A few of our Reviews...

Here are some of our kind reviews…


Sikh ashes scattering

We used Bancroft Cruisers to scatter my partner’s mother’s ashes, and I would heartily recommend them for this service.
The staff, in particular Fiona, were extremely friendly, and very knowledgeable on traditional Sikh ceremonies appropriate for a scattering.
The music and hymns provided via the sound system were very fitting, and they made sure to explain the hymns chosen to those of the group who aren’t Sikh, so they could appreciate the ceremony properly.
Refreshments were provided, including homemade spiced tea, which was lovely. The staff had even made a small diya for the ceremony, as it was also Diwali when we did the scattering. This extra touch was extremely appreciated.
The boat cruise was great too – we went down the river to a location just outside of Stratford, and the route was very scenic (even if the weather was a bit gloomy!). The spot at which we scattered the ashes was very tranquil, and the side of the river could be reached via footpath, if we wanted to visit the site again on foot.
Thank you Fiona and Co. My partner sends her well wishes.

Mrs Parmar

Sikh ashes scattering

Fiona was absolutely fantastic from booking the initial date to the ceremony and we can’t thank her enough. She thought of every little detail, the Kirtan, Ardas – the scented sticks (toof). The crew on the day were amazing not rushing, everything was really calm and peaceful and just how we planned it for dad. The grandchildren all got involved in the ceremony and we took our own (environment friendly) balloons with us for them them to let go of. Fiona had already kindly printed off little labels with the Kanda sign on them for the children to all write their messages. It was a beautiful day and as the water urn touched the water the sun came out. We also threw flowers into the water.
We arranged to have the refreshments too and we have to say Fiona masala Tea was just amazing. Our dad loved his Indian tea and we all raised our cups to our dad.
Thank you so much Fiona and your Team for giving dad such a smooth, peaceful and memorable final journey.


Sikh ashes scattering

We booked Sikh ashes scattering Ceremony for my mum/grandmother today. We just want to thank Fiona for a excellent costumer service she really made us feel comfortable and really took care of us. The prayers on the boat was beautiful and soothing. Fiona really went out her way to make my family feel at ease. We can’t thank you enough Fiona. X

The Patel family

Hindu Memory Cruise

A big thank you from us all. It was so lovely to come a year on and remember mum. Thank you for making the diya for us and we loved your tea – again!!  Hope you enjoyed the samosas!

The Dehil Family

Sikh Ashes Scattering

Hi Fiona, Thank you for all your assistance from Start to finish, Dad would have been looking down on us and feeling proud. The journey was and the spot where you stopped off to scatter ashes was very peaceful.  Your knowledge is second to none. 7 out of 5 stars from us!

AS & family

Hindu Asti Scattering

We booked Bancroft Cruisers for a Hindu Ashes scatter ceremony. I cannot stress enough how well organised it was, Fiona and her crew very kind and thoughtful and had everything we could possibly need to hand. Attention to detail was exceptional. I cannot thank Fiona enough for her compassion and kindness and how she made our family feel so welcome on the boat, Fiona really went out of her way to help us all and nothing was impossible, we all really appreciated that. I would highly recommend this company.


Jyoti & family

Hindu Ash Scattering Ceremony

Hello Fiona, Hope you are well. Many thanks for all your support on Sunday, the service was beautiful and peaceful even though very emotional. Wishing you all the best.

Satvir & family

Sikh Ashes Scattering

Fiona – I just wanted to say thanks again for the seamless organisation on Monday. It was a very pleasant experience and we were very well informed about the journey itself and preparations in advance. Thanks also to your daughter and staff. All these positive memories help ease the pain and massive loss as Dad went on his final journey. The Indian tea was fantastic!  Kind regards, Satvir