We've launched our 2019 sailing programme!
Steamship Shieldhall has launched her 2019 sailing programme. The Southampton based heritage steamship will enjoy a busy programme with some 24 cruises, comprising a mixture of 2hr, 3hr, 4hr, ½ day and full day sailings. There are a number of early bird savings too, giving an added reason to book early and to look forward to the summer!
Highlights of the season include trips to see the Round the Island Race, the Fastnet Race, the Bournemouth Air Festival and the Cunard 3 Queens. The last occasion the 3 Queens were in port saw sell-out Shieldhall trips, so early booking is recommended for the 2019 3 Queens sailings which take place on Sun 11 August.
The Shieldhall programme has been arranged to appeal to a number of audiences, with the 2hr trips always popular with families who use the shorter docks excursions as a means of introducing children to life at sea. The afternoon 3hr ‘sailaway trips’ see Shieldhall sail down Southampton Water to the Isle of Wight, and on her return pass the outgoing cruise ships – always the opportunity for Shieldhall to toot her whistle and play the ‘Shieldhall Organ.’ Longer trips, including the 4hr Father’s Day and American Independence Day trips, see the Shieldhall Stompers Jazz band on board entertaining passengers on the Awning Deck. Longer trips include cruises to the Needles and the Eastern Solent, plus positioning cruises to Poole and trips to see the Cowes Fireworks and yacht races in the Solent.
Posted by Lewis Folland, Thu 8 Nov 2018