Edward Elgar Hotel Boat


If you would like a full river-cruise package holiday experience without a troublesome journey into Europe this year, look at English Holiday Cruises. They offer the only ‘small ship’ luxury river cruise experience in England:

  • Super-secure cruising: A comprehensive range of safety measures have been put in place, not just the standard safeguards for all hospitality outlets but additional measures both to prevent infection from boarding the vessel and from spreading if it ever does get aboard. Their website carries further details.
  • Unique holidays: Take your hotel with you from Gloucester on a tour of the glorious countryside in the Cotswolds Severn Vale
  • Discovery: Visit fascinating destinations and moor up close to the local sights. All tours start within 400 metres of the moorings or otherwise transport is provided.
  • Guided Tours: At every destination, there’s an inclusive guided tour or excursion, including Berkeley Castle, the Slimbridge Wetlands Centre, Tewkesbury Abbey, Worcester Cathedral and the Severn Valley Railway.
  • Boating excellence: The ship ‘Edward Elgar’ is spacious and comfortable with cosy en-suite cabins, climate control, free Wi-Fi and panoramic views. Visit England rate the vessel as a 4-star hotel boat and she is no narrowboat!
  • Superb hospitality: You can Indulge in classic English food, a wide range of beverages, free wine, beer or soft drinks at lunch and dinner, free tea/coffee all day and more besides. They also cater for special diets, with advance warning.
  • Companionship: There are just 22 like-minded guests aboard and the atmosphere is informal, so you can socialise easily without the hubbub found on the big European cruisers. To help you relax, the cruises run at a gentle daily pace.
  • Kind and caring crew: Let the resident crew look after everything you need, from porterage to meal service to cabin-cleaning (afterwards, you’ll want to take them home with you!)
  • Convenience: All cruises start and end in Gloucester, which is easy to reach from anywhere in the UK and there’s parking available near the home mooring.
  • Hotel extensions: For a more relaxing start to your holiday without fear of ‘missing the boat’ you can stay at their local partner luxury hotel the night before boarding, at special rates.
  • Value for money: 98% of guests say that the company provides ‘Excellent’ or ‘good’ value for money and 98% would recommend English Holiday Cruises to others.
  • Family owned: English Holiday Cruises is a private, family-owned company which has been delivering excellence for over 15 years. Visit their website to read rave independent reviews with an average score over 4.9 stars.

So, for a ‘staycation’ package holiday with a difference this year, request a FREE brochure now by calling 01452-410411, or visit www.englishholidaycruises.co.uk There’s also a video link here


5th Floor Alexandra Warehouse, The Docks

The Docks

Disability Access Information

The Edward Elgar has been assessed as 'M1' by the Visit England National Accessibility scheme. Bookings can be accepted from anybody with impaired mobility, hearing or sight. However, guests with any such impairments should telephone the company before making a booking and consider whether these holidays are suitable. Accessibility is compromised by certain infrastructure which cannot be adapted to specific needs. These include: a gangway which at some moorings is quite steep, as much as 23 degrees from the horizontal; Internal staircases which cannot accommodate walking aids; And outside tours which occasionally have steps and slopes without banisters or other aids to access. As a rule of thumb for the accessibility of the vessel generally, passengers should be able to use a domestic staircase with banisters on each side, unaided. There is no space for a toilet on the main deck so passengers will need to go down to a staircase to their cabins for this purpose. It is wise for anybody with special needs to telephone the company before making a booking.