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Narrowboat Holidays River Thames - Boat Gema moored in Henley-On-Thames
Cruise along the River Thames on your own narrowboat. Boat Gema passing through Caversham, Reading
Cruise at your own pace, visit the many beautiful pubs, towns along the way
Stern deck on Boat Gema gives ample room for driving the boat
Explore the River Thames on your own self-drive boating holiday. Full tuition provided before you go
Boat Gema cruising in Caversham, Reading
Cruising through Caversham
Arriving at Henley-On-Thames
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England

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Dave M
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“Well appointed and maintained narrow boat”
Reviewed 22 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We had an excellent midweek break on the Thames aboard the Gema. Despite her 69' length, we found her manageable to handle and had no issues, thanks to the excellent introductory training from Jane. The cabins are well appointed - two bathrooms were a treat, and the beds are remarkably comfortable. The kitchen was well-stocked, and we never missed any of the comforts of home aboard.

My only disappointment was finding out that the boat is not licensed for C&RT canals, as our plan had been to sail up the Kennet & Avon. I don't fault Jane at all for this, as we booked through a third party (Waterways Holidays) that advertised the boat when one searched for the K&A Canal. Probably best to book with MyRiverCruising directly in hindsight.

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Liked best: The beds were fantastic! More comfortable than most hotels
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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4 Sep 2016
Thank you for your review. We're delighted you had an enjoyable cruising holiday. We'll definitely look into organising a canal licence for you in the future as the Kenner and Avon canal is beautiful, as is the Thames of course. Hope to see you again soon and thank you for booking us. Jane and Rob
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