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Media City, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ
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Mon-Fri, Sat, Sun, First trip departs at 11am
The 45 minute excursion will leave Europe's latest waterfront redevelopment sailing past the Lowry Art Gallery, Lowry Retail Outlet, Old Trafford home to Manchester United Football Club, Mode Wheel Lock of the Manchester Ship Canal and MediaCityUK new home to the BBC and ITV.
Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.
I must admit when we were invited to go on a cruise in Salford I was a bit mystified, while I was aware in days gone by the quays near Trafford were a vital part of daily life and manufacturing I had no idea you could book a boat trip now.
The trip lasted around forty five minutes leaving Europe's latest waterfront redevelopment at Media City and sailing past the Lowry Art Gallery, Lowry Retail Outlet, Old Trafford home to Manchester United Football Club, Mode Wheel Lock of the Manchester Ship Canal and MediaCityUK new home to the BBC and ITV.
Along the journey there is a commentary of the fascinating history and sights to be seen both connected to its industrial history and the modern venues and attractions there now, there are both comfortable in door and outdoor areas to sit and toilet facilities on board. There is also a bar selling drinks and snack from coffee and tea to juice, biscuits and cakes.
What really made our trip though was the Manchester Cruise crew, we descended on mass as part of a larger group trip with several very excited and overtired children of various ages who had been up rather late the night before. The crew were fantastic bringing the children drinks and keeping them entertained, even blowing up balloons and drawing faces and animals for them which went down a treat!
It was a lovely way to spend a sunny day and definitely something we would do again.
The company also offers evening and party cruises with alcohol available bar and special occasions.
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