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Blue Water Blog - Summer 2013

Read the latest small ship, luxury and river news and features from the experts.

August 2013

D-Day 70th Anniversary

Next year is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings and several cruise lines are operating special voyages of remembrance to some of the important First and Second World War sites.

Blue Water Holidays celebrates Yorkshire Day

It was Skipton’s turn to host this year’s Yorkshire Day yesterday so we took the opportunity to decorate our soon-to-be-completed new offices by the canal in celebration.

July 2013

New Scotland itinerary explores rarely visited Highland sea lochs

Explore rarely visited Highland Lochs and the picturesque Hebridean Island of Mull on a brand new itinerary for 2014.

New Luxury Cruise Comparison Website

The Blue Water Luxury Collection is the only website where you can compare cruises from the top luxury cruise lines, including Regent Seven Seas, Silversea and Oceania.

Traditional British experience on Discovery

Discovery joined the Cruise & Maritime Voyages fleet in February 2013. Carrying just 700 passengers, the ship offers an intimate and friendly British cruising experience.

Exclusive pictures of Le Soleal on inaugural sailing

Le Soleal, the new luxury expedition ship owned by French company Compagnie du Ponant, set sail from Venice on her maiden voyage.

June 2013:

Blue Water Holidays sponsors Jools Holland at Grassington Festival

Blue Water Holidays, the UK’s leading small ship and river cruise specialist, is sponsoring the headline act, Jools Holland at this year’s Grassington Festival.

Our Top 3 River Rhine Excursions

The River Rhine flows from the Swiss Alps through Germany to Holland, past cliff-top castles, terraced vineyards and the famous Lorelei Rock - see which excursions are most popular.

A Sneak Preview of Royal Princess

With her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge christening the Royal Princess in Southampton, we were honoured to spend a preview night on board this superb new ship.