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Orwell River Cruises

| Orwell Quay, Ipswich IP3 0BQ, England
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A pleasant cruise

I can't fault this but initially the thought of 3 and a half hours on the river seemed a little too... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Steve S
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Birthday day out for mother-in-law

Wow what a amazing trip despite the weather was told about the trip and the sites the whole way... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sharon W
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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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Sail the River Orwell in Style The River Orwell is one of the most scenic and historic rivers in the country. The Orwell Lady public cruises sail from Ipswich Wet Dock (Orwell Quay) to Pin Mill or Harwich Harbour from Easter weekend through to...more
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I can't fault this but initially the thought of 3 and a half hours on the river seemed a little too long, but the views are amazing and a few drinks along the way helped. Even able to take contactless so dred to think how...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what a amazing trip despite the weather was told about the trip and the sites the whole way... my father-in-law is disabled and I can’t thank the gentleman who helped him off due to it been slippery he was very nice indeed thanks again

Thank Sharon W
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Emma L, Owner at Orwell River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. Our staff try really hard to make everything as easy as possible, despite the weather :)

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We were a bit concerned that the Orwell Lady was such an antique that it might not make it through a 3-hour trip, but we got there, and sitting on the top deck was relatively quiet and pleasant. We were lucky to hit excellent weather...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

A group of use went on a cream tea cruise on the Orwell . It was very interesting and the cream tea was excellent but the thing we didn't expect was a rescue at sea when the engine broke down and we had to be...More

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Emma L, Owner at Orwell River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for your review and for seeing the positives :)

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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Great little boat with plenty of room , went for the buffet cruise and all the food was lovely would definalty go again when I need to unwind

Thank Dan T
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We were all bit disappointed as the trip was spoiled by the poor music It was advertised as Dixieland Jazz It needed livening up

1  Thank Mary J
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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely short cruise to the orwell bridge and back. Around an hour long which was perfect with an almost 4 year old. Learned a little history and saw a few sights of ipswich that I hadn't noticed before.

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Reviewed 29 June 2017

We spent the afternoon on a river trip on the Lady Orwell, going from Ipswich docks Orwell quay to Pin Mill. which inc afternoon tea. the weather forecast was overcast possible rain however the rain held off and didn't dampen our experience. The captain provided...More

1  Thank Peter O
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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Went on the lady Orwell Sunday morning trip to pinmill took my dad who thoroughly enjoyed it and so did I the views are fantastic and the staff great. Will most definitely do it again thanks.

1  Thank Louise T
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

had a very good day on this trip with three other members of my family . the food was nice and the starters were brought out to us ,we were also offered more . the information from the guide [captain] was excellent and any question...More

2  Thank Neil A
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Hello Yes, you can visit our website and click on Gift Vouchers or call Ipswich Tourist Information Centre on 01473 258070. Thanks Emma
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