National Historic Ship of The Year 2022

Princess Marina 1928

National Historic Ship Of The Year
Thames Rivercruise

Celebrating History Cruise

Mid-way through the 2022 season we were delighted to receive the news that Princess Marina had been one of a handful of vessels to be crowned National Historic Ship of the year. To mark this award, in 2023 we are hosting a series of unique historical cruises onboard her. SOLD OUT

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A Unique chance To See & Learn

The Princess Marina spends most of her life working as a boutique party boat, a little hidden from public view. As part of our historic ships year we are opening her up for a series of public cruises that delve in to the history of the river and the Princess Marina.

Each cruise gives you the opportunity to hear from Tim our founder, who will share his knowledge from over 60 years on the river with plenty of chance for open discussion and questions.

Tickets are £29.95 and include a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits. The bar will also be open throughout the cruise.
Cruise dates are 14th June, 12th July and 9th August. All sailings depart at 1330. SOLD OUT

Included in the cruise

A unique perspective from 60 Years On the River

The Working History Of The Thames
The River At Work

Learn about how life on the river has changed. From working mills, to steamers and pleasure craft through the ages.

Caversham Lock History Cruise
The Flow Of The Thames

Passing through a lock gives the opportunity to see the inner workings of the Thames. Learn about the river from source to esturary.

Princess Marina Historic Ship Of The Year
The History of The Princess Marina

Built in 1928, she has a history from coastal defence to harbour cruiser to gentile private charter vessel.

The History Of Reading By Water
Reading on Thames

There has been a settlement next to the Thames in Reading since Saxon times. We look through the centuries.

A national Historic Vessel

About the Celebration Cruise

Each cruise will start from Caversham Pier, the home of Thames Rivercruise for nearly 50 years and sail downstream navigating Caversham Lock, exploring the reach towards Sonning..

Boarding will commence at 1315 with departure at 1330. As well as the history element you will hear about the workings of a lock and weir, experiencing the lock on the way down and up.

This is a two and half hour leisurely cruise with banquet style seating. An amazing opportunity to hear from a skipper with over 60 years experience on the river and a passion for historic ships.

We will return back alongside Caversham Pier around 1600.

Please note on some of the cruises filming may be taking place of the talk given by Tim. You are welcome to ask not to be included in any images or recordings.

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