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City Centre Cruises - Day Tours

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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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Good food, great facility, unfortunately poor service let them down in the booking of the event and then on the events itself. Customer service is important, and for this... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Good food, great facility, unfortunately poor service let them down in the booking of the event and then on the events itself. Customer service is important, and for this reason we will not be going back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

We used City Centre Cruises for the second time for a corporate function for our international guests. The staff were so professional, food lovely and no idea how they cook it all on the boat, cosy atmosphere and the boat looked lovely with all the Christmas decorations. Would definitely recommend for other companies to use to impress customers

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

very relaxed cruise,crew excellent,captain,top man,one of our party was running late,nothing too much trouble.interesting seeing all the buildings new and old,food really good traditional sunday dinner,good stocked bar.all in all a good day ,thanks ..

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Salford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This afternoon we travelled with City Centre Cruises on their short trip along the Bridgewater Canal to the Manchester Ship Canal and around the new Media City area. Our vessel, LS Lowry, had large windows to see the passing attractions, comfortable seats and linen clothed tables for our lunch. During the journey to Media City the running commentary by our... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

A very enjoyable couple of hours spent cruising down the Bridgewater Canal and the Manchester Ship Canal from Castlefield, Manchester to Media City Salford and back. Our trip included a tasty traditional lunch (cottage pie and garden peas followed by sticky toffee pudding and custard) and an interesting commentary by the skipper. Lots of information about the history of the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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38 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Very professional company - they even remind you of your booking a couple of days before you go! Food nice and hot and very tasty. Staff were all very friendly and the commentary was excellent. Really enjoyed the whole experience.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Bought a trip for two on the canal as a birthday present for a friend and we both loved it. The boat was called 'The Lowry'and has a sister ship 'The Emmeline Pankhurst'. Our boat was clean and comfortable, the staff were attentive and the commentary was well articulated and informative. We had a simple meal of cottage pie with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We spent a glorious afternoon on the Emmeline Pankurst last Saturday. The event was a private canal trip organised for 26 guests attending a hen weekend. Our guide Sue Grimditch was incredibly adaptable to our needs, balancing the perfect amount of well compiled historical and cultural knowledge of the local area with the other crucial celebratory focus of the event... More 

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Manchester, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We chose City Centre Cruises for the daytime part of our work's 10th anniversary celebrations. What a fabulous afternoon. Staff are fantastic - very friendly, helpful and attentive. The buffet food was superb and very tasty - freshly prepared by the on board chef. The trip itself is also great - something which a number of us had been wanting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

11 of us had a great day on the boat! Friendly staff and reasonable bar prices👍 Nothing was too much trouble. Great option for a party boat if needed🍻

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