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Latest News

Parts of Windermere freeze over for first time in more than a decade

Published: 12th February 2021

Cold temperatures are making Windermere a winter wonderland

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A frozen Waterhead Pier

Windermere Lake Cruises unearths submarine cruise images from the archives

Published: 12th February 2021

Looking back to an alternative 'cruise'on Windermere

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submarine on Windermere

Windermere Lake Cruises’ oldest surviving vessel given new navigation bridge for 130th birthday year

Published: 20th January 2021

One of ourmost iconic vessels is being given a facelift in the form of a brand new navigation bridge, in time for the summer’s 130th anniversary of the boat’s launch onto the lake.

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Windermere Lake Cruises’ oldest surviving vessel given new navigation bridge for 130th birthday year

Windermere Lake Cruises makes latest Top Ten 'Paid For' attractions list

Published: 13th November 2020

New figures from VisitEngland reveal Windermere Lake Cruises is again officially one of England’s most popular ‘paid for’ visitor attractions.

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Windermere Lake Cruises makes latest Top Ten 'Paid For' attractions list

Six boats coming out of the water for planned winter maintenance

Published: 6th November 2020

We're taking six of our boats out of the water for a comprehensive programme of checks and essential maintenance work this month – starting with MV Teal.

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Six boats coming out of the water for planned winter maintenance

Windermere Lake Cruises boss joins UK Government’s Tourism Industry Council

Published: 4th November 2020

Our Managing Director has joined the UK Government’s Tourism Industry Council, which acts as a point of dialogue between Ministers and the entire tourism sector.

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Windermere Lake Cruises boss joins UK Government’s Tourism Industry Council

MV ‘Swift’ welcomes first passengers on maiden voyage

Published: 26th October 2020

Our brand-new 300-seat boat MV ‘Swift’ has officially come into service, making it the biggest boat to be launched onto England’s longest lake in 80 years.

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MV ‘Swift’ welcomes first passengers on maiden voyage

MV ‘Swift’ officially handed over to Windermere Lake Cruises

Published: 15th October 2020

Just over two years since we announced the signing of a contract for a brand-new 300-seat boat to add to our famous existing fleet, MV ‘Swift’ has been formally handed over to Winander Leisure Limited by Damen Shipyards Gorinchem BV.

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MV ‘Swift’ officially handed over to Windermere Lake Cruises

Lake trials and staff training begin onboard MV Swift

Published: 22nd September 2020

Meet the team who will be driving our newsest addition to the fleet

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Five trainee masters of MV Swift standing in front of MV Swift