City Cruises has been acquired by Hornblower UK, an American dining and excursion cruise operator based out of San Francisco. City Cruises was founded in 1985 and now comprises the operation on the River Thames, City Cruises York, City Cruises Poole, ThamesJet and R.S Hispaniola.
City Cruises has acquired its first dedicated events boat, named the Erasmus. The 300-capacity boat is City Cruises only private-hire corporate and leisure event venue in London.
City Cruises has raised the bar this summer by teaming up with Gipsy Hill Brewing Company to step back in time and brew craft beer the vintage way. Setting sail in late August three of City Cruises’ popular sightseeing boats have been loaded with six hand-made wooden barrels holding a traditional English IPA from the south London brewery.
City Cruises has announced the newest addition to its fleet is preparing to set sail for London. The boat has been designed and built in Croatia, and is part of a £4 million fleet upgrade programme which signals the company’s commitment to the long-term growth of its passenger business on the River Thames.
City Cruises is to play a prominent part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee pageant on June 3rd with its full fleet of 15 boats taking part in the river procession. In one of the largest flotillas ever assembled on the river Thames, City Cruises will be carrying approximately 2,000 passengers on boats that will both be moored and taking part in the historic sail down the Thames.
Experienced tourism professional Kyle Haughton has joined leading riverboat and restaurant operator City Cruises as its new Managing Director. Haughton brings with him 25 years experience in the travel and tourism industry, having been Managing Director of First Choice Holidays and most recently Funway Holidays, as well as a Director at BAA Heathrow Express.