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Manchester Ship Canal

The Quays, England
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good cruise but unproffessional finish

The cruise itself is very good but you need good weather as there is insufficient space inside if... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
north west england
Mersey Ferries Manchester Ship Canal Cruise

We had a great day out on the Cruise from Salford Quays to Liverpool, today took just over 5 1/4... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steve H
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  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
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“six hours” (12 reviews)
“salford quays” (47 reviews)
“hour cruise” (8 reviews)
The Quays, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The cruise itself is very good but you need good weather as there is insufficient space inside if wet. We had a lovely sunny day and were able to stand outside the whole journey. I said stand as there were insufficient seats outside for everyone...More

Thank hippo432
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great day out on the Cruise from Salford Quays to Liverpool, today took just over 5 1/4 hours but it can take 6 hours. We set off at 10:00, the weather was sunny, which added to a very pleasant trip. The on...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have just got back from a group trip on the Royal Iris from Salford to Liverpool. The scenery was very interesting, not just the natural world but also the industrial heritage and modern industry and the construction of the canal itself and the various bridges....More

Thank frigate
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fascinating cruise on a magnificent piece of engineering. At over 5 hours this is a full day but it is very well organised and there is good catering on the boat. You are very well looked after.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We were due to take a 6 hour "cruise" from Manchester to Liverpool - unfortunately the "office" at Eastons (our coach company) gave incorrect instructions to our driver who was told to take us to Manchester rather than Liverpool for boarding !!! Fortunately the driver...More

1  Thank An_Old_Burian
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This is one of the worlds most amazing constructions - a big canal. Take a trip down it on a Mersey Ferry - Liverpool, Seacombe & Birkenhead - Salford Docks. All the way there is industry, engineering wonders and superb countryside. This is a must...More

Thank Howard-Liverpool
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The good: a great Christmas present from our kids - to travel the canal and see the still working parts of a once busy ship canal. We were actually surprised at how busy the lower parts still are (nearest the Mersey estuary). Higher up the...More

2  Thank pen1852
Reviewed 22 May 2017

For something different decided to go on the Manchester Ship Canal cruise. It is a 6 hour cruise with commentary along the way highlighting place and history of interest. There are snacks available on board. Boat used is one of the Mersey Ferries. Once at...More

Thank trammanNotts
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Six hours on the Canal from Salford Quays to Liverpool, in comfort, warm sunshine, no smoking, decent bacon butties and a well informed commentary. What more could you ask for? You can bring your own food and drink and many people do, to make a...More

Thank davidbsmallwood
Reviewed 9 May 2017

After a delayed start due to a bridge and then a lock gate not opening the trip was superb. Good commentary but the mic kept breaking up. Great journey seeing the length of the canal, seeing bird life and the industrial history . Great view...More

Thank Darleypete
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David W
24 May 2017|
Response from Praful S | Reviewed this property |
There is café, which serves light lunches, snacks and hot drinks. Not sure about alcoholic drinks. But I am sure, one would not die of hunger or thirst on board!