Heritage Open Day Cruise - Day 2 - Sailing from Southampton - Cancelled

Sunday 10th September 2017, 16:00 - 18:00

We regret to inform that Sunday’s sailing as part of the Heritage Open Days in Southampton has had to be cancelled. Looking at the weather forecast for Sunday which predicts near gales at our sailing time of 4pm, our Captain has concluded that conditions would not allow a safe passage. We hope that this early decision will allow time for our passengers to amend travel plans if they wish.

Shieldhall will remain open alongside for Heritage Open Day visitors between 10am – 3pm, though she may sail before the planned closure time of 3pm to return to her home berth of 110 in the Western Docks, should there be a window in the weather.

On board, tea, coffee, soft drinks, wine and a range of bottled beers / real ale may be purchased. Hot food, including bacon rolls and quiche, plus cakes (including delicious Caymana Rum Cakes), New Forest Ice Cream and a range of crisps and confectionery will also be available. The Shieldhall Gift Shop will be open with a new line of souvenirs. The Engine Room, Boiler Room and Bridge will all be open for inspection. 

There are many other Heritage Open Day events taking place in Southampton, with full details to be found at

Given the nature of the cancellation, Shieldhall can offer refunds to ticket holders. However, as refunds will have a severe effect on the trading position of the Shieldhall, we hope you may consider transferring your tickets to another Shieldhall sailing in 2017, or hold them over to a sailing during the 2018 season. Tickets may be swapped at no additional charge for next weekend’s 3hr cruises on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September – a detailed description of each cruise can be found at Please can you contact the Shieldhall Ticket Manager at to advise how you would like to proceed.

We are sorry to have to send this disappointing news, but thank you for your continued support of the Shieldhall and we look forward to welcoming you on board again soon.

Kind regards.


Nigel Philpott
Ticket Manager
0844 357 2329