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Boating, with creature comforts

Virtual Tour of Edward Elgar

Please note, our virtual tour was created before our Covid-19 layout was put in place. If you would like to see what our saloon looks like now, you can watch a video on our Facebook Page or watch our Covid Secure measures video.

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  • Glorious Views

    Sail through the Cotswolds Severn Vale to catch glorious views of the Cotswold hills, Severn estuary, Forest of Dean and the Malvern hills.

  • Historic Destinations

    Visit towns along the route with Cathedrals, Abbeys and more. Most moorings are close to the local sites and if not, we lay on a taxi service.

  • Tours & Excursions

    Join an inclusive guided tour or excursion.  There’s also a running commentary during the cruise.

  • Twin En Suite Cabins

    Cabins are en suite with shower, basin and toilet. They also have a window and climate control.

  • 4 star service

    The live in crew will take care of everything. They serve delicious meals, clean your cabins and are always happy to help.

  • Traditional English Meals

    Delicious traditional food is freshly prepared on board by our live in Chef. Special diet? No Problem.

  • Complimentary Drinks

    Tea & Coffee 24/7. Wine, Beer & Soft drinks with Lunch & Dinner. Welcome drinks and cocktails at the Captain’s Cocktail party!

  • Relaxing Atmosphere

    With just 22 passengers and a gentle daily pace, you can relax without the hubub found on larger boats.

  • Entertainment & WiFi

    Enjoy optional live entertainment, deck games and quizzes.  Use our on board WiFi to keep in touch and send photos home.

  • Easy Transport Links

    The moorings in Gloucester are 2 miles from the M5, 1 mile from the rail and bus stations and within an hour of two International Airports.

  • Parking Available

    Parking is nearby our mooring. Take an hotel extension and the parking charge is included PLUS an early bag drop.

  • Great Optional Extensions

    Stay in a local hotel before your cruise.  Tell us to book you in for a great rate.

A Variety of Itineraries

Six experiences available - from only £315pp.

  • Severn Wonders Cruise - 6 night cruise

    Since its launch in 2016 this has been our most popular cruise that takes in the entire Severn Vale Navigation. This trip combines the best sights of the Gloucester Sharpness canal and The River Severn travelling the entire length of the navigation between Gloucester, Sharpness and Stourport. Packed with excursions including visits to Slimbridge, the Upton Tudor house, Worcester Cathedral and the Severn Valley Steam railway. Not to be missed.

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  • Heart of England Cruise - 5 nights on the River Severn - Selling Fast for 2021

    This is our most popular cruise.  See the full length of the navigable River Severn from Gloucester to Stourport on Severn. Includes an excursion to the Severn Valley steam railway from Stourport on Severn, and tours of Worcester Cathedral, Upton upon Severn, Tewkesbury Abbey and Croome Park National Trust.

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  • Cruise to the Views - 5 night combination of the ship canal and River Severn

    Sail from Gloucester’s historic docks to the end of the Gloucester Sharpness canal – the first ship canal ever built. Then cruise back through Gloucester up the River Severn. Discover the Purton Barge graveyard and Slimbridge Wetlands and Wilfowl centre on the canal. Guided tours of Upton upon Severn, Worcester Cathedral and Tewkesbury Abbey along the River Severn. A wide range of stunning views in the Severn Vale.

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  • River Severn Heritage Cruise - 4 nights on the River Severn

    Discover the essence of a river used since Roman times for transport and commerce between towns and cities which became cornerstones of medieval England. Cruise from the historic docks of Gloucester to Upton upon Severn, Tewkesbury and Worcester. Glorious views along the way and guided tours of Worcester Cathedral, Tewkesbury Abbey and Upton upon Severn.

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  • Historic Canal Cruise - 3 nights on the world's first ship canal

    The Gloucester Sharpness canal opened in 1827 and this cruise explores its history. Discover the mysteries of Berkeley castle where Edward II met his end, the amazing wildlife of Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands trust, the Purton barge graveyard as well as local efforts to restore the canals of the Cotswolds.

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  • Unique Weekend Break - 2 night weekend cruise on the Gloucester Sharpness ship canal

    Want to just give us a try? Or maybe you want to charter us for a weekend with family and friends. This cruise is perfect for you. Board on Friday for dinner then sail in the morning to discover Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands trust. Then we cruise to a perfect mooring to watch the sunset by the Severn estuary over the Purton hulks barge graveyard. Back home for Sunday afternoon.

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