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Blue Water Holidays releases Autumn 2015 brochure

Weds 9th Sep 2015

We are pleased to announce the release of our Autumn 2015 brochure, featuring over 60 cruises from 22 different cruise lines, all with exclusive Blue Water offers. There is definitely something for everyone, from river cruises to once-in-a-lifetime expeditions, convenient no-fly holidays to authentic voyages under full sail. The 28-page brochure features our customers’ much-loved favourites as well as some exciting new itineraries.

Explore the heart of Europe

Admire the fairytale castles along the Rhine, visit the impressive capital cities of Vienna and Budapest on a cruise along the popular River Danube or sample the famous Port wine produced on the terraced vineyards along the Douro, Portugal’s River of Gold.

Rivers of Asia

Discover the rivers of Asia, from the traditional villages along the Mekong to the famous Three Gorges on the mighty Yangtze and impressive pagodas of untouched Myanmar, located on the Irrawaddy.

Pandaw River Expeditions is offering an exciting adventure along the Red River into the highlands and mountain villages of northern Vietnam as well as a unique itinerary along the mighty Brahmaputra, one of the world’s great rivers which flows from the Himalaya mountains through Tibet before joining the Ganges.

Voyages under full sail

The Star Clippers fleet blends the romance of the legendary era of sailing ships with the comfort of modern cruise vessels. Experience a voyage under full sail to the idyllic islands of the Caribbean, treasures of Cuba or gems of the Adriatic.

Star Clipper returns to Southeast Asia in Winter 2016/17, offering a selection of unique itineraries. Discover the natural beauty of Thailand, from crystal clear waters to white sand beaches and striking limestone towers. These relaxing cruises offer plenty of opportunities for sunbathing and snorkelling.

Cruise along the Douro, Portugal's River of Gold Visit historic towns and cities on a Danube cruise Admire the fairytale castles along the Rhine Visit the charming port of Honfleur on a Seine cruise Enjoy a relaxing megayacht cruise Discover the treasures of the Adriatic Visit Saint Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on a Rhone cruise Explore the magnificent vineyards and chateaux of Bordeaux Cruise along the Elbe from Berlin to Prague Explore the heart of mysterious Myanmar, formerly Burma Discover the iconic Angkor Wat as you journey along the Mekong Visit the famous Terracotta Warriors on a Yangtze cruise Explore the picturesque British Isles Go in search of the magical Northern Lights Visit the idyllic islands of the Caribbean on a voyage under full sail Explore Antarctica on a once-in-a-lifetime expedition

Once-in-a-lifetime expeditions

Hurtigruten will have two ships operating itineraries to Antarctica in 2016/17- Midnatsol and Fram. Join Midnatsol on a festive expedition from the the dramatic landscapes of the Chilean fjords to the remote regions of Antarctica and diverse Falkland Islands. With five full days in Antarctica and Polarcirkel landings accompanied by a team of experts, there are plenty of opportunities to get up close to colonies of King Penguins and elephant seals.

Embark Fram for a journey to Svalbard, Land of the Polar Bear. Discover pristine mountains, dramatic fjords and majestic icebergs as well as a variety of seabirds and Arctic wildlife. The midnight sun creates long summer days allowing plenty of opportunity to take in the breathtaking scenery.

Silversea is offering a once-in-a-lifetime expedition to the diverse Galapagos Islands, home to wildlife found nowhere else on earth. After a two-night stay in Ecuador’s fascinating capital, Quito, begin exploring this untamed archipelago in the company of an experienced expedition team.

Hassle-free, no-fly holidays

Cruise and Maritime Voyages offer superb no-fly cruises from eight UK ports, including London Tilbury, Newcastle and Hull. Explore the picturesque British Isles, discover Iceland’s extraordinary landscape with its powerful geysers and bubbling mud pools or go in search of the magical Northern Lights.

Explore the world in luxury

A handful of companies offer the ultimate luxury experience, from gourmet cuisine to private butler service and sumptuously appointed cabins. Join stylish expedition ship Le Soleal in Vancouver and explore the Alaskan wilderness which springs to life in the summer months or soak up the flavours of the Far East, from cosmopolitan Singapore to Thailand’s idyllic islands on board Seven Seas Voyager. Alternatively, join 684-passenger Nautica on a fascinating cruise around the Mediterranean from Rome to Barcelona.

Download your copy of our Autumn brochure or call us on 01756 706506 to request one.

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