One way trip to Poole, passengers make their own way back (coach transport may be booked – see website for info). Pass the cruise ship Celebrity Silhouette, and see the sights of Southampton Water, The New Forest Coast, The Needles, Hengistbury Head and Poole Harbour, passing Brownsea Island and Sandbanks. Shieldhall will berth at Poole Quay, close to Poole Pottery, an approx. 15 min walk from Poole Railway Station.
On our way to Poole guests will be entertained by the sounds of the Shieldhall Stompers Jazz Band. As part of your cruise, view 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 our 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!