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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
Danube Delights

Last few cabins remaining for 2014 - save up to £1800 per couple!

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
Gems of the Seine

Book by 14 Nov 2014 to save up to £2275pp with our exclusive discount!

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
River Loire Cruise - new for 2015

Book by 14 Nov 2014 to receive our exclusive 5% discount!

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
Croatia and Montenegro

Save 10% plus exclusive £50pp discount and 50 Euro onboard credit per person!

Croatia and Montenegro offer Sail from Venice aboard tall ship Royal Clipper exploring the highlights of the sparkling Adriatic coastline including glorious Dubrovnik to palm-fringed Hvar
Golden River Douro in Portugal

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

Golden River Douro in Portugal offer See why the World Heritage listed Douro is so popular on this week long voyage from Porto through Portugal's port wine region. Optional excursions available include Lamego, Mateus and Salamanca in Spain
Festive Treasures of the Rhine

Book by 14 Nov 2014 to save £975pp with our exclusive discount!

Festive Treasures of the Rhine offer Explore magical festive markets and rejoice in the Christmas spirit on this superb all-inclusive holiday along the romantic Rhine from Nuremburg to Amsterdam
Antarctica - Land of Extremes

Book by 14 Nov 2014 to save up to 25%!

Antarctica - Land of Extremes offer A luxury expedition voyage from Ushuaia through the famous Drake Passage to the breathtaking Antarctic Peninsula, with expert guides and zodiac landings to see the spectacular Antarctic wildlife.
Essential Vietnam and Cambodia

Second passenger flies free! Save up to £1400 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
To Burma and Beyond

Book by 31 Oct 2014 for exclusive low fares plus no single supplement!

To Burma and Beyond offer Explore spectacular temples and fortified cities in Sri Lanka, see the golden treasures of Burma and discover the tropical island of Malaysia with included shore excursions, guest speakers, gratuities and return flights from the UK
Sights and Sounds of Cuba

Book by 14 Nov 2014 to save 30% on cruise cost plus £50pp onboard credit!

Sights and Sounds of Cuba offer Discover natural beauty, colonial treasures and rich culture on this fascinating mega yacht holiday to Cuba on 54-passenger Panorama with return flights from the UK, overseas transfers and optional excursions
Romantic Rhine

Book by 14 Nov 2014 to save up to £1000 per couple!

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
Our Top Cruise Line Offers!
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 31 Oct 2014

Viking River Cruises
Emerald Waterways
Emerald Waterways

Save up to £2400 per couple on 2015 departures! Ends 31 Oct 2014

Emerald Waterways
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 £2300 per couple on 2015 departures! Book by 31 Dec 2014

Uniworld
AmaWaterways
AmaWaterways

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
Avalon Waterways
Avalon Waterways

Save up to £700 per couple on 2015 departures! Ends 30 Nov 2014

Avalon Waterways
Scenic Tours
Scenic Tours

Save up to £3300 per couple on 2015 departures plus enjoy a free Business Class Upgrade on selected dates! Ends 28 Nov 2014

Scenic Tours
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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 31 Oct 2014

Viking River Cruises
Emerald Waterways
Emerald Waterways

Save up to £2400 per couple on 2015 departures! Ends 31 Oct 2014

Emerald Waterways

"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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