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City Cruises to resume sailings from July 4

Tour boat operator, City Cruises London, which also operates in Poole and York, will resume sailings from July 4. Agents will continue to earn commission on sales of cruise tickets to clients who are visiting London.

At present, City Cruises will offer a reduced number of experiences across London, York and Poole, with all sailings operating with social distancing measures in place. There are different open ticket options for sightseeing and dining, across all the three town and cities.

The seat capacity and the number of passengers admitted on each sailing have been reduced to allow guests to enjoy a cruise, while maintaining a healthy distance from their co-passengers. All boats will be disinfected every day before going into service, and will be cleaned after every 30 minutes, after customer touch points. Hygienic screens will separate staff and customer interactions, and hand sanitisers will be available on all boats for customer use. City Cruises’ staff will wear masks, gloves and other PPE when required and customers will be asked to wear face masks. Customers are also asked to consider their health before joining a sailing, and postpone their ticket date if they feel unwell.

Kyle Haughton, managing director of City Cruises, said; “Passenger and staff safety is our priority and we have reviewed all aspects of our operations and services, to offer our customers, sailings that they feel safe to book and experience. From reducing sightseeing passenger capacity, to increasing contactless payments to £45 per transaction, increased sanitisation of the boats and personal protection wear for all staff, we have put in place measures that allow our trade partners and travel agents to feel confident about selling our cruises to their customers.”

City Cruises’ website will feature a section on COVID-19 safety, highlighting the steps City Cruises is taking to ensure passenger


Sightseeing Flexible Open Pass

Sightseers can explore the historic landmarks of London with ease, with a 24-hour ticket, priced at £19 per person. Passengers can board the tour ship from three different piers along the Thames- Westminster, London Eye and Tower of London, and take in many of London's famous sights along the way. Passengers can board boats every 40 minutes. Each boat provides guided commentary, with a strong focus on the capital's history.

The Daytime Dining Pass, priced at £35 per person, allows guests to book a lunch, afternoon tea or evening cruise, while the Thames Flexible Dinner Pass provides Showboat or Jazz entertainment with a sit-down meal, priced at £82 per person. Dinner cruises depart on select dates. For more information visit


Jurassic Circular Cruise

The Jurassic Coastal Cruise departs from Poole Quay, daily at 10.30am, 1.00pm and 3.45pm, sailing past the Sandbanks peninsula and the Brownsea Island, the largest of Poole Harbour’s islands. Guests will get to see the Isle of Purbeck and Studland Bay, while the captain gives insightful commentary. For adults the fare starts at £15.00 (17+) and for children aged 5-16; Family Packages comprising one adult and three children are priced at £25.50; while for two adults, and three children, the fare is priced at £40.50. For more information, visit:

Sea Train Adventure

Guests can embark on an hour-long cruise from Poole Quay to the Victorian seaside resort of Swanage, where they can embark on a train journey on Britain’s heritage steam trains, heading to the Corfe Castle, and explore the ruins and history of a site that dates back to 1066. The cruise departs daily from Poole Quay at 10.30am, and returns from Swanage Pier at 2.30pm or 4.45pm. Priced at £27.00 per adult and £19.00 per child, aged 5-16; Family Packages comprising one adult and three children are priced from £46.00; two adults with three children is priced from £73.00.


Afternoon Tea Cruise

Guests can experience the River Ouse, during the one-and-a-half-hour Afternoon Tea Cruise in York. There will be homemade sandwiches, including smoked salmon with cream cheese, Wensleydale and apple chutney, and cakes, scones, raspberry jam, cream and tea and coffee. The cruise departs King’s Staith Landing every day at 2.45pm and returns at 4.15pm. Fare is priced at £28.50 per person aged 13 or above, and £20.00 per child.

Evening dinner cruise

Over two-and-half-hours, guests will have a three-course dinner, prepared by Bradshaws of York, accompanied with a glass of house wine, while the cruise passes through famous landmarks of Bishopthorpe Palace, the official residence of the Archbishop of York and the villages of Naburn and Acaster Mablis. The cruise features commentary along the way. The York Dinner Cruise departs at 7:30pm from King’s Staith Landing. Tickets are priced at £45 for adults and £32.50 for children aged between 3 and 12 years.

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