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Address: Events Arena, Liverpool Road | Castlefield, Manchester M3 4JR, England
Phone Number: +44 161 902 0222
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Description: Our family-run company has operated passenger boats in Manchester for over...
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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A different view of Manchester and Salford

A really enjoyable lunch cruise. You get a completely different view from the canal while enjoying a lovely hotpot and apple pie. The staff were very attentive and pleasant... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

A really enjoyable lunch cruise. You get a completely different view from the canal while enjoying a lovely hotpot and apple pie. The staff were very attentive and pleasant. Highly recommended.

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Stalybridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Firstly I would point out that parking for this event was at the Euro car park, Bridgewater street, off Deansgate at a price of £4 for the day. A good start. From here to the Science Museum, which is opposite to the embarkation point, was a 10 minute walk. We were very lucky with the weather, sunshine all day. We... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Just been on the Media City Lunch Cruise where We cruised along the Bridgewater and Manchester Ship canals all the way to Media City and back with a brilliant commentary all the way going. Very interesting and saw some great sights. The food was fantastic. A delicious hot pot followed by Apple crumble and custard and a well stocked bar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We booked the boat to celebrate a 30th birthday party. It easily fit our group of 29, with plenty of room for more! The well stocked bar and friendly staff made our time on the boat very enjoyable. We were able to plug our iPhones in and play the music as loud as we liked! The boat was clean and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

A large group of us did the lunch and cruise, which was excellent. The service was faultless, All the food served efficiently and hot, the crew friendly, tour excellent and formative. Definitely recommend this cruise.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Very well organised and professionaly run cruise. The friendly staff and informative commentary together with piping hot lunch made for a most enjoyable trip. Our only suggestion is that a sign to indicate the precise location of the departure point would be helpful.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

A group of 8 of us went on a Canal cruise from Castlefied to Media City and back, it was a lovely afternoon trip with a great northern lunch of Hotpot which was piping hot and delicious followed by Apple pie and custard !! The staff on board were delightful and so helpful. highly recommend this trip.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Had a great time cruising the canals around Manchester and Salford , learnt so much about the history of the last 150 years . Everything from boarding the boat to disembarking approx 3 hrs later was really excellent . Food was very good , service excellent nothing was to much trouble . The running commentary pointing out landmarks was very... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Went on the emmeline Pankhurst, could not have chose a better day the sun was shining,the barge was lovely and spacious,the staff were very friendly and attentive ,the meal simple but good hearty food beef hotpot,with red cabbage apple pie custard was delicious,drinks were reasonable too,small commentary whilst cruising with some good local knowledge,had a fantastic time and good experience.

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Manchester, England
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Booked the barge for my wife's 'big birthday'. From start to finish everyone involved with City Cente Cruises could not have been more helpful and the afternoon was perfect. We had 45 guests which I think is about the right number, the staff decorated the barge for us which was great and the buffet was exceptional. We were quite a... More 

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