Head to the Solent Cruise, Port Out, Southampton Home - Sailing from Southampton

Saturday 27th May 2017, 15:00 - 18:00

Part of Southampton Sailing Week

Linking with the SeaCity Pavilion Exhibition, Port Out, Southampton Home, SS Shieldhall commences her 2017 sailing season with a cruise down Southampton Water towards the Solent, and on her return will pass the cruise ships Crown Princess, Independence of the Seas and Queen Elizabeth.  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!

Also on this trip...... As part of the link with the SeaCity Museum exhibition Port Out Southampton Home, we welcome on board the museum’s curator Maria Newbery, who will bring along a selection of items from the museum’s collections. Click here for more information.

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.

Please note that the ship will be at anchor for a short while during this cruise for an ashes scattering at sea. Click here for more information.

TOP TIP FOR GROUPS: Link a morning visit to SeaCity’s ‘Port Out, Southampton Home’ exhibition, with an afternoon cruise on the SS Shieldhall. If you wish we can also arrange for a guided tour between the Museum and the Shieldhall along the City’s QE2 mile, highlighting lots of historic sights along the way!. 

'In the Footsteps of Titanic' package available for groups on this sailing. Please visit click here for more information.




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