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Castles along the Rhine

Save up to £1000pp - now from just £1534pp!

Castles along the Rhine offer Journey from Amsterdam to the highlights of Germany including designated UNESCO World Heritage towns and scenic villages, ending Basel in the Switzerland. Includes return flights from the UK, guided excursions and unlimited drinks onboard
Austrian Highlights and Bavaria

Second passenger travels free plus low deposit! Now from just £1113pp.

Austrian Highlights and Bavaria offer Explore Austria and Bavaria and enjoy a hotel stay in Munich on this fascinating voyage with included flights, transfers and home pick up service
Winter Round Voyage

BEST EVER WINTER ROUND VOYAGE OFFER!

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
Majestic Fjordland

Save up to 60% - now from just £329pp!

Majestic Fjordland offer This 7-night no-fly cruise from Newcastle explores the Norwegian fjords visiting picturesque villages and the vibrant city of Bergen. A 6-night itinerary from Dundee is also available
Chateaux and Vineyards

Save up to £1500pp - now from just £1204pp!

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
Arctic Highlights

BEST EVER ARCTIC HIGHLIGHTS OFFER!

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
Hebridean Explorer

Save 15% 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
Majestic Burma

Second passenger flies free - save up to £1000 per couple!

Majestic Burma offer Explore Burma, a breathtaking land that has been left untouched for a generation on this superb-value APT Travelmarvel cruise along the mighty Irrawaddy on brand new ship Princess Panhwar. Includes return flights from the UK and excursions
Danube Delights

Save £1000 per couple plus low deposit of £250pp on 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
Tulip Time

Save £790pp on 24 Apr departure - now from just £1139pp!

Tulip Time offer Explore the colourful Keukenhof Gardens and discover the spectacular windmills of Kinderdijk on this superb itinerary from Amsterdam. Includes flights, transfers and home pick up service
Gems of the Seine

Book by 28 Feb 2015 for an exclusive discount of up to £4160 per couple!

Gems of the Seine offer Enjoy two overnight stays in Paris, visit Claude Monet's house and gardens in Giverny and stroll through quaint towns and villages including charming Honfleur and historic Rouen. Includes shore excursions, return flights from the UK, complimentary drinks and all gratuities
Venice and the Gems of Northern Italy

Save up to £1500pp - now from just £1279pp!

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
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BEST EVER NORWAY OFFER!
BEST EVER NORWAY OFFER!

Exclusive savings of up to £350pp and pre-paid gratuities! OBC with free wine or beer package OR no single supplement! T&Cs apply

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CroisiEurope
CroisiEurope

Exclusive 5% discount on all flight inclusive packages or receive £50 M&S vouchers for all cruise only bookings! Offers end 28 Feb 2015

CroisiEurope
Avalon Waterways
Avalon Waterways

Second passenger travels free on selected 2015 departures along the Danube and Rhone rivers!

Avalon Waterways
Viking River Cruises
Viking River Cruises

Save up to £2100 per couple on all 2015 departures! Book by 28 Feb 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

Exclusive discount of up to £685pp on selected 2015 itineraries! Plus, for a limited time second passenger goes free on some dates!

APT
Emerald Waterways
Emerald Waterways

Save up to £1000 per couple plus low deposit of just £250pp on all 2015 departures! T&Cs apply

Emerald Waterways
Scenic Tours
Scenic Tours

Exclusive discount of up to £4160 per couple on 2015 departures plus half price balcony upgrade on selected dates! Ends 28 Feb 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 £1950 per couple on a relaxing megayacht cruise to the Greek Islands, Seychelles or Costa Rica!

Megayachts
Uniworld
Uniworld

Save up to £3000 per couple on 2015 departures! Book by 31 Mar 2015

Uniworld
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Blue Water Holidays Information
BEST EVER NORWAY OFFER!
BEST EVER NORWAY OFFER!

Exclusive savings of up to £350pp and pre-paid gratuities! OBC with free wine or beer package OR no single supplement! T&Cs apply

Northern Lights
CroisiEurope
CroisiEurope

Exclusive 5% discount on all flight inclusive packages or receive £50 M&S vouchers for all cruise only bookings! Offers end 28 Feb 2015

CroisiEurope
Avalon Waterways
Avalon Waterways

Second passenger travels free on selected 2015 departures along the Danube and Rhone rivers!

Avalon Waterways
Viking River Cruises
Viking River Cruises

Save up to £2100 per couple on all 2015 departures! Book by 28 Feb 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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