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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.

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!
  • Delightful Danube and Prague
  • Save up to £1060pp on 2015 dates - now from just £1554pp!
  • Delightful Danube and Prague offer
    Discover the highlights of Hungary, Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic on this fantastic holiday combining a Danube River cruise with a two-night stay in Prague. Includes return flights from the UK, guided excursions and unlimited drinks onboard
  • 9 Nights, Fly Cruise from £1554pp
  • Thailand and Langkawi
  • Save up to 20% plus extra exclusive £50pp!
  • Thailand and Langkawi offer
    Brand new for 2016, this superb itinerary on authentic sailing ship Star Clipper explores the iydllic islands scattered off the coast of Phuket in Thailand and picturesque Langkawi in Malaysia, with oportunities for snorkelling and watersports
  • 7 Nights, Cruise Only from £900pp
  • Enchanting Rhone
  • Save £2000 per couple on 2016 dates!
  • Enchanting Rhone offer
    Sample the gastronomic delights, fine wines and see the magnificent architecture of the Beaujolais region on this luxury, all inclusive cruise. Includes shore excursions, return flights or Eurostar from the UK, butler service and complimentary drinks
  • 7 Nights, Fly Cruise from £2245pp
  • Essential Vietnam and Cambodia
  • Second passenger flies free PLUS free cabin upgrade!
  • 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 £2420pp
  • Golden River of Portugal
  • Exclusive discount of up to £1050pp discount on 2016 dates - now from just £945pp!
  • 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 £945pp
  • Central European Experience
  • £500pp discount, free airport hotel stay OR free pre- or post-cruise extension!
  • Central European Experience offer
    Explore the heart of Europe on this fantastic holiday on the Moselle, Rhine and Main Rivers, with hotel stays in the romantic city of Paris and historic Prague. Includes flights, transfers and home pick up service
  • 11 Nights, Fly Cruise from £1689pp
  • The Mighty Mississippi
  • Exclusive! FREE airport hotel and car parking OR home-pick up service!
  • The Mighty Mississippi offer
    Explore America's heartland on this superb holiday along the mighty Mississippi on authentic paddelwheeler American Queen, with return flights from the UK and complimentary excursions plus hotel stays in Memphis and New Orleans
  • 12 Nights, Fly Cruise from £2895pp
  • Arctic Highlights
  • FREE wine package PLUS save an exclusive £225pp!
  • 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 £774pp
  • Majestic Burma
  • Second passenger flies free on 2017 dates! Save £1000 per couple!
  • Majestic Burma offer
    Explore Burma, a breathtaking land that has been left untouched for a generation on this APT Travelmarvel cruise on brand new ship Princess Panhwar up the mighty Irrawaddy from Yangon to Mandalay. Includes return flights from the UK and excursions
  • 16 Nights, Fly Cruise from £3495pp
  • Paris and Normandy
  • Save £100pp on all flight inclusive package prices!
  • Paris and Normandy offer
    Discover the magical city of Paris and the delightful Normandy coast, taking in Vernon, Honfleur and Les Andelys on this superb value voyage with included unlimited complimentary drinks on board, and optional shore excursions
  • 7 Nights, Cruise Only from £1000pp
  • Winter Round Voyage
  • FREE flights and wine package PLUS save an extra £50pp!
  • Winter Round Voyage offer
    Cruise the entire length of the dramatic Norway coast in search of the spectacular Northern Lights on this 11-night voyage with daily departures from Bergen to Kirkenes and return, calling at 34 ports
  • 11 Nights, Fly Cruise from £965pp
  • Royal Enchanting Rhine
  • Exclusive savings of up to £800pp on 2016 departures!
  • Royal Enchanting Rhine offer
    A Royal Collection all-inclusive luxury cruise from Amsterdam to Basel through Holland, Germany and Switzerland. Includes return from the UK, private home to airport transfers, complimentary drinks on board, excursions and signature experiences
  • 7 Nights, Fly Cruise from £1945pp
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 31 Aug 2015
  • 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 £700pp, free airport hotel stay OR free pre- or post-cruise extension on 2016 cruises! Offers are not combinable. Book by 15 Sep 2015. T&Cs apply
  • Viking River Cruises
  • Viking River Cruises
    Exclusive discount of up to £1050pp on all 2016 Viking river cruises plus call us for exclusive additional savings on 2015 dates!
  • 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 a superb selection of cruises along the Mekong, Yangtze, Ganges and Irrawaddy! Book by 31 Jul 2015
  • APT
  • APT
    Exclusive savings of up to £1250pp on Europe river cruises! Or journey along the Mekong, Yangtze and Ganges - second passenger flies free on selected 2016/17 dates!
  • Emerald Waterways
  • Emerald Waterways
    Save £2000 per couple on 2016 itineraries! Book by 31 Aug 2015
  • Scenic
  • Scenic
    Save up to £4500 per couple on 2015 dates or book a 2016 departure and save up to £2000 per couple! Book by 31 Jul 2015
  • AmaWaterways
  • AmaWaterways
    Exclusive discount of up to £650pp on 2016 departures plus superb 2015 flight inclusive packages! Book by 31 Jul 2015
  • Megayachts
  • Megayachts
    Save up to 25% on the cruise cost on a relaxing megayacht cruise to the Greek Islands, Seychelles or Costa Rica!
  • Uniworld
  • Uniworld
    Save up to £4540 per couple on 2015 cruises exploring the heart of Europe! Or enjoy double savings of up to £1800 per couple on 2016 dates!