Barracuda at Christmas

Summer Party Review: Thames River Cruise

This summer saw Eventa plan, book, and run a number of events all over the country, including one particular party in the capital, London. This is no different to any other summer, however we thought we would showcase one of our more popular parties on the blog.

In July two Eventonians, Joe and Megan, oversaw a summer party for one of our best clients; a company that uses Eventa for both their summer and Christmas parties, every year. Clearly thrilled at the service Eventa provides and more than happy to continually give us their repeat business, our client decided on the Thames River Cruise for this year’s summer festivities, which we felt was an excellent choice.

The river cruise takes place on the London Eye Barracuda, a stylish cruiser that is capable of hosting over 200 guests. The Barracuda has a fantastic, art-deco inspired interior that features a mirrored bar and wooden dance floor, as well as plenty of comfortable seating throughout the upper deck. Since its first launch in 1977 the Barracuda has held parties for all manner of royalty and celebrities, including Elton John and Rod Stewart.

Our client’s event saw them arrive on the South Bank, with the Barracuda moored right in front of the London Eye. As we’re sure you’ll agree, this makes for an astounding setting to begin the cruise, as everyone steps onto the Barracuda in the shadow of the 443ft tall ferris wheel that sits on the South Bank of the Thames. After boarding it was full steam ahead for four hours of food, drink, music, fun, and sun for the 100 attendees on the Barracuda.

The party included a BBQ buffet, which was very well received and the perfect catering option for the evening ahead, allowing everyone to pick and choose when they ate, as opposed to a sit down meal on board (which is also an option).

Barracuda in summer

As you can imagine it was smooth sailing throughout the evening (sorry about the pun), with everyone enjoying the buffet, sharing drinks with friends and colleagues, and dancing away to the sounds of the DJ on the upper deck.

With the option to dance away on the top deck, enjoy the view of London from the boat, or to relax and chat away with everyone on the lower deck, the Barracuda Thames River Cruise is the perfect party setting for anyone looking to book an evening to be remembered.

When asked for their feedback on the party our client said simply ‘[it was] another super duper Eventa party!’

To make the occasion extra special you can even include a 30 minute champagne flight on the London Eye, allowing everyone to enjoy a glass of bubbly and a spin on the London Eye before everyone jumps aboard the Barracuda.

If you would like to enquire about or book the Thames River Cruise for your office party or festivities, send us an email.

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Tom Bourlet

Tom Bourlet is the Senior Digital Marketing Executive for Eventa. Event management has always been a popular topic for Tom, having run a number of events throughout his working career, as well as speaking at conferences a vast number of times.

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