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Thread #161415   Message #3835272
Posted By: Rivermusic
27-Jan-17 - 08:31 PM
Thread Name: Canalboat Holidays for Music Lovers June
Subject: Canalboat Holidays for Music Lovers June
I have organised two narrowboat holidays for music lovers in June 2017 on the Grand Union canal from Napton (near Coventry). This is not an advert for a commercial venture, it is essentially a holiday on a cost sharing basis for music lovers. We will be hosting acoustic music sessions in various venues as we travel along. The trips we did last year were huge successes so if you would like to join us on one of these get in touch. For more information email, or join our Facebook group and leave a post. Here is a link

A bit more info
Crewing and skippering the boat, working locks etc will be optional and always with guidance and, if necessary, instruction from an experienced narrowboat skipper with commercial boating experience. Food for meals, inc full breakfast, lunch and evening meals is provided for. In the daytime food will be prepared on a communal catering basis. Each evening we will be dining at the venues we will be visiting, the cost of the vast majority of these meals will be included in the cost of the holiday. If preferred, as an alternative to eating out, there will be plenty of food available on the boat to make a buffet meal.

Each evening the boat will moor up close to a welcoming canalside hostelry where the option to enjoy a delightful session of music and song in a relaxed atmosphere will be available. The venues for the sessions are all confirmed.and the publicans and their customers are looking forward to our visits.

The boat has five cabins all accommodating two people in each cabin. However, I do not intend to use the forward cabin as a sleeping area as this would involve converting the seating area into a bed each evening and then converting it back again each morning as this is also the dining area. Therefore places are limited to eight people on each trip.

All beds are of the fixed type with sprung mattresses. None of the berths are of the bunk type found on many multiple occupancy boats. Two cabins include a king size bed with adjacent toilet facilities, there is another cabin with twin single beds that can be combined into a double bed and a further cabin that has twin single beds. Each cabin has a 240V electricity socket and all bed linen is provided.

The boat is fully equipped with regard to safety, and incorporates central heating, which hopefully we will not need to use, electric shower, two fresh water toilets and fully operative galley including cooker, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, sink, pots, pans, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery. The lounge salon has LCD TV and a CD/DVD/Mp3 player. The boat is also equipped with mobile Wifi. However, TV and Wifi reception can be variable depending upon where the boat is at any particular time.

Public liability/third party insurance and a damage waiver for the boat is included in the cost of the cruise. Vehicles are parked at the marina in a secure car park free of charge, but with the usual disclaimers regarding liability. Holiday and personal insurance is at your own discretion.

Total cost including boat hire & food
3rd - 10th June 250 per person
10th - 17th June 250 per person