We have just returned from a week aboard MV Edward Elgar. We signed up for the “Admirals” Seven Wonders Cruise. From booking to disembarkation, the experience was excellent.
The company’s office staff were both efficient and friendly and the video showing the layout of the boat was most helpful.
Prior to getting to the boat, we had a very enjoyable evening stay at the Mercury Bowden Hall Hotel -a very good way to start our holiday We were greeted at the boat by the captain and crew who were also friendly and our bags were taken to our cabins while we drove to the car park and had our lunch.
The cabins, although small, provided all that was needed -an en-suite bathroom and a very comfortable bed.
The food aboard was excellent, giving a very good variety of dishes, beautifully presented. It is amazing how the chef managed to prepare such wonderful meals and different cakes each day. The chef, Myles, was happy to provide alternatives to the menu for anybody who had allergies or just didn’t like the menu options. This meant that none of the 22 passengers should have been disappointed.
The food was served by Kate and Annette, who were not only very friendly and were able to remember all our names but kept the Salon clean at all times and served all the meals with a smile. The wine was served by Louis who doubled as the second in command and was a joy with his cheerful manner. The captain not only controlled the efficient running of the cruise, but kept as amused by his wonderful sense of humour and anecdotes.
We were incredibly lucky that although full, all 22 passengers were very pleasant and friendly and I did not hear one complaint from any of us.
The guided tours were very enjoyable and informative and the trip on the Severn Valley Railway was certainly a lovely nostalgia trip.
All in all, an excellent way to spend a relaxing week.
A big thank you to all concerned.