Steamship Shieldhall American Independence Day cruise with the Soulcatchers to Hurst Castle

Steamship Shieldhall

Date: 3rd Jul 2022 - 3rd Jul 2022
Time: 11.30am - 6pm
Price: Range from Adults £50 Children £22 Family Bundle (2A, 2C) £122

US Independence Day Cruise with the Soulcatchers, returning to Shieldhall after their ‘storming’ 2021 set!. Listen to some favourite soul numbers and get close to the departing cruise ships Queen Victoria and Norwegian Star, always the chance to sound Shieldhall’s distinctive steam whistle and play the ‘Shieldhall Organ’! Learn about Southampton’s links with our cousins across the water including the role Southampton played with The Mayflower and The Pilgrim Fathers; the Blue Riband Trophy and tales of Atlantic crossings, WWII and the GI brides. On this extended cruise Shieldhall will pass down Southampton Water to the Solent, before heading west along the New Forest Coast passing Calshot, Lepe and Exbury, and sailing close to Hurst Castle.

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 volunteer crew; listen to an 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 a wide range of refreshments including tea / coffee; a range of Titanic bottled beers; wine and hot and cold food, available on all trips. Courtesy parking available close to berth.

Children will have fun with an interactive Shieldhall Log Book, collecting stickers from various stations on board!


Steamship Shieldhall, Berth 110, Western Docks, Southampton SO15 0HH