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The Long Goodbye

19.01.15

The run for home started with a delay due to strong winds which was to result in the latest arrival back on the Clyde I have seen in my time with WAVERLEY…. …an extra night in London followed by an extra night in Gravesend then an extended period in Weymouth, when it became obvious that […]

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South Coast 2014

19.01.15

WAVERLEY arrived in Weymouth and kicked off her South Coast season with the now familiar evening cruise to Portland Bill and Lulworth Cove. We were delighted to welcome some of our friends from the Weymouth Harbour staff on-board and the Great Race proved to be quite lively as we turned for the beautiful Jurassic Coast. […]

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INDIAN SUMMER ON THE BRISTOL CHANNEL

20.10.14

Lundy Sunday saw 655 passengers travel to Ilfracombe and Lundy, our morning call at Penarth having to be extended slightly as our previous pier call was way back at Liverpool and the ship’s fresh water was at a critically low level. Monday was a scheduled off service day and we locked into Avonmouth for fuel […]

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Clyde to Mersey

20.10.14

Monday 25th August @ 06:00.  Belfast Coastguard.  Irish Sea.  SE 6 – 7 inc Gale 8 at times. That was all I needed to hear to know that we were not going to leave the Clyde in time to achieve the first of our two Liverpool – Llandudno sailings. 24 hours later and a different […]

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Ask The Purser

18.08.14

You didn’t go to the Western Isles on the Bank Holiday Weekend – did this affect the numbers? Almost 300 passengers left the Clyde in bright and sunny conditions on 27th May for Waverley’s 2014 visit to the Western Isles – many of whom remained for the full week. With the first visit to Port […]

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Introducing the new Chief Engineer: Anthony Byrne

18.08.14

Name: Anthony Byrne Position: Chief Engineer PS Waverley Describe your Background – Marine Engineering, I started out as a craft apprenticeship in Cornwall then went to sea at the age of 30. What attracted you to Waverley? I retired back in November 2012 and began volunteering for the SS Shieldhall in Southampton. I saw the […]

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Plain Sailing

28.07.14

After a winter where extensive work was carried out on WAVERLEY’s main engine, and having proven her over a trouble free dry-docking and the Clyde weekend, we set out on our annual sojurn to the Western Isles. The lack of a berth at Campbeltown put paid to our traditional half way house so instead we […]

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South Coast & Thames 2013

09.12.13

Our run South from the Clyde to Weymouth was a pleasant one with only thick fog during the last leg from Start Point slowing us down.  At one point we passed a 349m Container Ship giving us a huge radar target….but we couldn’t see her! The South Coast began with Relief Chief Officer Robin Wall […]

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Clyde Summer Season

09.12.13

After the poor weather of the Western Isles and Bristol Channel, the start of the Clyde summer season provided the best prolonged period of weather I can remember during my time in Command of Waverley. Passenger figures soared along with the temperature and short sleeve shirts were the rig of the day for most of […]

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Update from Captain O’Brian

08.06.13

Ever wondered what happens while in Waverley in in dry-dock? Read all about it here from a Captain’s perspective…

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Waverley goes to the Western Isles

10.05.13

The morning of the 3rd opened with Waverley facing a number of challenges. The weather forecast did not look good for the trip round the Mull of Kintyre! Winds up to and including Force 8 were forecast…

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The Winter on Waverley

25.03.13

Ken Henderson and his team worked extremely hard over the cold winter months to complete all of these survey items to MCA satisfaction before the ship even gets near dry-dock… that mythical place where folk think all repair work is done!!!