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Round the Island Yacht Race - Saturday 29th June 2019, 10:00 - 18:00

Please note that details joining instructions will be sent up to a week prior to your sailing to the email address you booked your sailing with. If you haven’t received joining instructions up to a week before your sailing, the joining instructions for this trip will be displayed below. If you have any questions, please email tickets@ss-shieldhall.co.uk

Departure Berth Arrival Berth      Is parking available?

Berth 36 - Confirmed

Berth 36 - Confirmed

Yes, limited parking will be available close to the ship. Please click on the link to"Eastern Docks sailing berths and parking details". The link is at the top of this page.

Passengers may board 1 hour prior to departure but need to be onboard at least 15 minutes before scheduled sailing time. 

Joining Instructions 

Dear Shieldhall Ticket Holder

We are looking forward to welcoming you aboard SS Shieldhall on Saturday 29 June  for our ‘Cruise to see the Round the Island Yacht Race and 5 cruise ships depart’ excursion, between 10am – 6pm. Shieldhall will depart from Berth 36, The Grain Terminal, in the Eastern Docks, Southampton, SO14 3GG. Please enter via Dock Gate 4. Boarding for the cruise may take place one hour before departure, ie. from 9am. We request passengers be on board no later than 9.45am, as the ship will look to leave promptly at 10am.  Please allow yourself plenty of time to reach Southampton, which will be busier than usual with cruise ships departing from the berths. Please note there is also a planned closure of Junctions 3-5 of the M27 motorway between 28-30 June which may affect those approaching Southampton from the east. https://www.hampshire-pcc.gov.uk/plan-ahead-for-m27-closure-this-weekend

Limited courtesy parking will be available close to the ship – please check the following site for up-to-date information before you travel http://www.ss-shieldhall.co.uk/find_us. 

Look out for Shieldhall parking signs and Shieldhall volunteers when you enter Dock Gate 4. It is possible to drop off passengers who have difficulty in walking close to the ship, but cars must be returned to the Car Park afterwards. PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN ANY OF THE SHORT STAY CAR PARKS UNLESS YOU PAY TO DO SO.  THOSE PARKING IN A SHORT STAY CAR PARK AND NOT PAYING WILL INCUR A PARKING FINE.

Please bring your ticket for check-in at the gangway with the Purser (you will have received this immediately following your booking).

Once on board, tea, coffee, soft drinks, wine and a range of bottled beers / real ale (including Flack Manor Double-Drop) may be purchased. Hot food, including bacon baps and quiche, plus cakes (including delicious Caymana Rum Cakes!), New Forest Ice Cream and a range of crisps and confectionery will also be available. You are welcome to bring picnics on board (no alcohol) but please note that use of the Saloon for dining is only for guests who purchase food from the Galley. The Shieldhall Gift Shop will be open with a new line of souvenirs. The Engine Room, Boiler Room and Bridge will all be open for inspection once underway.

During your cruise we will pass close to the departing cruise ships Azura, Braemar, Britannia, Independence of the Seas and Sapphire Princess. Expect much tooting of whistles and sounding of sirens as the ships acknowledge one another in time-honoured fashion!

Our return to port time is indicative only and whilst we are unlikely to vary much from the times shown, circumstances may mean we have to return slightly earlier or later at the request of the Harbour Master.

Whilst tickets for this sailing have sold out, tickets remain available for Shieldhall's sailing on Sunday 30 June which is an American Independence Day Jazz Cruise with the Shieldhall Stompers Jazz Band between 2pm – 6pm. Bookings may be made online at www.ss-shieldhall.co.uk/bookings

If for any reason you need to contact Shieldhall on the day of the cruise, please contact 0749 6450328. Please note this phone will be manned from 2pm only and should only be used for emergency calls relating to that afternoon's cruise.

American Independence Day Cruise - Sunday 30th June 2019, 14:00 - 18:00

Please note that details joining instructions will be sent up to a week prior to your sailing to the email address you booked your sailing with. If you haven’t received joining instructions up to a week before your sailing, the joining instructions for this trip will be displayed below. If you have any questions, please email tickets@ss-shieldhall.co.uk

Departure Berth Arrival Berth      Is parking available?

Berth 36 - Confirmed

Berth 36 - Confirmed

Yes, limited parking will be available close to the ship. Please click on the link to"Eastern Docks sailing berths and parking details". The link is at the top of this page.

Passengers may board 1 hour prior to departure but need to be onboard at least 15 minutes before scheduled sailing time. 

