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A wonderful experience

Such a fascinating experience to be able to wander round this old workhorse and see her working so... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ged E
An interesting and exciting trip

It is fascinating to travel on this old steamship and as we watched four very large cruise ships... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Southampton, United Kingdom
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The Steamship Shieldhall is the largest working steam ship in Britain. A member of the National Historic Fleet she serves as a sea going tribute to Britain's maritime heritage. As a passenger you too can experience the golden age of steam by booking...more
110 Berth | Southampton Docks, Southampton SO15 0HH, England
+44 844 357 2329
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Such a fascinating experience to be able to wander round this old workhorse and see her working so well after more than 60 years. The 2 hr cruise up and down Southampton water, past 4 cruise ships and the Boat show was excellent and the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

It is fascinating to travel on this old steamship and as we watched four very large cruise ships leave port, emphasises how far things have improved on passengers ships in the last 60 or so years. The staff are friendly, knowledgable and helpful.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Booked for our wedding anniversary. We had a great day and watched as 4 awesome liners sailed past. Staff were great, very friendly and genuinely happy to answer any questions. Great to be able to see all parts of this lovely ship with none of...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a lovely vessel, experience and privilege to go out on Southampton water. Very friendly crew, lots of places to sit and get great views, drinks and snacks on board and a raffle was in place too! This was my second time on Shieldhall but...More

Thank Wenders50
Reviewed 4 days ago

A lovely afternoon out on the Sheildhall to wave bon voyage to a possy of liners leaving on their cruises. Much hooting and whistling and a few beers :-) More or less full access to the ship - even bridge and engine room. Wonderful to...More

Thank Mal B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a fantastic day onboard with our cubs & scouts very interactive , finishing the day with a trip on the Hamble Thank you for having us see you again

Thank kieronbland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the most amazing time. Everyone who worked on the ship were so helpful and friendly. I couldn't say anything bad about the day. Ship is full of history and the volunteers on board were so knowledgeable nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely...More

Thank Beverley L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Both days were fantastic. Anchored off Bournemouth to get the best of the Airshow. Going in and out of Poole Harbour with the scenery. Dolphins at the harbour entrance on the way out of Poole towards Southampton. Passing both Old Harry and the Needles in...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met the Shieldhall in Poole and sailed round to Bournemouth for the 2018 Air Show and had a wonderful day, weather was fantastic. Crew were very helpful and would answer any questions. Food and drinks very reasonable. Would recommend this or any trip on...More

Thank Sightseer13300
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the welcome by the purser, the day turned out to be exciting and very different for us. Being able to visit most areas of the ship we could take in the fascinating steam engines. The sea was a bit rough and the view back...More

Thank kathy h
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7 August 2018|
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Response from richken2006 | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think so. There is a restaurant on board with some very reasonable prices. However you can also sit on deck with a picnic. Really chilled...
Paul S
23 August 2016|
Response from Paul S |
oops - you couldn't see which trip you were on when responding, mea culpa, however the comments are all still valid. Hope to see you at the airshow next year if not before!!!
Nigel B
20 July 2016|
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Response from Lewis F | Property representative |
Hello Nigel, there are a number of places where can stay which is near the ship. The nearest is the Holiday Inn which is about a 10 minute walk to the ship.