Ladies who LunchThe family business of English Holiday Cruises has run river cruise holidays for ten years now in the Cotswolds Severn Vale out of Gloucester. They say their cruises provide some of the most unusual, relaxing and affordable holidays in England. Many of their customers agree by returning year after year.

Each cruise features glorious views, visits to fascinating destinations and 4-Star accommodation on the ‘Edward Elgar’ hotel boat. The cabins are climate controlled and en-suite. All meals are included and prepared to traditional English recipes. Free wine is served during evening meals and free tea/coffee is available all day.  You simply unpack once, sit back, relax and let the live-in crew look after everything.

To celebrate their milestone tenth anniversary this Autumn, the company has created two one-off special cruises.

The ‘10th Anniversary Cruise’ boarding on 15th September runs over 4 days with a bespoke route featuring a visit to the renowned ‘Crucible’ Sculpture Exhibition at Gloucester Cathedral and guided tours of Medieval Tewkesbury and Civil-war Upton-upon-Severn. There will also be free cocktails and sparkling wine served every evening, special prizes for the winners of their on-board games and lots more fun to mark the occasion. Passengers opting to extend their trip with an overnight stay at the company’s partner hotel will get a free room upgrade. The cruise is priced at £385pp.

The ‘Severn Bore Cruise’ boarding 6th October runs over 5 days again with a bespoke itinerary. Visits to Worcester, Upton and Tewkesbury will be followed by a special excursion to see a strong run of the Severn Bore. This cruise is priced at £450pp including the normal package of meals, drinks, guided tours and live entertainment.

There are also some terrific rates available this autumn for their regular cruises on the Gloucester to Sharpness Ship Canal – the world’s first Ship Canal. The 4-day Historic Canal Cruise at only £310pp features visits to Berkeley Castle, a Ship’s Graveyard and a Wildfowl Centre, whilst the 3-day Unique Weekend Break at only £195 calls at 3 colourful stops on the waterway and includes a visit to the Wildfowl Centre.

To book any of these cruises or simply to request a free brochure, call 01452-410411, visit or email

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