Joining Instructions 

Dear Shieldhall Ticket Holder

We are looking forward to welcoming you aboard SS Shieldhall on Sunday 30 June for our American Independence Day Sailing with the Shieldhall Stomper’s Jazz Band and the chance to see 3 cruise ships depart, between 2pm – 6pm. Shieldhall will depart from Berth 36, The Grain Terminal, in the Eastern Docks, Southampton, SO14 3GG. Please enter via Dock Gate 4. Boarding for the cruise may take place one hour before departure, ie. from 1pm. We request passengers be on board no later than 1.45pm, as the ship will look to leave promptly at 2pm.  Please allow yourself plenty of time to reach Southampton, which will be busier than usual with cruise ships departing from the Terminals. . Please note there is also a planned closure of Junctions 3-5 of the M27 motorway between 28-30 June which may affect those approaching Southampton from the east. https://www.hampshire-pcc.gov.uk/plan-ahead-for-m27-closure-this-weekend

Limited courtesy parking will be available close to the ship – please check the following site for up-to-date information before you travel http://www.ss-shieldhall.co.uk/find_us.

Look out for Shieldhall parking signs and Shieldhall volunteers when you enter Dock Gate 4. It is possible to drop off passengers who have difficulty in walking close to the ship, but cars must be returned to the Car Park afterwards. PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN ANY OF THE SHORT STAY CAR PARKS UNLESS YOU PAY TO DO SO.  PARKING IN A SHORT STAY CAR PARK AND NOT PAYING WILL INCUR A FINE.

Please bring your ticket for check-in at the gangway with the Purser (you will have received this immediately following your booking). Printed versions / tickets on phones are good to present.

Once on board, tea, coffee, soft drinks, wine and a range of bottled beers / real ale (including Flack Manor Double-Drop) may be purchased. Hot food, including bacon baps and quiche, plus cakes (including delicious Caymana Rum Cakes!), New Forest Ice Cream and a range of crisps and confectionery will also be available. You are welcome to bring picnics on board (no alcohol) but please note that use of the Saloon for dining is only for guests who purchase food from the Galley. The Shieldhall Gift Shop will be open with a new line of souvenirs. The Engine Room, Boiler Room and Bridge will all be open for inspection once underway.

During your cruise we will pass close to the departing cruise ships Queen Victoria, Celebrity Silhouette and Crown Princess. Expect much tooting of whistles and sounding of sirens as the ships acknowledge one another in time-honoured fashion!

Our return to port time is indicative only and whilst we are unlikely to vary much from the times shown, circumstances may mean we have to return slightly earlier or later at the request of the Harbour Master.

Tickets remain available for this cruise. Bookings may be made online at www.ss-shieldhall.co.uk/bookings

If for any reason you need to contact Shieldhall on the day of the cruise, please contact 0749 6450328. Please note this phone will be manned from 12 noon and should only be used for emergency calls relating to that afternoon's cruise.

Solent Cruise to see 4 cruise ships depart - Saturday 13th July 2019, 16:00 - 19:00

Please note that details joining instructions will be sent up to a week prior to your sailing to the email address you booked your sailing with. If you haven’t received joining instructions up to a week before your sailing, the joining instructions for this trip will be displayed below. If you have any questions, please email tickets@ss-shieldhall.co.uk

Departure Berth Arrival Berth      Is parking available?

TBC

TBC

Details will be in the joining instructions.

Passengers may board 1 hour prior to departure but need to be onboard at least 15 minutes before scheduled sailing time. 

Joining Instructions 

Come back a week before your sailing, please also check your email mailbox.

Eastern Solent Cruise to see 4 cruise ships depart - Sunday 14th July 2019, 14:00 - 18:00

Please note that details joining instructions will be sent up to a week prior to your sailing to the email address you booked your sailing with. If you haven’t received joining instructions up to a week before your sailing, the joining instructions for this trip will be displayed below. If you have any questions, please email tickets@ss-shieldhall.co.uk

Departure Berth Arrival Berth      Is parking available?

TBC

TBC

Details will be in the joining instructions.

Passengers may board 1 hour prior to departure but need to be onboard at least 15 minutes before scheduled sailing time. 

Joining Instructions 

Come back a week before your sailing, please also check your email mailbox.

Fastnet Race & trip to the Needles - Saturday 3rd August 2019, 09:30 - 18:00

Please note that details joining instructions will be sent up to a week prior to your sailing to the email address you booked your sailing with. If you haven’t received joining instructions up to a week before your sailing, the joining instructions for this trip will be displayed below. If you have any questions, please email tickets@ss-shieldhall.co.uk

Departure Berth Arrival Berth      Is parking available?

