This weekend’s scheduled start of MV Balmoral‘s summer season of sailings from Penarth Pier is being unavoidably delayed

The White Funnel excursion ship “Balmoral”  will not be starting her 2017 summer season of sailings from Penarth Pier this weekend.

Balmoral is back in dry dock. This weekend’s Friday and Saturday sailings form Penarth have been cancelled

It’s been announced that all trips scheduled for Friday May 26th and Saturday May 27th have been cancelled because the venerable ship  is having to return to dry dock for what is described as “minor attention”.

Passengers who’ve already booked tickets for the two days are being informed and White Funnel say they will be letting them have more information shortly .

Anyone with any queries is being asked to call 0117 325 6200 for information.

After two indifferent summer seasons, 2017 has been described as a “make or break” year for Balmoral – which is run by the not-for-profit company MV Balmoral Trust.

All of Penarth will be hoping the familiar little ship  will not be delayed in dry dock for too long  – and that she will have the sunny and successful season that she so badly needs.

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  1. Philip Rapier says:

    The MV Balmoral won’t be landing Passengers at Colwyn Bay Pier either.
    PACL along with the incompetence of the Vale of Glamorgan Council have managed to shatter the both the dreams of the People of Penarth and those in Colwyn Bay simultaneously by being generous and wasteful with Council Tax Payers Money.
    From the Liverpool Daily Post 18 May 17
    “The Colwyn Victoria Pier Trust wants to restore the pier to its original length, complete with kiosks and a pavilion…..”
    “But their hopes have been dashed after HLF Trustees told the group pier projects are ‘high risk’ in view of “negative economic performances” of Hastings and Penarth piers.”

    • Anne Greagsby says:

      Have a word with your labour party friends who have covered up the truth about the Pavilion finances for so long creating a crisis situation. Shielding the ‘trustees’ from public scrutiny doesn’t help. The labour party who were running the Vale council are responsible for HLF rejection of support for other projects. The people of Penarth have zero toleration for the disingenuous arguments and the mis-statements of fact.

    • Chris Wyatt says:

      Don’t assume that Colwyn Bay VIctoria Pier Trust are giving up. The desire to get their pier back is as strong as ever and alternative plans are already being formulated. I will be going up to Colwyn Bay in my role as the National Piers Society Liaison Officer for Welsh Seaside Piers early next month to meet with the Trust and we will be doing all we can to support their efforts.

      • Craig howell says:

        Getting back to the subject of the Balmoral does anybody know if the Sunday trip to lundy island is still on??

  2. AK says:

    What a shame they are having to canceĺ this weekend’s sailings. With this glorious weather the boat would have been packed.

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