Cruises for disabled and/or elderly people in private parties or as organised outings

About Waveney Stardust

Waveney Stardust, founded in 1988, is a registered charity. 2017 is the 25th season promoting cruising facilities for the disabled and/or elderly persons on the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads.

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Recent News

Broads cruises for the Elderly and / or Disabled – 25 seasons!

In late August Waveney Stardust held a party at The Ferry Inn Surlingham to celebrate 25 seasons of Broads cruises for the elderly and disabled. Over these years we have carried 65,000 passengers and travelled over 85,000 miles.

Our two specially-commissioned craft were there. Both are equipped with a hydraulic lift for wheelchairs, ramps, and fully accessible toilet. With tea and coffee-making facilities and central heating we cruise from the beginning of April to the end of November. Visibility is excellent, providing the opportunity to experience all the drama of seasonal change in this fascinating landscape. [Why not book a cruise this Autumn?]

The majority of our 40 or so volunteers and many of our frequent customers came along to our celebration. We also welcomed Richard Stubbing, Mayor of Beccles, Professor Jacquie Burgess, Chairman of the Broads Authority and representatives from the many Boatyards and businesses which support Waveney Stardust including Broom Boats, Hippersons, Broadsedge Marina and The Waveney River Centre.

We all had a great time, and the rain held off until the last guest had gone home. Take a look at some of the photographs from the event in the slideshow above. Many thanks to Allan and Jane Dye for bringing their cameras and spending the day with us, and to Jane in particular for the still photos included with this News item.

A typical cruise – our new video

New Video of a typical cruiseIn our 25th year we have produced, with many thanks to Allan Dye and his team, a new video of a typical cruise with Waveney Stardust.
This video highlights the many purpose built modifications to our landing stages and boats to make cruising for the disabled and elderly both safe and enjoyable. See how easy it is to get on board and move around the boat. Watch one of crews in action and see how they help make a cruise a relaxed and enjoyable experience.

Watch the viedeo and then book a cruise with Waveney Stardust in 2017. We look forward to welcoming you on board.

2017 Schedule – Our 25th Cruising Year

25 years of cruising on the broadsThe 2017 Schedule of cruises is now published and available on the website and our booking system. 2017 is our 25th Cruising Year and we look forward to seeing our customers old and new on the water through the year.

This year we are repeating last year’s pattern aiming to have a boat within a short distance of Norwich throughout the year. Waveney Stardust will be based in Norwich from 3rd April through to 19th May. After that Waveney Stardust II will be based at Brundall for most of June and most of August.

At other times Waveney Stardust will be based at either Horning or Stalham and Waveney Stardust II at Beccles – refer to our Venues page.

All of our bases offer the opportunity to experience the wildlife and beauty of the Broads as they change throughout the year from April through to the end of November.

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