THIS WEB PAGE IS PURELY FICTIONAL. IT ONLY SHOWS HOW I WOULD MARKET A PADDLE STEAMER IF MY ADVICE WAS SOUGHT. PS JEANIE DEANS NO LONGER EXISTS, OF COURSE, BUT SHE IS USED AS AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A SUITABLE SHIP.
Cruises are available on the Clyde by paddle steamer Waverley. For information visit  www.waverleyexcursions.co.uk


Great Days Out aboard the Paddle Steamer Jeanie Deans on the beautiful Firth of Clyde
Come aboard and help preserve this magnificent old steamship and keep the opportunity to sail around the Firth alive

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- Day and half-day trips from Largs, Rothesay and Dunoon to see the Clyde's magnificent scenery from sheltered waters *
- Stay on board or enjoy time ashore at Rothesay or Dunoon

- Daily sailings (except Mondays) throughout the summer.  Weekend sailings only in May and September
- Buy your ticket at the pier shortly before departure
- Food and drink service available aboard the ship

* The water is usually very calm in the areas in which we sail - but we'll not sail if forecast conditions are likely to make your trip uncomfortable. In Scotland there will no doubt be some wind and rain at times, so we have comfortable lounges for you to use to escape the elements when necessary ! 

PADDLE STEAMER JEANIE DEANS IS UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT AND HAS A BRAND NEW PROGRAMME. THE MANAGEMENT AND CREW ARE COMMITTED TO ENSURING THAT YOU HAVE A GREAT TIME ABOARD AND SEE THE BEST THAT THE FIRTH OF CLYDE HAS TO OFFER
LATEST NEWS AND SAILING INFORMATION :
XX/XX/20XX : Services expected to operate as planned.   Sea conditions - calm.  Possible light rain showers in the morning

OUR CRUISES                        

We are based at Largs pier and offer a morning cruise to Rothesay and around the Isle of Bute and an afternoon cruise into Loch Long, calling at Rothesay and Dunoon en route. You can always hop off at Rothesay or Dunoon and catch Jeanie Deans back to Largs later, but why not stay aboard and enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Firth of Clyde ? The morning cruise takes you through the narrow channel between Bute and the mainland known as the Kyles of Bute, gives views of the distant but nonetheless impressive island of Arran and offers you a close-up encounter with the two Cumbrae islands lying in the middle of the Firth. The afternoon cruise heads into Loch Long, the beautiful steep-sided sea loch in which Jeanie Deans spent much time earlier in her career. Those who wish to do both cruises are welcome to stay on board for the full day. Buy an "All-day" ticket before you step aboard to get the best price.
CRUISES, DEPARTURE TIMES AND PRICES  :  JUNE, JULY & AUGUST
Sailings daily (except Mondays)

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       *   5 DISCOUNT ON ADULT FARES FOR FIRST-TIME CUSTOMERS  - Just let our ticket seller know *
                       *  IT'S CHEAPER MIDWEEK - Enjoy a 10 reduction compared with adult weekend fares *

Young persons : 6 to 16 years old inclusive. 5 year olds and younger go free (but a ticket is still required)
Customers aged 65 and over : Young persons' fare applies on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Families : Two adults and two young persons travelling together : the second young person goes free

MAY and SEPTEMBER CRUISES

Saturdays : Largs and Cruise to Loch Long : Ticket Codes C E F I J K - times and prices as per above summer timetable

Sundays    : Largs and Round Bute Cruise  :  Ticket Codes B H - with REVISED TIMINGS :  Largs 14:00, Rothesay 14:45, Rothesay 17:30, return to Largs at 18:15

Catering : Please note that there will be a reduced catering and bar service in May and September sailings
No sailings on Monday to Friday

SAILING WITH US                

Buying your Ticket :  Please arrive in good time (at least 20 minutes before sailing time) at your departure pier where our ticket seller will issue tickets or show you aboard to purchase tickets at the Purser's office (on the promenade deck behind the funnels).  Pay by cash or by major debit or credit card. There is a minimum 10 purchase requirement for the use of credit cards for purchases made on board the vessel of food, drink or souvenirs.

Advance bookings are not taken except for Groups of 10 or over (for which advance payment at the Group rate is required). Unfortunately, your place aboard is not guaranteed and if the available places have already been sold when you reach our ticket-seller, you will not be able to sail with us.

Gift Aid : If you are a qualifying UK taxpayer you can help us further by signing a Gift Aid declaration and, as a charity, we can claim additional money from HM Revenue and Customs to help support our ship. Just bring your ticket along to the Purser's Office on board ship during your cruise and sign up - it will only take a couple of minutes.

