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An absolutely outstanding trip!

Having the opportunity of getting up close & personal with this wonderful piece of maritime history... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2018
Fordingbridge, England, United Kingdom
A great experience

A great day out on an old ship and even got to meet the Captain and go on the bridge. We were... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
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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from US$10.50
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Reviewed 16 June 2012

This is a genuine step back in time. A former Clyde steamer, the Shieldhall used to take sewage out to sea. It was then used to give trips to injured soldiers and then to tourists. It since fell into disrepair, before being rescued and restored...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2018

Having the opportunity of getting up close & personal with this wonderful piece of maritime history is a unique experience and fabulous treat particularly as guests are encouraged to visit parts of a ship that would not usually be accessible to the public. There is...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2018

A great day out on an old ship and even got to meet the Captain and go on the bridge. We were advised to book a trip by friends and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves

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Reviewed 15 August 2018

What a brilliant trip. So well organised. Fascinating ship and good notices around the ship about her history. Shame about the weather but doing the music cruise with RU40 was great fun. Managed to see five cruise ships sail and it was great to hear...More

Thank Lin M
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Went on the Steamship Shieldhall to see the 3 queens in Southampton. The trip was excellent. The Ship was great you could look round all of it. The staff were excellent. Already booked to go on it again this month. Great for all the family...More

Thank froggy675
Reviewed 13 August 2018

My family took the SS Shieldhall to watch the fireworks at the end of Cowes Week, which coincided with a display from the Red Arrows and the "Three Queens" leaving Southampton that evening. It was a really fun experience, with a live jazz band on...More

Thank MIkehall1970
Reviewed 12 August 2018

First time on this fantastic old ship and most certainly not the last. Easy to get to, easy to park and volunteers at the carpark to point you in the right direction. Run by enthusiastic volunteers who are all very welcoming. Plenty of space to...More

Thank Bob R
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Spent a fantastic evening listening to a live jazz band, saw the 3 Queens leave Southampton and saw the Red Arrows display team for the first time. Awesome is not enough! The steamship whilst run by volunteers is very professionally run and absolutely beautiful. A...More

Thank Catherine B
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

I booked a networking event for customers and friends of our company to view the end of cowes week firework display. The sheildhall team provided a fantastic evening which all of our guests very much enjoyed. It was very reasonably priced and included tours of...More

Thank grahambish0p1
Reviewed 11 August 2018

We booked to go on the Cowes Fireworks Cruise last night. The total experience far exceeded our expectations in every way.The Ship is really interesting and you are allowed into all areas of the ship. The crew are extremely friendly and answer all questions with...More

Thank Terry S
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We sailed southampton water while listening to a soul band. You can get drinks and food on board. You can go down into the engine room and into the wheel house. Souvenirs on board. Sit in or outside. Worth a trip.

Thank Jeff G
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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.
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.
30 July 2015|
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Response from SueSurrey-1 |
Hi, thankyou for your answer.