Waverley – First Sailings of 2019 Withdrawn

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Waverley – First Sailings of 2019 Withdrawn

Waverley Excursions General Manager, Paul Semple, has made the following statement:

[quote]I am sincerely disappointed to confirm that due to extended boiler works we have had to withdraw Waverley’s sailings in May, June and July.

For the past 11 weeks our crew and contractors have been working on the ships boilers but the repair has increased in complexity and cost.

I am aware that many of our passengers will have made arrangements to sail on Waverley and I appreciate that this news will be very disappointing. I offer my personal apologies and would like to reassure our supporters that we are doing everything possible to get Waverley back in steam.

Passengers who have booked for sailings which have been withdrawn will be contacted by Waverley Excursions to rebook or will be offered a refund.

We will make a further announcement regarding the boiler repairs once we have more information.[/quote]

Title picture, courtesy of Stuart Cameron, shows one of Waverley’s two new Cochran Thermax Boilers under construction in January 2000.