English Holiday Cruises’ Edward Elgar Offers A Comfortable Alternative Cruise In These Covid Days

The 22-passenger Edward Elgar carries cruise passengers through the English countryside

Since March, Cruise People clients have not been able to book the usual type of voyage they are interested in, a cargo ship that carries a few passengers or in their favourite specialty cruise ships.

So we went looking for something else that leaves this summer. The result of this was a visit to a rather interesting Visit England four-star hotel boat that offers 2- to 6-night voyages from the Port of Gloucester. The 2000-built Edward Elgar is an 88-foot vessel that was built and designed to be able to navigate the locks and bridges of the River Severn from Gloucester to Stourport, whilst also sailing the Canal that connects Gloucester to Sharpness on the Bristol Channel.

Recently refitted and modified to accommodate social distancing, the Edward Elgar’s itineraries allow English passengers to avoid flights and the quarantines that are necessitated by travelling to some EU countries at the moment.

Fares are all-inclusive of meals, drinks, shore excursions. Accommodation is provided in cosy en suite cabins, with trsditional English meals and an optional pre-cruise hotel night ashore in Gloucester, on offer between now and the end of October 2020.

All voyages leave from and return to Alexandra Quay in the Gloucester Docks (below).

Sail from historic Gloucester Docks

• Seven Wonders of the Severn (6 nights @ £1,595 pp) – 7 & 21 September
• Heart of England Cruise (5 nights @ £1,315 pp) – 14 & 28 September
• Cruise to the Views (5 nights @1,275 pp) – 31 August
• Historic Canal Cruise (3 nights @ £495 pp) – 14 & 28 Sept, 5 October
• Unique Weekend Cruise (2 nights @ £315 pp) – 23 & 29 October

For brochures, reservations or further details please call The Cruise People Ltd on 020 7723 2450 or e-mail passageenquiry@outlook.com

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