Three cruises to start the season in style over the May Bank Holiday!
Shieldhall’s first sailing of the 2017 season will be on Saturday 27th May, with a cruise towards the Solent between 3pm – 6pm, linking with Southampton’s SeaCity Pavilion Exhibition ‘Port Out, Southampton Home’. Exhibition Curator Maria Newbery will be on board with artefacts relating to Southampton’s maritime history.
On Sunday 28th May, Shieldhall stages a special 2 hr family cruise around the Southampton Docks (4pm – 6pm) with up to 6 children travelling free of charge with an accompanied adult!
On BH Monday 29th May the Shieldhall welcomes Titanic enthusiasts aboard for a 3hr cruise (3pm – 6pm), retracing Titanic’s trip down Southampton Water with references to the ‘New York Incident’ and the impact the White Star Liner had on Southampton. Guest author Ann Roberts will give a presentation on Titanic’s Captain E J Smith in the Shieldhall Saloon, and visitors are welcome to see Shieldhall’s steam driven steering gear, very similar in nature to that employed on the Titanic. On all cruises, Shieldhall will pass close to the mighty cruise ships berthed in the Docks, with the afternoon cruises seeing the departure of the cruise ships, always the opportunity to sound the Shieldhall whistle as she passes by!
Posted by Lewis Folland, Fri 5 May 2017
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