Built on the Clyde in 1947 - to replace the original Waverley that sunk off Dunkirk in 1940, the Waverley was originally built to sail only between Craigendorran & Arrochar in West Scotland. Now, it operates a full programme of cruises from Easter to October offering regular trips on the Clyde, the Thames, South Coast of England and the Bristol Channel with other calls at various ports & piers throughout the UK.
£1 doesn't get you much these days, but in 1974 it bought a 693-tonne paddle steamer! Mounting running costs left the then operators no choice but to withdraw Waverley from service with the idea of preserving this unique ship. The Paddle Steamer Preservation Society (PSPS) stepped in and took over - for the princely sum of £1
A major restoration project completed in 2003 saw returned Waverley to the original 1940s style with which she was built.
Catering facilities on board include:
- Waverley's Art Deco restaurant is located on the main deck and you can watch the scenery slip by as you enjoy anything from a snack to a 3 course meal, accompanied by a selection of wines.
- Jeanie Deans Bar is fully stocked with a wide range of draught & bottled beer wines and spirits. Hot and cold snacks and sandwiches are also available.
- Caledonia Tea Room for tea, coffee and snacks is located on the Promenade Deck and boasts windows down both sides of the room.
- The Observation Lounge on the promenade deck has windows all around making it an ideal viewing platform.
- Lower Bar is a further atmospheric lounge bar below the restaurant which specialises in malt whiskys together with bottled Real ales
TRIPS & HIRING
A programme of is puttogther annually with Waverley making cruises around the coast of much of the UK. Included will be special interest cruises for the steam enthusiasts, the bird watchers, walkers, cyclists, showboat cruises with music and much more.
- Waverley Excursions Ltd
- 36 Lancefield Quay
- G3 8HA
- 0845 130 4647