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City Centre Cruises

200 reviews
Manchester, United Kingdom
About City Centre Cruises
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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had afternoon tea on the boat with friends. The staff were very efficient and friendly. The afternoon tea was delicious with a good variety of cakes. The scones were some of the best we’ve had too. There was a good commentary on the way...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Sheilaelizabeth13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took Sunday lunch cruise, service was friendly and efficient, all three courses were of a good standard. Commentary really made the trip come to life, with stories about the history of the canal and surroundings. Very good value for money.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed April 26, 2019 via mobile

A Huge Thank You to the whole Crew and Owner of the Emeline Pankhurst, Cruiser. On 25th April, Thursday, we had the most Amazing Day, along with a few unexpected surprises, a Super Lunch. We were so well looked after, everything possible was done to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

Came with family and toddler, lovely, relaxed, chilled out cruise, food was absolutely delicious, soup, beef roast dinner and plum crumble & custard. Drinks really reasonably priced, waitresses so friendly and helpful. A delightful afternoon xx

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Vicki S
Reviewed March 7, 2019 via mobile

Took a two hour lunch cruise with my partner, sister and brother in law. Wasn’t sure what to expect but thoroughly enjoyed it. The two course lunch was great as was the service from the staff. Also found the commentary on the history of the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Brian R
Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

Sister booked this as a birthday treat for me , weather wasn’t the best but inside was warm and cozy. Staff very friendly and helpful. The service was excellent and the food just as good . Would of loved a little bit of commentary as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 13, 2018

My wife and I went had Christmas lunch with two friends. We were looking for something just 'a little bit different'. Although the weather was dreadful, the boat was warm and cosy and we were well looked after looked after by the on-board team. In...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 30, 2018

Went via Groupon for a Xmas lunch. Food very good, drinks prices average. Staff brilliant, friendly and helpful. Will definitely go again. A great start to the festive season.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank stephen112013
Sarah G, General Manager at City Centre Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2018

So glad you enjoyed ..Hope to see you soon again ...

Reviewed November 30, 2018 via mobile

Excellent!! Will definatly go again. Laura who cooks the food fresh made us a christmas dinner that was fantastic excellent views of manchester !

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kate L
Sarah G, Manager at City Centre Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2018

Thank you so much ..Hope to see you again soon ...Sarah...

Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

This is a brilliant cruise. Over two hours and a beautiful meal . The staff are great and nothing is to Much trouble this was the best afternoon we have spent in Manchester.

Date of experience: November 2018
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August 7, 2018|
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Response from AudreyC1794 | Reviewed this property |
The minimum is 2 people. We have been 3 and 5. We enjoyed the trip on the Bridgewater Canal the best as it is more scenic. We only did Sunday lunch where you just get your lunch and the tour comentary but I believe you... More
July 4, 2018|
Response from AudreyC1794 | Reviewed this property |
No free parking at the canal side. There are a number of car parks close by but I don't think any free in the city centre. We used public transport because it was Manchester Day and very busy.
June 6, 2018|
Response from Spursgirl13 | Reviewed this property |
They are open it's £18 for 2