The English Society (EngSoc) Summer Boat Ball, set to take place on the Princess Caroline in Ocean Village tonight (12th May) has not gone as planned.
The boat was meant to set sail at 7:45pm, but about forty minutes later guests were told that the boat could not set sail due to the number of guests on board exceeding the maximum limit. It is believed that EngSoc sold over 160 tickets. However, the Captain said over the tannoy that they couldn’t set sail until there were a maximum 120 people on the boat, including staff.
At least 48 people then got off the boat and were taken to Fantinis by some of EngSoc committee where the after party is due to be held.
The boat eventually set sail around 9pm, where ‘wild cheers‘ were heard.
No invoice or contract was given to English Society detailing the limit on guests allowed on the boat, according to one attendee.
Another guest complained that he had travelled all the way from Essex and was “annoyed” because “I’ve taken a day off work and have only been given half the money back”
EngSoc have said they’ll release an official statement tomorrow.