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The Sapele was constructed in Holland in 2006 and is the sister vessel of MV. Mercuria meaning it specifically designed for the Circular Cruise service. The vessel is owned by Crown River Cruises and boasts a large open top deck with seating for 146 passengers.

The lower saloon can seat up to 170 passengers in theatre style seating. Bar and toilet facilities are situated in the foyer of the Sapele, this vessel has a separate disabled toilet and ramps from the foyer for wheelchair access to the lower saloon viewing area.

The Sapele is equipped with our multi-lingual commentary system, this enables you to use your smartphone to listen the audio commentary onboard the vessel in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Mandarin.

For information about chartering the Sapele visit Crown River Cruises website or call on 020 7936 2033.

Amenities : Bar and Refreshments, Toilets, Wheel Chair Access, Multi-Lingual Commentary System,


  • Seating:170 passengers in the lower saloon
  • Seating:146 passengers on the open-top observation deck