THIS Months CRUISES
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2020 SEASON BOOKINGS
It is expected that most cruises will be up and running with departures to and from Southend Pier from 4th April 2020 with trips to the towers expected to start towards the end of April. None of which are currently available to book.
It is however possible to buy a gift voucher.
The reason we are not currently selling tickets is due to an extensive vessel refit which is currently taking place to our River Cruiser, Jacob Marley. We are working closely with the Maritime Coastguard Agency to ensure additional passenger safety and comfort is added. This work will see the migration of our vessel from a Class 6 (limited-coastal passenger vessel) to a Class 4 (River Estuary passenger vessel). It will extend our operational area and remove our imposed April to October trading limitation to allow us to work all year and at night time in the Thames Estuary with new cruises and destinations possible.
During this process, we have opted to also carry out an internal refit and are taking the opportunity to expose areas of the vessel that have remained covered for almost 30 years. It will enable us to carry out more detailed structural survey and better understand our vessel’s overall condition.
Whilst we invest in our craft, we have decided to delay our bookings until we are confident that the vessel is on target to launch the 2020 season. We will not know the exact completion date of our refit, until after a "special hull survey” , the Maritime Coastguard Agency then has the final say on what additional working, if any, is required to be undertaken by us. The survey is planed to be conducted towards the end of January, after which will have a clearer idea as to start our season booking processes.
Whilst we appreciate that this delay in booking for our 2020 season is causing some guests issues with their easter plans, we feel it is necessary to ensure everyone is treated fairly. Especially as we have a number of guests on gift vouchers following previously trips that have been cancelled due to weather. We intend to give these guests the ability to book tours first.
If you are on Facebook and Twitter you may follow our refit, as we regularly post photos and updates here.
If you hold a gift voucher for tours with us, we will notify you when your voucher is available to book and 2020 cruises are live.
We thank you for your patience and look forward to receiving your booking shortly.
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