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Address: Ocean Village 4 Ocean Way, Southampton SO14 3TJ, England
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+44 23 8022 3278
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:30
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Explore Southampton and the South Coast region by one of several tour...

Explore Southampton and the South Coast region by one of several tour boats, which depart from Ocean Village and offer a variety of tours from one hour in length to full-day trips.

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A lovely Santa Christmas cruise with the kids.

Went with our friends as they are local and recommended as have been before. Right from the outset, welcomed by friendly staff and whole experience wonderful. Scotty the Clown... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2016
Hazel S
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105 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Went with our friends as they are local and recommended as have been before. Right from the outset, welcomed by friendly staff and whole experience wonderful. Scotty the Clown entertains the kids as you wait to set sail when you are then taken to 'meet' Santa. Refreshments included and whole operation very slick. Gifts the kids receive are nice and... More 

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Thank Hazel S
Lesley H, General Manager at Blue Funnel Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you Hazel for such a nice review. We always try to make the Santa cruise a lovely experience for both the children and the adults and its nice to know we are getting it right. More 

southampton
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Went on a santa cruise today with my 8 year old daughter, kids were amused from the very start by scotty the clown i actually considering how cheap it was for the 2 of to go on how fantastic it actually the kids get to go into santa's grotto after an hour of entertainment the present is age appropriate which... More 

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Lesley H, General Manager at Blue Funnel Cruises, responded to this review

What a great review, thank you very much. We try hard to make sure is a lovely experience for both the children & adults and its nice to know you had such a good time. More 

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82 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We went on a Christmas party cruise that is a four hour buffet & disco. The tickets were £26.95 and for that we got a mediocre cold buffet (well, the potato wedges were warm) and a tiny dance floor with music predominantly from 19 years ago. The boat was very warm and the bar was overpriced (£8ish for a pint... More 

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Thank Kimberly K
Lesley H, General Manager at Blue Funnel Cruises, responded to this review

Hello Kimberly K, having read your review I felt as a company we should respond to your concerns. The ticket price for the Christmas Party Cruise is as you say £26.95. This includes a 4 hour cruise, reception drink and the buffet along with a DJ & disco entertainment for the duration of the cruise. We feel as a company... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We booked the blue funnel for a hen night with a basket meal. All was going great borded the boat, noticed a group of men. Didn't take a lot of notice, untill 2 of the men who were pretty drunk decided to start a fight, the music was stopped and security were called, after a bit off pushing and shoving... More 

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Lesley H, Front Office Manager at Blue Funnel Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Christine, thank you for your review and we are glad you generally had a good evening with us. The party night you attended was a public scheduled 80's Night. This is offered out to everyone not exclusively to Hen parties although they are more than welcome to share their special evening with us. The night you attended happened to... More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

3 Rivers trip today with elderly parents. Very well looked after. Interesting commentary. Recommend.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Booked to take my elderly dad for fathers day. The staff were very friendly and helpful, nothing too much trouble. The commentary was informative and we saw 'another side' of Southampton Docks. Very interesting. We pre-ordered our cream tea and ate it as soon as we arrived so we could sit back and enjoy the cruise. Highly recommend for a... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

We went with a group for a birthday celebration. Most of us remembered the '70 and were pleasantly surprised by the number of younger people on board. At least half were in hen parties, apparently stags are not allowed! The boat seemed well managed with friendly bar staff and reasonable prices for drinks. The course followed left from Ocean Village,... More 

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

We have just had a very pleasant trip with Blue Funnel Cruise's. We viewed the cruise ships leaving Southampton. We had full commentary from Captain Rob and a really good Chicken & Chips in a basket with salad prepared by Trevor & Paul. A big thank you to all at Blue Funnel. Well worth a trip.

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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348 reviews
259 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016

I did the 3 hour cruise which goes from Ocean Village down Southampton Water as far as Fawley and then back up the Hamble, turnaround and then up Southampton Water viewing most of the ships in port before returning to Ocean Village. The ship was very spacious with plenty of room to sit both inside and out. Everything was very... More 

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Chelmsford
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25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We did a 3 hour sail from Southampton out into the river. We were on a group cruise which started with a trip along to see a brand new cruise ship and the start of where the titanic sailed from. The commentary that we had was fun and informative. The bar was very reasonable and the crew were very friendly.... More 

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