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29.11.2005

Bateaux London: What's New on the Thames

Bateaux London and Catamaran Cruisers are the leading restaurant and sightseeing cruise operators on the River Thames in London, offering unparalleled views of the city’s famous landmarks such as St Paul’s Cathedral and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Currently with a fleet of two dedicated restaurant vessels, three unique all-glass sightseeing vessels and a further three traditional vessels for sightseeing and party cruises, Bateaux London and Catamaran Cruisers offer a number of essential London experiences.

NEW – Industry firsts

Catamaran Cruisers is the first sightseeing cruise operator in London to offer commentary in nine different languages, including Russian and Mandarin Chinese (new from Winter 2005), in addition to English, French, Japanese, Italian, German, Spanish and Portuguese.

Plus, restaurant cruise brand Bateaux London is the city’s only restaurant cruise operator with menus available in English, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese and Russian. In addition, Bateaux London’s lunch cruises now include commentary in English on the return leg of the cruise, taking in major points of interest.

Comments VisitBritain’s International Director, Roger Johnson: “VisitBritain has been leading industry preparations to welcome Chinese and Russian visitors to Britain, and is currently working with the tourism industry to double the value of inbound tourism from these markets by 2010. We welcome the fact that Catamaran Cruisers and Bateaux London are among many British operators who are now developing relevant products for these markets”

As well as new multi-lingual menus, Bateaux London has also introduced its new Winter menu on all restaurant cruises.   Featuring a variety of locally-sourced produce, all meals are prepared daily on board the vessels, under the supervision of the Head Chef.

Products available

The cruises available aboard Bateaux London and Catamaran Cruisers’ vessels range from Point-to-Point trips transporting passengers between top London attractions such as the London Eye and the Tower of London and Circular Sightseeing cruises; to Sunday Lunch Jazz Cruises and Five-Course Elite Dinner Cruises.

International network

Bateaux London and Catamaran Cruisers are part of a global network and have sister operations in Paris, New York and across North America. The company is committed to providing visitors with the best possible experience and its fleet of sightseeing and restaurant vessels are maintained to the highest standards through annual refurbishments.

Bateaux London and Catamaran Cruisers’ vessels are available for private charter to transfer between venues in London, parties and special events and both cater to an international audience, marked by the extensive range of multi-lingual sightseeing cruise commentary and menu options available.

For information on sightseeing cruises from Catamaran Cruisers visit www.catamarancruisers.co.uk or call 020 7987 1185. For more details on Bateaux London restaurant cruises visit www.bateauxlondon.com or call 020 7925 2215.

Both Bateaux London and Catamaran Cruisers are part of the Sodexho Prestige division, the UK’s largest event caterer and provider of corporate hospitality packages.

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Press information and images: Sarah Rathbone or Anna Reid at Siren PR
t. +44 (0)870 351 1380
e. sarah.rathbone@sirenpr.co.uk and anna@sirenpr.co.uk