TBC

TBC

Details will be in the joining instructions.

Passengers may board 1 hour prior to departure but need to be onboard at least 15 minutes before scheduled sailing time. 

Joining Instructions 

Come back a week before your sailing, please also check your email mailbox.

Solent Cruise to see 5 Cruise ships depart - Sunday 4th August 2019, 15:00 - 18:00

Please note that details joining instructions will be sent up to a week prior to your sailing to the email address you booked your sailing with. If you haven’t received joining instructions up to a week before your sailing, the joining instructions for this trip will be displayed below. If you have any questions, please email tickets@ss-shieldhall.co.uk

Departure Berth Arrival Berth      Is parking available?

TBC

TBC

Details will be in the joining instructions.

Passengers may board 1 hour prior to departure but need to be onboard at least 15 minutes before scheduled sailing time. 

Joining Instructions 

Come back a week before your sailing, please also check your email mailbox.

Head to the Solent Cruise and see 4 cruise ships depart - Saturday 10th August 2019, 15:00 - 18:00

Please note that details joining instructions will be sent up to a week prior to your sailing to the email address you booked your sailing with. If you haven’t received joining instructions up to a week before your sailing, the joining instructions for this trip will be displayed below. If you have any questions, please email tickets@ss-shieldhall.co.uk

Departure Berth Arrival Berth      Is parking available?

TBC

TBC

Details will be in the joining instructions.

Passengers may board 1 hour prior to departure but need to be onboard at least 15 minutes before scheduled sailing time. 

Joining Instructions 

Come back a week before your sailing, please also check your email mailbox.

Southampton Docks Cruise and see the 3 Queens in berth - Sunday 11th August 2019, Both Cruises

Please note that details joining instructions will be sent up to a week prior to your sailing to the email address you booked your sailing with. If you haven’t received joining instructions up to a week before your sailing, the joining instructions for this trip will be displayed below. If you have any questions, please email tickets@ss-shieldhall.co.uk

Departure Berth Arrival Berth      Is parking available?

TBC

TBC

Details will be in the joining instructions.

Passengers may board 1 hour prior to departure but need to be onboard at least 15 minutes before scheduled sailing time. 

Joining Instructions 

Come back a week before your sailing, please also check your email mailbox.

Cowes Fireworks 2019 - Friday 16th August 2019, 17:15 - 23:59

Please note that details joining instructions will be sent up to a week prior to your sailing to the email address you booked your sailing with. If you haven’t received joining instructions up to a week before your sailing, the joining instructions for this trip will be displayed below. If you have any questions, please email tickets@ss-shieldhall.co.uk

Departure Berth Arrival Berth      Is parking available?

TBC

TBC

Details will be in the joining instructions.

Passengers may board 1 hour prior to departure but need to be onboard at least 15 minutes before scheduled sailing time. 

Joining Instructions 

Come back a week before your sailing, please also check your email mailbox.

Afternoon Music Cruise - Tribute band RU40 - Saturday 17th August 2019, 16:00 - 20:00

Please note that details joining instructions will be sent up to a week prior to your sailing to the email address you booked your sailing with. If you haven’t received joining instructions up to a week before your sailing, the joining instructions for this trip will be displayed below. If you have any questions, please email tickets@ss-shieldhall.co.uk

Departure Berth Arrival Berth      Is parking available?

TBC

TBC

Details will be in the joining instructions.

Passengers may board 1 hour prior to departure but need to be onboard at least 15 minutes before scheduled sailing time. 

Joining Instructions 

Come back a week before your sailing, please also check your email mailbox.

Cruise to the Nab Tower - Sunday 18th August 2019, 10:00 - 18:00

Please note that details joining instructions will be sent up to a week prior to your sailing to the email address you booked your sailing with. If you haven’t received joining instructions up to a week before your sailing, the joining instructions for this trip will be displayed below. If you have any questions, please email tickets@ss-shieldhall.co.uk

Departure Berth Arrival Berth      Is parking available?

TBC

TBC

Details will be in the joining instructions.

Passengers may board 1 hour prior to departure but need to be onboard at least 15 minutes before scheduled sailing time. 

Joining Instructions 

Come back a week before your sailing, please also check your email mailbox.

