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Themed Cruises

Combine your love of cruising with another of your interests on a themed cruise. With more cruise lines offering cruises dedicated to specific subjects, you can now indulge your love of food and wine, art, music, history and photography in style. Many cruises include expert guest speakers, workshops and special excursions to enhance your cruise experience.

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  • Astronomy Voyage

    11 Nights - Bergen and Back

    Finnmarken Choice of Ships

    Learn about the night sky and stunning aurora borealis in the company of Astronomy experts on this 11-night voyage along the dramatic Norway coast from Bergen to Kirkenes and return. Includes direct flights from the UK 2019 - Sep, Oct, Nov 2020 - Jan, Feb, Mar NORTHERN LIGHTS PROMISE: Next voyage free if the lights don't appear!

    Aurora Borealis and cruise ship Fly Cruise Package
    From £1585pp
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  • Flavours of Burgundy and Provence

    7 Nights - Marseille to Lyon

    Emerald Liberte Emerald Liberte

    Join international wine experts on this spectacular 7-night River Rhone cruise discovering the beautiful region of Provence. Admire stunning vineyard-laden vistas, visit world-renowned wine estates for private tastings and enjoy Q&A's with esteemed names from the world of wine. 2019 - Jul Save up to £300pp!

    Roman Amphitheatre, Arles Fly Cruise Package
    From £1645pp
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  • Melodies of the Rhine

    7 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

    Amadeus Silver III Amadeus Silver III

    Journey through Europe's musical heartland on this unique classical music river cruise along the romantic Rhine. Includes return flights from the UK and a superb programme of included shore excursions with guided tours, classical music concerts and private recitals in stunning venues as well as on-board talks on composers and their works by renowned author Humphrey Burton 2019 - Oct Special flight-inclusive package prices - save up to £173pp!

    River Rhine Fly Cruise Package
    From £1899pp
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  • Beautiful Blue Danube

    7 Nights - Passau to Budapest

    Amadeus Elegant Choice of Ships

    Cruise along the stunning Danube river from Passau to Budapest and enjoy the classical music programme accompanying this cruise which has been carefully designed for lovers of classical music. Includes return flights from the UK and a superb programme of included shore excursions with guided tours, classical music concerts and private recitals in stunning venues 2019 - Oct Exclusive Blue Water price PLUS included shore excursions!

    Passau Fly Cruise Package
    From £2145pp
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  • Dancing Down the Danube with Anton and Erin

    7 Nights - Budapest to Nuremberg

    Emerald Ships Choice of Ships

    Join two of our favourite Strictly Come Dancing stars, Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag for a magical 7-night cruise along the Danube. Explore the fascinating cities of Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna and Passau, see Anton and Erin perform and get behind-the-scenes insights into their careers. 2019 - Jul Save up to £700pp!

    Budapest, Hungary Fly Cruise Package
    From £2395pp
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  • Culinary Delights of Bordeaux with Gregg Wallace

    7 Nights - Bordeaux and Back

    Scenic Diamond Scenic Diamond

    Visit world-class wineries, savour culinary delights and discover the wine-producing regions of Medoc, Libourne and Blaye on this 7-night all-inclusive cruise through the delightful Bordeaux region with Masterchef presenter Gregg Wallace and former MasterChef: The Professionals winner Steve Groves. Includes return flights, transfers and shore excursions 2019 - Aug

    Bordeaux and Dardogne scenery Fly Cruise Package
    From £2495pp
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  • Delights of the Douro with Mary Berry

    7 Nights - Porto and Back

    Emerald Radiance Emerald Radiance

    Join national treasure Mary Berry on this spectacular 7-night River Douro cruise through Portugal and Spain. Explore Portugal’s Douro valley, discover the vibrant Spanish city of Salamanca and enjoy afternoon tea with Mary herself. 2019 - Jun

    Porto, Portugal Fly Cruise Package
    From £2545pp
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  • History and Art Cruise

    7 Nights - Copenhagen to Honfleur

    Le Dumont dUrville Le Dumont dUrville

    This cruise from Copenhagen to Honfleur is perfect for art lovers, with visits to world-famous museums including a private after-hours tour of Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum. Includes overnight hotel stay in Copenhagen and lectures from renowned art historian Till-Holger Borchert 2019 - Aug Save up to 25% PLUS exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount!

    Copenhagen Cruise Only
    From £2622pp
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  • Vineyards and Castles

    11 Nights - Amsterdam to Lisbon

    Marina Marina

    Discover the charming vineyards in France’s wine-growing regions, the vibrant capital cities of London and Paris and the historic towns of Spain on this luxury river cruise from Amsterdam. Special highlight includes specially designed signature menus, engaging lectures, culinary demonstrations by legendary master chef Jacques Pépin. Includes return flights from the UK. 2019 - Sep Free Internet PLUS a Choice of a Free Beverage Package, 6 Free Shore Excursions or $600 Shipboard Credit!

