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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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Open your Eyes to the Wildlife Wonders of Wintry Windermere!

Published: 12th May 2012

With more than two and a half thousand birds due to descend on the shores of England’s largest natural lake in the coming weeks, wintry Windermere’s unique scenery and atmosphere make it the perfect time of year to get out and discover some spectacular natural wonders in the English Lake District.

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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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‘Pawfect’ pooch pass for dog owners

Published: 21st March 2012

With National Pet Month kicking off in April, Cumbria’s most popular attraction, Windermere Lake Cruises is offering its furry passengers a very special treat. In honour of dogs everywhere the cruise specialists are now operating an all-year-round dog friendly policy, giving all well behaved dogs free travel when accompanied by their obedient owners - so even canine companions can appreciate the region’s stunning scenery. There are even onboard doggy bowls!

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