Let Manchester River Cruises make your next event unforgettable. Whether you are looking to get the party started with a bang or you want to impress clients with a corporate drinks event the Princess Katherine is a venue with a difference. On a Manchester canal cruise you will set sail on the Manchester Ship Canal from the Salford Quays and have a choice of different routes. The Princess Katherine is the largest leisure barge in the Salford Quays and has indoor and outdoor seating for 90+ guests.
Private Canal Cruises
Manchester River Cruises ensure you will have a trip to remember when you hire the Princess Katherine for a canal cruise. There is a fully stocked on-board bar and catering can be arranged. You can find out more about privately hiring the Princess Katherine for an event on the Private Hire Page.
Party Boat Hire
The Princess Katherine can be transformed into a party venue with a difference what ever you are celebrating. What better way to mark a special anniversary or a milestone birthday than kicking up your heals on the dance floor. You can hire a DJ or a band to really get the party started. Find out more about the different options available to you by getting in touch with us via the contact form.
Manchester United Trips
Manchester River Cruises runs return trips to Old Trafford when Manchester United are playing at home. Avoid the traffic, put your feet up and relax with a beer while we take you to the match. You can book your tickets here online.
Sight seeing trips
Over the summer we run scheduled trips departing from Salford Quays, tickets are available to be booked online here we also take groups bookings through out the year. We also run group trips to the National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port.
Kids Takeover events
We also hold one off kids ‘Takeover’ events that are aimed at the 2 – 10 year olds.
At Christmas Santa is joins the Princess Katherine bringing a little bit of his grotto too. A great chance for the little ones to enjoy a chance to meet Santa while the grown ups enjoy a glass of sherry and the great view of Salford Quays. For more info on our Santa Cruise events click here.
The rest of the year we have our Kids Pirate Takeover trips, a themed event involving fancy dress, games and story time. Mermaid Charlotte leads the dastardly Irwell Pirates for the ultimate kids event. For more info click here.
Throughout the year we also host themed parties and events including our fabulous ‘Just the Girls‘ parties, sophisticated wine tastings, charcuterie nights and ‘Swinging on the River’ live jazz party will have you dancing in the aisles.