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“Great Night”

Princess River Cruises
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Based at the stunning River Lodge on the River Trent in Nottingham Princess River Cruises provide tranquil cruise and dine packages in the daytime and disco party packages in the evening. Our flagship the Nottingham Princess is the largest river cruiser in the East Midlands able to cater for parties of up to 150 party goers and or Nottingham Prince up to 60 passengers. Available for private hire all year round Princess River Cruises caters for Weddings, Corporate functions, Hen parties, Birthdays Anniversaries to name but a few. For A Great Time Take To The Water with Princess River Cruises.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Lincoln, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Great Night”
Reviewed March 27, 2014

I came on the boat with some of my work colleagues for a Saturday night out. We were welcomed aboard by the Captain and got a drink from the bar. The boat was full of mixed parties and hen parties and the atmosphere was brilliant. We all had the carvery meal and I must admit I did not, bearing in mind we were on a boat, expect the quality and quantity of the meal. The music started at about 9.30pm and the DJ even played one of my requests. All in all I couldn`t fault the night and would recommend.

Visited March 2014
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Nottingham
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Crowded poor food - Not what was booked”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

I was part of a group of 24 who booked for a friends Birthday. When we got there we were told that we were being moved to the Nottingham Prince, a much smaller boat, There was also another big group on with us. The boat was very crowded as tables had been put in and there was hardly room to get down middle between chairs, this became a real problem when we had to go up to the carvery for food and people had to carry hot food back to table over heads of others. Nobody could move around to talk to each other. To make room for a dance floor the staff carried the used servers out over the heads of passengers again. Health and Safety did not seem to be an issue and we never heard any advice on what to do in an emergency. The food was the worse part, the veg was frozen mixed and brocolli that tasted awful and was mushy, even the roasties were in edible as bullets. The info said boat could take many more people but that could only be if there were no tables. It was £26 per head and only the main course and no drinks very poor value.

Visited October 2013
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Ian M, Manager at Princess River Cruises, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
We value feedback about our services and we would like to respond to your comments as follows. When a group organiser books with our company,they are always informed which vessel they are booked on to by way of booking form and a confirmation call prior the cruise. The only boat available on the evening of your cruise was the Nottingham Prince the newest addition to our company. The party would have been seated according to our standard operating procedure and a seat provided for every passenger in the party. We keep groups seated together and comfortable and we are sorry that you did not feel this was adequate on the night. There is always a live safety announcement made by the Captain prior to departure and safety notices are dotted around the vessel to advise passengers on what to do in the unlikely event of an emergency. Negative comments regarding the quality of our food are extremely rare and I am sure, that if this had been brought to our Chefs attention on the night, he would have gladly attended to your concerns. The package that was booked and paid for was a 3 hour cruise, disco, two meat carvery with seasonal vegetables with transport from the boat after the cruise and free entrance into a top Nottingham nightclub for £25.90 per person and whilst we empathise that the package did not meet with your expectations, we look forward to welcoming you aboard in the near future in order to prove to you that complaints about our product are the exception rather than the norm.
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wedding on board the Princess”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

We had our wedding reception on the Princess ....what an amazing day we had , the staff excelled themselves , they looked after all the guests ( 100 in total ) my guests could not believe the lovely journey we had taken ....the food was excellent
Thank you so much to you all at Nottingham river cruises for an unforgettable experience ....one we will never forget

Visited September 2013
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Good girls night out”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

Booked as part of hen weekend package.Was supposed to be G string waiters but for some reason not possible.However didnt bother our party or the other hen party as we danced and had a great evening.Food was good and drinks not expensive.Staff and DJ very good.A very enjoyable evening.

Visited September 2013
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Corby, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Brilliant”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

Brilliant I am definately going back with the group of girls again. Very entertaining I loved it so much. Thankyou so much for the great night.

Visited July 2013
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