A Marine Cruises canal holiday from two great bases

A canal holiday with Marine Cruises is special!

Because our canal holiday routes are special.

Marine Cruises operates from two great canal holiday bases, each ideally suited to explore some of the finest canal holiday routes in the UK! The Llangollen Canal with its famous aqueducts and tunnels is probably the most beautiful canal in Britain, you can explore lots of fascinating canal holiday rings, and our Falkirk base allows you to cross Scotland coast to coast, including a breathtaking journey on the world famous Falkirk Wheel! details

A canal holiday is a special holiday.

It’s a special holiday because it’s a great way to spend quality time with the people who matter to you. Leave all the hassles behind and take some time out, travel slowly, notice the fine details of life and enjoy the company of friends or your family. Unwind while steering the boat, working the locks or just chatting to folk you meet along the way! On a canal holiday there really is something for everyone,  as much enjoyable activity as you choose, always something to see, tunnels, castles, villages, pubs and countryside, even just relaxing with a good book while the world floats by! details

Special Narrowboats

Marine Cruises are proud of our purpose built narrowboats designed with you, our valued customer, in mind. All are professionally fitted to the highest standard to provide both the comfort and accessories you expect from a first class hire fleet. Our narrowboats are expertly maintained and well equipped and come with every item you will need to make your holiday run smoothly, all have a bathroom with shower and a galley complete with full size cooker. details

… with very special service

Marine Cruises is special because we are a family firm, set up by Arthur Rudland and now run by his daughters. Our friendly staff can give you advice about how to get the best from your canal holiday. Our 2 bases have been carefully chosen to give you the best choice of wonderful cruising routes, whether you are coming for a week, a short break, or a longer holiday. You will be able to travel at your own pace and dally where you want, in fabulous scenery. details

Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

We currently have no clarity on when we can start back up but based on what we know and from discussions with the various waterways etc we believe it will be sometime in June or July. However if you are due to holiday within the month of June and you would like to transfer rather than wait for more information please get in touch with us on the below email address, also for those in the high risk group, over 70 or flying in from overseas (this maybe outside of the month of June as I appreciate some other countries will have their own travel guidance etc) or still sheltering please get in touch to transfer your dates across if you wish. We are transferring holidays at no extra cost  for upto 12 months from the original holiday commencement date.

Also in addition any other general queries for bookings out of this time period please email via holidays@marinecruises.co.uk with your new requested dates as we are working remotely and on limited staffing, we appreciate your patience. Please follow the government guidance for the most up-to date information.

New Bookings – Can be made via our website at the top of the page, we currently recommend booking no earlier than from the 4th July onwards as we need to monitor the situation in June for our existing customers. If you book and cannot take your holiday due to Government guidance/restrictions/lockdown or you are self-isolating because of COVID-19, we will transfer your dates for upto 12 months from your original booking date at no extra charge unless you change the time of year to a peak time when there maybe a small additional charge or  for further information please email holidays@marinecruises.co.uk