Paddle Steamer Waverley
sailings from Liverpool
BOOKINGS are now being taken for
cruises aboard the famous Paddle Steamer Waverley for her sailings from
Liverpool for 2 days only in 2015.
The paddle steamer's 1st visit to Liverpool was in 1977, her 1st ever public
sailings outside her home waters of the Clyde, to mark the Centenary of the
opening of Llandudno Pier.
2015 marks the 40th year that Waverley has sailed in preservation. Sold by
Caledonian MacBrayne for £1, Waverley has been operated by a charity since 1975,
and preserved as a heritage asset for the benefit of the communities around the
UK, creating an economic impact and connecting communities. Incredibly, she has
had a longer career in preservation than she had as a commercial enterprise!
Waverley is now the world's last sea going Paddle Steamer, will sail from
Liverpool on 1 September 2015 and 2 September 2015.
On Tuesday, 1 September 2015, the Waverley will retrace the route of the
original paddle steamers, steaming down the Mersey and along the North Wales
Coast, past Colwyn Bay. You can spend the afternoon ashore in the Victorian Town
of Llandudno or stay onboard to cruise along the spectacular Angelsey coast.
On Wednesday, 2 September 2015, you can visit Llandudno or stay onboard and
cruise round the Northern Coast of Anglesey to Holyhead, enjoying spectacular
views of the Great Orme before cruising round Puffin Island to the vast sandy
stretches of Red Wharf Bay.
Andy O'Brian, Waverley's Captain said:- "We are very much looking forward
to bringing Waverley to Liverpool once again. We are grateful for the continued
support of the Cruise Terminal and Mersey Docks and Harbour Company to allow
Waverley to return to Liverpool and look forward to welcoming residents of
Liverpool and beyond, onboard Waverley."
Waverley has excellent onboard facilities including a restaurant serving hot and
cold snacks, 2 bars, heated lounges and a souvenir shop.
Tickets for the cruises start at:- £33 for adults, there are concessions for
senior citizens, children under 18 are ½ fare and
under 5's travel free. For more information and to book online visit:-
WaverleyExcursions.Co.UK. You can also book
by calling Waverley's office on:- 0845 130 4647.
Quick Fact File:-
► Waverley is the last
sea going paddle steamer in the world.
► Waverley is operated
on a charitable basis by Waverley Steam Navigation Co. Ltd.
► Waverley was built on
the River Clyde in 1947.
► A major restoration
project returned the ship to her original 1940's style.
► An independent study
found that Waverley contributes over £3m to the Scottish economy.
► Waverley has sailed
in preservation for 40 years.
► Waverley was
nominated by the Sunday Times as one of the Top 3 Nostalgic Journeys in the
► Waverley has a
Scottish Tourist Board 4 star tour accreditation.
► Originally built to
sail only between Craigendoran and Arrochar in Scotland, Waverley now sails
right around Britain offering regular trips on the Clyde, the Thames, South
Coast of England and the Bristol Channel.
► She carries around
130,000 passengers annually.
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