Steam down Southampton Water to the Solent, passing the cruise ships Sky Princess, Celebrity Silhouette, Ventura and Iona in berth. See the yachts racing at Cowes Week, and enjoy the colourful spectacle of this popular annual event. Get your cameras at the ready! A guest commentator will explain the nuances of the racing and what and who to look out for!
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; real ale; 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!