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Follow the River Danube and sail through Budapest Search for the Northern Lights in Arctic Norway See Loch Ness and the Highlands and Islands Explore sights ashore on an Antarctic expedition Travel the River Rhone to historic Avignon Tour Vietnam and Cambodia and the Mekong river Voyage under full sail on our tall ships Check out our Europe River Cruise Deals Visit fascinating locations worldwide Explore historic towns on the European rivers Travel through Europe on a luxury Hotel Barge Enjoy superb scenery on the Norwegian coast Sail through dramatic gorges Luxury small ships visit smaller less visited ports
Our Top Offers!
Corsica and the Balearic Islands

Fantastic flight inclusive package now from just £1285pp!

Corsica and the Balearic Islands offer Join tall ship Star Flyer sailing around the French Riviera to picturesque towns in Corsica and visit the Balearic Islands of Menorca and Mallorca
Danube Delights

Save up to £1200 per couple plus Marriott Hotel day pass on selected 2015 dates!

Danube Delights offer Admire ornate architecture in the capital cities of Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava and explore Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner
Normandy Landing Beaches

Exclusive discount of £1200pp on 2 Jun - now from just £1235pp!

Normandy Landing Beaches offer Superb value voyage along the Seine from Paris to charming towns and the Normandy landing beaches of World War II. Includes flights, transfers and guided excursions. Eurostar option is also available
Tulip Time

Free flights from London on 6 May 2015 departure - now from just £1199pp!

Tulip Time offer Journey from Amsterdam in the spring and discover the windmills, gardens and tulips of Holland and Belgium. Includes shore excursions and drinks with lunch and dinner
Oslo and the Timeless Fjords

Save up to 65% plus low single supplement!

Oslo and the Timeless Fjords offer Discover the picturesque villages of Olden and Flam and the Viking City of Oslo on this exciting voyage from Harwich to the breathtaking Norwegian fjords with included gratuities, expert guest lecturers and optional shore excursions
European Splendour

Exclusive discount of £1505pp on 24 Jul 2015 - now from just £1669pp!

European Splendour offer A superb itinerary exploring the most popular sections of the enchanting Rhine, Main and picturesque Danube. Includes flights, transfers and guided excursions
Paris and the Normandy Coast

Save an extra 5% on all flight inclusive package prices!

Paris and the Normandy Coast offer A relaxing short breakfrom Paris to Honfleur with the chance to visit the Cote Fleurie and Deauville, including unlimited complimentary drinks on board
Southern Cyclades and Turkish Coast

Fantastic flight inclusive package now from just £1345pp!

Southern Cyclades and Turkish Coast offer Sail to picturesque Greek Islands and Turkey's Turquoise Coast aboard tall ship Star Clipper with the opportunity to see the famous Lycian tombs in Dalyan and explore Santorini and the small island of Hydra
Essential Vietnam and Cambodia

Second passenger flies free! Save up to £1150 per couple!

Essential Vietnam and Cambodia offer Excellent value APT Travelmarvel holiday including 7-nights on the Mekong and hotel stays in Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap for Angkor Wat. Includes excursions and flights from the UK
Black Sea Explorer

Exclusive discount of up to £2960 per couple on 2015 dates!

Black Sea Explorer offer All-inclusive voyage from Budapest through Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria towards the legendary Black Sea ending with a hotel stay in Bucharest. Includes return travel package, shore excursions, butler service, complimentary drinks and gratuities on board
Hebridean Explorer

Save 30% plus free cabin upgrade and free return travel to Glasgow!

Hebridean Explorer offer Join luxurious, 50-passenger Hebridean Princess on this unique, all-inclusive holiday exploring the Hebridean islands of Skye, Canna and Eigg as well as the privately owned, uninhabited Shaint Isles, with superb shore excursions accompanied by expert guides
Adriatic and Aegean Serenade

Save up to 30% plus free regional flights from selected UK airports!

