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A really nice ride downstream to the mouth of Southampton waters and back. Good beer/cider and... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Joakim N
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Fantastic experience

Beautifully looked after ship, clearly loved by her crew and a thoroughly wonderful day out to see... read more

Reviewed 11 July 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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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

A really nice ride downstream to the mouth of Southampton waters and back. Good beer/cider and peaceful.

Thank Joakim N
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Beautifully looked after ship, clearly loved by her crew and a thoroughly wonderful day out to see the round the island race. Really enjoyable to be able to see the engines and inner working of a steam ship. Thanks.

Thank richken2006
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Lovely trip. Volunteers great. A thoroughly enjoyable trip was had by all. The ship is comfortable and the food and drink prices reasonable.

Thank Georginabunny
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Fabulous trip out to see the Round the IOW race - blooming hot day but the breeze kept it cool when under steam and plenty of shaded places. Poor engine room staff working in that!!

Thank Sally S
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Had a great trip out on Shieldhall yesterday 7th July. Met friends at 8.45 so got there early so we could get a table under the deck gazebo. Had coffee & lunchtime bacon rolls were too much to resist with the smell of cooked bacon...More

Thank AMD1T
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Our 5th, or is it 6th, trip out on SS Shieldhall was brilliant. I even got the chance to blow both ship's hooters as we greeted departing cruise ships, Azura, Queen Elizabeth and Ventura. Thank you Captain for your expert guidance! It was another unique...More

Thank Jay W
Reviewed 5 July 2018

I took my elderly father for a first trip on the 'Shieldhall'. Throughout our visit we were made warmly welcome, given every assistance, including a drop off and pick-up next to the ship. The beer was decent and the bacon generous. A very relaxing and...More

Thank 798grahamk
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Joined for cruise with jazz band, 4 hrs cruise, saw 3 cruise ships leaving Southampton with much blowing of horns and tooting of whistles. Food and drink very good prices, not worth taking your own, crew and volunteers all very friendly and helpful spent time...More

Thank KirstyP225
Reviewed 23 June 2018

For a ship ship designed to transport sewage it has brushed up quite well! It is a large ship so can take plenty of people onboard either for social events alongside or for trips to sea. The whole ship is available to be explored with...More

Thank Phil H
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Brilliant way to see the Docks and spend a couple of hours relaxing on a boat. Excellent facilities. A must is seeing the engine and boiler room.

Thank celticcoast
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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.