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Steamship Shieldhall

110 Berth | Southampton Docks, Southampton SO15 0HH, England
+44 844 357 2329
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Great sail on a Special Ship

Having had rave reviews from friends, a group of us visited for the Docks Cruise and were not... read more

Reviewed today
Bournemouth, United Kingdom

We went on the Independence day trip and everything was just great. As an ex MN engineer I enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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 on an excursion or visiting her in Southampton.
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110 Berth | Southampton Docks, Southampton SO15 0HH, England
+44 844 357 2329
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Reviewed today

Having had rave reviews from friends, a group of us visited for the Docks Cruise and were not disappointed. It was great to see all parts of the ship and to see how friendly all the Volunteers were. Even met a long lost work colleague....More

Thank Jonelle_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on the Independence day trip and everything was just great. As an ex MN engineer I enjoyed my visit to the engine and boiler rooms . The guys down there were obviously proud of the ship and wanted to talk about her.My first...More

Thank peterdrake
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A superb relaxing 4 hours on the Solent on a beautiful afternoon listening to Jazz and watching cruise ships depart the port. The enthusiastic volunteers need to be congratulated.

Thank Anne B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good service from all the volunteers on the lovely ship - a splendid afternoon listening to jazz and passing the cruise ships as they leave Southampton. Brilliant service in the bar by Jackie!

Thank Karen A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic day on the Solent Shieldhall is a super experience. Steam powered and great volunteer crew Explore all of it and 7 hours later you will feel well refreshed. John McCall

Thank Jon M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the most amazing day aboard SS Shieldhall for the Fathers Day Cruise. Not only is she a beautiful ship, but you get to see everything! From a look out across The Solent from the bridge to finding out how the steam room operates. All...More

Thank kim964
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a highly enjoyable, relaxing day. Second time on the Shieldhall, our first time was in 1995 when the staff and crew hosted our wedding reception and they really made the day perfect for myself, my wife and all our guests. This time we...More

Thank Steven L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the Father's Day jazz cruise with my parents. It was amazing, lots to learn and all the staff/volunteers were on hand and eager to answer any questions. Lots of places to sit and a bar with local beer and nice cold drinks. For...More

Thank MelaniejHargreaves
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Second trip onboard SS Shieldhall. The ship is a treat and the entire crew go out their way to welcome you onboard their ship. The jazz band was an added bonus on this trip. The bar prices are very reasonable and if anyone is ordering...More

Thank Audrey H
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Comfortable facilities, good value refreshments, very informative commentary. Lively jazz band. Fascinating insight into our maritime history. Great views of Southampton Water, Spithead, Isle of Wight and shipping including 4 leading cruise ships.

Thank Diana P
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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.
7 August 2015|
Response from Peter m | Reviewed this property |
Ive only had Teas ,Coffees ,Snacks etc and they are at resonable prices.....I recommend their Bacon Roll....Ive not had a "Set Meal" or Alcohol etc ,But im sure those will be favourable.