Steamship Shieldhall 2020 Sailing Programme

The Solent Steam Packet is sorry to have to confirm that the Board have made the very difficult decision to cancel the remaining 2020 sailing season, due to the global Covid-19 pandemic.

Our priority, as always is the continued safety of our guests and crew. With social distancing measures likely to mean reduced passenger numbers and restrictions on selling food and alcohol our earning potential has been severely reduced. In addition our crew, many of whom are over 70, cannot be expected to put themselves or their families at risk.

In making this decision we have also considered the impact of the cancellation of events such as the 2020 Bournemouth Air Festival, the absence of Southampton’s proposed Mayflower 400 Maritime Festival and the continued absence of cruise ships, whose interaction with Shieldhall on our sailings is a highlight of many guests’ experience whilst on board.

2020 was to have been a very special year for Shieldhall, set to celebrate her 65th birthday in July, and with many cruises set to sell out. However, most of our 2020 cruises will be replicated in our 2021 sailing programme, which we are looking to bring forward and launch this summer.  Not going to dry dock this year means that Shieldhall will now lay-up, saving the significant costs that annual dry docking entails. However, whilst looking to minimise costs we recognise that we will not be raising much needed revenue from ticket sales. Ticket revenue is critical to the ongoing success and wellbeing of Shieldhall, allowing our team of volunteers the opportunity to maintain one of the flagships of the National Historic Fleet. When we cancelled our May and June 2020 sailings, many supporters indicated they would like Shieldhall to retain their ticket for 2021 – a very significant gesture which benefited the ship enormously. In now cancelling the remainder of the season, we are politely asking remaining ticket holders if they would consider transferring their 2020 booking to 2021.

As noted, we anticipate being ready to launch our 2021 programme in the summer, when we will have more news on dates and times of specific sailings, and can process and forward tickets.

We will look to keep our members and supporters updated with 2021 news via the Shieldhall website www.ss-shieldhall.co.uk,  emails and social media.

We encourage everyone to keep up to date with the current Government & NHS advice and guidelines around Coronavirus by visiting the following link: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Thank you for your understanding, patience and ongoing support which means so much to the charity. Stay safe and we hope to see you on board in 2021 for our 66th year afloat, and when we will also be celebrating the 30th year of sailing in charitable ownership!

What do you need to do if you have purchased a ticket with us for our 2020 sailing programme?

We have sent all passengers that were due to sail with us this year and email at 09:00 on Friday 22nd May. If you have not received an email, please get in touch with us by emailing tickets@ss-shieldhall.co.uk

Watch P&O’s ‘Iona’ sail away on her maiden voyage - Sailing from Southampton - CANCELLED

Thursday 14th May 2020, 15:30 - 19:00

Adults £34.00, Children £12.00, Family £80.00

Titanic themed cruise and see 3 cruise ships depart - Sailing from Southampton - CANCELLED

Saturday 16th May 2020, 15:00 - 18:00

Adults £34.00, Children £12.00, Family £80.00

Solent cruise to see the New Forest Coast and Hurst Castle - Sailing from Southampton - CANCELLED

Sunday 17th May 2020, 12:15 - 18:00

Adults £45.00, Children £12.00, Family £102.00

Round the Island Race and see 5 cruise ships depart - Sailing from Southampton - CANCELLED

Saturday 30th May 2020, 10:00 - 18:00 

Adults £51.00, Children £12.00 , Family £114.00

Round the Island Race and see 5 cruise ships depart - Sailing from Southampton - PROMOTION

Saturday 30th May 2020, 10:00 - 18:00 

WAS Adults £51.00, Children £12.00 , Family £114.00

NOW Adults £38.25, Children £9.00 , Family £85.50

Southampton Docks Cruise to see 4 cruise ships in berth - Sailing from Southampton - CANCELLED

Sunday 31st May 2020, 11:30 - 13:30 (Morning Sailing)

Adults £24.00, Children £6.00, Family £54.00

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

Sunday 31st May 2020, 15:00 - 18:00 (Afternoon Sailing)

Adults £34.00, Children £12.00, Family £80.00

One way trip to Poole - Sailing from Southampton - CANCELLED

Thursday 11th June 2020, 10:00 - 16:00

Shieldhall sailings to and from Poole in June will not be taking place after it was announced today that the Poole Harbour 2020 Boat Show is to be cancelled.

The immensely difficult decision has been taken due to the ongoing and rapid spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus), which has been labelled a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO). 

Poole Boat Show 2020 - Open to the public alongside Poole Quay

Friday 12th, Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th June 2020, 10:00 - 17:00

FREE ENTRY TO ALL VISITORS

One way trip to Southampton - Sailing from Poole Quay - CANCELLED

Monday 15th June 2020, 12:00 - 18:00

Shieldhall sailings to and from Poole in June will not be taking place after it was announced today that the Poole Harbour 2020 Boat Show is to be cancelled.

