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City Centre Cruises

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City Centre Cruises
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“sunday lunch”(36 reviews)
“media city”(31 reviews)
“salford quays”(20 reviews)
Our family-run company has operated passenger boats in Manchester for over 25 years and our two vessels, LS Lowry and Emmeline Pankhurst, are named after famous local people who were born, lived and worked in Manchester and Salford, the very areas...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Castlefield Hotel Liverpool Road | Events Arena, Castlefield, Manchester M3 4JR, England
+44 161 902 0222
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All reviews sunday lunch media city salford quays the manchester ship canal bridgewater canal hour cruise old trafford informative commentary imperial war museum lowry theatre different perspective friends hen party great afternoon the staff were friendly and helpful manchester united dietary requirements staff were amazing
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went via Groupon for a Xmas lunch. Food very good, drinks prices average. Staff brilliant, friendly and helpful. Will definitely go again. A great start to the festive season.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank stephen112013
Sarah G, General Manager at City Centre Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad you enjoyed ..Hope to see you soon again ...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent!! Will definatly go again. Laura who cooks the food fresh made us a christmas dinner that was fantastic excellent views of manchester !

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kate L
Sarah G, Manager at City Centre Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much ..Hope to see you again soon ...Sarah...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a brilliant cruise. Over two hours and a beautiful meal . The staff are great and nothing is to Much trouble this was the best afternoon we have spent in Manchester.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 311keithb311
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I bought a voucher on Groupon for a 2hr cruise and a 2 course meal. I really didn't know what to expect. It was wonderful. The skipper was very knowledgeable and as we moved through the canal explained lots of history which was so interesting,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wannabelara
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I chanced upon the Emmeline Pankhurst preparing to start a lunchtime cruise from Castlefield. I asked if they had 2 extra places and luckily they were able to accommodate us and we spent the next 2.5 hours enjoying an excellent tour of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank simonghughes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were given vouchers for the Sunday lunch cruise as a Christmas present last year. The cruise lasted 3 hours and was very interesting and informative:you get a completely different view of the city from the canal and a real appreciation of the past and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 158adelem
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Thank you so much for such an enjoyable lunchtime cruise yesterday. I had brought my friend for a birthday treat. We were not disappointed. We saw Manchester in a very different way. The boat master gave a very interesting and informative talk during the journey...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 45sarahanna
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Wow! what an amazing experience. We celebrated a 40th with city centre cruises and the atmosphere was fantastic, the views were amazing and we were able to bring in our own DJ which made the party even better. The staff were amazing and consistent in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank shanellezara
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Proper home cooked Sunday roast . Had a great afternoon . Staff are very pleasant and welcoming lovely relaxed atmosphere . I am from manchester I learnt things on the way round the canal from the tour commentary. Can't wait to do it again and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Paulshaun
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

I booked City Centre Cruises for my friends hen party. Nothing was too much trouble from beginning to end. On the night our crew were lovely, the food was really nice, and being able to use our own music via Bluetooth with our phones was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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7 August 2018|
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Response from AudreyC1794 | Reviewed this property |
The minimum is 2 people. We have been 3 and 5. We enjoyed the trip on the Bridgewater Canal the best as it is more scenic. We only did Sunday lunch where you just get your lunch and the tour comentary but I believe you... More
5 July 2018|
Response from AudreyC1794 | Reviewed this property |
No free parking at the canal side. There are a number of car parks close by but I don't think any free in the city centre. We used public transport because it was Manchester Day and very busy.
7 June 2018|
Response from Spursgirl13 | Reviewed this property |
They are open it's £18 for 2