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Blue Water Blog - Winter 2013/2014

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

February 2014

Brazil welcomes Rio Carnival and FIFA World Cup

All eyes will be on Brazil this year with the annual Rio Carnival starting on Friday and the FIFA World Cup kicking off on the 12th June.

Blue Water Holidays adds Amadeus by Luftner to river cruise collection

We are pleased to announce the addition of Amadeus by Luftner to our collection of worldwide river cruises.

Our Top 3 Romantic Holiday Destinations

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, why not treat your loved one to a romantic break. We've put together our top 3 'loved up' holiday destinations that are sure to impress that special person in your life!

Our Top Voyages to Sochi - home of the 2014 Winter Olympics

With the 2014 Winter Olympics in full swing, all eyes are on Russia. If you don't fancy battling your way through the crowds, why not explore the host city of Sochi later this year on a fascinating Black Sea cruise.

January 2014

Chateaux and Vineyards of South West France - Review

As a fan of French culture and wines, in particular the reds of the Bordeaux area, this CroisiEurope river cruise exploring the chateaux and vineyards of south-west France proved an excellent holiday choice.

Caribbean on board Royal Clipper - Review

Explore the idyllic Caribbean islands of Antigua, St Kitts and Martinique on a spectacular voyage under full sail. Read Sam's review of her sailing holiday on five-masted tall ship Royal Clipper.

Blue Water Holidays releases January 2014 brochure

Blue Water Holidays has released the January 2014 edition of its River, Small Ship and Luxury Cruise Brochure, which features a fascinating selection of itineraries all with exclusive offers.

December 2013

Guide to what's new in 2014

As we sail into 2014, it looks set to be another exciting year for river cruising, with new ships due to be christened and the launch of more fascinating itineraries in Europe and worldwide.

Season's Greetings from Blue Water Holidays

Season's greetings from all of the team at Blue Water Holidays! Plus our opening hours over Christmas and the New Year.

Buy one get one free on Northern Lights voyages

With astronomers predicting the peak of the solar cycle and incredible displays already reported, Winter 2013/14 looks likely to be the best time to see the magical Northern Lights.

November 2013

Blue Water Holidays adds Viking Oceans to worldwide collection

We are pleased to announce that we have added Viking Oceans to our superb collection of worldwide voyages.

Caribbean Treasure Islands on Star Clipper

Read our Diary of a week exploring the Treasure Islands of the Caribbean onboard sailing ship Star Clipper.

Burma tipped as exciting new destination

Burma, renamed Myanmar in 1989, is a new and emerging cruise destination rich in culture and history.

Athens to Istanbul on Aegean Odyssey - Cruise Review

Discover archaelogical treasures and picturesque islands on a cruise from Athens to Istanbul. Read Ann's review about her cruise on board Voyages to Antiquity's small ship Aegean Odyssey.