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Had a brilliant sail from Southampton to the needles. A brilliant day but what a brilliant ship and... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
Howard-Liverpool
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
thoroughly enjoyable needles cruise!

my husband and i took my mother on this six hour cruise to the needles and we couldn't have chosen... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
ninthmuse
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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
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Reviewed 28 July 2018

Had a brilliant sail from Southampton to the needles. A brilliant day but what a brilliant ship and crew. All areas open to visit - nearly nowhere out of bounds. Engine room, boiler room Bridge and all the decks. The crew were reallt brilliant and...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2018

my husband and i took my mother on this six hour cruise to the needles and we couldn't have chosen a better excursion for her, she absolutely loved it. the ship itself is in incredibly good condition for its age and was overall clean and...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2018

We did the 6 hours cruise to Needles on Sunday. This was instead of a sailing experience that fell through at a last minute. When we arrived in the dock the day before, the crew were just resting in between trips. Straight away they took...More

Thank smalldon
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We had a two hour ride on this steamship, crewed by volunteers, all knowledgeable and very pleasant. The weather was superb, the journey very interesting. You can visit the Bridge, Engine Room, Boiler Room and it's a fascinating experience for all ages.

Thank Antonio. F
Reviewed 23 July 2018

I would thoroughly recommend at least a short cruise with the crew and Shieldhall if you cannot make time for the longer trips. The crew work very hard to ensure you are having a good experience. Food basic but adequate and good value for money....More

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 19 July 2018

I did the asbestos removal on the Shieldhall a couple of years ago, and the volunteers who look after this boat were great. They have done a wonderful job of maintaining the Shieldhall, and they cant do enough for visitors.

Thank Lee W
Reviewed 19 July 2018

This beautiful Steamship deserves all your support. you can visit the bridge, the engine room etc. A really nice saloon to enjoy a light meal. All with wonderfull views of the Solent and the Isle of Wight. Please feel free to ask me for further...More

Thank TDF64
Reviewed 12 July 2018

A very relaxing and enjoyable cruise to St Helens Anchorage to watch the Round the Island race. We arrived just as the first yacht came onto the horizon and were able to watch it make it's very slow progress to the finishing line. The wind...More

Thank Sarrie554
Reviewed 11 July 2018

What a wonderful way to spend a sunny afternoon cruising down Southampton Water along with a friendly and informative crew of SS Shieldhall.

Thank peterpho2
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

The crew are very friendly and create an extremely laid back atmosphere. The food and beverage menu is more than adequate at reasonable prices. A thourely good day out which we highly recommend.

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Sean852
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...
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Paul S
23 August 2016|
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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!!!
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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.
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christyhants
7 August 2015|
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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.
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SueSurrey-1
30 July 2015|
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Hi, thankyou for your answer.
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