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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!
Chateaux and Vineyards

Save up to £1410pp - now from just £1394pp!

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
Romantic Danube

Exclusive £1050pp discount on 2016 dates - now from just £845pp!

Romantic Danube offer Visit the spectacular capital cities of Budapest and Vienna and discover the breathtaking scenery of the Wachau Valley on this superb itinerary. Includes flights, transfers and excursions
Vietnam, Cambodia and the Riches of the Mekong

FREE Land Programme! 15-night flight inclusive package from just £2499pp!

Vietnam, Cambodia and the Riches of the Mekong offer This superb holiday covers the main sights of Vietnam and Cambodia and includes 7-nights on the Mekong, stays in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Siem Reap for the temple at Angkor Wat and an overnight stay on a junk in Ha Long Bay. Includes excursions
Romantic Rhine

Save up to £2550 per couple on 2015 dates!

Romantic Rhine offer Discover the history and culture of Holland and Germany, journey through the dramatic Rhine Gorge and the see picturesque Alsace region. Includes flights, transfers and home pick up service
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
Rhine-Main Discovery

Save up to £2000 per couple plus Marriott Hotel day pass!

Rhine-Main Discovery offer Step back in time as you journey along the beautiful Rhine and Main rivers through the heart of Old Europe on this brand new voyage. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner
Bordeaux and Wine Country

Save £100pp on all flight inclusive package prices!

Bordeaux and Wine Country offer Journey through the wine country around Bordeaux, with optional excursions to the Medoc, St Emilion and Entre Deux Mers areas. Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board
Normandy Landing Beaches

Save up to £2390 per couple on 2015 dates!

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
Norwegian Coast Summer Round Voyage

Save an exclusive £50pp PLUS receive £100pp onboard credit!

Norwegian Coast Summer Round Voyage offer Explore the Norwegian Coast in summer and experience the majesty of the Land of the Midnight Sun on our 11-night, full board round voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes and return with included return flights from the UK
Venice and the Gems of Northern Italy

Save up to £1400pp - now from just £1579pp!

Venice and the Gems of Northern Italy offer Discover magnificent cities and superb architecture on this superb itinerary from Venice exploring the Lagoon and Po. Includes return flights from the UK, guided excursions and unlimited drinks onboard
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
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
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 £100pp discount on all 7-night flight inclusive packages or 5% on all other cruises!

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 £1050pp discount on all 2016 Viking river cruises plus call us for exclusive additional savings on 2015 dates!

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

Exclusive savings on all Travelmarvel by APT river cruise and land tours to the Far East! Now from just £2665pp!

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

Exclusive discount of up to £650pp on 2016 departures plus superb 2015 flight inclusive packages from just £1199pp!

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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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 £100pp discount on all 7-night flight inclusive packages or 5% on all other cruises!

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 £1050pp discount on all 2016 Viking river cruises plus call us for exclusive additional savings on 2015 dates!

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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