    Puppy Guggenheim, Bilbao Cruise Only
    From £3139pp
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  • River Kwai Golf Cruise

    10 Nights - Bangkok and Back

    RV River Kwai RV River Kwai

    Enjoy a unique golfing experience on this cruise along the River Kwai, with the chance to play at six of Thailand's best golf courses. Includes hotel stays in Bangkok, return flights from the UK and excursions 2019 - Apr, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

    River Kwai Fly Cruise Package
    From £3475pp
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  • Opera in the Mediterranean

    7 Nights - Barcelona to Civitavecchia (Rome)

    Silver Spirit Silver Spirit

    Enjoy breath-taking performances by talented soloists from the most famous opera houses of the world on this 7-night opera themed voyage. Cruise from Barcelona to Rome discovering beautiful towns and vibrant cities of Italy. Includes return flights from the UK, unlimited complimentary drinks and pre-paid gratuities 2019 - Apr $1000 OBC and one-category suite upgrade!

    Barcelona Fly Cruise Package
    From £3800pp
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  • Cultural Heritage of Russia with Darcey Bussell

    14 Nights - St. Petersburg to Moscow

    Scenic Tsar Scenic Tsar

    Join Dame Darcey Bussell, one of the world's finest ballerinas and be captivated by enigmatic Russia on this luxury all-inclusive 14-night cruise. Discover the alluring cities of St. Petersburg and Moscow, embrace local cultures in Mandrogi, Kizhi Island and Goritsy and enjoy a private Russian Ballet concert. 2019 - May FREE Private Door to Door Chauffeur Transfers

    St. Basil Cathedral, Moscow Fly Cruise Package
    From £4295pp
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  • Unforgettable Douro National Geographic

    10 Nights - Porto and Back

    Scenic Azure Scenic Azure

    Discover the terraced vineyards of Douro wine country on this superb voyage from Porto accompanied by a National Geographic expert who will give talks and join guests on excursions, and a National Geographic photographer who will share techniques and help guests hone their photography skills. Includes shore excursions, return flights from the UK, butler service and all gratuities 2019 - May, Sep

    Salamanca Fly Cruise Package
    From £4795pp
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  • The Legacy of World War II

    14 Nights - Hong Kong to Osaka

    Le Laperouse Le Laperouse

    Uncover the history of China and Japan and learn more about World War II in the Pacific on this luxury cruise, with lectures from expert historians and a meeting with survivors at Hiroshima's Peace Museum. Includes pre-cruise hotel stay in Hong Kong 2019 - Sep Save up to 25% PLUS exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount!

    Holy Torii Gate Cruise Only
    From £5082pp
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  • Westering Home and Whisky Galore

    8 Nights - Invergordon to Oban

    Hebridean Princess Hebridean Princess

    A luxury, whisky-themed cruise sailing to some of the finest distilleries in the Northern and Western Isles of Scotland including alternative visits to historical castles and magnificent cathedrals. Full board cruise including excursions. 2019 - Aug Save up to 10%!

    Ardnamurchan Point No Fly Cruise
    From £5110pp
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  • Rhine and Switzerland National Geographic

    11 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

    Scenic Opal Scenic Opal

    Explore historic Dutch, German and French towns en route to Switzerland on this all-inclusive luxury Rhine cruise holiday, accompanied by a National Geographic expert who will give talks and join guests on excursions, and a National Geographic photographer who will help guests hone their photography skills. Includes return flights from the UK, hotel stays in Lake Geneva, Bern and Zurich, shore excursions, butler service and all gratuities 2019 - Jun

    Lucerne Fly Cruise Package
    From £5195pp
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  • Greece and Israel Opera Voyage

    11 Nights - Athens and Back

    Silver Shadow Silver Shadow

    Enjoy breath-taking performances by talented soloists from the most famous opera houses of the world on this 11-night opera themed voyage. Cruise from Greece through Israel discovering ancient religious monuments and vibrant cities. Includes return flights from the UK, unlimited complimentary drinks and pre-paid gratuities. 2019 - Oct 10% Early Booking Discount!

    View of Acropolis, Athens Fly Cruise Package
    From £6030pp
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  • Ballet in Asia

    14 Nights - Singapore to Hong Kong

    Silver Muse Silver Muse

    Join luxurious ship Silver Muse for this ballet-themed cruise and discover the beauty of Bangkok, lively Ho Chi Minh City and the stunning beaches of Koh Samui, with on-board performances from world-renowned ballet dancers. Includes guided excursions, expert lecturers, unlimited complimentary drinks and pre-paid gratuities

    Singapore Fly Cruise Package
    From £7100pp
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