City Cruises to increase its services on the Thames
The future of river transport in London has received a boost with new services announced for the Thames.
City Cruises, the sightseeing operator working from a base in Bermondsey, said it was planning to introduce a second RIB to its thrill-seeking experience and renovate a boat for a new tour service.
It came as the firm announced its strongest year to date with 22% growth in the last 12 months, ending with a record breaking festive period. That has provided revenue to invest in the latest products.
The Thames Circular Cruise, due to launch in April, sees a £250,000 revamp of heritage vessel the Eleanor Rose.
Operating seven times a day from Tower Pier, the 45-minute cruise offers live commentary as passengers catch sight of a host of famous destinations.
Meanwhile, RIB BlueLightning is identical to existing the 315 horsepower BlueThunder and will begin this summer for a seven day a week operation, up to four times a day. The white knuckle Thamesjet RIB experience was launched in September last year.
City Cruises is also increasing the running of its Riverdays lunch and afternoon team from three days a week to five, while its Show Boat evening dining experience is also going up from five to seven days a week. The company said the increases were being brought in to cater to demand and will begin in April.
Go to citycruises.com for more information.