A Different Kind

of holiday

Unpack once, and take your hotel with you on a cruise through the countryside to a new destination every day.

Our customers want a holiday in Britain with a difference. They want to avoid the stress of long journeys, airports, flights, lost luggage and unusual food. We are conveniently located in the beautiful Severn Vale, offering relaxation, the discovery of fascinating destinations, traditional English food and full service - with a constantly changing view of the glorious and unspoilt English countryside.

Central Location

All cruises start and finish in Gloucester's Historic Docks.

The Severn Vale and Severn Navigation

We operate on the River Severn between Gloucester and Stourport and the Gloucester to Sharpness Ship Canal between Gloucester and Sharpness.

The Edward Elgar Hotel Boat

Our hotel boat Edward Elgar is rated 4-stars by Visit England, and is the highest capacity hotel boat on the inland waterways of the U.K.

Our Company

full of kindness

At English Holiday Cruises, we believe we are only as good as the people in our team.

Through careful selection and training, our staff and crew know how to look after our guests - and each other. We have been operating since 2005 and know what makes a great member of the crew or staff behind the scenes to keep everything working like clockwork. You'll know when you come on board because although we are all working very hard - we make it look easy by staying calm, friendly, kind and fun!

Our Team

Jay Clements - General Manager

Francesca Lance - Operations Co-ordinator

Samantha Yonge - Administration Manager

Stephen Whitby - Captain

Louis Michaud - Deckhand

Miles Thwaites - Chef

The MV Edward Elgar

All our cruises are on board the 4-star rated Edward Elgar hotel boat. With just 22 passengers and 5 crew, it provides a unique atmosphere whilst our crew look after everything.

98% of our passengers rate our service as "Good" or "Excellent" value for money. That's because we include:



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English Holiday Cruises LTd. Registered in England and Wales Company Number 05207004. Registered Address: Windsor House, Bayshill Road, Cheltenham, GL50 3AT.  Please visit the Contact Us page for our correspondence address.

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