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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.

Cruise Agent Achievement Awards - Winner Cruise Agency of the Year 2015 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!
  • Treasures of the Rhine
  • Save £100pp on all flight inclusive package prices!
  • Treasures of the Rhine offer
    Cruise the full navigable River Rhine between Amsterdam and Basel on brand-new ship Lafayette. See the highlights of the Rhine in Holland and explore historic German and French towns and cities on the way to Switzerland. Offers optional excursions and includes unlimited complimentary drinks on board
  • 8 Nights, Cruise Only from £1120pp
  • Chateaux and Vineyards
  • Save up to £1410pp on 2015 dates - now from just £1675pp!
  • 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
  • 7 Nights, Fly Cruise from £1675pp
  • Royal Magnificent Europe
  • Exclusive savings of up to £1000pp on 2016 departures!
  • Royal Magnificent Europe offer
    A Royal Collection all-inclusive, luxury cruise through five magnificent countries along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers, with exclusive signature experiences, superb choice of guided excursions and indulgent inclusions, home pick-up service and travel from the UK
  • 14 Nights, Fly Cruise from £2495pp
  • 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
  • European Festive Markets
  • Save £925pp on 15 Dec 2015 - Cat 4 cabin from just £1489pp!
  • European Festive Markets offer
    This 7-night festive itinerary visits the charming towns of Passau and Durnstein and the musical city of Vienna with visits to traditional Christmas Markets. Includes return flights from the UK, guided excursions and unlimited drinks onboard
  • 7 Nights, Fly Cruise from £1489pp
  • Port Wine and Flamenco
  • Exclusive £50pp discount PLUS no single supplement on all departures!
  • Port Wine and Flamenco offer
    Join AmaVida at the Spanish border in Vega de Terron and explore the Douro Valley along one of Europe's most unspoiled waterways, lined with hillside terraved vineyards. Includes shore excursions
  • 7 Nights, Cruise Only from £1707pp
  • Majestic Fjordland
  • Save up to 25% PLUS second passenger cruises half price!
  • Majestic Fjordland offer
    Admire breathtaking scenery, from towering peaks to cascading waterfalls and explore traditional villages on this fascinating no-fly itinerary to the beautiful Norwegian fjords on board Magellan
  • 7 Nights, No Fly Cruise from £564pp
  • Elegant Elbe
  • Save up to £1000pp plus FREE private home to airport transfers on 2016 dates!
  • Elegant Elbe offer
    A 9-night holiday along the Elbe through Germany and the Czech Republic with hotel stays in Berlin and Prague. Includes travel package from the UK
  • 9 Nights, Fly Cruise from £1245pp
  • Essential Vietnam and Cambodia
  • Second passenger flies free on 2016/17 departures! Save up to £1100 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
  • 14 Nights, Fly Cruise from £2420pp
  • River Loire Cruise New for 2015
  • Save £100pp on all flight inclusive package prices!
  • 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
  • 7 Nights, Cruise Only from £1245pp
  • Normandy Landing Beaches
  • Superb savings on selected 2015 dates - now from just £1320pp!
  • 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
  • 7 Nights, Fly Cruise from £1320pp
  • Winter Round Voyage
  • FREE flights and wine package PLUS save an extra £50pp on 2015 departures!
  • 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
Our Top Cruise Line Offers!
  • Norway Lights Voyages
  • Norway Lights Voyages
    Exclusive savings of up to £225pp, FREE wine package and direct flights on selected 2015/16 Northern Lights voyages!
  • 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
    Save up to £1000pp plus FREE private home to airport transfers on 2016 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 Oct 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 up to £800pp PLUS receive a Premium Drinks Package for just £29pp on 2016 departures! Book by 30 Sep 2015
  • Scenic
  • Scenic
    Save up to £1250pp PLUS receive a free package worth £510 per couple on 2016 departures! Package applies to selected dates. T&Cs apply. Ends 30 Sep 2015
  • AmaWaterways
  • AmaWaterways
    Superb flight inclusive packages from just £1299pp! Or take advantage of no single supplement on all departures! T&Cs apply
  • 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 £2750 per couple on 2015/16 cruises exploring the heart of Europe!