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Norfolk Broads Direct

Wroxham, United Kingdom
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Norfolk Broads Direct specialises in offering holidays in the Broads National Park. They operate a fleet of 60 high quality Hire cruisers and 14 waterside holiday homes.
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FionaandRodney wrote a review May 2021
Devizes, United Kingdom25 contributions53 helpful votes
Just spent an amazing week aboard Fair Sovereign 2 with this Company. From arriving at reception we were greeted by a lovely girl on reception with a welcome pack of goodies! Shown around the boat by Debbie who was very knowledgeable, though we are experienced boaters we still paid attention! The boat itself was roomy, lovely galley and a full sized bathroom with a whirlpool bath! all mod cons and the boat was finished to a very high standard, perfect for two, although it did state it would cater for 4 to 6 but if you like space then that would be a bit tight. Would thoroughly recommend a trip down to Beccles as its very pretty with a nice marina to moor in, you can hook up to the electrics and its a short walk into the town, with lovely river walks. Will definatley be booking again with NBD, superb customer service and attention to detail which made the week memorable. Thanks again everyone.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Christine wrote a review May 2021
Romford, Essex7 contributions
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This was our third boating holiday with NBD. They make the whole booking process smooth from start to finish. We have been on the Fair Senator, Fair Consort and this April the Fair Marquess. Every boat we have hired has been amazing and the handovers straight forward. Always love the added touch of our goody bag upon arrival. Even both our dogs got goodies this time. We have the Fair Regent booked for the end of this year and the Fair Marquess booked again for early next year and we just cannot wait (already counting down the days). Not sure we would ever book with another company. Definitely recommend Norfolk Broads Direct and most definitely recommend a Boating Holiday on the Broads for the ultimate relaxation. There is nothing quite like it and the dogs love it too :) !!!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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patch037 wrote a review Apr 2021
Wroxham, United Kingdom39 contributions10 helpful votes
fantastic service, in the cottages and the day boats, cleaning is to a high standard, everywhere. Customer service very good. We had a 4 night break in cordon rouge apartment 7, the views of all the river were fantastic, beds made up, a welcome pack greeted us, everything we required was there. Overall it made our stay feel very safe, we did not venture out much but had great fun watching all the boaters making mistakes thinking they were driving a car then realizing whoops no brakes!!! very entertaining
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Sydney_a38 wrote a review Nov 2020
Boca Raton, Florida40 contributions14 helpful votes
Decided to have a trip for a week on the broads in a hired boat, I guess with so many people having holidays at home, all available boats for the week I wanted were fully booked, And finished up booking a premium almost new boat, the Fair Consort 1. Commencing October 30th.The boat when we arrived at the boat yard was ready for us slightly earlier than the time we were told, and was spotlessly clean, and fantastic, Myself & My wife have Never been on the broads before & have never before handled a boat, every thing I read & researched Basically said you don’t need any experience to rent & enjoy the experience. We had our trial boat handling lesson. Prior to our visit I was sent extremely good videos explaining everything you need to know about the boat, and almost all the information you required to get on the boat and enjoy. The only thing that somewhat dampened our enjoyment Was the terrible weather, tremendous amount of rain, & wind after the first day, and our particular boat was letting into the main cabin area a lot of cold draughty Cold air due to the design of the sliding canopy, which we didn’t use anyway due to the poor weather conditions, so we had to have the heaters on all the time, which was ok to some degree but didn’t really stop the cold droughts. And was ok when we could plug into shore electrical socket when moored up. Our last night we spent in the middle of Wroxham broad, just anchored on the mud weight which worked out very good, EXEPT I didn’t feel I could leave the engine running all night to keep the boat warm, subsequently we were very cold in the morning prior to leaving for the boatyard, To hand the boat back at the end of the trip, Which was cut short by two days due to the new Covid lockdown starting November 5th. On mooring the boat back at the boatyard I was told the boat I had rented was really not ideal in cold weather, Which is a shame I wasn’t told that when I booked it, also I was told there was some type of canopy on the boat I could have used to cover the area of roof that created the draughty condition, which I hadn’t been told about prior to setting off,? All in all I enjoyed the experience, marred by the cold weather, NBD were extremely good to deal with. And would definitely use them again With perhaps a different boat, just a shame being totally new to boating on the broads I wasn’t told the boat I rented was better for the warmer weather.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Matthew A wrote a review Oct 2020
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What a fantastic service and a wonderful holiday once again with NBD, even with all the covid restrictions we got our boat earlier than ever and was away by 1pm the boat was pristine inside and out as usual crisp white sheets and bedding and welcome pack was a lovely touch as usual, staff amazing ,boat amazing, holiday amazing, why go anywhere else ,we have tried the rest and yes they were good but if you want the best is going to be with NBD in my book , never been let down never been disappointed in 6 years of using them .see you next year guys....Matthew Ayton, Woodford green Essex.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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