Steamship Shieldhall Cruise to see the Round the Island Race and cruise ships depart

Steamship Shieldhall

Date: 25th Jun 2022 - 25th Jun 2022
Time: 10am - 6pm
Price: Range from Adults £55 Children £16 Family Bundle (2A, 2C) £136

Spend a leisurely day on the Solent, enjoying the spectacle of the Round the Island Yacht Race from the great viewing platform of the Shieldhall! The race regularly attracts over 1,700 boats and around 16,000 sailors, making it one of the largest yacht races in the world and the fourth largest participation sporting event in the UK after the London Marathon and the Great North and South Runs.

On return to berth, get up close to the cruise ships Ventura, Sky Princess, Iona and MSC Magnifica – always the chance to sound Shieldhall’s distinctive steam whistle and play the ‘Shieldhall Organ’!

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 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 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!

Address

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