Travelling across the ocean’s rolling waves can be a tricky proposition and is best not attempted on soluble rafts or lead surfboards. Do something that floats your boat with today’s Groupon: £19 instead of up to £38 for a paddle steamer pleasure cruise from
Built on the Clyde in 1947, the river renowned for producing great ships like the QE2 and the Royal Yacht Britannia, the Waverley paddle steamer operates a full programme of cruises from Easter to October. The ship was fully restored to its 1940s glory in 2003 and features an elegant Art Deco restaurant, observation lounge, bar and the Caledonia tearoom. Groupon greenhorns may take a trip on the Waverley from any Scottish port she sails from including Glasgow, Greenock, Largs, Ayr, Helensburgh and Dunoon. The Groupon covers a wide range of trips including visits to the lochs & islands such as Arran, Bute & Cumbrae and the world famous Kyles of Bute to Loch Fyne.
For full list of sailings, see here.
Yelpers have been highly enthusiastic about Waverely Excursions, giving the experience 4.9 stars out of 5, with many commenting on the history of the vessel as a highlight.
There is an excitement about catching the Waverley that goes beyond most trips: it is part of history, and I was enthralled when I sat and watched the turbines and pistons work their magic. The best part of the journey was standing in the engine room.
– gareth v, Yelp, Jan 2010
Being on a paddle steamer - a working one at that - is a truly unique experience.
– Gordon W, Yelp, Jan 2010