Adriatic and Aegean Serenade offer Admire Corfu's impressive architecture, take in Crete's rich history and explore the idyllic Greek island of Santorini on this fascinating voyage from Athens to Istanbul, with included return flights from the UK, gratuities, expert guest lecturers and optional shore excursions
Our Top Cruise Line Offers!
Norway Coastal Voyages
Norway Coastal Voyages

Save an exclusive £50pp plus receive up to £100pp OBC on selected flight inclusive departures. Book by 30 Apr 2015

Norway Coastal
CroisiEurope
CroisiEurope

Exclusive extra 5% discount on all flight inclusive packages or £50 M&S vouchers for all cruise only bookings! Offers end 31 May 2015

CroisiEurope
Avalon Waterways
Avalon Waterways

Save up to £1000 per couple plus low deposit on 2016 dates!

Avalon Waterways
Viking River Cruises
Viking River Cruises

Exclusive £50pp discount on all 2015 departures! Book by 30 Apr 2015

Viking River Cruises
Star Clippers
Star Clippers

Save up to 20% on Winter 2015/16 tall ship cruises to the Caribbean and Cuba! Plus exclusive £50pp discount on all departures. Ends 30 Apr 2015

Star Clippers
Travelmarvel by APT
Travelmarvel by APT

Second passenger flies free on selected Travelmarvel by APT river cruise and land tours to the Far East! Now from just £2270pp!

Travelmarvel by APT
APT
APT

Save up to £2400 per couple on 2016 departures plus exclusive £50pp discount on all 2015 dates! Book by 31 May 2015

APT
Emerald Waterways
Emerald Waterways

Save up to £2000 per couple plus Marriott Hotel leisure club day pass for two on selected 2015 dates! Ends 30 Apr 2015

Emerald Waterways
Scenic Tours
Scenic Tours

Exclusive discount of up to £4260 per couple on 2015 departures plus half price balcony upgrade on selected dates! Ends 30 Apr 2015

Scenic Tours
AmaWaterways
AmaWaterways

Flight inclusive packages now from just £1199pp! Plus exclusive £50pp discount on all departures!

AmaWaterways
Megayachts
Megayachts

Save up to £970 per couple on a relaxing megayacht cruise to the Greek Islands, Seychelles or Costa Rica!

Megayachts
Uniworld
Uniworld

Save up to £4540 per couple on 2015 departures! Book by 31 May 2015

Uniworld
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Blue Water Holidays Information
Norway Coastal Voyages
Norway Coastal Voyages

Save an exclusive £50pp plus receive up to £100pp OBC on selected flight inclusive departures. Book by 30 Apr 2015

Norway Coastal
CroisiEurope
CroisiEurope

Exclusive extra 5% discount on all flight inclusive packages or £50 M&S vouchers for all cruise only bookings! Offers end 31 May 2015

CroisiEurope
Avalon Waterways
Avalon Waterways

Save up to £1000 per couple plus low deposit on 2016 dates!

Avalon Waterways
Viking River Cruises
Viking River Cruises

Exclusive £50pp discount on all 2015 departures! Book by 30 Apr 2015

Viking River Cruises

"Our Danube cruise was fantastic - truly 5 star. We will certainly use you again!"
RT, River Danube

"We had a fabulous time in Antarctica, excellent service from Blue Water."
KL, Antarctica

"Fantastic break with memorable experiences and the Northern Lights! Thank you."
BS, Northern Lights

"Thank you for making our holiday so special, your staff are wonderful and go that extra mile."
VE, Star Clippers

"Very friendly service from Blue Water, I felt I could phone and ask anything."
DM, Northern Lights

"Very happy with the way you booked our Star Clipper cruise this year."
SJ, Star Clippers

"We enjoyed our cruise on Lord of the Glens enormously, in fact it was a perfect holiday."
JW, Scottish Highlands

"Superb holiday, really enjoyable. Thank you for looking after us."
PG, Greek Islands

"Cruising on a small ship with attentive staff is simply excellent. Thank you!"
JP, Croatia Coast

"I was very pleased with the whole holiday and would certainly use Blue Water again."
HW, Spitsbergen

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