Health & Access Guidance
Further information for guests with limited mobility or disabilities.
Visit England Assessed Mobility One Rating
We have been assessed by Visit England under the National Accessible Scheme as suitable for Older and less mobile guests. We have a "Mobility One" rating which is defined as:
Typically suitable for a person with sufficient mobility to climb a flight of steps but who would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance.
Please note that with this rating, we are not graded as specifically suitable for:
- Part time wheel chair users.
- Independent or assisted wheelchair users.
- Visually impaired guests.
- Hearing impaired guests.
We have welcomed guests in the past who are hearing or visually impaired or part time wheelchair users. Please call us on 01452 410411 to discuss requirements before making a booking if you have any disabilities or mobility issues so we can help you decide if the trip is suitable for you. This is for their safety and for everyone else's safety in the event of an emergency on board and an evacuation is necessary.
We can carry some mobility aids such as a folding wheelchair, walking frame or rollator per cruise. Passengers wishing to bring mobility aids like this must call us to book to ensure availability.
Our Access Guidance
We have produced a detailed access guidance document with measurements and photographs of all relevant parts of our vessel. To view it, click below to download.
Visit England Assessment
Our detailed Visit England assessment refers to access and provides further guidance. Download the document below to view it.
The MV Edward Elgar luxury cruiser was assessed under the Visit England quality grading scheme for boats and has once again comfortable achieved a Four Star rating.
A number of projects and upgrades have been completed this year with the en-suite bathrooms having had a major financial investment with exceptionally pleasing results.Annette Visit England
Visit England 2016 Full Report Including Access Assessment
Read Visit England's full report after their visit in May 2016.
Advice from a Health Professional
You should seek advice from a healthcare professional such as a GP, practice nurse, pharmacist or travel health clinic to obtain advice before travelling with us if you are unsure if the trip is suitable for you.
The vessel has three decks. The passenger cabins are located on the lower deck served by two staircases up to the main deck. The main deck has restaurant seating with panoramic views and a licensed bar. The open top deck offers further seating with superb views over the surrounding countryside. All inboard areas are climate-controlled. The vessel carries just 22 passengers, so the atmosphere aboard is informal and friendly and the dress ‘code’ is relaxed.
The main saloon is elevated above the water for great views whatever the weather. The top roof deck is great for those sunny days and your comfortable cabins are below.