Bywater Hotelboat Cruises Operate a pair of traditional narrowboats as a floating hotel offering cruises around the UK canal network. We provide cruise holidays for up to 8 guests who travel with us for the length of a cruise for up to 9 nights. We cruise a wide area over the course of a summer, from Bath to oxford to London to Manchester. The canals offer a truly unique way to travel and experience England at its rural best. A traditional pair of boats is somewhat of a rare thing these days and there are certain boating skills involved, all training is of course involved.