The immensely difficult decision has been taken due to the ongoing and rapid spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus), which has been labelled a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO). 

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

Saturday 20th June 2020, 15:00 - 18:00

Adults £34.00, Children £12.00, Family £80.00

Father’s Day sailing and see departure of QM2 - Sailing from Southampton - CANCELLED

Sunday 21st June 2020, 14:00 - 18:00

Adults £42.00, Children £12.00, Family £96.00

American Independence Day sailing with the Soulcatchers - Sailing from Southampton

Saturday 4th July 2020, 14:00 - 18:00

Adults £42.00, Children £12.00, Family £96.00

American Independence Day sailing with the Soulcatchers - Sailing from Southampton - Promotion

Saturday 4th July 2020, 14:00 - 18:00

Adults £42.00, Children £12.00, Family £96.00

Cruise to the Nab Tower and mark Shieldhall's 65th birthday - Sailing from Southampton

Sunday 5th July 2020, 10:00 - 18:00

Adults £54.00, Children £12.00, Family £120.00

Music Cruise with tribute band RU40 - Sailing from Southampton

Saturday 18th July 2020, 16:00 - 20:00

Adults £46.00, Children £20.00, Family £112.00

Music Cruise with tribute band RU40 - Sailing from Southampton - Promotion

Saturday 18th July 2020, 16:00 - 20:00

Adults £46.00, Children £20.00, Family £112.00

Head to the Solent Cruise, celebrating 200 years of Steam in the Solent - Sailing from Southampton

Sunday 19th July 2020, 15:00 - 18:00

Adults £34.00, Children £12.00, Family £80.00

Head to the Solent Cruise, celebrating 200 years of Steam in the Solent - Sailing from Southampton - Promotion

Sunday 19th July 2020, 15:00 - 18:00

Adults £34.00, Children £12.00, Family £80.00

Cowes Week Sailing and see 4 cruise ships depart - Sailing from Southampton

Saturday 8th August 2020, 15:00 - 18:00

Adults £34.00, Children £12.00, Family £80.00

Cowes Week Sailing to The Needles and see 3 cruise ships depart - Sailing from Southampton

Sunday 9th August 2020, 10:30 - 18:00

Adults £51.00, Children £12.00, Family £114.00

Cowes Fireworks 2020 - Sailing from Southampton

Friday 14th August 2020, 17:15 - 23:59

Adults £54.00, Children £27.00

Mayflower 400 Celebrations – sail on Southampton Water - Day 1 - Sailing from Southampton

Saturday 15th August 2020, 16:00 - 18:00

Adults £24.00, Children £6.00, Family £54.00

Mayflower 400 Celebrations – sail on Southampton Water - Day 2 - Sailing from Southampton

Sunday 16th August 2020, 16:00 - 18:00

Adults £24.00, Children £6.00, Family £54.00

One way trip to Poole - Sailing from Southampton

Monday 17th August 2020, 10:00 - 16:00

Adults £44.00, Children £16.00, Family £104.00

Bournemouth Air Festival - Day 1 - Sailing from Poole Quay

Friday 21st August 2020, 10:00 - 19:00

Adults £47.50, Children £20.00, Family £115.00

Prices held from August 2019!

Bournemouth Air Festival - Day 2 - Sailing from Poole Quay - SOLD OUT - Waiting list only...

Saturday 22nd August 2020, 10:00 - 19:00

Adults £52.00, Children £26.00, Family £130.00

Prices held from August 2019!

Bournemouth Air Festival - Day 3 - Sailing from Poole Quay

Sunday 23rd August 2020, 10:00 - 19:00

Adults £52.00, Children £26.00, Family £130.00

Prices held from August 2019!

One way trip to Southampton - Sailing from Poole Quay

Monday 24th August 2020, 10:00 - 16:00

Adults £44.00, Children £16.00, Family £104.00

Solent Cruise to see 3 cruise ships depart - Sailing from Southampton

Saturday 5th September 2020, 15:00 - 18:00

Adults £34.00, Children £12.00, Family £80.00

Solent Cruise to see 5 cruise ships depart and Merchant Navy Day Service - Sailing from Southampton

Sunday 6th September 2020, 15:00 - 18:00

Adults £34.00, Children £12.00, Family £80.00

Heritage Open Days Cruise - Sailing from Southampton

Saturday 12th September 2020, 16:00 - 18:00

Adults £24.00, Children £6.00, Family £54.00

Southampton Boat Show cruise - Sailing from Southampton

Sunday 13th September 2020, 15:00 - 18:00

Adults £34.00, Children £12.00, Family £80.00

SILVER Ticket 1-Day Steam Experience

Steam Experience Days - SILVER Tickets - 1 Day Course

£299.00 per person - Over a selection of dates..

GOLDEN Ticket 2-Day Steam Experience

Steam Experience Days - GOLDEN Tickets - 2 Day Course

£499.00 per person - Over a selection of dates..