Summer Evening Jazz Cruises set against the dramatic Lakeland Fells

Published: 2nd May 2013

Visitors to England’s largest lake can enjoy the lighter, longer evenings and take in iconic Lake District scenery with special Jazz Cruises aboard one of Windermere’s majestic steamers this summer.

A series of 20+ Summer Evening Jazz Cruises – combining good food, stunning views and great music - get underway from Saturday 1st June 2013 and run through to the end of August.

Whether it’s a group outing with family and friends, a romantic occasion or a unique way to round off a day on the Lakeland fells, passengers can enjoy a relaxing beer or glass of wine from a well-stocked bar, before tucking into a sumptuous chilled buffet. They can then take to the dance floor or simply sit back and enjoy the unique perspective of Windermere’s shoreline as they glide around England’s largest natural lake.

Freshly prepared food will include an array of local produce such as lamb and beef from the fells, Windermere Char, cheese from Cumbrian dairies and shrimps from Morecambe Bay. It all comes courtesy of locally-based Andrew Southcott Catering, which counts the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh amongst its other previous clients. Meanwhile, musical entertainment will be provided by Windermere Lake Cruises’ resident band Trickle Charge, a popular four-piece group who’ll get toes tapping with a mixture of latin rhythms, mainstream jazz and tasteful pop.

Departing from Bowness, the 2½ hour cruises take place abroad one of two historic steamers, the MV Swan or the MV Teal, which are both members of the National Historic Fleet. Swan celebrates its 75th birthday in June, while Teal is well known as the lake’s oldest and most iconic vessel and also carried the Olympic Torch ahead of London 2012.

The full list of Summer Evening Jazz Cruise dates for 2013 is:

  • June (every Saturday)
  • July (every Wednesday & Saturday)
  • August (every Wednesday & Saturday)

Tickets cost £29.95 per adult and £18 per child (5-15 years). Family tickets are available for £85 (2 adults + upto 3 children).

There are also group discounts for parties of 12 or more, with the group organiser travelling free and a £1 reduction per person.

Call 015394 43360 to reserve a place or book online.

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