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Address: Events Arena, Liverpool Road | Castlefield, Manchester M3 4JR, England
Phone Number: +44 161 902 0222
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
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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Sunday Lunch Cruise

Excellent experience, lovely boat, good food and wine and a really nice way to spend an afternoon. Cormorants on the Ship Canal wow !!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Excellent experience, lovely boat, good food and wine and a really nice way to spend an afternoon. Cormorants on the Ship Canal wow !!!

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Manchester, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We hired the boat last Thursday for the 2nd year running to help raise funds for St Anns Hospice and everyone had a fabulous evening, the crew were so accommodating in helping to arrange the evening - they put on a superb buffet which everyone thoroughly enjoyed - and its hard to please a big crowd. Lots have asked if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I visited Manchester for the first time recently and I went on this Sunday Cruise. It was the highlight of my visit. I would strongly recommend this day tour, everything was so professional. The meal itself was the best three course meal I have ever had. The staff on board were brilliant. The view of Manchester from the cruise was... More 

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I wanted to do something diffrent for my husbands first fathers day so i booked her and requested a high chair for my 7 month old baby. On arrival everything was ready for the baby and the staff were lovely throughout. The food was lovely, fresh and served piping hot. We started with veg soup and a roll and moved... More 

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manchester england
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Had a really lovely time on this cruise that left at 6pm. Cruising along whilst eating some lovely food (3 courses) that was served pipeing hot. Alcohol was also on board. Staff were excellent and very friendly. I must say they worked very hard as there were 50 people on the boat. Most people on the canal side waved at... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

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

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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Additional Information about City Centre Cruises - Day Tours

Address: Events Arena, Liverpool Road | Castlefield, Manchester M3 4JR, England
Phone Number: +44 161 902 0222
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:30 pm

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