Holiday cruisers

Get shown the ropes and everything you need to know about a boating holiday with Hoseasons. It really is simple - you’ll take to a boating holiday like, well, a duck to water!

What Cruisers are and where you'll find them

Cruisers are the boats you will find available in the UK on the Norfolk Broads, the Cambridgeshire waterways, the Caledonian Canal and the River Thames. These waterways are not narrow like canals, so cruisers are of a normal width and overall shape. Cruisers are also available on the waterways of Ireland and Germany, and many of the boats on the rivers and canals of France and Holland are cruisers.

About cruisers

Cruiser features

  • Choice of styles and driving positions
  • Sundecks and plenty of outside sitting space
  • Spacious and well laid-out interiors
  • Covered cockpits for all-weather cruising

The choice of cruisers

Dual steering cruiser

Dual Steering Cruiser

Available on the Norfolk Broads, River Thames and Caledonian Canal. Sizes range from boats sleeping from 2 to 8 people. These boats feature a choice of steering positions – one on the raised sun-deck and one below, so are ideal for all weather conditions.

Forward drive cruiser

Forward drive cruiser

Available on the Norfolk Broads, these boats are available in a wide range of sizes sleeping from 2 to 8 people. Forward vision is very good from these craft, which usually feature a single level deck which many parties find more convenient and easy.

Centre cockpit cruiser

Centre cockpit cruiser

Available on the Norfolk Broads and Cambridgeshire waterways, these boats are available in a range of sizes sleeping from 2 to 10 people. The feature of this design is a large sliding canopy over the saloon of the cockpit area.

Aft cockpit cruiser

Aft cockpit cruiser

These boats are available on the Norfolk Broads, River Thames, Cambridgeshire waterways and the Caledonian Canal. They are available in a range of sizes sleeping from 2 to 6 people. A folding roof (similar to the roof of a soft-top car) provides all-weather protection for the cockpit area. AFT cockpit boats tend to be smaller than other styles, and are a popular choice for first-timers to boating. They are generally easier to manoeuvre, since all of the boat is visible forward from the steering position.

Looking for something extra special?

For an extra special treat upgrade to our Starboard collection – stylish, luxury boating breaks exclusive to Hoseasons.

Enjoy a stylish boating break on one of our cruisers

Cruisers are easy to handle and have all the home comforts you could wish for on board. Pick from our wide range of boats.


Book with confidence.  We are a member of ABTA. Read full details of our ABTA membership and where financial protection might apply to your booking.

Hoseasons is a trading name of Awaze Vacation Rentals Ltd. Registered in England and Wales.

Company Registration Number: 00965389. VAT Registration Number: GB 598 22 99 77. Calls may be recorded for training purposes.

A selection of these images were sourced from Visit England / Visit Britain Images