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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 2018 - Dec 2019 - Feb, Mar NORTHERN LIGHTS PROMISE: Next voyage free if the lights don't appear!

    Aurora Borealis and cruise ship Fly Cruise Package
    From £1798pp
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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

    River Rhine Fly Cruise Package
    From £1919pp
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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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  • Southern Europe Soliloquy

    9 Nights - Lisbon to Rome

    Riviera Riviera

    Explore the best of Southern Europe on this luxury cruise sailing from the vibrant city of Lisbon to the stunning Spanish Coastline and the Italian Riviera. Special highlight includes specially designed signature menus, engaging lectures, culinary demonstrations by legendary master chef Jacques Pépin.

    Fortress of Santa Barbara, Alicante Cruise Only
    From £2719pp
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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 £2989pp
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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 30% PLUS exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount!

    Copenhagen Cruise Only
    From £3072pp
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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 Mediterranean Air Offer!

    Barcelona Fly Cruise Package
    From £3300pp
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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 2018 - Dec 2019 - Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

    River Kwai Fly Cruise Package
    From £3475pp
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  • Beautiful Bordeaux National Geographic

    10 Nights - Bordeaux and Back

    Scenic Diamond Scenic Diamond

    Sample delicious wines, venture into ancient towns and discover medieval chateaux on this 10-night cruise through the magnificent Bordeaux region. Soak up the insights of the National Geographic expert and a National Geographic photographer on excursions and onboard talks. Includes shore excursions, travel package from the UK, butler service, complimentary drinks and gratuities.

    Bordeaux River Bridge Fly Cruise Package
    From £3530pp
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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 Save up to £600pp!

    Salamanca Fly Cruise Package
    From £4195pp
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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 £5310pp
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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

    Ardnamurchan Point No Fly Cruise
    From £5680pp
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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 £5792pp
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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 2019 - Mar Reduced Business Class flights PLUS free hotel stays and selected excursions!

    Singapore Fly Cruise Package
    From £6600pp
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