Cruising Holidays

Christmas and New Year River Cruises

Christmas Markets

Explore the atmospheric Christmas Markets on the Rhine and Danube in Germany and Austria. Visit world-famous markets in Nuremberg, Cologne, Rüdesheim, Passau, Vienna, and Budapest and stock up on all your Christmas presents!


Celebrate Christmas in style on the Seine, Danube or Rhine on a full board river journey. Our superb choice of festive voyages explore Paris, Venice, Amsterdam, Cologne, Strasbourg, Vienna or Budapest.

New Year

Raise a glass and toast the New Year in romantic Paris, stunning Venice, or on the unforgettable Danube, Rhine or Seine.


Celebrate the festive season in style, or escape it altogether with our extensive choice of seasonal getaways.

From luxury small ships in remote exotic destinations to the atmospheric Far East - we have the dream Christmas or New Year voyage to suit you.

Try winter sun in the Caribbean from Barbados or St Maarten on a superb tall masted sailing ship with watersports and complete relaxation, or escape from it all on a megayacht in the beautiful Seychelles.

Voyage in search of the Northern Lights this Christmas on the Norwegian coast, or for a truly unforgettable Christmas, why not explore the white continent on a superb Antarctic expedition ship?

Nuremberg At Christmas

Rhine Christmas Markets Cruises


Festive Polar Cruises

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Blue Water Holidays - Award Winning Cruise Specialist

"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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