Head to the Solent Cruise and see 4 cruise ships depart - Sailing from Southampton

Saturday 22nd July 2017, 16:00 - 19:00

Join us as Shieldhall cruises down Southampton Water towards the Solent. On our return to berth get close to the departing cruise ships Britannia, Navigator of the Seas, Crown Princess and Azura, always the cue to sound our whistle and play the ‘Shieldhall Organ’!

Southampton tour guide and Jane Austen enthusiast Jack Wilson will give a short presentation in the Saloon, recounting Jane’s time in Southampton and her trips to Hythe and up the River Itchen to view warships in this, the 200th anniversary year of her death.

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 stearing gear (similar to that used on Titanic); talk to the Captain and our volunteer crew; listen to the informed commentary on the sights and sounds of Southampton Water and The Solent; 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.

NEW FOR 2017! (SOLD OUT THIS TRIP) - 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.

Children will have fun with our interactive Shieldhall Passport, collecting stickers from various stations on board!

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

TOP TIP FOR GROUPS: Link a morning visit to SeaCity’s Titanic Gallery, with an afternoon cruise on the SS Shieldhall. If you wish we can also arrange for a guided tour of Southampton’s Titanic Quarter with Southampton Tour Guides, highlighting the White Star Line Offices, Titanic Berth and many of the hotels and pubs and inns with Titanic connections.

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

Please note that this excursion has now sold out. You may join the waiting list by contacting




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