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Waverley 'Pier of the Year 2023' Celebration Cruise

Friday 22 September

Waverley 'Pier of the Year 2023' Celebration Cruise
Waverley 'Pier of the Year 2023' Celebration Cruise

Time & Location

22 Sept 2023, 11:30 – 23 Sept 2023, 15:30

Southend-on-Sea, Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, UK

About the Event

In celebration of Southend Pier winning Pier of the Year 2023, step aboard Paddle Steamer Waverley for a special celebration cruise in association with Southend Pier on Friday 22 September. Locals and visitors are invited to join this unforgettable sailing celebrating this remarkable achievement – with the opportunity to view this cherished pier from a unique perspective alongside the breath-taking sights of the historical Thames Forts.

Take the train (or walk) down the longest pleasure pier in the World to join the World’s last seagoing paddle steamer – departing from Southend Pier at 11:30am. The cruise promises an up-close encounter with the historical Thames Forts that guarded the coastline during WW2.

Passengers will be treated to an awe-inspiring cruise of the Shivering Sands and Red Sands forts, immersing themselves in the rich history that surround these iconic structures. As the day continues, passengers will be treated to an exclusive opportunity to view the magnificent Knock John Fort, a true testament to the nation’s maritime heritage.

This cruise offers an opportunity for the Southend community to bask in the glory of their award-winning pier. Tickets for the Pier of the Year Celebration Cruise are now available. Book online at or call 0141 243 2224.

We are offering a very special discount for this cruise where a Senior can bring a friend for FREE! If you are 60 or over then you can take advantage of this special offer where you can buy two senior tickets for the price of one. This offer only applies when two seniors are travelling together and must be booked in advance of sailing. Don’t delay and book today.

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