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Great Day Out

Had a very enjoyable day out, we sailed to Llandudno & had a couple of hours to take in the lovely... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
Cathy G
Worth a second Summer trip

The day cruise on the 8th August was so enjoyable I went again on the 28th. This time I went on my... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2017
John W
Dursley, England, United Kingdom
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Originally built in 1949 and now for over 65 years, MV Balmoral has been welcoming passengers on board and taking them on spectacular cruises around the great British coastline. Each excursion has been meticulously mapped out to provide the greatest...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Quays Wharf, Brunel Dock | Bristol Harbour, Bristol BS1 4QD, England
+44 117 325 6200
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

The day cruise on the 8th August was so enjoyable I went again on the 28th. This time I went on my own but still chatted to lots of people. The cruise commenced in Clevedon. I was on the seafront a little after 7 am...More

1  Thank John W
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Was lucky enough today to board MV Balmoral for a trip from Ilfracombe, and i enjoyed it as soon as i saw it. A fantastic vintage vessel, well maintained and oozing nostalgia from every deck. Food on board was a delight and very well priced....More

3  Thank Steve E
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Sailed this afternoon from Largs to Rothesay and a cruise round the island of Bute. There was a good crowd on board to support the ship but she still felt spacious. The weather was marvellous for the most part but at the end we were...More

5  Thank Dunoon64
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Booked a trip from Liverpool, they decided to set sail, even though the crew were not happy due to the weather. The crew were aware that they wouldn't be able to stop at Llandudno but carried on regardless. Over 75% of the guests were ill...More

11  Thank PeterDD1971
Reviewed 24 September 2017

I have been traveling on this great ship for many years and this year has been no exception. There have been many sailings sadly cancelled but this has been due to poor weather conditions and other problems out of the company or the trusts control....More

3  Thank neilosborne1971
Reviewed 23 September 2017

A trip on Balmoral is always exciting - she is a wonderful little cruise vessel with wonderul crew. - see earlier reviews - always friendly and always informative. This journey was from Bristol down the Avon Gorge - dramatic - so exciting and out into...More

2  Thank Howard-Liverpool
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Sat on deck and watched the scenery go by. Sun came out for one of the best days this summer. Great way to relax ! Crew very welcoming and helpful

3  Thank john b
Reviewed 20 September 2017

I have been on the Balmoral many times and it has always been a great experience. This trip on Saturday to Llandudno, Puffin Island and Red Wharf Bay did not disappoint. A very late Father's Day treat for my Dad, who has always wanted to...More

4  Thank LittleEgret
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Had a very enjoyable day out, we sailed to Llandudno & had a couple of hours to take in the lovely sunny weather. The views were great and we thoroughly enjoyed our day. Special mention to all the staff who were very friendly & helpful.

3  Thank Cathy G
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Booked 2 trips on the balmoral earlier in the year one was for 10th september and one was 17th september unfortunately the 10th was cancelled due to bad weather then before the 17th read reviews more bad than good so I was very optimistic about...More

5  Thank 451annmarie
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26 March 2018|
Response from June H | Property representative |
I regret that Balmoral is unable to operate this year. Her owning charity is seeking funds to get her back into service in future.