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Amazing place!

We came here after we got off our ship and we enjoyed the time here and made it enjoyable watching... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Northampton, United Kingdom
What a treat

The only working steamboat we've ever been on is on the Mississippi river. However what a treat on... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2019
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

Just loved this very special and unique experience. An old steam ship with just 200 passengers who have full access to all areas of the ship. On a very wet windy day we were worried if she would actually sail, she is large and not very responsive in high winds, but sail we did and while we only had about two hours, what a two hours they were. The three Cunard Queens were in port and we sailed past all three of them. What an experience.
All the crew and supporters of this fine ship are all volunteers and made us all very welcome. You could go up on the bridge and even right down in the bowels of the engine room - boy it was hot down there!
Thoroughly enjoyed and good value for money doing this unique experience, my pasty and beans was outstanding warm up food on a cold, wet but hugely enjoyable day.
Massive congratulations to everybody who has worked so hard to get and keep this fine vessel sailing.
My first love is the Balmoral so I know just how hard it is!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

Such a fascinating experience to be able to wander round this old workhorse and see her working so well after more than 60 years. The 2 hr cruise up and down Southampton water, past 4 cruise ships and the Boat show was excellent and the commentary throughout was very informative. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Can't wait to go back again next year.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

It is fascinating to travel on this old steamship and as we watched four very large cruise ships leave port, emphasises how far things have improved on passengers ships in the last 60 or so years. The staff are friendly, knowledgable and helpful.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

Booked for our wedding anniversary. We had a great day and watched as 4 awesome liners sailed past. Staff were great, very friendly and genuinely happy to answer any questions. Great to be able to see all parts of this lovely ship with none of the usual restrictions and signs telling you what you can't do.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

What a lovely vessel, experience and privilege to go out on Southampton water. Very friendly crew, lots of places to sit and get great views, drinks and snacks on board and a raffle was in place too! This was my second time on Shieldhall but first time going down the river.

Loved the horn sound exchange with the cruise ships and cargo ships, made your heart flutter. Thank you everyone for keeping this trip and vessel going.

If you haven’t been on board, make sure you put it in as a must do for 2019.

Date of experience: September 2018
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