The excursion cruise ship M.V.Balmoral arrived on schedule at Penarth Pier this afternoon embark a large complement of passengers from Penarth for a cruise to Watchet in Somerset – signalling the ship’s return to service in the Bristol Channel.
Balmoral has been visiting several other ports around Britain since May – since she last called at Penarth, her “home port”.
Today scores of people were waiting on Penarth Pier to board her for a cruise to Watchet in Somerset – the first time for many years there’s been a cruise to the little West Country port – where the local council had helpfully dredged the sea bed of the harbour to provide sufficient depth of water for Balmoral to visit .
Balmoral now has a full schedule of sailings from Penarth Pier through until the end of September . Details are on http://tinyurl.com/z9cmnwv