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We hired a river barge as it was on our bucket list. The crew at Anderson were very helpful and... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2024
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Superb customer service.

Absolutely superb company to hire a narrow boat from. We had a week in April 24 that had... read more

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Reviewed 3 November 2013

We have been on various narrow boating holidays before and once with Andersens doing part of the Cheshire Ring. We did a late booking. They were very flexible with dates and even with returning the boat. Fjord Princess was sensibly laid out with loads of storage and spacious bathroom with a good shower! We were made very welcome by the family. Dave gave a really clear guided tour and instructions were A1 in clarity, even though we have fair amount of experience. The boat never let us down and started effortlessly every morning.
We are wondering about buying our own boat but then again with hire boat companies as helpful as Andersens we may well put of that date a little longer!!

Date of experience: October 2013
3  Thank cathys59
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

Neither of us had been on a narrow boat for several years, but we were given an explanation of everything we needed to know, which was extremely helpful. We were even taken through the first three locks before we motored off on our own. We completed the full 4-counties ring, which involved starting at first light on three mornings so that we could get enough miles done. We had to keep going until almost 5 o'clock as well, so we were pretty tired by the end of each day. The boat was beautifully presented - clean and well equipped - and we soon got the hang of handling it.
Overall, we were very happy with the holiday and would definitely come back to Andersen Boats. They were extremely helpful and friendly and we would recommend them highly.

Date of experience: October 2013
3  Thank John M
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

This was our first canal trip. I'm so glad we chose Anderson boats. They certainly have the best boats on the canal (also confirmed by the envious owner of Venetian Boats, further along the canal!). The Bergen Fjord was excellent - Well equipped, spacious, clean and warm. Everything was really well explained before we were let loose on our own. We all felt rather sad as we exited the last lock above the yard. Hope to be back soon!

Date of experience: October 2013
1  Thank jbaly
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

We have been with Andersen for 7 years now and would recommend them, they are a friendly family run business that make you feel like part of their family. They are in the best position to teach you how to control the narrow boat and the challenge that comes with dealing with locks for the first time as there are three lock to go through to start your holiday. There is plenty of beautiful routes to choose and we always enjoy the Four Counties and this can easily be done in a stress free 2 weeks.

Date of experience: September 2013
2  Thank Ian M
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

Three generations on a boat. What a way to spend October half term . Wonderful when you have Andersen Boats. Fjord Emperor is a super boat all mod cons. Warm and cosy central heating and heated towel rails. Loads of hot water and a great shower with a seat. Comfy beds. If you have wet coats there is a warm air drying room too. Our weather was mixed but we did sit out on the deck chairs. The countryside was beautiful autumn colours and great reflections in the water. The flat screen TV/DVD was really useful when it rained and in the evening. The children loved the tunnels and the ducks and swans. They had their own space too. We found that everyone looked at the boat as we went along. So come on Autumn is great on an Andersen Boat

Date of experience: October 2013
5  Thank john f
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