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How to Book Your Cruise

All hotelboat cruises are booked directly with their Crews and Operators - Simple!


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The Hotel Boats and their Crews

Most of these boats are operated by their owners so when you go to their websites you may deal directly with your future skipper & crew. Their websites contain full details about their hotelboats and the cruises they offer. You book directly with them, no middlemen or agents here!

The Billet Hotel Boat – Scheduled cruising wideboat, up to 4 guests
Luxurious and relaxing short holiday breaks, an all-inclusive, fully catered and 5 star experience in the marvellously peaceful English countryside, enjoying the beauty of the canal network and its’ historic past.
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Bywater Hotelboat Cruises– Scheduled cruising narrowboat pair, up to 8 guests
Join us aboard our hotel-boat pair for a relaxing holiday afloat. Traditional English cooking, full ensuite cabins, welcoming atmosphere, owner operated. Wide cruising area of narrow & wide canals & rivers.
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English Holiday Cruises – Scheduled cruising riverboat, up to 22 guests
Relax in comfort aboard the intimate, family-run, 4-star ‘Edward Elgar’. Sail the glorious Cotswolds Severn Vale to destinations steeped in history. The crew do everything, delicious meals & all cabins en-suite. 3 to 6 day holidays from only £195.Visit our website Full contact details
Lady Teal – Scheduled cruising wideboat, up to 5 guests, 3 cabins
5 Star Gold awarded by VisitEngland. Spacious, luxurious, relaxing. Observation lounge, upper deck, mouth watering food. All cabins fully equipped and en-suite. Passing through the Yorkshire Dales, Lancashire countryside and vibrant cities.
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Narrowboat Ellis – Scheduled cruising narrowboat, up to 2 guests
Narrowboat Ellis offers a relaxed, informal Narrow-boating experience “somewhere between a Hotel boat and a boating trip with old friends”!
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The Piano Boat – Scheduled cruising wideboat, 2 guests

5-star hotel boating with a cultural twist: year-round, exclusive, all-inclusive Musical Holidays on the water. Spectacular live performances from acclaimed concert pianist Masayuki Tayama, and indulgent meals from the galley. Visit our website  Full contact details

Takara Hotel Boat – Scheduled cruising Narrowboat, up to 4 guests
A relaxing and friendly cruise on our traditional hotel narrow boat. All en-suite cabins, excellent home cooked food and fully licensed bar. A great way to explore the canals of England and Wales.
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Hotelboat Tranquil Rose – Scheduled cruising wideboat, up to 8 guests
Traditional wide beam all-inclusive hotel boat offering a choice of routes on the Southern Waterways. Travel back to a bygone era and experience possibly the most relaxing of holidays available.
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Hotel Boat Wessex Rose– Scheduled cruising wideboat, up to 6 guests
5* luxury wide beam hotel boat. All inclusive 3 to 7 night cruises for up to six guests. Sumptuous food, private en-suite cabins with full-size beds & TV/DVD, spacious panoramic lounge, roof deck.
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Willow Charter Hotelboat – Scheduled charter narrowboat, up to 2 guests
Willow offers guest an enchanting cruise for eleven nights, exploring the heart of England, on the Four Counties Ring with a gourmet experience capturing local ingredients sourced from the towpath.
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