short cruise without, well, going overboard? Follow our tips for making the most of your cruise, whether it's a two-night cruise from Southampton to Bruges or a five-night itinerary taking in the highlights of Ireland.