Duke & Duchess
Cruising Co. Ltd
9 Lyndale Close
Coventry CV5 8AE
Discover the secrets of the canals in the friendly atmosphere of a small moving hotel. Book your vacation here. telephone (from UK);
07711 836441
from overseas;
7711 836441
Why not come and discover the secrets of the canals in the friendly atmosphere of a small, moving hotel, with personal attention, wonderful company and delicious cuisine?

Duke & Duchess operate as a traditional 70-foot narrow-boat 'pair' with the motor (Duke) towing the unpowered 'butty' boat (Duchess). Although built in traditional style, the boats are modern. They are specially built to provide accommodation which, although compact, is as comfortable as any hotel but with the added bonus of ever changing views from your cabin window!

Whether you are young or not so young, travelling alone, as a couple or with a group of friends, you will find the welcoming atmosphere on board very relaxing. A hotel boat holiday is a perfect stress free break in a unique environment where you can do as much or as little as you like.

You may choose to enjoy the fresh air and the sights of the countryside drifting by. Or you will be welcome to help with the locks, or to learn to steer the boat. You can sketch, photograph or walk the towpath alongside the boat - we only travel at walking pace!

A hotel boat holiday is deliciously different, relaxing and free from chores, yet full of interest from start to finish. Our job is to make your holiday one to remember. the sights of the countryside

All our menus are carefully designed to provide you with varied and interesting meals - we call our style 'traditional with a difference'. The dishes are all expertly prepared using fresh produce in the galley on Duke. We will be pleased to cater for any special diets, provided we know in advance.


There seems to be no better way to describe the pleasures of a holiday on Duke & Duchess than to let our guests speak for themselves. These are just some of the comments from our visitors book.

"Fun, lots of laughs, excellent food and service - nothing was too much trouble."

"Time went all too quickly - a most tranquil and enjoyable few days."

"By far the most enjoyable holiday yet in the UK." (a visitor from USA)

"The accommodation, food and excellent company has made this an unforgettable experience for an 85 year old."

"A world within a world - away from the world. All I'd hoped for, and more."

"A wonderful realisation of a 10 year old dream." (visitor from New Zealand)

"A unique combination of good organisation and informality made a very pleasant break."

"Wonderful hosts +
wonderful company +
wonderful food =
wonderful holiday"

"Thank you for making everything so perfect."

"a dinner party every evening
"One of the most delightful and original holidays I have ever spent .... a dinner party every evening"

A typical day begins with tea or coffee served in your cabin, followed by full English breakfast in the dining area.

After breakfast, we cast off and cruise until lunchtime, with mid-morning coffee served on the move. Following a leisurely lunch, we continue our travels, mooring in the early evening in pleasant surroundings for our overnight stop. Time now for a gentle stroll or a drink from our bar before dinner is served aboard Duke.

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