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Small Ship Cruising with Blue Water Holidays

Welcome to the UK's leading specialist website with the widest choice of river, small ship, and luxury cruises anywhere in the world. We offer independent advice on destinations, itineraries and ships, all at best prices with exclusive discounts.

Cruise Agent Achievement Awards - Winner Cruise Agency of the Year 2015 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!
  • West Indies Explorer
  • Save £500pp, free drinks package and pre-paid gratuities!
  • West Indies Explorer offer
    A luxurious 11-night holiday from Puerto Rico to the highlights of the breathtakingly beautiful Caribbean, on board new ship Viking Star, with superb inclusions and return flights from London
  • 11 Nights, Fly Cruise from £2490pp
  • Chateaux and Vineyards
  • Save up to £959pp on 2016 dates! Now from just £1330pp!
  • Chateaux and Vineyards offer
    Discover magnificent chateaux, terraced vineyards and traditional cuisine in Bordeaux on board River Royale. Includes return flights from the UK, guided excursions and unlimited drinks onboard
  • 7 Nights, Fly Cruise from £1330pp
  • European Jewels
  • Save up to £2369pp on 2016 departures! Now from just £2860pp!
  • European Jewels offer
    This fantastic itinerary takes you through four magnificent countries to Europe's most scenic destinations, uncovering European art, history and culture. Includes return flights from the UK, guided excursions and unlimited drinks onboard
  • 14 Nights, Fly Cruise from £2860pp
  • Treasures of the Rhine
  • Save £1500 per couple on all departures!
  • Treasures of the Rhine offer
    Discover Holland's historic windmills, admire fairytale castles as you cruise the beautiful Rhine Gorge and experience the charm of Germany's medieval towns. Includes shore excursions, return flights or Eurostar from the UK, butler service and all gratuities
  • 7 Nights, Fly Cruise from £1495pp
  • Royal Rhone Treasures
  • Exclusive £1600pp discount on 7 Oct 2016 - now from just £1645pp!
  • Royal Rhone Treasures offer
    This all-inclusive, luxury Royal Collection cruise visits the wine-producing Beaujolais region and colourful Provence in Southern France. Includes return flights from the UK, unlimited complimentary drinks on board and signature experiences
  • 7 Nights, Fly Cruise from £1645pp
  • Danube Delights
  • Save up to £500pp PLUS free Premium Drinks Package and low deposit of just £250pp!
  • 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
  • 7 Nights, Fly Cruise from £995pp
  • Golden River of Portugal
  • Save up to £1000pp plus FREE private home to airport transfers on 2016 dates!
  • Golden River of Portugal offer
    Enjoy a hotel stay in Lisbon before joining Viking Hemming or Viking Torgil in Porto and uncovering the highlights of Portugal's port wine region. Includes excursions and travel package from the UK
  • 9 Nights, Fly Cruise from £995pp
  • Essential Vietnam and Cambodia
  • Second passenger flies free! Save £850 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
  • 14 Nights, Fly Cruise from £2520pp
  • Arctic Highlights
  • Exclusive £225pp discount plus complimentary wine or beer package!
  • Arctic Highlights offer
    Cruise above the Arctic Circle in winter for the best chance to see the spectacular Northern Lights on this superb 3-night cruise with overnight hotel stay in Tromsø
  • 4 Nights, Fly Cruise from £724pp
  • Seychelles Garden of Eden
  • Second passenger cruises free on 12 Dec 2015! Flight inclusive package from just £1555pp!
  • Seychelles Garden of Eden offer
    Explore the beautiful Seychelles on this 8-night cruise holiday from Mahe on board MY Pegasus, with opportunities to swim, snorkel and dive in the crystal clear waters and relax on golden beaches
  • 8 Nights, Fly Cruise from £1555pp
  • Iceland and Northern Isles
  • Second passenger cruises free! Now from just £845pp.
  • Iceland and Northern Isles offer
    Join Magellan in London Tilbury to circumnavigate the coast of Iceland, the Faroes and the Shetland Islands
  • 12 Nights, No Fly Cruise from £845pp
  • Northern Cyclades and Turkey
  • Save 10% plus extra exclusive £50pp on 2016 dates!
  • Northern Cyclades and Turkey offer
    Join Star Clipper on this 7-night sailing voyage visiting the archaeological jewels of Patmos and Monemvasia, fashionable Mykonos and Kusadasi in Turkey for Ephesus
  • 7 Nights, Cruise Only from £1197pp
Our Top Cruise Line Offers!
  • Norway Lights Voyages
  • Norway Lights Voyages
    Exclusive savings of up to £225pp, FREE wine package and direct flights on selected 2015/16 Northern Lights voyages!
  • CroisiEurope
  • CroisiEurope
    Exclusive £100pp discount on all 7-night flight inclusive packages or 5% on all other cruises!
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Avalon Waterways
    Save up to £1000pp on 2016 departures! Book by 27 Dec 2015
  • Viking River Cruises
  • Viking River Cruises
    Save up to £1000pp plus FREE private home to airport transfers on 2016 dates! Book by 31 Dec 2015
  • Star Clippers
  • Star Clippers
    Save up to 20% plus an extra exclusive £50pp on 2016/17 tall ship sailing cruises! Book by 31 Jan 2016
  • Travelmarvel by APT
  • Travelmarvel by APT
    Second passenger flies free on selected 2016-18 departures along the Mekong, Ganges, Yangtze and Irrawaddy! Save up to £1100 per couple! Book by 29 Feb 2016
  • APT
  • APT
    Exclusive savings of up to £1600pp on 2016 Europe river cruises! OR second passenger flies free on selected cruise and land tours in Asia!
  • Emerald Waterways
  • Emerald Waterways
    Save up to £800pp PLUS free Premium Drinks Package and low deposit of just £250pp on 2016 European river cruises! Book by 30 Nov 2015
  • Scenic
  • Scenic
    Save up to £2500 per couple on selected 2016 itineraries! Book by 31 Dec 2015
  • AmaWaterways
  • AmaWaterways
    Superb flight inclusive packages from just £1399pp! Or take advantage of no single supplement on all departures! T&Cs apply
  • Megayachts
  • Megayachts
    Save up to 25% on the cruise cost on a relaxing megayacht cruise to the Greek Islands, Seychelles or Costa Rica! PLUS free shore excursions on some voyages!
  • Uniworld
  • Uniworld
    Superb savings of up to £4739 per couple on 2015/16 cruises exploring the heart of Europe! PLUS exclusive Mekong package from just £3199pp!