Shieldhall was 65 years young in 2020, but had to postpone her birthday celebrations! Now join the Shieldhall crew and help celebrate Shieldhall’s 66th birthday in style as she journey’s out to the Eastern Solent and the near mythical Nab Tower! Shieldhall will be following the journey she carried out for Southern Water during the mid-1980s, when she visited the nearby ‘dumping grounds’. On return to berth enjoy witnessing the spectacle of cruise ships Braemar, Britannia, Celebrity Silhouette and Iona departing the port of Southampton (subject to confirmation) – always the chance to sound the distinctive Shieldhall 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 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.
Children will have fun with an interactive Shieldhall Log Book, collecting stickers from various stations on board.