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“sunday lunch”(35 reviews)
“salford quays”(18 reviews)
“media city”(30 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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All reviews sunday lunch salford quays media city the manchester ship canal bridgewater canal hour cruise old trafford informative commentary imperial war museum recommend this trip lowry theatre private cruise friends hen party different perspective the staff were friendly and helpful great afternoon manchester united
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Very relaxed and informative trip I did it twice so I could get more photos, the staff were friendly and helpful

Thank Natalie S
Reviewed 3 July 2018

From the moment we arrived for this brilliant cruise we were made to feel welcome by the amazing staff and captain. The captain's commentary throughout the trip was well presented and his knowledge of the surrounding areas were incredible. The front of house staff were...More

Thank Lorraine C
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Lovely afternoon cruise. Staff were brilliant really helpful & friendly. Two of our party had dietary requirements which were catered for without difficulty even making sure that there were suitable replacements equally delicious. The food and service was excellent. It is our second cruise and...More

Thank AudreyC1794
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We enjoyed a relaxing and informative cruise from Ralli Quay to Salford Quay and back again. Plenty to view along the way and encouraging to see a variety of wildlife too. Interesting commentary provided by the captain of the vessel greatly enhanced the experience.

Thank Lincs1962
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

A great afternoon out with fantastic food and friendly staff . Brilliant commentary as we sailed down the bridgewater canal and Manchester ship canal sharing the rich industrial history of the remarkable setting and great views of Manchester and Media City from a different perspective....More

Thank Geoff H
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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
5 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.
7 June 2018|
Response from Spursgirl13 | Reviewed this property |
They are open it's £18 for 2