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City Centre Cruises

Castlefield Hotel Liverpool Road | Events Arena, Castlefield, Manchester M3 4JR, England
+44 161 902 0222
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Interesting, informative canal cruise

Good cruise and a view of Manchester / Salford from a different prospective. Excellent guide... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
Manchester, United Kingdom
Party on a Canal Boat

Eamonn was really helpful in planning a 70th birthday party. Trip was wonderful and all my guests... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
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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 we operate in. Our restaurant and party boats cruise all year round for groups and individuals, providing unique venues to celebrate your occasion whilst discovering the world famous historic Manchester Ship Canal and Bridgewater Canal which in 2011 celebrated its 250th Anniversary. During your privately chartered cruise you have the best views of the exciting waterside developments from Castlefield in Manchester City Centre to Salford Quays with a great view of Manchester United’s 'Theatre of Dreams’, Media City UK, home of the BBC in the north, The Lowry and the Imperial War Museum North.Our restaurant and party boats provide the perfect venues to celebrate your occasion, which may be a Birthday, Hen Party, Anniversary or Corporate event that can be customised to your needs. Whether you decide to dine, dance, drink, or all three, you can be confident that whatever your requests, we will deliver, meet and go beyond your expectations.
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“sunday lunch” (34 reviews)
“salford quays” (19 reviews)
“media city” (30 reviews)
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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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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Good cruise and a view of Manchester / Salford from a different prospective. Excellent guide commentary, helpful crew. All helped along with mulled wine / mince pies for the Xmas effect.

Thank mickeydripping2013
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Eamonn was really helpful in planning a 70th birthday party. Trip was wonderful and all my guests thought it was really interesting. The food was excellent and plentiful. Again all the guests complimented me on this. The staff were friendly. Only one comment. Probably not...More

Thank lilylunar
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Just to say thankyou for a fantastic time. Had a great night everyone enjoyed it. The staff were brilliant. Had a great experience from start to finish. Food was excellent everybody commented on how nice it was. Would recommend to everyone. Jackie G

Thank MadnessMayhem
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We went today for Sunday Lunch. The food was traditional and all home made. It couldn't have been better. The crew look after you in an efficient, pleasant and friendly manner. The cruise was smooth and leisurely. Give it a try, you wont regret it.

Thank JimandVee
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Two of us went on this cruise and we had the 3 course meal and the food was first class and the boat was very grand and clean and the drinks were very reasonable and the trip took us to Salford quays where we spent...More

Thank alanweech1234
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

We hired a boat for 40 people recently, we didn't eat on the boat so I can't comment on food but the atmosphere was absolutely superb. All of our needs were catered for and the boat was decorated for our occasion. Lindsay, the dj was...More

Thank lindsaylaw1
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Booked family on Sunday lunch cruise 19 of us plus 3 small children. The 3-course lunch was beautifully cooked on board, amazing how they do it. The cruise is interesting too and the staff on board fantastic. Absolutely recommended.

Thank christine s
Reviewed 14 September 2017

A Sunday lunch that's just that bit different. At a reasonable cost enjoy an excellent meal whilst viewing the new developments of Media city after passing through part of the Bridgewater canal. (sadly not enhance by the graffiti). All accompanied by a knowledgeable commentary and...More

Thank Barrie K
Reviewed 27 August 2017

A trip around Bridgewater and Manchester ship canals with a very interesting commentary on the history of the canals and Manchester, all with a wonderful freshly cooked 3 course Sunday lunch, crew verry friendly and helpful. Good value for money and a pleasant way to...More

Thank Annette C
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We normally use a boat that goes on the river are well but it was blocked. Stop for a way to get to and from Old Trafford this proved a perfect alternative. The journey from Castle Field is £14 and it's great value. They have...More

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27 November 2017|
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Response from Mike F | Reviewed this property |
Visit the City Centre Cruises Web Site. You will be able to buy a Gift Voucher for a cruise and a meal and the recipient of the gift is able to make their own booking as and when they want to go. It makes for a different... More
19 September 2016|
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Response from Bigmactheknife | Reviewed this property |
Hi, It's £500 to hire the boat for a private do and the cruise is between 2.5-3 hours long.
7 February 2016|
Response from Stephen H | Reviewed this property |
From what I remember getting on the boat should be possible but not sure about the toilet facilities