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Cruise to the Needles passing the New Forest Coast and Hurst Castle

Sunday 21st August 2022 10:30 - 18:00
Sailing from Southampton
Adults £52.00, Children £16.00, Family £120.00

Sunday 21st August 2022 , 10:30 18:00

Shieldhall is pleased to confirm its 2022 sailing programme. All sailings will take place under the industry ‘Good to Go’ marque for COVID compliance, awarded to Shieldhall in 2021. Sailings will take place under Governmental advice. If any sailings are cancelled (through either COVID concerns or by the Captain for other reasons such as stormy weather conditions) 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 in the summer!


Cruise down Southampton Water to the Solent passing the cruise ships Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Britannia. Then head west along the New Forest Coast, travelling 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 cruise ships departing 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; 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!

Are you a Shieldhall member? If so, you will receive a 10% discount on this cruise so please remember to login to your account! If you’d like to become a member of the Steamship Shieldhall Charity and receive a 10% discount, this can be done by adding a membership plan to your basket on the checkout page.


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Trip to the Needles – Adult
Sailing from Southampton
£ 52.00
198 available
Trip to the Needles – Child
Sailing from Southampton
£ 16.00
198 available
Trip to the Needles – Under 3
Sailing from Southampton
£ 0.00
198 available
Trip to the Needles – Family Bundle
Purchase in quantity of 4X tickets (2 Adults & 2 Children) – Sailing from Southampton
£ 30.00
198 available