Small Ship Cruising with Blue Water Holidays

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Northern Lights Promise
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Northern Lights Promise
Northern Lights Promise

Book a Round Voyage for this winter and if the lights don't appear, we'll give you another voyage free! Exclusive price from just £949pp!

Northern Lights Promise
CroisiEurope
CroisiEurope

Book any 2015 departure and receive our exclusive 5% discount! Ends 30 Oct 2014

CroisiEurope
Viking River Cruises
Viking River Cruises

Save up to £2100 per couple on all 2015 departures! Book by 30 Sep 2014

Viking River Cruises
Emerald Waterways
Emerald Waterways

Save up to £500pp on 2015 departures! Subject to availability

Emerald Waterways
Scenic Tours
Scenic Tours

Save up to £2000 per couple on 2015 departures! Book by 15 Oct 2014

Scenic Tours
Star Clippers
Star Clippers

Save up to 20% with an exclusive early booking discount on 2015/16 tall ship cruises in the Mediterranean and Caribbean!

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 £550pp on 2014/15 departures with our exclusive discount! Ends 31 Oct 2014

APT
Uniworld
Uniworld

Save up to £1000 per couple on 2015 departures! Book by 30 Sept 2014

Uniworld
AmaWaterways
AmaWaterways

Save up to 10% on all 2015 departures! Subject to availability

AmaWaterways
Motor Yachts
Motor Yachts

Enjoy the yaching experience on an island-hopping cruise in the Mediterranean - save up to £1610 per couple!

Motor Yachts
Avalon Waterways
Avalon Waterways

Save up to £1000 per couple on 2015 departures! Ends 30 Sep 2014

Avalon Waterways
Our Top Offers!
Winter Round Voyage

NORTHERN LIGHTS PROMISE: Next voyage free if the lights don't appear! Exclusive price from just £949pp!

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
Grand Cayman to Cuba

Brand new and unique sail and stay package!

Grand Cayman to Cuba offer A once in a lifetime sailing holiday exploring the idyllic Cayman Islands and UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Cuba on board tall ship Star Flyer, with return flights from the UK, overseas transfers and hotel stays
Splendours of Southern France

Save £2000 per couple plus free Business Class upgrade!

Splendours of Southern France offer Sample the fine wines and gastronomic delights of the Burgundy region and visit ancient towns and villages which influenced many famous artists including Van Gogh. Includes shore excursions, travel package from the UK, butler service, complimentary drinks and all gratuities
Romantic Danube

Book by 30 Sep 2014 for an exclusive discount of up to £1050pp!

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
Porto and the Douro River

Book any 2015 departure and receive our exclusive 5% discount!

Porto and the Douro River offer See the steep vineyards along the Douro in the spring and autumn on this short break from Porto with plenty of opportunity to visit the highlights on optional excursions
Vietnam and Cambodia Highlights

Second passenger flies free! Save up to £1400 per couple!

Vietnam and Cambodia Highlights offer See the highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia on this 13-night cruise and land tour with hotel stays in Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap. Includes travel package from the UK, Freedom of Choice Touring and signature experiences
River Loire Cruise - new for 2015

Exclusive Blue Water cruise on paddlewheel ship Loire Princesse!

River Loire Cruise - new for 2015 offer Enjoy the rich heritage and regal history of the Loire Valley and its chateaux on this unique 7-night River Loire itinerary, offering a wide choice of optional excursions and complimentary drinks throughout
Paris and the Heart of Normandy

Book by 30 Sep 2014 for an exclusive discount of up to £800pp!

Paris and the Heart of Normandy offer Explore the magnificent city of Paris, visit Claude Monet’s house and gardens in Giverny and see the Normandy beaches. Includes flights, transfers and excursions
Shores of the Orient

Second passenger goes free! Now from just £2015pp.

Shores of the Orient offer See the tropical rainforests of Phuket, navigate the limestone karsts of Krabi Bay and enjoy an overnight stay in the old capital of Burma, Yangon, with Includes shore excursions, guest speakers, gratuities and return flights
Jewels of the Rhine

Book by 31 Oct 2014 to save up to £1800 per couple!

Jewels of the Rhine offer See spectacular scenery, fairytale castles and ornate architecture as you journey along the picturesque River Rhine from Amsterdam to Basel. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner
Jewels of the Cyclades

Save up to £500pp - now from just £1150pp!

Jewels of the Cyclades offer Discover the idyllic Cyclades, including some of the lesser known Greek Islands on board the traditional motor-yacht Galileo, from Athens
Baltic Cities and St Petersburg

Save up to 20% plus second passenger cruises half price!

Baltic Cities and St Petersburg offer Discover rich history and architectural treasures on this superb no-fly holiday from Newcastle to the fascinating Baltic cities, with a two day stay in St Petersburg and a transit of the Kiel Canal
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Blue Water Holidays Information
Northern Lights Promise
Northern Lights Promise

Book a Round Voyage for this winter and if the lights don't appear, we'll give you another voyage free! Exclusive price from just £949pp!

Northern Lights Promise
CroisiEurope
CroisiEurope

Book any 2015 departure and receive our exclusive 5% discount! Ends 30 Oct 2014

CroisiEurope
Viking River Cruises
Viking River Cruises

Save up to £2100 per couple on all 2015 departures! Book by 30 Sep 2014

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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