Paddle Steamer Waverley on course for successful Warrenpoint visit

The evening Seatruck ferry heading down Carlingford Lough.The evening Seatruck ferry heading down Carlingford Lough.
The evening Seatruck ferry heading down Carlingford Lough.
​Operators of the famous Waverley have confirmed that Waverley’s upcoming visit to Warrenpoint looks set to be sold out as ticket sales across the two sailings being offered have now exceeded 1,000 passengers.

​For two days only Waverley is returning to Warrenpoint in response to the demand witnessed last year when she made her first ever sailing from the port.

Paul Semple, General Manager for Waverley, commented, “Once again we have seen fantastic support for Waverley’s visit to Warrenpoint with only a handful of tickets remaining for the evening cruise on Tuesday, May 28. Tickets have also been selling well for the sailing from Warrenpoint to cruise Carlingford Lough and Dundrum Bay to St John’s Point. The cruise on Wednesday, May 29 is in partnership with the Newry Maritime Association and I am delighted that so many locals are keen to step aboard Waverley.”

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Captain Dominic McCall, Master of the Waverley, expressed, "After the tremendous support and positive feedback we received last year, we are eager to enhance Waverley's sailing program to offer even more the opportunity to experience this famous survivor from the great age of steam. I am delighted that Warrenpoint can welcome Waverley again this year in what will be a fantastic couple of trips as we steam down Carlingford Lough and along the coastline.”

Waverley has been given the prestigious status of National Flagship of the Year 2024 by National Historic Ships UK.Waverley has been given the prestigious status of National Flagship of the Year 2024 by National Historic Ships UK.
Waverley has been given the prestigious status of National Flagship of the Year 2024 by National Historic Ships UK.

This year, Paddle Steamer Waverley is celebrating the 50th anniversary of being part of the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society since being gifted for £1 - and will visit up to 70 ports and piers across the UK, including Warrenpoint. The historic steamship has also been given the prestigious status of National Flagship of the Year 2024 by National Historic Ships UK.

Once aboard, passengers can visit the engine room and savour the sight, sound and armour of a real steamship - hear the telegraph ring and watch the engine start to move. The paddles can be seen turning through the portholes!

Waverley has full catering facilities available throughout all cruises, passengers can enjoy a hot or cold snack, tea and cake in the afternoon, a hot meal in the dining saloon or a refreshment in one of the period lounges. There is also a fully stocked souvenir shop with a wide range of exclusive Waverley merchandise.

Tickets can be booked in advance online at waverleyexcursions.co.uk or by calling the booking office on 0141 243 2224.