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