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City Centre Cruises

Castlefield Hotel Liverpool Road | Events Arena, Castlefield, Manchester M3 4JR, England
+44 161 902 0222
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Christmas gift boys day out!

I bought this for my dad in law and my husband for a christmas gift. They have just returned today... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2017
Manchester, United Kingdom
Excellent private cruise

We privately hired the Emmeline Pankhurst boat for a three hour Saturday evening cruise, for a hen... read more

Reviewed May 6, 2017
London, United Kingdom
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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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“salford quays” (19 reviews)
“media city” (30 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Castlefield Hotel Liverpool Road | Events Arena, Castlefield, Manchester M3 4JR, England
+44 161 902 0222
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Reviewed May 7, 2017

I bought this for my dad in law and my husband for a christmas gift. They have just returned today from what they said was a fabulous day out. The weather was smiling, the food was of an excellent standard and they felt very looked...More

2  Thank rozenaclark
Reviewed May 6, 2017

We privately hired the Emmeline Pankhurst boat for a three hour Saturday evening cruise, for a hen party (we were a group of 24, we had lots of space). We had prosecco as a welcome drink then a fantastic dinner (really exceeded my expectations at...More

2  Thank cmlawrence5
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Food was hot, delicious and excellent value for money. The staff were very friendly and we had a great afternoon.

2  Thank Victoriaberry
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Went on the Sunday lunch trip down to Salford Quays and had a fabulous time. The food was excellent and plentiful good basic home cooking. Staff worked really hard to accommodate us in every way from serving up the delicious meal and drinks to manning...More

2  Thank Diane W
Reviewed April 9, 2017

What a fabulous way to spend Sunday afternoon! Excellent food, reasonably priced drinks, helpful, friendly and knowledgable staff and a very enjoyable tour of the canals. I have lived in Manchester all my life but still found out lots of the history I didn't know!...More

1  Thank janheywood
Reviewed January 8, 2017

I cannot rate this company highly enough; me and my colleagues had an amazing time for our annual Summer Party. The food was amazing, the staff catered to our every need ensuring I could also enjoy the evening as they took on my role as...More

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Sarah G, Manager at City Centre Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review. We look forward to welcoming you on board again in the future.

Reviewed January 3, 2017

I bought a City Centre Cruise from Groupon as a christmas present for my wife and daughters. When my wife went to book it they had only one date, a Thursday early afternoon. As we all work this was no use at all, my wife...More

3  Thank Taylor1998
Reviewed December 14, 2016

I booked this boat for our Christmas party this year, as we decided we wanted something different. We voted between us as a team and decided to have Christmas dinner on the boat. The food was lovely and served both efficiently and pleasantly. The drinks...More

Thank Lesleyemma123
Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

We booked the boat for our works Christmas party, there were about 40 of my colleagues. I had doubts thinking it would be cold but the boat was very warm and cosy. We had a bar and disco and karaoke, there was plenty of room...More

Thank Minesabeer582
Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Had the most fabulous time aboard, food totally out of this world, views to die for, must highly recommend this to anyone....I was absolutely blown away! Thank you ❤

Thank ahhbisto
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November 26, 2017|
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Response from Mike F | Reviewed this property |
Visit the City Centre Cruises Web Site. You will be able to buy a Gift Voucher for a cruise and a meal and the recipient of the gift is able to make their own booking as and when they want to go. It makes for a different... More
September 18, 2016|
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Response from Bigmactheknife | Reviewed this property |
Hi, It's £500 to hire the boat for a private do and the cruise is between 2.5-3 hours long.
February 6, 2016|
Response from Stephen H | Reviewed this property |
From what I remember getting on the boat should be possible but not sure about the toilet facilities