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SS Shieldhall - Liners farewell

A lovely afternoon out on the Sheildhall to wave bon voyage to a possy of liners leaving on their... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Mal B
54th Portsmouth Scout Group

Had a fantastic day onboard with our cubs & scouts very interactive , finishing the day with a trip... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Portsmouth, 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
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mal B
Reviewed 16 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Richard B
Reviewed 6 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kathy h
Reviewed 5 September 2018

An amazing day on board this lovely old vessel with charming and so helpful volunteer crew. Great facilities which were never over crowded and such a steady quiet little ship. A real pleasure and delight and we look forward to our next SAIL AWAY ON...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Paks2013
Reviewed 5 September 2018

We are members and sailed on the Saturday and the day was extremely well organised. Excellent way to view the air show away from the crowds. On the day the ship was used by the jet aircraft as a marker with some excellent "over flying"...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

Me and my girlfriend had our first trip aboard Shieldhall last Friday, was a fantastic day, very friendly helpfull crew, it's brilliant that you get to go everywhere on the ship, will deffinitely be going out on her again

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank martincarpenter1
Reviewed 4 September 2018

One of the South of England’s top attractions, well worth a visit. We were lucking enough to see the Bournemouth Airshow from the Shieldhall and were not disappointed. We were buzzed by the Red Arrows, a Chinnock, a Spitfire and lots more besides. In my...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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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 LewisF162 | 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.