Our Luxury Canal Breaks with Valley Cruises

Excellence Afloat at Valley Cruises is a small family operated luxury narrowboat hire firm offering you the highest standards of service and accommodation for canal breaks. We pride ourselves on our friendly and helpful approach, giving attention to every detail of our canal holidays. From our hire base on the Coventry Canal we can offer the widest range of canal breaks with routes from the lock free Ashby Canal to the beautiful Oxford Canal and the fascinating Warwickshire Ring and Leicestershire Ring. We also have a hire base in Stratford-upon-Avon - Home of Shakespeare - on the rural & unique Stratford Canal and the River Avon. Since our establishment in 1986 we have been at the forefront in the design and quality of luxury canal narrowboats, setting the standards for other canal holidays firms to follow. Following the same ethos we have developed our boat yard services at Stratford-upon-Avon to include all engineering and chandlery services. Details of which are available here. You can immediately check online the availability of your luxury narrowboat. Don't miss out! See our canal break Prices & Availability Page. Why not try a relaxing canal holiday Short Break, or take wonderful Spring or Autumn or Winter canal holidays with Excellence Afloat? You can even spend Christmas or New Year afloat! Read more about our canal boat holiday hire. Courtesy of Excellence Afloat we welcome each party aboard with complementary wine & chocolates, fresh flowers, teas and coffees and bathroom accessories.