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No-fly cruises direct from the UK

More and more people are choosing to cruise direct from the UK, with no waiting for flights or dragging luggage across busy rail or airport terminals.

Classic Cruises from the UK

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If you prefer a smaller more intimate ship, we offer over 40 ex-UK no-fly classic cruises from 8 different ports on the 22,000 ton Marco Polo or the 20,000 ton Discovery.

Designed for UK passengers these more traditional cruises offer great value and personal service with only around 800 passengers on board, a wide range of public facilities and stylish entertainment.

Marco Polo is a child-free ship exclusively for adult passengers with home port the London Cruise Terminal in Tilbury, Essex. Marco Polo and Discovery cruise from a wide selection of UK ports including London Tilbury, Bristol Avonmouth, Hull, Newcastle, Edinburgh Leith, Edinburgh Rosyth, Liverpool and Greenock.

Marco Polo and Discovery cruises from the UK include spectacular Land of the Northern Lights and Midnight Sun voyages, cruises to the Norwegian Fjords and Spitsbergen, visits to the Baltic and Russia, to Iceland and the Northern Isles, or to the Mediterranean and Canary Islands, plus popular Round Britain and Ireland cruises.

See exclusive pictures and read our blog about small ship Discovery

Cultural Voyages from the UK

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We offer a selection of small ship cultural voyages from the UK on board Voyager and Minerva. You can explore the magnificent Baltic cities, breathtaking Norwegian fjords and the beautiful British Isles on these traditional British cruises with expert guest lecturers, a wide choice of shore excursions and included gratuities.

Both ships operate from Portsmouth with Voyager boasting contemporary furnishings, vast open desk space and modern leisure facilities. Minerva offers country house-style restaurants, panoramic views from the Orpheus Lounge and traditional afternoon tea.

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We also offer a selection of Scottish Highlands and Islands cruises

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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

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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."
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