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The Edwardian river cruiser M.V. Sonning is a family run business, providing public trips and parties on the river Trent over the last 33 years.
We aim to enhance the river and share the natural beauties which she and her banks behold. Our staff are fully qualified with 20 years experience in the Merchant Navy and take pride in their work. Striving to enhance your experience on board whether you're enjoying a public trip, wedding, party, school trip or a corporate event. Any event is possible on this unique venue.
We run from Easter to October with Afternoon trips, music events and available for private charter.
Private Charter: £250 per hour min 2 hrs weekdays & min 3 hrs Saturday and Sunday.
School Charter: £140
13:00 and 15:00
Weather permitting, trips are 90 minutes.
Wheelchair access is limited to the main upper deck only.
Passengers are recommended to wear suitable footwear.
Dont miss out on our.. JAZZ TRIP Wednesday 22nd June
We Host the Famous BOB WILSON BAND on a three hour cruise that will be a real night to remember! Tell your friends.. BOOK NOW! Sadly Sunday 29th May Trip Cancelled..
Scheduled sailings of Sonning can be cancelled at short notice due to, but not limited by: Bad Weather, Dangerous River Conditions, Mechanical Failure, Sickness of her Crew, Vandalism of the Vessel or any circumstance that the Operators deem to be of potential detriment to the safety of the vessel or her passengers and crew.
Telephone confirmation is the most reliable method of planning your visit and avoiding inconvenience or disappointment.
In the circumstance that the M.V “Sonning” is not able to sail please refrain from the vandalism of the vessel or property of Newark Castle Line Limited, abusive or threatening behaviour to staff.
The Vessel and Cuckstool Wharf are monitored by CCTV for security.
We reserve the right not to admit passengers upon boarding.
Passengers booking tickets must pay in FULL two (2) weeks before boarding or are NOT booked in.
The M.V Sonning is an excellent choice to add an extra "something" special to your wonderful wedding day. Whether you wish to have canapés, bubbles and a little trip on board or the whole reception, it is up to you.
We offer a unique school trip with a 75 minute trip. There is also a spotter, fun and facts sheet available.
Fantastic! I highly recommend their boat cruise to everyone. The owners were very friendly, enthusiastic, professional and went the extra mile in making our group of home educating families (50 people) feel welcome and provided a brilliant boat cruise experience. They put a huge amount of effort into designing excellent information sheets and spotter sheets for the children. Both the children and adults especially loved searching for the items on the spotter sheet. We spotted lots of wildlife, including one of my favourite birds, the Kingfisher. We hope to return again next year.
Following a successful outing earlier in the summer, we booked our party night in September on the MV Sonning. What a fantastic night - Asa was brilliant co-ordinating the drinks requests, live entertainment and organising a fantastic buffet with great service from Gannets, Richard and his crew (especially the very busy bar staff) looked after us during our trip. It was a party to remember, and still being talked about at work - we're looking forward to another leaving do (or two!) in 2016, just so we can book the boat and have another night out in good surroundings, cruising the Trent and enjoying the great service from everyone at Newark Line River Cruises. Thank you for making our party such a huge success.
The "Sonning" is a stylish choice for any suitable event. Built in 1902 as a River Thames Passenger Steamer, she features upper deck areas seating 85 people, with a downstairs Edwardian style saloon for a further 35. We recommend a total limit of 90 passengers for private functions. A fully licensed bar in the saloon serves a wide range of alcoholic and soft drinks, tea and coffee. Modern Ladies and Gents toilets are also situated below decks.