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River Cruise Holidays

In The Severn Vale

MV Edward Elgar - 4 Star Hotel Boat

Rated 4-star by Visit England, our boat is the highest capacity hotel boat cruising the inland waterways of England. Discover what she has to offer and take a virtual tour.

2-6 Night Cruise Holidays in The Severn Vale

Whether you want a weekend break or a week long holiday, we've got an itinerary to suit you. All our cruises are round trips departing from and finishing in Gloucester's Historic Docks.

Hotel Extension Packages Arranged For You

If you have a long way to travel or would like to extend your holiday, we can book you in to our partner hotel in Gloucester. 70% of our passengers take an extension package.

Historic Destinations

When you cruise with English Holiday Cruises, you unpack once and we take you to a new historic destination every day.

Gloucester's Historic Docks

We are based in Gloucester's Historic Docks. All our cruises are round trips so you start and finish your cruise with us from here.

The Heart of England

Sites of ancient battles, Norman Abbeys, barge graveyards... this region has a lot to discover. As well as Gloucester, our cruises have many destinations including:

The Staycation To Remember

No international travel required! Find the perfect UK river cruise.

River cruising isn't just a holiday, it's an experience from a whole new perspective. Our passengers love it.

Browse All Our Dates

Click below to show all of our current dates and availability, with links to other cruise pages. Please note only the online booking portal  is updated in real time. The listing below is manually updated and may not always be completely up to date.

2021 Waiting List

2021 is very nearly fully booked. However we will be able to open up more capacity if social distancing is lifted and we do have cancellations from time to time. Sign up using the form below so we can contact you directly should a date become available.

2021 Dates

We are nearly fully booked for the 2021 season. If your preferred date is note available, then please email us your details and preferred date to join the waiting list. Further cabins may become available if social distancing is relaxed as part of step four, which is currently from 21st June at the earliest. Alternatively, consider making a booking in 2022.

Date Cruise Type Duration (nights) Availability
17th May Heart of England 5 Sold Out Find out more Book Now
24th May Severn Wonders 6 Sold Out Find out more Book Now
31st May Cruise to the Views 5 Sold Out Find out more Book Now
7th June Heart of England 5 Sold Out Find out more Book Now
14th June Severn Wonders 6 Sold Out Find out more Book Now
21st June Heart of England 5 Sold Out Find out more Book Now
28th June Heart of England 5 Sold Out Find out more Book Now
5th July Heart of England 5 1 Cabin Available Find out more Book Now
12th July Severn Wonders 6 Sold Out Find out more Book Now
19th July Heart of England 5 Sold Out Find out more Book Now
26th July Severn Wonders 6 Sold Out Find out more Book Now
2nd August Heart of England 5 Sold Out Find out more Book Now
9th August Severn Wonders 6 Sold Out Find out more Book Now
16th August River Heritage 4 1 Cabin Available Find out more Book Now
23rd August Severn Wonders 6 Sold Out Find out more Book Now
30th August Cruise to the Views 5 1 Cabin Available Find out more Book Now
6th Sept Severn Wonders 6 Sold Out Find out more Book Now
13th Sept Heart of England 5 Sold Out Find out more Book Now
20th Sept Severn Wonders 6 1 Cabin Available Find out more Book Now
27th Sept Heart of England 5 Sold Out Find out more Book Now
4th Oct Cruise to the Views 5 Sold Out Find out more Book Now
11th Oct Heart of England 5 Sold Out Find out more Book Now
19th Oct Historic Canal Cruise 3 Sold Out Find out more Book Now
22nd Oct Unique Weekend Break 2 Sold Out Find out more Book Now
26th Oct Historic Canal Cruise 3 Sold Out Find out more Book Now
29th Oct Unique Weekend Break 2 Sold Out Find out more Book Now
16th Nov Christmas Getaway 3 Available Find out more Book Now
19th Nov Christmas Weekender 2 Available Find out more Book Now
23rd Nov Christmas Getaway 3 Available Find out more Book Now
26th Nov Christmas Weekender 2 Available Find out more Book Now

2022 Dates

Date Cruise Type Duration (nights) Availability
1st April Unique Weekend Break 2 Chartered Find out more Book Now
5th April Historic Canal Cruise 3 Last Few Cabins Find out more Book Now
8th April Unique Weekend Break 2 Over 50% Sold Find out more Book Now
12th April Unique Midweek Break 2 Available Find out more Book Now
15th April Historic Easter Canal Cruise 3 Nearly 50% Sold Find out more Book Now
19th April Cruise to the Views 5 Available Find out more Book Now
25th April Heart of England 5 Available Find out more Book Now
3rd May River Heritage 4 Available Find out more Book Now
9th May Heart of England 5 Available Find out more Book Now
16th May Severn Wonders 6 Available Find out more Book Now
23rd May Heart of England 5 Available Find out more Book Now
30th May Severn Wonders 6 Available Find out more Book Now
6th June Heart of England 5 Available Find out more Book Now
13th June Severn Wonders 6 Available Find out more Book Now
20th June Heart of England 5 Available Find out more Book Now
27th June Heart of England 5 Available Find out more Book Now
4th July Heart of England 5 Last Few Cabins Find out more Book Now
11th July Severn Wonders 6 Available Find out more Book Now
18th July Heart of England 5 Available Find out more Book Now
25th July Severn Wonders 6 Over 50% Sold Find out more Book Now
1st August Heart of England 5 Available Find out more Book Now
8th August Severn Wonders 6 Available Find out more Book Now
15th August River Heritage 4 Available Find out more Book Now
22nd August Severn Wonders 6 Available Find out more Book Now
29th August Heart of England 5 Nearly 50% Sold Find out more Book Now
5th September Severn Wonders 6 Over 50% Sold Find out more Book Now
12th September Cruise to the Views 5 Available Find out more Book Now
19th September Severn Wonders 6 Available Find out more Book Now
26th September Heart of England 5 Available Find out more Book Now
3rd October Heart of England 5 Available Find out more Book Now
10th October Cruise to the Views 5 Available Find out more Book Now
18th October Historic Canal Cruise 3 Chartered Find out more Book Now
21st October Unique Weekend Break 2 Available Find out more Book Now
25th October Historic Canal Cruise 3 Available Find out more Book Now
28th October Unique Weekend Break 2 Available Find out more Book Now

Great For Groups

We provide charters for groups and trade as well as cruises for couples or single travellers. If you have a group of people you want to spend some time with, where better than right here in the UK? No one needs to drive and we do all the dishes!

Groups, Families & Reunions

Step 1

Celebrate a special occasion, take a multigenerational holiday or get your special interest group together. We have the space and experience for you all to enjoy your time together.

Discounts

Step 2

If you charter the entire boat, discounts are available.

Christmas Cruises - NEW for 2021!

Step 2

Take a two or three night cruise with us to coincide with the famous Gloucester Victorian Christmas Market. You bring your family and we provide the turkey!

Relax, You're In

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Visit England Quality Assessed

We are independently assessed every year by Visit England and we are certified as a four star hotel boat to the Visit England criteria. Our boat, brochure and website are all assessed so you can be confident that our cruises are accurately described and of good quality.

Package Travel Financial Protection

In the ever changing world we live in, financial protection of consumer deposits is essential and a legal requirement under package travel regulations. As a member of Protected Travel Services (PTS), your money is held securely in a trust account managed by a third party. We do not have access to your money until after your holiday has been completed.

British Marine Full Member

As marine professionals who maintain a UK registered passenger vessel we are members of British Marine to keep ahead of legislation and safety on board our boat. We are inspected by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and British Marine help us to look our for the interests of our company and customers for health and safety compliance.

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