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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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Cruise up the river

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Went for a meal with friends and thoroughly enjoyed the entire day! The food was excellent! The staff were friendly, courteous and all too eager to help! I had a brilliant time and would definitely recommend it to anyone! I know that I'll go again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Attended the other Sunday for a Sunday Lunch cruise. All I can say it was amazing ! Food-home cooked and delicious! The Barge-spacious and very comfortable! The Crew-attentive and very helpful ! Try it you will love it Thanks again !!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We hired the boat for a birthday party for 40 of us. The staff were great from booking initially and on the day. Nothing was too much trouble. They even organised a cake and decorations for us so we didn't have to worry about a thing. The buffet we had was absolutely delicious with plenty of everything. All fresh and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

My partner and I tried to book this. We found the woman who answered the phone to be very abrupt and rude. By the time she was 'back in the office' and returned the call she had decided it was more profitable to rent it out for a group booking. I'm sure the cruise may have been nice had we... More 

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Sarah G, Manager at City Centre Cruises - Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi Sarah, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback - we appreciate all reviews both positive and negative as it allows us to continually improve and strive to be a better business. Once again, I apologise for the inconvenience caused for you not being able to book the date you wanted for Sunday Lunch. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Attended a birthday party on Emmeline Pankhurst and was pleasantly surprised by the whole experience. The staff were very friendly and the food was absolutely amazing! My husband and I both had seconds as there were plenty for all the hungry guests. I definitely recommend City Centre cruises for any social event and will be booking a Sunday lunch trip... More 

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Sarah G, Manager at City Centre Cruises - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your review - so glad you had a great time with us. Hopefully see you again in the future. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Went to a party on the Emmeline Pankhurst on Saturday night and it was absolutely fantastic. The staff were very friendly and professional and the Chef presented a wonderful selection of excellent tasty food. A Top night was had by all and I would definitely recommend City Centre Cruises for any event. Can't wait to return for a Sunday lunch... More 

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Sarah G, Manager at City Centre Cruises - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your review - so glad you enjoyed the party. Hopefully we will see you again in the future. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Attended a 21st Birthday party on Emmeline Pankhurst on Saturday night and could not have had a better experience. The boat was beautifully decorated by the staff for the occasion and we thoroughly enjoyed the trip. The staff were lovely and couldn't do enough for us, there was a surprisingly wide range of drinks available, the journey itself was wonderful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Booked a birthday party on Emmeline pankhurst on Saturday night. Had a buffet that was out of this world, chef deserves a Michelin star 🌟 All our family and friends were really really impressed, said they'd never tasted food like it. The staff were amazing, they decorated the boat for us and we were able to take a play list... More 

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