There’s dough place like home!

Many of our guests choose to eat out at the many pubs and restaurants along the Oxford Canal, but it’s amazing what you can cook up in the galleys of our boats. During her family’s holiday aboard Exeter last week, Julia Daintree was able to bake this delicious-looking home made bread in the on-board oven, and was kind enough to share her creation with us. We love seeing your photos, so please do send them to us. And thanks to Julia, the star baker!
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Join us in late Spring for offers on all remaining short breaks on the Oxford Canal – with up to 50% off

Traveling the canal by boat is a truly unique experience, so come and join us at College Cruisers and be one of the first to enjoy the oxfordshire countryside in full bloom. Call College Cruisers on 01865 554343 (+44 18 65 55 43 43 from outside the UK) to book, or to find out more about our fantastic late spring deals, alternatively follow this link to see our excellent last minute offers. To find out more about Summer (and the other seasons of the year!) on the Oxford Canal, why not read our article The South Oxford Canal – a
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Balliol re-fit

Our boat Balliol has served us well over the past 10 years, giving lots of happy memories and introducing a great many people to the wonderful secret world of ‘Canals’ Despite this and always being conscious of keeping our hire fleet up to date, the decision was taken to send Balliol for a re- fit. A few weeks ago, after stripping out the interior we set off north from Oxford along the South Oxford Canal. Down the Napton flight to Braunston, here we joined the Grand Union for a few miles before traveling along the north oxford canal to Hillmorton.
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Victoria’s Story

My boyfriend and I booked a boat from College Cruisers for the weekend in May and had the most fantastic time. The boat was simply perfect, it had everything that we could need and despite being the lofty height of 6ft 7” my boyfriend could both stand up inside the boat and had a comfortable night’s sleep which we were amazed by! We were worried that with little boating experience between the two of us that we wouldn’t manage very well but we fell into a boating rhythm very quickly and had a wonderfully serene time chugging along the Oxford Canal
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One happy family – and their dog…

It’s great to hear feedback from satisfied customers, and we love to see their holiday photos! So we were delighted to receive an e-mail from Denise and Martin after their recent break aboard our boat Keble. “Just a quick thank you for our fantastic week on board! The boat had absolutely everything on it, down to the last detail, even ice in the tray ready for the first G&T!  Johnathan made us feel confident and ready to set off after a good run through the key points. What a lovely family run business, thank you. We will tell our friends
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Caz’s trip

Caz Davies and a group of her friends decided to try a Spring break on the Oxford Canal. This is what she had to say about the experience on the College Cruisers Facebook page. “I hired the Balliol boat for 3 nights over bank holiday weekend. We were a group of 6 ladies in our 20’s who had no previous experience of driving a canal boat. The whole weekend was excellent, the boat itself was lovely, plenty of room for 6 of us, it was very clean and had everything we needed. Our induction was brilliant and the boat was
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Pembroke now available to book!

Pembroke is the latest addition to our fleet and is available to hire from 6 May 2017. The boat is 58ft in length and will sleep 2 to 6 people in various layouts and can be hired for a week or short break. Pembroke is a boat to suit all requirements. The walls are painted and the fit out of the boat is in oak, making it contemporary, eye catching and very luxurious. All in all a fabulous boat, one you will be proud to holiday on. To check availability, please visit: https://www.collegecruisers.com/our-boats/pembroke/.
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10 great reasons to book an Oxford Canal boat holiday in 2017

1. Try something different New experiences are what makes a holiday memorable. So why not go for a change of environment, and try your hand at some new skills such as how to drive a narrowboat and how to operate a lock? If you haven’t rented a canal boat before please don’t be put off – it’s very straightforward! (You may be interested to know that over 50% of our customers are first-timers.) As part of the handover  process we will guide you through the first stages on board, take you through a lock and explain in great detail the ‘Do’s
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Special March offers

Thinking of a Spring break on the Oxford Canal? We are offering special prices on all bookings made now for March 2017. To check late availability and book, please call us on 01865 554343… we will give you a nice surprise!
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