Family Afternoon Cruise - Sailing from Southampton

Sunday 28th May 2017, 16:00 - 18:00

Part of Southampton Sailing Week

Join SS Shieldhall for our first family cruise of the 2017 season as we explore the Southampton Docks. This is an ideal cruise for families, with children travelling free of charge (up to six per adult), and the perfect introduction to life on the water! As part of your cruise, see the impressive engine room with its original steam engines at work and the bridge, with its traditional instruments and gleaming brasswork; admire the ship’s steam assisted steering gear (similar to that used on Titanic); talk to the Captain and our volunteer crew; pass close to the great ocean liners and container ships; walk the teak decks; relax in the Saloon with our wide range of refreshments including tea / coffee; real ale; a range of Titanic bottled beers; wine and hot and cold food, available on all trips. Children will have fun with our interactive Shieldhall Log Book, collecting stickers from various stations on board, whilst there will be a number of deck games to play too! During your cruise we will pass close to the cruise ships Britannia and Azura.

For detailed parking and berthing information for this excursion please click here.

NEW FOR 2017! - Have you ever wanted to toot our Shieldhall whistle as we sail past the departing cruise ships? On this excursion, we now have the opportunity for you to do this! Just purchase a “Whistle” ticket below when you purchase your tickets for this trip. We are asking for a small donation of £5 to help Shieldhall continue steaming. Please note that this package is only available to a small number of passengers and this is done on a first come, first serve basis online.  “tooting of the whistle” will be at the discretion of the master on the day.

TOP TIP FOR GROUPS: Why not link a cruise on the SS Shieldhall with a trip to Bursledon Brickwork’s for one of their ‘in steam’ dates on Sun 28 May?




Family Afternoon Cruise

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Family Afternoon Cruise

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Child under 3


Family Afternoon Cruise

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Toot our Whistle


Family Afternoon Cruise

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