American Independence Day Jazz Cruise and see 4 cruise ships depart - Sailing from Southampton

Sunday 2nd July 2017, 15:00 - 19:00 - SOLD OUT

US Independence Day Cruise with the Shieldhall Stomper’s Jazz Band. Listen to some favourite jazz numbers and get close to the departing cruise ships Celebrity Eclipse, Azura, Arcadia and Aurora,  always the chance to sound our whistle and play the ‘Shieldhall Organ’! Learn about Southampton’s links with our cousins across the water including the role Southampton played with The Mayflower and The Pilgrim Fathers; the Blue Riband Trophy and tales of Atlantic crossings, WWII and the GI brides. Coinciding with the Hampshire Food Festival, there will be a range of local foodstuffs and drinks available to purchase, including delicious Caymanas Rum Cakes, New Forest Ice Cream and Flack Manor ‘Double Drop’ real ale.

As part of your cruise, see the impressive engine room with its original steam engines at work and the bridge, with its traditional instruments and gleaming brasswork; admire the ship’s steam assisted stearing gear (similar to that used on Titanic); talk to the Captain and our volunteer crew; pass close to the great ocean liners and container ships; walk the teak decks; relax in the Saloon with our wide range of refreshments including tea / coffee; a range of Titanic bottled beers; wine and hot and cold food, available on all trips.

NEW FOR 2017! - Have you ever wanted to toot our Shieldhall whistle as we sail past the departing cruise ships? On this excursion, we now have the opportunity for you to do this! Just purchase a “Whistle” ticket below when you purchase your tickets for this trip. We are asking for a small donation of £5 to help Shieldhall continue steaming. Please note that this package is only available to a small number of passengers and this is done on a first come, first serve basis online.  “tooting of the whistle” will be at the discretion of the master on the day.

Children will have fun with our interactive Shieldhall Log Book, collecting stickers from various stations on board!

For detailed parking and berthing information for this excursion please click here.

Please note that this excursion has now sold out. You may join the waiting list by contacting




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