Ticket Inspection : Inspections may take place anytime aboard the ship and all tickets will be collected at the gangway when you get off the ship

Reserving space aboard on popular days : We expect very few of our sailings, if any, to be sold out, but if we believe that there is a possibility, we will advise the specific cruise dates on our website. In such cases we will make a limited number of spaces aboard available for reservation for people coming from outside the west of Scotland area. To receive a unique booking reference for these cruises, please contact our Ticketline phone number. Customers with advance booking references are asked to go to the front of the ticket queue at the pier of departure and advise our ticket seller. If reserved passengers have not presented themselves at least 10 minutes prior to the ship's departure, the reservation will be cancelled and the space sold. Seats aboard the ship cannot be reserved.

FOOD ?  Bring your own if you like but we've got a range of sandwiches, soups, snacks, sweets, hot, soft and alcoholic drinks for you.  Alcohol may not be brought  aboard and any alcohol found by our crew will be confiscated.

Accessibility : Our friendly crew will assist anyone who requires help to board the ship across the gangway. Our promenade deck is most suitable for physically disabled customers as the main and observation decks are only accessible by steep stairs. The promenade deck has plenty of outdoor seating, and dedicated space in two saloons, fore and aft. Our crew will be happy to serve food and drink to customers in these saloons if required. A disabled toilet is also available on the promenade deck. Please ask any member of our crew for access,

Dogs are welcome : please just ensure that they remain on a lead and under your control at all times

One request : Please do not throw anything, including waste, overboard. Refuse bins are provided on the ship's decks and in her saloons.

Frequently Asked Questions : Click here to see what we say 

GETTING TO LARGS

By car : The postcode location for Largs pier is KA30 8BG. There is a public car park (charges payable) on Largs promenade close to the pier. Please allow plenty of time to find car parking as this car park can become full.

By train : There is a regular rail service from Glasgow (Central Station) to Largs via Paisley (Gilmour St). Services take approximately one hour from Glasgow. Largs pier is within five minutes walk of the station. Click here for operator's website

By bus : McGills bus services 901 and 906  run from Glasgow (Buchanan bus station) to Largs via Greenock. Click here for operator's website


SERVICE CANCELLATION AND DISRUPTION

We will not sail : (a) if our ship is unavailable for service, or (b) if, in our captain's opinion, sea conditions would result in an unacceptably uncomfortable trip for our customers.
We will not call at intermediate piers if, in the captain's opinion, it would be unsafe to attempt a call. If our ship is unable to return you to your point of embarcation, we will make arrangements with alternative providers to do so.


Please consult this web page for the latest information regarding our service.

OUR SHIP

Paddle Steamer Jeanie Deans entered service in 1931 and served as a ferry and excursion ship on the Clyde until withdrawn in 1964. In 1967 she was "sold" for the nominal value of 1 to a group of enthusiasts who have owned and operated her on behalf of the Jeanie Deans Preservation Society, a registered charity, ever since. She is one of the few remaining paddle steamers in Europe.

She has been lovingly maintained and restored over the years whilst incorporating all the improvements required by the safety authorities to ensure she meets the current applicable standards. Her crew members are fully trained and certified and committed to your comfort and safety. 

The ship has plenty of seating indoor and out, with two saloons on the promenade deck and two larger saloons on the main deck. On the main deck you can watch the impressive engines turn - something sure to fascinate children as well as the technically-minded.

We believe that that this important example of Clyde shipbuilding and engineering heritage is preserved for future generations to enjoy and appreciate. By coming aboard for a cruise you will be helping us to maintain the ship in working order and continue to provide the type of day out so much loved by generations past. Keeping the ship in operation will also help future generations understand the technologies which powered passenger ships from the era which Jeanie Deans represents.

For those interested in the fascinating history of the ship or her technical specifications, please click here for more details. 

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ABOUT US   - Paddle Steamer Jeanie Deans is operated by the Jeanie Deans Preservation Company on behalf of the Jeanie Deans Steam Navigation Company Ltd, who own the ship on behalf of the Jeanie Deans Preservation Society, a registered charity. All revenues after sailing, management and administration costs are deducted are reinvested in the ship to preserve it in sailing condition for future generations to enjoy. 
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SUPPORT US -  We welcome the help of volunteers and donors. Click here for more details of how you can help us to help Jeanie Deans survive
JOIN US -          We are supported by our beneficial owners, the members of the Jeanie Deans Preservation Society. Click here to go to the JDPS website

FAQs -                Click here for more information
Ts&Cs - 
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THIS WEB PAGE IS PURELY FICTIONAL. IT ONLY SHOWS HOW I WOULD MARKET A PADDLE STEAMER IF MY ADVICE WAS SOUGHT.