4

Nights Long

58

Miles of Cruising

4

Included Tours & Excursions

The Lower Severn Navigation

The River Severn Heritage Cruise takes in the major towns and cities between Gloucester and Worcester.

Highlights

The River Severn Taster...

We know the River Severn well and love telling people about her interesting and varied history. During this cruise we concentrate on just the main destinations of the towns and cities themselves.

A fantastic introduction to the river for those who have less time to spend with us but still want to discover the heritage of the region.

We take you through historic locks and bridges as well as guide you to the sites of Abbeys, Cathedrals and museums.


This cruse is probably one of the slowest paced cruises we offer and is ideal for those who really want a river cruise without being away from home for too long. The later boarding time enables you to travel during the day and provides time to explore Gloucester itself.


Limited Dates

This cruise is has limited sailings. Book today to avoid disappointment.

*Meal Times are 8.30am Breakfast, 12.30pm Lunch and 6.30pm Dinner. The above itinerary is subject to change based on weather, tide and local conditions or events.

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:

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I have to pay and when?

Secure your booking with a £200 per cabin deposit. For all cruises departing 1.5.21 or later you will need to pay your balance 60 days in advance of your departure date. For all departures in April 2021, we will not be asking for balance payments until after the U.K. government announcement on reopening the economy, which is due on 22.2.21.

I'm a single traveller. Do you have single cabins and single rates?

Yes. The Edward Elgar only has twin cabins on board, but we do have single rates on most of our cruises. There are two single rate cabins available on every Unique Weekend Break and Historic Canal Cruise. We offer one cabin at a single rate on The River Heritage Cruise, The Cruise to the Views and The Heart of England Cruise. Single rates are not available on the Severn Wonders Cruise. Please note that in order to make a single booking you will need to do so by phone by calling us on 01452 410411 as single bookings cannot be booked online.

Is there parking & is it secure?

Yes. We use professional third party providers for parking. We always make sure the parking location is secure and with extra measures such as patrols or CCTV.  We have not had a single incident or problems with parking security since we began operating in 2005. Parking is charged per night if you take the Captain package, but free of charge if you book Commodore or Admiral packages. See pricing for details.

I have reduced mobility, is this suitable for me?

We have been inspected by VisitEngland and received an M1 mobility rating. This means we are considered to be suitable for older and less agile guests with sufficient mobility to climb a flight of steps but who would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance. If you would like a full copy of our access guidance then you can find it here.

Do you allow children?

Our holidays are designed to be completely laid back and relaxed. We do not usually allow bookings with children as it is an adult only setting. However, if you charter the vessel in full for Christmas cruises, we do allow children but we ask that children are a minimum of 7 years old for safety reasons.

Do I need travel insurance cover?

Yes. It is very important in case you have to cancel unexpectedly. We do not sell travel insurance but we will provide you with details of travel insurance providers that can arrange suitable cover for one of our cruises. You can use any insurer and we don't insist you use our partner insurer. It is important you purchase coverage as soon as you have booked your holiday. Having travel insurance is a condition of travel with English Holiday Cruises. Here is the link to our partner insurer, Just Travel Cover.

What happens if I need to cancel? What are your terms of booking?

Please make sure you have familiarised yourself and everyone in your party with our terms of booking and cancellation policy.

Pricing and Availability

70% of our passengers choose a hotel extension package (Commodore or Admiral)

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Captain (Cruise only)

£990

Per Person Twin Sharing

£1,490

Per Person Single Occupancy

Not got far to come? All of our 5 & 6 night cruises board in the early afternoon. If you have an easy journey to Gloucester and don't have concerns about getting to us on time without having to rush, then maybe this is the package for you. It includes the cruise only and parking is extra at the current daily rate.

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Commodore Package

£1,069

Per Person Twin Sharing

£1,640

Per Person Single Occupancy

If you have a way to come to get to Gloucester, we recommend staying at our nearby partner hotel. Travel to Gloucester the day before your cruise departs and enjoy a bed and breakfast stay. With this option you don't have to rush to meet the boarding time and there is no extra cost for parking.

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Admiral Package

£1,099

Per Person Twin Sharing

£1,665

Per Person Single Occupancy

 If you have something to celebrate or you just want to go all in, then take the Admiral package. You get a pre-cruise stay at our partner hotel with dinner, bed and breakfast. Also, after you check out from the hotel on the day of the cruise, enjoy a pre-boarding lunch just around the corner from our mooring. Parking included at no extra cost and we also provide some free souvenirs!

Departure Dates

This cruise is currently scheduled to depart:

2021

26 April, 16 August. 

2022

3 May, 15 August

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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 One Cabin Left Find out more Book Now
14th June Severn Wonders 6 One Cabin Left 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 One Cabin Left 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 One Cabin Left Find out more Book Now
9th August Severn Wonders 6 Sold Out Find out more Book Now
16th August River Heritage 4 Sold Out Find out more Book Now
23rd August Severn Wonders 6 Sold Out Find out more Book Now
30th August Cruise to the Views 5 Sold Out 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 Sold Out 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 Two Cabins Left 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

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