One way trip to Poole - Bank Holiday Monday 26th August 2019, 10:00 - 16:00

Please note that details joining instructions will be sent up to a week prior to your sailing to the email address you booked your sailing with. If you haven’t received joining instructions up to a week before your sailing, the joining instructions for this trip will be displayed below. If you have any questions, please email tickets@ss-shieldhall.co.uk

Departure Berth Arrival Berth      Is parking available?

TBC

TBC

Details will be in the joining instructions.

Passengers may board 1 hour prior to departure but need to be onboard at least 15 minutes before scheduled sailing time. 

Joining Instructions 

Come back a week before your sailing, please also check your email mailbox.

Bournemouth Air Festival 2019 - Day 1 - Friday 30th August 2019, 10:00 - 19:00

Please note that details joining instructions will be sent up to a week prior to your sailing to the email address you booked your sailing with. If you haven’t received joining instructions up to a week before your sailing, the joining instructions for this trip will be displayed below. If you have any questions, please email tickets@ss-shieldhall.co.uk

Departure Berth Arrival Berth      Is parking available?

Poole Quay

Poole Quay

Details will be in the joining instructions.

Passengers may board 1 hour prior to departure but need to be onboard at least 15 minutes before scheduled sailing time. 

Joining Instructions 

Come back a week before your sailing, please also check your email mailbox.

Bournemouth Air Festival 2019 - Day 2 - Saturday 31st August 2019, 10:00 - 19:00

Please note that details joining instructions will be sent up to a week prior to your sailing to the email address you booked your sailing with. If you haven’t received joining instructions up to a week before your sailing, the joining instructions for this trip will be displayed below. If you have any questions, please email tickets@ss-shieldhall.co.uk

Departure Berth Arrival Berth      Is parking available?

Poole Quay

Poole Quay

Details will be in the joining instructions.

Passengers may board 1 hour prior to departure but need to be onboard at least 15 minutes before scheduled sailing time. 

Joining Instructions 

Come back a week before your sailing, please also check your email mailbox.

Bournemouth Air Festival 2019 & Merchant Navy Day Cruise - Day 3 (Air Festival) Sunday 1st September 2019, 10:00 - 19:00

Please note that details joining instructions will be sent up to a week prior to your sailing to the email address you booked your sailing with. If you haven’t received joining instructions up to a week before your sailing, the joining instructions for this trip will be displayed below. If you have any questions, please email tickets@ss-shieldhall.co.uk

Departure Berth Arrival Berth      Is parking available?

Poole Quay

Poole Quay

Details will be in the joining instructions.

Passengers may board 1 hour prior to departure but need to be onboard at least 15 minutes before scheduled sailing time. 

Joining Instructions 

Come back a week before your sailing, please also check your email mailbox.

One way trip to Southampton - Monday 2nd September 2019, 10:00 - 16:00

Please note that details joining instructions will be sent up to a week prior to your sailing to the email address you booked your sailing with. If you haven’t received joining instructions up to a week before your sailing, the joining instructions for this trip will be displayed below. If you have any questions, please email tickets@ss-shieldhall.co.uk

Departure Berth Arrival Berth      Is parking available?

Poole Quay

Southampton - Berth TBC

Details will be in the joining instructions.

Passengers may board 1 hour prior to departure but need to be onboard at least 15 minutes before scheduled sailing time. 

Joining Instructions 

Come back a week before your sailing, please also check your email mailbox.

Heritage Open Day Cruise - Saturday 14th September 2019, 16:00 - 18:00

Please note that details joining instructions will be sent up to a week prior to your sailing to the email address you booked your sailing with. If you haven’t received joining instructions up to a week before your sailing, the joining instructions for this trip will be displayed below. If you have any questions, please email tickets@ss-shieldhall.co.uk

Departure Berth Arrival Berth      Is parking available?

TBC

TBC

Details will be in the joining instructions.

Passengers may board 1 hour prior to departure but need to be onboard at least 15 minutes before scheduled sailing time. 

Joining Instructions 

Come back a week before your sailing, please also check your email mailbox.

Southampton Boat Show Cruise - Sunday 15th September 2019, 15:00 - 18:00

Please note that details joining instructions will be sent up to a week prior to your sailing to the email address you booked your sailing with. If you haven’t received joining instructions up to a week before your sailing, the joining instructions for this trip will be displayed below. If you have any questions, please email tickets@ss-shieldhall.co.uk

Departure Berth Arrival Berth      Is parking available?

TBC

TBC

Details will be in the joining instructions.

Passengers may board 1 hour prior to departure but need to be onboard at least 15 minutes before scheduled sailing time. 

Joining Instructions 

Come back a week before your sailing, please also check your email mailbox.