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Cruise to the Nab Tower – Shieldhall’s 65th birthday revisited!

Saturday 17th July 10:00 - 18:00
Sailing from Southampton
Adults £51.00, Children £13.00, Family £115.00

Saturday 17th July 2021 , 10:00 18:00

Whilst Steamship Shieldhall has had to cancel her 2020 sailing programme due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to be in a position to release dates for 2021 sailings. In keeping Shieldhall COVID compliant – and working towards the industry ‘Good to Go’ marque during our closed season – we will initially be offering a limited number of tickets for each of our 2021 sailings. There is an expectation that we will be able to resume selling to Shieldhall’s capacity (currently 220 persons) at some point in the future, though this will be based on Government advice. Once the reduced capacity levels are reached, enquirers will be directed to a waiting list, and contacted when and if circumstances change. If a cruise does not go ahead, all ticket holders will be offered a full refund or the opportunity to transfer their tickets to another sailing.

Shieldhall was 65 years young in 2020, but had to postpone her birthday celebrations! Now join the Shieldhall crew and help celebrate Shieldhall’s 66th birthday in style as we journey out to the Eastern Solent  and the near mythical Nab Tower! We’ll be recreating the journey Shieldhall carried out for Southern Water during the mid-1980s, when she visited the nearby ‘dumping grounds’. On our return to berth enjoy witnessing the spectacle of cruise ships Braemar, Britannia, Celebrity Silhouette and Iona departing the port of Southampton – always the chance to sound our whistle and play the ‘Shieldhall Organ’!

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; listen to the informed commentary on the sights and sounds of Southampton Water and The Solent; 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; 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.


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Cruise to the Nab Tower – Adult
Sailing from Southampton
£ 51.00
37 available
Cruise to the Nab Tower – Child
Sailing from Southampton
£ 13.00
37 available
Cruise to the Nab Tower – Under 3
Sailing from Southampton
£ 0.00
37 available
Cruise to the Nab Tower – Family Bundle
Ticket includes 2 Adults and 2 Children under the age of 16 – This ticket needs to purchased in quantities of 4 – Sailing from Southampton
£ 28.75
37 available