THE planned visit by the paddle steamer Waverley to North Wales this summer has been cancelled.

The vessel will not sail this season because of problems with her boilers.

North Wales Chronicle: PS Waverley off the Great OrmePS Waverley off the Great Orme

A spokesman for Waverley Excursions said: “Waverley will not operate in 2019. As part of the winter maintenance programme, we have been undertaking boiler works. Unfortunately, after extensive consultation and investigation it is now conclusive that the ship’s boilers require replacement.

“We immediately face a significant challenge to raise the required funds to reboiler Waverley and return her to service.”

It had been planned for the paddle steamer return to Llandudno this summer and sail on a variety of cruises along the North Wales coast. The visit was due to start Wednesday 19th June Waverley.