Edward Elgar - 4 Star Hotel Boat


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.

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If you have reduced mobility or a disability and would like further information on access, please go to our access statement page.

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Discover the largest Hotel Boat on the UK's inland waterways

  • 4 Star Comfort The Edward Elgar offers a standard of accommodation, meals, facilities and crew service which is rated as 4-star by the Visit Britain Quality in Tourism Hotel Boat scheme. Guaranteed comfort independently assessed.
  • Convenient Layout The vessel is a substantial inland Riverboat hotel with a convenient layout, warm atmosphere and commanding views over the countryside. Suitable for people with reduced mobility who can still manage stairs un-aided.
  • Delicious Meals We serve up traditional English cooking prepared by our chef for three meal occasions each day and can cater for special diets.
  • Warm Hospitality- The live-in crew make passenger safety, attentive service and warm hospitality their highest priorities. We offer a licensed bar and live entertainment. Special needs & diets catered for.

Attentive Crew

The Captain and crew make passenger safety, attentive service and warm hospitality their highest priorities. Besides providing mealtime and cabin services, they porter your baggage; tell you about the local sights, ‘shepherd’ you onto guided tours and help the less mobile to get around.
The bar carries a variety of soft drinks, beers, wines and spirits. We also offer complimentary self-serve tea, coffee and chilled drinking water all day and wine with evening meals.

Live music is staged after dinner on one evening during your holiday. You may also like to join a game of Deck Quoits in the daytime or a table quiz after dinner.

Click to watch passengers talk about our crew.