New ‘Shop and Cruise’ Winter Warmer launched

Published: 29th October 2012

Visitors to the Lake District are set to start 2013 in style with a relaxing seasonal cruise on England’s largest lake, coupled with some retail therapy at one of the region’s premier shopping outlet centres.

Windermere Lake Cruises and K Village, the Lakes Outlet, have joined together to offer a great day out to coach passengers looking for a unique mix of bargains, followed by a memorable boat trip - complete with some winter warmer treats.

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Jump aboard Windermere’s Halloween Ghost Ship, with the UK’s leading storyteller

Published: 25th September 2012

A 145 foot ‘Ghost Ship’ will be taking to the waters of England’s largest lake this half term, complete with spooky tales from the UK’s first official Laureate for Storytelling Taffy Thomas MBE.

Windermere’s oldest and most iconic steamer MV Tern will be decked out in Halloween-themed decorations on Sunday 28 October 2012, to mark some of the ghostly goings on in and around Lake Windermere down the centuries.

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Popular ‘Pensioner Days’ return for record tenth autumn season

Published: 6th September 2012

Windermere’s popular ‘Pensioner Days’ are proving so popular they’re returning for a record tenth autumn season from this Friday 7 September – giving the older generation substantial savings on cruises around the lake.

Any retiree living in the CA and LA postcodes is eligible for the special discounts, available every Friday from 7 September up to and including 2 November.

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Free bus service more than doubles number of passengers

Published: 4th September 2012

The South Lakes FreeRider, a free bus service linking some of the Lake District’s most prominent attractions, has welcomed almost 7,000 passengers during just 30 days. That compares to 3,000 passengers during the same period in 2011.

The service is the result of an innovative collaboration between a group of local businesses, who joined together to fund and implement this great new way to get around.

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Another top ten for Windermere Lake Cruises!

Published: 1st August 2012

Windermere Lake Cruises is one of only four attractions outside London to make England’s top ten most popular paid for visitor attractions, according to figures released by VisitEngland today.

The latest Annual Visitor Attractions Survey collated by the national tourism body shows that Windermere Lake Cruises ranks in the top ten list of paid for visitor attractions in England in company with iconic attractions such as Stonehenge and Kew Gardens.

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Businesses join forces to secure 30 days of free summer travel

Published: 16th July 2012

The region’s popular FreeRider programme is back this summer and this time it’s bigger and better than ever, thanks to the continued support of local businesses.

This years South Lakes FreeRider service will run for 30 days, from next Monday 23rd July 2012 until Friday 31st August, Monday to Friday and will provide a completely free bus service around the South Lakes region for both locals and visitors to enjoy.

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Queen of the Lake returns home after Diamond Jubilee Pageant

Published: 7th June 2012

Windermere Lake Cruises’ historic ‘Queen of the Lake’ vessel has been safely returned home to Windermere after taking her place in history and representing Cumbria in the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant.

The vessel travelled a 600 mile round trip to take part in the event which was watched by millions around the world over the Jubilee weekend and saw a thousand boats gather on the river Thames, stretching for an estimated twelve and a half miles, in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

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Summer sunset jazz cruises launched

Published: 29th May 2012

Windermere Lake Cruises is launching a special programme of Evening Buffet Cruises this summer, providing visitors with a unique way to soak up the scenery of England’s largest lake.

Guests can enjoy a two and a half hour cruise on a charming vintage ‘steamer’, taking in the region’s spectacular scenery whilst enjoying a refreshing drink or two and a mouth-watering two-course summer buffet.

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“We’re taking the Queen to London”

Published: 24th May 2012

On Monday 28th May 2012 Windermere Lake Cruises will be waving goodbye to its historic vessel ‘Queen of the Lake’ as she departs on her 300 mile journey to London to represent Cumbria in the prestigious Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant.

The iconic boat will be craned out of Windermere’s Bowness Bay in the early evening (approximately 6pm-8pm) on 28th May and will then be transported by Cockermouth based Lawsons Haulage in the early hours of the following day.

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Preview of official Olympic torch route with MV Tern

Published: 31st March 2012

Visitors to Windermere will soon be able to cruise on the same boat - and along the same route - as the official Olympic torch will follow in this summer’s Olympic Torch Relay event from today.

As Windermere Lake Cruises launches its iconic MV Tern vessel into public service after its winter rest, the company hopes the local community will share in the excitement leading up to what promises to be one of the region’s most prolific events of the year.

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