Monthly Archives October 2016

“Ride of a lifetime”

Many thanks to 9-year-old Matilda Jane Gill from Carlisle, who enjoyed her recent holiday with us so much that she went into print not once, but twice, putting together a page of testimonials from family members AND a poem about her experiences. It’s lovely to hear feedback from our customers – of all ages – and we think Matilda has a promising future as a writer.
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“Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”

College Cruisers is a long-established canal boat hire company, offering memorable narrowboat holidays on the Oxford Canal since the 1990s. We recently came across two of our early press ads from Waterways World. The first, from October 1998, invites parents to “go to college” to celebrate the end of school holidays, offering “peace and solitude” aboard our “warm and cosy” narrowboats. Although our fleet has grown since those days, the basic promise remains the same. The second ad, from November 1999, describes Autumn on the canal as “such a beautiful time of year… with the rich red tints of changing
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Our new boat ‘Pembroke’ has arrived safe and sound

Our new boat ‘Pembroke’, has been successfully launched into the water. She is 58 ft long and will be designed to be a luxury afloat narrow boat, perfect for family or friends wanting to cruise the south oxford canal in a boat that stands out from the crowd. We will be giving weekly updates on her progress. Anyone wanting to book Pembroke for the year 2017, please contact 01865 554343.  
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