White Funnel Ltd – the company that operates the vintage excursion passenger ship MV Balmoral – has released a provisional timetable for this summer’s sailings from Penarth Pier.
Balmoral commences her season on Saturday May 27th – sailing from Penarth at 09:40 to Ilfracombe, cruising the Devon Coast and returning to Penarth at 17:30 .
There will be further voyages from Penarth on Sunday May 28th, Thursday June 1st (Minehead & Ilfracombe) , Friday June 2nd (which includes a 90-minute stopover at Watchet) , Saturday June 3rd (Clevedon, Bristol 3 rivers and 5 bridges), and Sunday June 4th (2 rivers and 4 bridges).
Balmoral will then be on the Thames until Monday June 12th and from Thursday June 15th will be on the South Coast until Sunday June 18th .
From Thursday June 20th she will be cruising from Pembroke Dock for 3 days before heading North to Liverpool, Llandudno and the Menai Straits.
On Wednesday July 5th she will be at Douglas Isle of Man for “Tynwald Day” and then cruises in Scottish waters until July 15 when she heads South again to North Wales and the Isle of Man.
Balmoral returns to Penarth on Saturday July 29th and has a full cruising programme in the Bristol Channel until Monday September 4th – then completes another North Wales and Scottish schedule of sailings before arriving back in Penarth on Thursday September 28th for her last three sailings of the 2017 – the final one of which is on Saturday September 30th.
Full details are available on http://www.whitefunnel.co.uk/t-2017-sailings.aspx