About Us

Trent River Cruises are the owners of the “The Trent Lady” and "The Nottingham Crusader". The Trent Lady has graced the waters of the Trent since 1991. The boat itself underwent a major re-fit and alterations in 2001 when Trent River Cruises was formed. Since then, The Trent Lady has gained a reputation for exceptional quality and outstanding service. In 2014 Trent River Cruises expanded to include The Nottingham Crusader, which was built in 2000 for the St John Ambulance Waterwing. Sadly, the Waterwing was dissolved at the end of 2013. The Nottingham Crusader was given a full refurbishment and Trent River Cruises continue to provide St John Cruises on The Nottingham Crusader as well as an extensive range of other great cruise packages. In 2015 Trent River Cruises came runner up in the Group Travel Awards for "Best Canal and Riverboat Operator for Groups".

Trent River Cruises is a company that calls on over seventy years of collective knowledge in the fields of entertainment and event management. Our expertise will help you through what can be a fraught time in organising your event; whether it’s the office party or a special occasion, we're here to help.

The Trent Lady is licensed to carry seventy-four passengers, although this figure represents the maximum passengers we are permitted to carry; in the interest of comfort we recommend 40 – 50 passengers as an optimum number for seating and 60 passengers as the maximum. It sports the best stocked bar on the River Trent and has disabled access (onto the upper deck only) and full amenities to cater for all occasions.

The Nottingham Crusader is licensed to carry a maximum of forty-five passengers and is ideal for smaller private parties. It was purpose-built for disabled access and has a fully disabled toilet facility. There is a bar onboard and non-fixed seating, which can be arranged to best suit the requirements for your function.

Our policy is to ensure that any party of 35 persons or more is granted exclusive use of the boat without having to charter it privately. We do however reserve the right to mix parties below that number, this is unless the boat has been privately chartered. Phone us on 0115 9100 507 to speak to "the sails team", who will be happy to answer any questions.


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