Welcome to Balmoral

The Balmoral is Britain’s most widely travelled excursion ship, carrying over 2 million passengers around the coastline of  Britain and Ireland.

Today she stands as one of Britain’s most prized ships, being partnered with the World famous PS Waverley until 2012. In her career she has sailed to almost every port and harbour in the United Kingdom that can take her, including right into the hearts of both Calais and Boulogne.

On June 27th 2019 the Balmoral marked 70 years since her launch in 1949. The occasion was marked by multiple celebrations, and plans were publicly launched to bring her back into active service.


COVID-19  |  Closure of Balmoral to Volunteers 
We are sorry to announce that due to the continuing developments of the COVID-19 epidemic, the Board of Directors have taken the decision to close Balmoral for the protection of her volunteer workforce until further notice.
Please click here to read the announcement in more detail.


Saturday 21st March, 2020     Cancelled

Sadly the event with Paul Semple, General Manager of PS Waverley, has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

Latest Developments

You’re Invited! A Pre-Christmas social on the Balmoral

INVITATION A Pre-Christmas social aboard M.V. BALMORAL Mardyke Wharf, Hotwell Road, Bristol. BS8 4RU Saturday 7th December 2019 11:00 - 15:00 We are looking forward... Read More
Marking out steel plate for the Stern Bulwark!

Work continues onboard Balmoral, with volunteer support

MAINTENANCE CONTINUES Tuesday 5th November, 2019 05/11/2019 Work continues onboard today, as our hearty team of volunteers tackle some more caulking, welding,... Read More

Volunteers are Invited to Balmoral

PRESS RELEASE Thursday 3rd October, 2019 Volunteers Invited to Balmoral Following a most encouraging survey, in the Albion Dry Dock, last week,... Read More

Balmoral enters Albion Dry Dock to assess returning to sea.

DRY DOCKING Thursday 19th September, 2019 The Balmoral enters Albion Dry Dock 17/09/2019 The Balmoral will be sailing into Albion Dry Dock on... Read More

Balmoral presented with Anniversary gift from Grenaa

Wednesday 3rd July, 2019 Balmoral presented with Grenaa Plate  On Friday 28th June 2019, the trustees of Balmoral welcomed on board... Read More

Press Release: Celebrating over 70 years of MV Balmoral

PRESS RELEASE Monday 24th June, 2019 Platinum Anniversary Celebrations for Balmoral – This Weekend The flags will be flying, the ships siren... Read More

MV Balmoral relocates to Mardyke Wharf, Bristol

PRESS RELEASE Thursday 9th May, 2019 Balmoral is on the move Join us down at Bristol Harbourside Wednesday 15th May, 2019 to... Read More