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 As an Art Deco ship we can set a unique style for your event 

The “Danny” with its former successful career as the corporate hospitality vessel, is an ideal and unique location for all special events, whether it’s to entertain important clients, reward hardworking employees, or to celebrate your wedding, anniversary or special birthday. 

We can host events for up to 80 guests and the “Danny” has received some wonderful reviews.  Most hires take place whilst she is moored at either Sutton Weaver in Cheshire, or the Royal ALbert Dock in Liverpool, but if you wish to hire her for a cruise, we will check our schedule and see if it is possible.

As a venue for training courses the Danny can accommodate small team working groups with a practical maximum of 15, whilst for strategic planning “away days” or meetings the lower lounge will seat 20 participants.

Private hire whilst static is available from just £1000 for up to 4 hours (that’s just £250 per hour for a completely unique venue)!  Hire of the Danny includes our two bars - one on the main deck and one in the lower Art Deco Saloon – and offers a wonderful opportunity for your guests to explore (excluding the engine room).

You can provide your own catering and entertainment. Whatever the celebration, the “Danny” with its unique facilities, will offer that totally different experience only available on a 120-year-old steamship. Guests will be wowed by the art deco lounge and the number of stunning photographic locations for those long-cherished memories.

Private cruises can be planned from £2500 (minimum shortest cruise) . 

To enquire email [email protected]

Join us on-board a truly unique venue whether static or cruising.

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Join us on-board a truly unique venue

As a former VIP passenger vessel, owned by The Manchester Ship Canal, The 1903 Daniel Adamson Steamship, affectionately known as The Danny, offers a grand Art Deco interior for events and meetings with the benefit of a large, covered, promenade deck with seating.

In 1936 the ship’s interior was carefully designed as a miniature version of one of the great liners of the day with snug but stylish saloons fitted out with a cocktail bar and wooden panels which were originally intended for one of the famous Oceanic fleet.

Today, The Danny, has been restored and is a unique example of the unapologetically modern Art Deco interior style with clean bold lines, geometric patterns and block colours.

The interior has been carefully restored and the carpets, chairs, fabrics and tables now in the saloons were all handcrafted locally to match the original 1930’s photographs, meaning today time spent in the saloons is exactly as it would have been in the 1930’s – making The Danny a truly unique and romantic venue which echoes a by-gone age of steam and style.


As part of our private hire we offer the option to book singing waiters to help entertain and surprise your guests, the waiters set the style and will keep busy serving drinks and canapés until they then reveal to the guests that they are actually singers and entertainers and will lift the atmosphere with their performance.

Click here to view a clip of our Singing Waiters.


MOTABILITY - "Last October I arranged a unique and wonderful event for 40 of our suppliers on The Daniel Adamson, a 1920’s restored steamship docked in the River Mersey, Liverpool. The day was truly special and included our guests being treated to canapes and cocktails and surprised by singing waiters! Aside from the entertainment, just being on board ‘The Danny’ itself was a real treat for our guests to experience along with hearing about its fascinating history. It was a pleasure to work with the staff and volunteers on board who made our day so memorable and looked after us so well."

PEEL PORTS - "We have used the Daniel Adamson for corporate events on a number of occasions. We have found them to be professional, helpful and informative and a pleasure to work with. We would thoroughly recommend them as a unique alternative for corporate functions"

BIBBY LINE - "Last November, a Bibby Line reunion was held on board the Daniel Adamson, or the ‘Danny’ as she is more affectionately known, in the Albert Docks, Liverpool.  The event, attended by over 70 guests, was made truly memorable by the warmth of the welcome we received from the ‘Danny’ volunteers, some of them ex-seafarers themselves, who went out of their way to ensure their guests were made more than comfortable whilst on board. The ‘Scouse’ lunch was enjoyed by one and all, and the bar in the beautifully fitted out lower saloon provided a full range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, including the special ‘Danny’ beer, during the afternoon.  The guided tours of the navigating bridge, boiler room and engine room, under the strict control of the ‘Danny’s’ crew, were greatly appreciated by the retired deck and engineer officers attending the event.  Recently presented with an award from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, the ‘Danny’ and all her loyal and hard-working volunteers have finally been recognised for their contribution in restoring and maintaining this marvellous example of our maritime heritage for future generations. No visit to Liverpool can be considered complete until you have visited the Daniel Adamson, or sailed in her for a river trip during the summer months."

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