Waverley & Balmoral - News 2010


Diamond Jubilee 2009


Welcome to the latest edition of the Waverley and Balmoral News. There are still plenty of opportunities to enjoy a cruise aboard these historic ships – so come along and enjoy a Great Day Out! There are special offers for Senior Citizens and Children and a choice of trips to suit everyone!

We are in the twilight of summer and Waverley has set off for the warmer climes of the South Coast & Thames before returning to finish her season in her home waters of the Clyde.

Book now for your trip along the dramatic Jurassic Coast, to sail through London’s Tower Bridge or step aboard in spectacular scenery of the Clyde for the last chance to sail in 2010!

Balmoral’s programme in the Bristol Channel is packed full of interest: visit the seaside, explore islands, cruise heritage coastlines, scenic rivers, under famous bridges and up the dramatic Avon Gorge!

Whichever trip you decide to take, the Captain and crew look forward to welcoming you on board – and don’t forget to bring your camera!


From Friday Sept 3 you can cruise from Southampton, Portsmouth, Worthing, the Isle of Wight, Bournemouth, Swanage & Weymouth to visit charming resorts, see picturesque coves, take a steam train trip or simply relax on board and watch the Jurassic Coast scenery slip by!

Passengers on the Isle of Wight now have another opportunity to sail round their own Island! Every Tuesday you can board at Yarmouth and see the spectacular coastline – the Needles - St Catherine’s Point- Alum Bay and the yachting capital of Cowes! Those boarding at Weymouth on Wednesdays can now enjoy a cruise Round Portsmouth Dockyard – this historic harbour is home to HMS Victory and HMS Warrior and you can also see Royal Navy ships! On Friday’s Senior Citizens boarding at Southampton and Portsmouth can buy one ticket and get one half-price! So bring a friend – old or young along for a Great Day Out! On Sundays you can enjoy a traditional Sunday Roast on board. There are special offers for Senior Citizens and Children so book now to be sure of your place on board!

On Tuesday Sept 8, the officers and crew of Waverley will be joined onboard by Royal Naval officers to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Dunkirk.


Book now and don’t miss the chance to enjoy a summer cruise aboard Balmoral before her season ends on September 15. You can visit the seaside at Ilfracombe, cruise to tranquil Lundy Island, enjoy somerset cider in Minehead and Watchet, and cruise dramatic coastlines and rivers! Senior Citizens can bring a friend free to Ilfracombe from Porthcawl and Swansea on September 7 and from Clevedon and Penarth on September 14.


Don’t miss the chance to watch as London’s Tower Bridge opens up for you to sail through – the pinnacle of every sailing on the Thames! You can join these special cruises from Southend, Harwich & Clacton, Dover, Margate, Whitstable, Great Yarmouth & Southwold, Ipswich, as well as every sailing leaving London!

Bring back memories as you visit Southend – enjoy Oysters in Whitstable or explore the rivers Thames, Medway & Blackwater or see the Historic Thames Forts that guarded London during WWII. There are Evening Showboats from Southend, Clacton & Whitstable – enjoy listening to the Jazz band as you sail along the Twinkling Thames and sail through Floodlit Tower Bridge!

There are special fares for Seniors on midweek cruises and you can take the kids free from Southend on a trip to see the Historic Thames Forts – one free child ticket with every adult ticket purchased!

Don’t miss the Paddle Steamer Parade on Oct 3 - cruise on the River Medway with Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle.

On Wednesday Oct 6, the officers and crew of Waverley will be joined onboard by Royal Naval officers to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Dunkirk.


If you haven’t had your Paddle Steamer fix this year - now is the time to do it!
Sailing from Glasgow, Greenock, Helensburgh, Kilcreggan, Dunoon, Blairmore and Rothesay, there is a sailing to suit every taste and pocket! On Saturday there is the, now traditional, trip retracing Waverley’s first sailing, and a cruise round the Isle of Bute on Sunday. And for a fun night out you can book now for the legendary showboat on Saturday October 16!

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