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A wonderful afternoon.

I took my elderly father for a first trip on the 'Shieldhall'. Throughout our visit we were made... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
Reading, United Kingdom
Excellent trip

Joined for cruise with jazz band, 4 hrs cruise, saw 3 cruise ships leaving Southampton with much... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
Gosport, 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 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: March 2018
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank celticcoast
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

We enjoy boat trips and this one was a trip with a difference. The staff were amazing super enthusiastic and knowledgable about every aspect of the ship. We were able to go into the engine room bridge and boiler rooms whilst cruising which meant we...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank CarrieN231
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Went on an early evening cruise of Southampton Docks during the May half term holidays. Excellent value for money with incredibly knowledge staff who keep you entertained and informed for the whole duration of your trip. We had the added bonus of seeing 3 cruise...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank WorksopBlue
Reviewed 30 May 2018

We had a really fantastic time on The Shieldhall Steamship. It was brilliant to be actively encouraged to explore all areas of the Ship and talk to the various volunteers. The facilities are great, with all you would need on board. An amazing trip, very...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Gill R
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Great ship with great people running it fantastic and comfortable way to watch the air show , we were very lucky it was warm and sunny but the size of the boat and the way it's laid out means there is plenty of place to...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank sueg-p
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Had a trip on this historical ship. Considering it's past history and age we as a group enjoyed the experience. Helped by being a great day weather wise. There are limited facilities onboard but considering all run by volunteers was good. Particularly liked the visit...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Alan L
Reviewed 19 March 2018

This ship is amazing but very under rated, if it were advertised better it would be a fantastic ship, it is run by volunteers so if it was used more the financial benefits would be amazing, you could eat off of the engine, this ship...More

Date of experience: March 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.