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“media city”(30 reviews)
“salford quays”(18 reviews)
Our family-run company has operated passenger boats in Manchester for over 25 years and our two vessels, LS Lowry and Emmeline Pankhurst, are named after famous local people who were born, lived and worked in Manchester and Salford, the very areas...more
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Castlefield Hotel Liverpool Road | Events Arena, Castlefield, Manchester M3 4JR, England
+44 161 902 0222
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I bought a voucher on Groupon for a 2hr cruise and a 2 course meal. I really didn't know what to expect. It was wonderful. The skipper was very knowledgeable and as we moved through the canal explained lots of history which was so interesting,...More

Thank Wannabelara
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I chanced upon the Emmeline Pankhurst preparing to start a lunchtime cruise from Castlefield. I asked if they had 2 extra places and luckily they were able to accommodate us and we spent the next 2.5 hours enjoying an excellent tour of...More

Thank simonghughes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were given vouchers for the Sunday lunch cruise as a Christmas present last year. The cruise lasted 3 hours and was very interesting and informative:you get a completely different view of the city from the canal and a real appreciation of the past and...More

Thank 158adelem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you so much for such an enjoyable lunchtime cruise yesterday. I had brought my friend for a birthday treat. We were not disappointed. We saw Manchester in a very different way. The boat master gave a very interesting and informative talk during the journey...More

Thank 45sarahanna
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! what an amazing experience. We celebrated a 40th with city centre cruises and the atmosphere was fantastic, the views were amazing and we were able to bring in our own DJ which made the party even better. The staff were amazing and consistent in...More

Thank shanellezara
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Proper home cooked Sunday roast . Had a great afternoon . Staff are very pleasant and welcoming lovely relaxed atmosphere . I am from manchester I learnt things on the way round the canal from the tour commentary. Can't wait to do it again and...More

Thank Paulshaun
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

I booked City Centre Cruises for my friends hen party. Nothing was too much trouble from beginning to end. On the night our crew were lovely, the food was really nice, and being able to use our own music via Bluetooth with our phones was...More

Thank MollyMax88
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Went on the Emmeline Pankhurst cruise yesterday with Sunday lunch included. Fantastic food, staff, and service. Everything about the food and service was really 5 star.John and his staff were brilliant,serving up a classic Sunday lunch with great wine also. Well done to all the...More

Thank TommyG171
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We have been in Manchester for A couple of days and it was great to see more of the city. We would not have been able to a learn about the bridges and city sites. Very nice ride on a sunny day. We needed our...More

Thank LLenke
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

I booked with City Centre Cruises for my husband's surprise 50th Birthday party. From beginning to end the service was exemplary. We had a fabulous night with friends and family. The staff were friendly, polite and helpful. The bar well stocked and reasonably priced. We...More

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7 August 2018|
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Response from AudreyC1794 | Reviewed this property |
The minimum is 2 people. We have been 3 and 5. We enjoyed the trip on the Bridgewater Canal the best as it is more scenic. We only did Sunday lunch where you just get your lunch and the tour comentary but I believe you... More
4 July 2018|
Response from AudreyC1794 | Reviewed this property |
No free parking at the canal side. There are a number of car parks close by but I don't think any free in the city centre. We used public transport because it was Manchester Day and very busy.
6 June 2018|
Response from Spursgirl13 | Reviewed this property |
They are open it's £18 for 2