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“We had a lovely time on our trip aboard a vacation house on the water :)”
Review of College Cruisers

College Cruisers
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

Combining accommodations & transportation is absolutely PERFECT for exploring the beautiful English countryside along the canal between Oxford and Banbury!

The narrow boat was a new, exciting experience in and of itself. I love being near the water so this trip was very relaxing. The boat had basically everything we needed to cook our own meals when we weren't trying out one of the delicious restaurants along the canal.

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Reviewed 22 May 2014

College Cruisers are a very friendly company and we really appreciated the honest pricing structure. Unlike other boating holidays, there are no funny added things to pay for, the price stated is the price you pay!
Three friends and I had a lovely trip on the Oxford Canal in the narrow boat Magdalen. The weather was perfect, but the only cloud was a water leak in the front cabin. Although this leak was fixed very quickly by the staff at College Cruisers, the carpet did not really dry out properly and was a bit smelly.
Apart from this, we had a very enjoyable few days in the beautiful Oxfordshire Countryside and would heartily recommend College Cruisers to anyone who loves canal boating. Thanks very much to Carys and all your staff. We'll be back!

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Reviewed 20 May 2014

I have just spent a long weekend with 13 friends celebrating my 50th birthday on two 8 berth canal boats. I used College Cruisers and was impressed with them from beginning to end. They phoned me a week beforehand to make sure all my plans were on track, and when the group arrived we found their base well located and convenient for Oxford itself, pubs, restaurants etc and also with a nice large car park. The tuition before we set off, was calm, measured, reassuring and professional. Likewise when we returned to base on the Sunday evening there was no fuss and all very relaxed.

The canal itself is beautiful. We cruised to Somerton and back - because the weather was so beautiful there was a little more traffic on Sunday but nothing unmanageable.

A great weekend, looking forward to my 6oth already!

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Reviewed 31 October 2013

This was our first trip through College Cruisers, who took us through managing the boat tactfully and carefully - everyone can learn something even if it is the fifth canal boat, second this year! The boat was clean and well equipped, everything was great. Excellent prices, especially with October discount, we will be back!

1  Thank Agalady
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Reviewed 31 October 2013 via mobile

We couldnt believe the value for money, after a day phoning hundreds of companies college cruisers came half the price of any other company. The most friendly booking service and excellent immaculate boats! We had a wonderful weekend and will certsinly be back! Thank you.

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