The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee promises to be the event of the summer as the United Kingdom comes together for a long-weekend of celebrations – and hopefully plenty of sunshine! City Cruises – the leading sightseeing operator on the River Thames, The River Ouse and at Poole Quay – is pleased to announce it is joining the party with the launch of two brand-new experiences to mark this momentous occasion, as well as giving some of its other cruises a special Jubilee twist and adorning all out vessels with Union Jack bunting and flags.
City Cruises London
Taking place over the Jubilee weekend from 2-5 June 2022, the Platinum Jubilee Champagne Afternoon Tea Cruise and the Platinum Jubilee Gala Dinner Cruise will give guests the opportunity to raise a toast to Her Majesty, all while making cherished memories of their own with their families and friends.
Guests aboard the Platinum Jubilee Champagne Afternoon Tea Cruise will be able to indulge in a delectable menu of savoury and sweet treats inspired by Royal icons both past and present as they sail past some of London’s most iconic landmarks, including the Houses of Parliament and the Tower of London – both of which have witnessed the reigns of many famous British Kings and Queens throughout history. While listening to bespoke commentary from an expert guide, guests can raise a glass of champagne to the Queen, able to remember their day not only with treasured memories, but also a commemorative coin keepsake.
Departing from Westminster Pier at 15.30 on 2-5 June 2022, sailing for two hours. For more information, please visit: https://www.cityexperiences.com/london/city-cruises/platinum-jubilee-champagne-afternoon-tea-cruise/
For an elegant, evening celebration, the Platinum Jubilee Gala Dinner Cruise is the perfect opportunity to get dressed up and take in the spectacular views of the London skyline at sunset – complete with a glass of champagne in hand. Relax and enjoy the special commentary of London’s royal history from our expert guide, before sitting down to a delicious four-course meal once night has fallen. The menu is quite literally fit for a Queen and is accompanied by the sound of our live musicians. Toast to the Queen with an after-dinner drink, before taking in a beautifully illuminated London as the boat journeys back along the river, not forgetting to collect a special commemorative keepsake to remember a magical evening.
Departing from Westminster Pier at 19.45 on 2-5 June 2022, sailing for three hours. For more information, please visit: – https://www.cityexperiences.com/london/city-cruises/platinum-jubilee-champagne-gala-dinner-cruise/
City Cruises Poole
Guests in Poole can enjoy an hour-and-a-half Jubilee Afternoon Tea Cruise to celebrate the occasion. With a welcome glass of Pimm’s as they come aboard and a delicious three-tier afternoon tea, guests can take in the picturesque views of Poole Harbour, Brownsea Island and Sandbanks – home of millionaire row. Expert commentary of the local landscape will be provided, as well as a soundtrack of our Best of British playlist.
Departing from Poole Quay at 13.30 and 16.00 on 2-5 June 2022. For more information, please visit: https://www.cityexperiences.com/poole/city-cruises/jubilee-afternoon-tea-cruise/
Also departing Poole Quay is the City Cruises Best of Britain Cruise – a special evening cruise for guests to celebrate the momentous occasion of the Platinum Jubilee. Guests can get into the spirit of things with a welcome glass of Pimm’s before donning their dancing shoes for a British-themed disco. There will be a three-course meal of best-loved British dishes, served as bowl-food so guests can make the most of this special evening, all while keeping refreshed at our fully-licenced bar.
Departing from Poole Quay at 19.00 on 2-5 June 2022. For more information, please visit: https://www.cityexperiences.com/poole/city-cruises/best-of-britain-jubilee-celebration/
City Cruises York
The York Afternoon Tea Cruise embraces a royal twist for the Jubilee weekend, complete with plenty of bunting and flags! Guests can enjoy a relaxing cruise while feasting on an array of tasty treats including sandwiches, scones and cakes – accompanied with an indulgent complimentary glass of fizz. Guests will receive a York Gin gift set worth £18 and be able to put their royal knowledge to the test with a special Queen Elizabeth II trivia quiz.
Departing from King’s Staith Landing from 14.45 on 2-5 June 2022. For more information, please visit: https://www.cityexperiences.com/york/city-cruises/afternoon-tea-cruise/