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IMPORTANT 2021 COVID-19 PANDEMIC INFORMATION

  • Most Hotelboats are hoping to be able to run their published cruise schedules in 2021.
  • 2021 cruises are heavily booked because of last year’s cancellations. 2021 cruising schedules
  • When we know of any late 2021 vacancies they will be on our Late Booking page.
  • 2022 cruising schedules are already available and hotelboats are taking bookings now.
  • However if Coronavirus restrictions continue through 2021 they may again affect schedules.
  • If you have already booked your 2021 cruise your Hotelboat will keep you informed.
  • We will try to provide up to date information here but the situation can change rapidly.

Newly-awarded 5 stars from VisitEngland

Edward Elgar

English Holiday Cruises now offer a voyage that’s just a little bit different on their 4-star hotel boat, Edward Elgar. It’s three times seven: visit Seven Wonders on a 7-day cruise along the River Severn. This new cruise covers the entire length of the Severn Navigation, sailing from Gloucester all the way to Stourport then

New Hotel Boat for 2022 – Star Trips Enterprise!

Star Trips

These are the (early) voyages of the Star Trips Enterprise. To explore strange new canals. To seek out new adventures and to boldly go where this hotel narrowboat has never been before.…. Seriously though, Star Trips’ crew have seen considerable interest in their brand new hotel narrow boat whilst out on trials on the Cut. “We are

A 2020 Bywater Hotelboat to yourselves, but with expert catering and crew!

Baywater Hatton

Bywater Hotelboat Cruises has been running successfully for many years, taking up to eight guests on cruises along the whole length of the canal system of England and Wales. We are now the only company who are still running the traditional motor and butty pair as a hotel. It’s friendly and cosy, with guests staying in

New owners settle in on The Billet Hotel Boat

Billet Hotel

Jerry & Jackie Henderson took over The Billet Hotel Boat in late 2018 from the original owners Peter and Lesley Smith. The concept adopted by Peter and Lesley has been continued by Jerry and Jackie, namely that the entire cruise is fully inclusive (all wines, beers, minerals & spirits) and a professional yet friendly atmosphere is encouraged

Hotelboat pioneer taking the Bywater tiller again

Baywater Holidays

Stephen Rees Jones, who has been hotelboating for 50 years and set up Bywater Holidays many years ago, has been back helping out the current owners. Steve has been helping Bywater’s Rosie Cannon and Brian Skelton work their boats along the canals on several cruises this year, and keeping guests safe and happy with his expertise and

Lady Teal gets Gold Award in her 10th season!

Lady Teal

Lady Teal is Five Star Gold rated and we cannot believe we are about to start our tenth season. Somewhat over 9 years ago we were designing Lady Teal, coming up with the name and the concept and looking to leave our jobs. Over that time we have sailed from the west coast to the

Kailani is first hotelboat to get Visit England Gold Award

Gold Award

Now in its 29th year Visit England Awards For Excellence is firmly established as representing the highest accolade in English Tourism. The winners of Gold, Silver and Bronze awards are announced by Visit England each April. Visit England stated “We are proud to announce that Kailani is the first Hotel Boat to receive one of

Check the maths and cruise to the Seven Wonders of England!

Edward Elgar

English Holiday Cruises now offer a voyage that’s just a little bit different on their 4-star hotel boat, Edward Elgar. It’s three times seven: visit Seven Wonders on a 7-day cruise along the River Severn. This new cruise covers the entire length of the Severn Navigation, sailing from Gloucester all the way to Stourport then