This year marks the 70th anniversary of Waverley’s launch in October 1946. She begins her summer season with a four-day programme of cruises on the Clyde from Friday 27 to Monday 30 May.
She heads to the Western Isles on Tuesday 31 May, with destinations including Inverie, Portree, Gairloch, Raasay and Tiree. She returns to the Clyde from Oban via Colonsay and Campbeltown on Tuesday 7 June.
Her main summer sailings commence on Saturday 18 June and extend to Sunday 28 August, with the usual late autumn sailings on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 October.
Calls at Brodick are likely to be reduced this season as work to build the new pier continues. There are fewer calls at Ayr, which should reduce fuel costs and light running. As usual there are a number of variations on Sundays. Particular highlights include a cruise round Arran on 19 June, Campbeltown and Red Bay on 3 July, and Lochranza and Campbeltown on 14 August.
Ross Cochrane will take up the position of Senior Master. His predecessor, Andy O’Brian, will continue to assist the company in the role of Director of Safety and Marine Operations and Company Security Officer.