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Edward Elgar - historic Gloucester Docks always a port of call
Edward Elgar - looking impressive on the water
Edward Elgar - perfect for multi generational groups
Edward Elgar - sailing through beautiful countryside with Malverns in the background
Edward Elgar - saloon bar with dining for all guests
Edward Elgar - relax in the piano bar after dinner
Edward Elgar - perfect dining with fabulous river views
Edward Elgar - lots of seating on the upper viewing deck
Edward Elgar - all cabins are twins with a window
Edward Elgar - an idyllic form of transport to arrive in Worcester on The Severn Cruise
Edward Elgar - sit on the viewing deck at the approach of Holt Bridge
Edward Elgar - bridge buttress
Edward Elgar - under the delightful Worcester Bridge on Classic Severn Cruise
Edward Elgar - moored up on Purton Flat
Edward Elgar - tie up in Upton and pop into a local for a pint.
Edward Elgar - gin salmon one of chef's specials
Edward Elgar - delicious scotch egg for lunch
Edward Elgar - the wheelhouse control room
Edward Elgar - looking impressive on the water
Edward Elgar - perfect for multi generational groups
Edward Elgar - sailing through beautiful countryside with Malverns in the background
Edward Elgar - saloon bar with dining for all guests

Edward Elgar, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

11 - 22 11 Bedrooms 22 Dining

All-inclusive river cruise boat sleeping 22 for exclusive use cruises on the Severn and Gloucester Ship Canal for multi generational families and friends

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Edward Elgar, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, sleeps 11 - 22 in 11 bedrooms.

This is a wonderful opportunity to explore the stunning English countryside, heading to a new place of interest each day in a very comfortable all-inclusive hotel on the water. Edward Elgar is a river cruise boat which offers a cruise for 22, starting and finishing near Gloucester - a unique choice for multi-generation families and friends, either fancying a 7-day holiday or a weekend break to honour a special occasion. There are a variety of cruises on offer which include travel on the Gloucester Ship Canal and the River Severn, with daily stop-offs and a wide range of excursions to destinations such as the Cotswolds, Slimbridge and Worcester. Exclusive use is a popular option for getting loved ones together to celebrate a big birthday or anniversary.

The philosophy behind an Edward Elgar river boat cruise is a stress-free and convenient experience from start to finish. The boat crew will help to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. The steward will greet you on arrival and take your luggage to the cabin so that you can take in your new surroundings and perhaps head to the restaurant for a welcome drink and the Captain's cocktail party. The Captain is responsible for piloting the boat but also provides commentary and useful information as the journey unfolds. An on-board chef cooks up three delicious meals daily, so you don't have to do a thing.

The restaurant is a bright space where everyone can gather for meals together and enjoy fabulous views through large windows. Maybe pop into the bar after dinner and make the most of the wide range of drinks and spirits included in your package, watching the free live entertainment or taking part in games and quizzes provided. The upper viewing deck is a glorious spot to savour the beautiful riverscape and watch the world go by.

Cabins are very comfy spaces, all having twin beds with good quality mattresses and toppers with extra blankets for comfort. There is a window in each although they cannot be open for health and safety reasons. However don't worry about being too hot or cold as Edward Elgar has central heating and air conditioning. All have en suite shower rooms with WC.


Dog Friendly

Pets are not allowed.

Disabled Facilities

No specific facilities but the boat is suitable for anyone able to manage a few stairs.


WiFi is available throughout.


Catered cruise with tea and coffee available at all times. No self-catering.

Dining Room

On-board restaurant with dining, including house drinks, for all guests, with large viewing windows.

Sitting Room

Lounge bar and viewing deck have seating areas.

TV and Music Facilities

Music on board.

Games Room

There is no games room but there is plenty to entertain guests on the trip.

Heating and Open Fires

Centrally heated. Air conditioning.


11 twin cabins, all with windows and en suites.


Bed linen and bathroom towels are provided.


11 en suite shower rooms.

Children's Facilities

No specific facilities. Minimum age seven years old.


Viewing deck with plenty of seating for all guests.

Swimming Pool

There is no pool.


Secure covered parking near canal-side launch site.


Smoking area on board.

Booking Information

Please enquire about our rates for cruises. Deposit of £200 per cabin is required to secure your booking with the balance due 60 days before arrival. It is largely adult only accommodation unless the boat is booked as exclusive hire when children 7 or older are allowed.

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Edward Elgar, Gloucestershire

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2 Night Weekend
From £7100


The arrival point is in The Boathouse, Gloucester: 40 minutes from Bristol, 45 minutes to Worcester, 50 minutes from Swindon. London 2 hours 30 minutes. Good road access via the M5 and A40.

  • Cruises start from Gloucester, and take in surrounding canals or rivers. Visit the Cotswolds, Worcester or many other places of interest on the way.
  • Gloucester has Tesco Superstore, Asda and Sainsbury's.
  • The Boathouse offers dining before boarding.
  • Bristol Airport is under an hour.
  • Gloucester.
  • National bus service to Gloucester.

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