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Edward Elgar on the Gloucester and Sharpness Ship Canal

Photographs  John H. Luxton 2011

EDWARD ELGAR was built by Sirus Marine Services of Stourport-on-Severn for English Holiday Cruises of Gloucester and launched in 1999, entering service in 2000. The vessel weighs 80 tons  has 11 passenger cabins accommodating two passengers each, a restaurant and lounge, lounge bar, galley,  crew accommodation and ample outside deck space. These facilities being spread across three decks. She carries a crew of four or five.

Since the retirement of OLIVER CROMWELL in 2008 EDWARD ELGAR is now Britain's largest river cruise ship. These photographs were taken at various "ports of call" along the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal between the April 23 and 25, 2011.

EDWARD ELGAR at Alexandra Quay, Gloucester on April 23, 2011.

Elgar's Rest Lounge Bar (Left)

Cabin 5 (right)

Restaurant and Lounge

(far right)

At Gloucester Docks on the morning of April 24, 2011. (left)

At Purton - evening of April 24, 2011


The bridge of the EDWARD ELGAR viewed from the upper deck. Look closely - the roof is collapsible to reduce the air draught if required.EDWARD ELGAR (left) at Frampton which boasts the largest village green in England!

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