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Cruise to the Needles and pass ‘Iona’ on the date of her maiden voyage

Saturday 7th August 10:30 - 18:00
Sailing from Southampton
Adults £51.00, Children £13.00, Family £115.00

Saturday 7th August 2021 , 10:30 18:00

With recent Government announcements Shieldhall is pleased to re-confirm its 2021 sailing programme. All sailings will take place under the industry ‘Good to Go’ marque for COVID compliance, which is being worked to by Shieldhall volunteers during our closed season. Sailings will take place under Governmental advice. If any sailings are cancelled (through either COVID concerns or by the Captain – such as with extremely windy weather) then ticket holders will be given a number of options. These include exchanging tickets for a later season sailing; holding tickets for the following years sailing season or requesting a refund. We look forward to welcoming you on board this summer!

Cruise down Southampton Water to the Solent and then head west and travel out beyond Hurst Castle and the Needles Passage to the Needles themselves, one of the most photographed and iconic coastal locations in the UK. On your return pass the departing cruise ships (subject to confirmation) – always the chance to sound our whistle and play the ‘Shieldhall Organ’! This trip coincides with the date of departure of P&O’s newest vessel, Iona, leaving Southampton on the 7th August for a cruise around the Scottish Islands, including the Island of Iona that bears the ships name. Recognising the significance of the day, Shieldhall will pass close to and salute Iona on her passage through the Southampton Docks. Whilst we have yet to have Iona’s departure time out of Southampton confirmed, we would anticipate passing Iona again either on the water or at berth later that afternoon. Also scheduled to depart Southampton on 7th August are Regal Princess and MSC Virtuosa.

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 steering 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; listen to an informed commentary on the sights and sounds of the Solent; relax in the Saloon with our wide range of refreshments including tea / coffee; real ale; a range of Titanic bottled beers; wine and hot and cold food, available on all trips.

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

Tickets

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Cruise to the Needles – Adult
Sailing from Southampton
£ 51.00
154 available
Cruise to the Needles – Child
Sailing from Southampton
£ 13.00
154 available
Cruise to the Needles – Under 3
Sailing from Southampton
£ 0.00
154 available
Cruise to the Needles – Family Bundle
Sailing from Southampton
£ 28.75
154 available