Two City Cruise boats on River Thames city on either side

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About City Cruises

City Cruises is the leading tour boat operator on London’s River Thames. Offering a variety of experiences from daily sightseeing trips, lunch and evening dining cruises, afternoon tea cruises, showboats, Christmas/New Year cruises, and for those looking for something more exhilarating, you can climb aboard one of our Thamesjet Speedboats.


In addition to operating our modern fleet of passenger boats on the Thames, in 2014, City Cruises began operating in the Dorset town of Poole, providing our customers with range of unique dining and sightseeing cruises and the opportunity to journey through 185 million years’ worth of history in and around Europe’s largest natural Harbour and along the eastern tip of the Jurassic Coastline to Swanage.

In 2017 we expanded further still, this time heading north to the town of York which is steeped in over 2000 years of history and which boasts more attractions per square mile than any other destination in the UK! And if you’ve ever fancied being the Captain of your own ship, in 2019 we launched our Self-Drive Red Boats. They are fantastic fun and allow you to explore the sites of York’s riverside at your own pace.

At the end of October 2019 City Cruises was acquired by Hornblower UK Holdings Ltd, an American dining and excursion cruise operator based out of San Francisco. Hornblower runs popular river cruises, harbour cruises, whale watching trips and ferries throughout North America and Canada. They are the largest river and harbour cruising company in the US.

Our People
Our people are highly driven, talented employees who demonstrate a great passion for teamwork, creativity and excellent customer service.

Why work for Us?

Here at City Cruises we are committed to providing our customers with a world class service and maintain our 9.2/10 customer satisfaction rating.  How do we achieve this level of success?  By hiring, developing and retaining a diverse and dynamic team of staff who live our values and strive to be the best in the business.

If you have a passion for hospitality, strive for excellence and enjoy being part of a diverse and dynamic team, take a look at our latest vacancies below.

If your skills don’t quite match any of our current vacancies, you can still register your interest in working at City Cruises by emailing a copy of your CV together with a cover letter detailing the kind of roles that you are looking for to [email protected]

What you get in return

Employees can enjoy a variety of benefits including:

  • Up to 33 days annual leave inclusive of bank holidays
  • Option to purchase additional leave
  • Opportunity to Earn – Sales commission incentive schemes
  • Complimentary tickets to utilise on City Cruises sightseeing, dining and Thamesjet boats
  • Cycle to work Scheme
  • Regular technical and soft skills training
  • Pension Scheme
  • Friends and family discounts on City Cruise products
  • Regular discount opportunities at other UK wide attractions


Live Vacancies

Please click here for all current vacancies.