Cruise Holidays in England


Board in our home port of Gloucester, unpack once, sit back and relax for a unique touring holiday through the glorious English countryside of the Cotswolds Severn Vale.

We offer a variety of cruises to satisfy every taste: there are short 2- or 3-night breaks up to longer 4- and 5-night cruises; sailings on Britain’s first Ship Canal, sailings on the mighty River Severn or sailings on both; and individuals or groups are welcome.

All the cruises are full board, with 3 delicious meals each day.  The cabins are all en-suite with windows and climate control.  There is complimentary tea and coffee and a bar on board to purchase drinks.  From the moment you arrive our crew are on hand to look after your every need.

All of our outside tours and excursions like those on the Severn Valley railway or to Berkeley castle are included in the price.

You’ll be delighted by the friendly, relaxed atmosphere on board.  We have collected a huge number of testimonials and recommendations over the years from satisfied customers and the press – as you will see around this website. Have a look through our list of cruises below and click the ‘Find out more’ buttons to decide which cruise is right for you.


Why Cruise in England?

  • Drive or take the train to the boarding point – no airports, no ferries, no passports, no crowds.
  • Unpack once and take your hotel with you on a tour of the country. No repacking, no car, no fuss.
  • Enjoy close-up views of the surrounding countryside and travel to new places every day.
  • Step off to explore local sights or join guided tours of pretty towns, heritage, wildlife and more.
  • Get to know your fellow-passengers quickly – we have a small complement of only 22 people.
  • Enjoy every moment and relax – our crew will help you with everything.


Choose one of our five cruises to find your perfect holiday….


Heart of England Cruise – 5 nights

Even though we’ve sailed with you before (10 times) there is always something new to see and do.’ (Mr & Mrs Borer, Rochester)


  • River Severn
  • Visit Gloucester, Upton, Tewkesbury, Worcester & Stourport
  • Excursions on Severn Valley Railway and River Avon
  • Views to Cotswolds and Malverns


Our ‘flagship’ 5-night Heart of England cruise runs all the way to Stourport-on-Severn and back with beautiful scenery, plenty of sightseeing, an excursion on the Severn Valley Railway and a NEW trip on the River Avon. Available May to September.


River Severn Heritage Cruise – 4 nights

So nice to see a family-run business with hands on involvement to ensure everything ran smoothly. A lovely holiday with a difference.’ (Mr & Mrs Uppington, Bristol)


  • River Severn
  • Visit Gloucester, Upton, Tewkesbury & Worcester
  • Guided tours at Worcester Cathedral and Tewkesbury Abbey
  • Views of Cotswolds and Malverns
  • 4 Nights, 11 meals, live entertainment

The 4-night ‘River Heritage’ cruise offers a sample of the mighty River Severn, with stops at Upton, Worcester and Tewkesbury and stunning views to the Cotswolds and Malverns. Available in July.


Cruise to the Views – 5 nights

We loved every minute of our trip. The team who took care of us were wonderful, the on board entertainment was most enjoyable too. The Chef was amazing.’ (Jean & Rod Evans, Garstang)


  • Ship canal and River Severn
  • Visit Gloucester, Purton, Slimbridge, Upton, Worcester and Tewkesbury
  • Guided tours at Slimbridge, Worcester Cathedral, Tewkesbury Abbey
  • Views of Severn Estuary, Forest of Dean, Cotswolds and Malverns
  • 5 Nights, 14 meals, live entertainment

The 5-night ‘Cruise to the Views’ is a comprehensive inland cruise holiday combining the best of the Gloucester-Sharpness Canal and River Severn. Available June, July and October.


Unique Weekend Break – 2 nights

‘I greatly enjoyed the whole weekend and feel I had my money’s worth. A different experience that leaves me wanting more!’ (S.Jarman, Pentre)


  • Gloucester-Sharpness Ship Canal
  • Visit Gloucester, Slimbridge, Purton & Frampton
  • Views to Cotswolds, Severn Estuary, Forest of Dean
  • Entry to Slimbridge Wildlife Centre included
  • 2 nights, 6 meals, live entertainment

Our Unique Weekend Break from Friday night to Sunday is a short, economical break on Britain’s first ever Ship canal with good views and a wildlife outing. Available April to October.


Historic Canal Cruise – 3 nights

We enjoyed our cruise immensely, the trips were interesting, informative and well organised. The food at all times was exceptional. (Mr & Mrs Finch, Suffolk)


  • Gloucester-Sharpness Ship Canal
  • Visit Gloucester, Slimbridge, Purton, Frampton, Berkeley, Saul
  • Inclusive tours at Slimbridge, Purton ‘Hulks’ and Berkeley Castle
  • Entry to Slimbridge Wildlife Centre and Berkeley included
  • 3 nights, 9 meals, live entertainment

The Historic Canal cruise on the Gloucester-Sharpness Ship Canal is packed full of tours to local heritage and wildlife sights and superb views of the countryside. Available April to October.