Steamship Shieldhall 2020 Sailing Programme

Welcome to the Steamship Shieldhall Excursions calendar and booking system

To book an excursion click the relevant link below or to download the complete programme click this link below :

General Information - click the blue i for more...

  • Drinks and food are available for purchase on all excursions from the bar and galley on board.
  • Further details of the food on offer will be available with the excursion details.

Ticket Purchase - click the blue i for more...

  • Ticket purchase may be made on line using credit card, debit card or PayPal. All types of transaction are handled by PayPal on our behalf. You will be invited to set up a PayPal account, but this is not required. You will require an eMail account to receive your payment receipt and tickets.
  • If you do not wish to purchase your tickets online or have any problems please eMail the Ticket Manager at Tickets@SS-Shieldhall.co.uk or Phone  0844 357 2329
  • Family tickets are available on some excursions for 2 adults and up to 2 children under 16. Under 3’s go free, however children aged 1 to 3 at the date of sailing are required to have tickets.
  • A discount of 10% is given for ALL groups of 10 or more. For discount purposes a family ticket counts as 4.
    If you're purchasing tickets for multiple excursions, why not consider becoming a member before purchase and receiving member discounts on your excursions?
  • Member discounts are applied at checkout, please check the member box and supply your membership number. Please be sure the eMail address you supply corresponds to the eMail address supplied to the newsletter sign up.
  • To purchase tickets online, choose when you'd like to go and click on it. Select the number of tickets you want, one type at a time and click update. If you want to book for more than one excursion, repeat the process for the next excursion. Do not use the back button in your browser, use the links to go back to the same excursion or all excursions pages. On completion, click one of the links to see your basket and confirm. If everything is correct, click CheckOut and complete your contact details. Any discounts are applied at this stage. Once complete, click PayNow and you will be taken to the Payment page.
    You should receive two eMails, one is a receipt from PayPal and the other is an eMail containing your tickets from Tickets@SS-Shieldhall.co.uk
    If you do not receive your tickets please phone or eMail the Ticket Manager as above 
  • Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult

Where can I meet the ship? - click the blue i for more...

Every sailing on the excursion page shows you which port the ship will be departing from. This can be seen by clicking on an individual sailing.

For berthing locations and parking arrangements please visit the "Find Us" page by visiting www.ss-shieldhall.co.uk/find_us

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to email tickets@ss-shieldhall.co.uk

Already purchased a ticket and haven't got your e-ticket? - click the blue i for more...

If you are having issues accessing your order, please visit www.ss-shieldhall.co.uk/thanks to access and printer your e-ticket. If you are experiencing any issues, please email webmaster@ss-shieldhall.co.uk

Want to view our terms and conditions? - click the blue i for more...

To print our terms and conditions, see the main excursion page and click on the link to view the PDF document.

Terms and Conditions of Booking and Carriage Solent Steam Packet (Services) Ltd.

1. This agreement shall be considered as a contract made in England and according to English Law. It shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the English Courts, to which the parties hereby submit.

2. For private hire of the ship, please refer to the terms and conditions that apply.

3. Payment for individual, party and block bookings.

a) To confirm a booking, a deposit of £10 per person is to be paid to the Solent Steam Packet (Services) Ltd. (SSP(S)L) by the date specified.

b) If the deposit for a ticket has not been received by SSP(S)L by the date specified, the booking for that ticket will be cancelled.

c) The balance is required no later than one calendar month prior to departure or within one week for late booking. This payment should also include a list, by name, of all those in the party.

d) If the balance has not been received by the date specified above: i. For parties of less than ten persons, any tickets not paid for in full will be cancelled. SSP(S)L will return any extra money received, less deposits. If there is a reduction in party numbers, the deposit for a cancelled ticket cannot be used towards the balance of another ticket in the party. ii. For parties of ten persons or more, the organisation making the booking will be invoiced for the balance for the agreed numbers in the booking.

e) All payments to be made in UK Pounds. There is no booking fee for payments by debit card, cash or cheque. Cheques should be made payable to “Solent Steam Packet (Services) Ltd.” Credit cards will be accepted but are subject to a booking fee of 2%.

4. Cancellation

a) by the booking person.

i. Issued tickets and/or bookings are transferable between passengers at any time before the ship sails. If the passenger list has already been submitted (see 3 (c) above), please advise SSP(S)L of the change. 

ii. If the booking is cancelled more than two months before departure, SSP(S)L will refund the deposits in full.

iii. If the booking is cancelled less than two months but more than one month before departure, SSP(S)L will refund the deposit(s) less a management fee of £5 per ticket.

iv. If the booking is cancelled less than one month before departure for a genuine medical reason and the ticket(s) can be resold, a full refund will be given for the one ticket and one accompanying partner. Otherwise, no refunds can be made. To cover this eventuality, the person booking should consider travel insurance.

b) by SSP(S)L.

i. Bad Weather. The Master’s decision on cancellation of a voyage or excursion due to bad weather conditions is final.

ii. The voyage or excursion will be deemed to have started when the ship has slipped all moorings and is under weigh.

iii. Whilst every endeavour will be made to complete the agreed voyage or excursion, it is at the Master’s discretion whether it can be completed to this agreement once the ship is under weigh. iv. In the event that “Shieldhall” “ is unavailable or unserviceable SSP(S)L will endeavour to find a suitable alternative as an act of good faith, or offer an alternative date. v. In the event of cancellation by SSP(S)L, all payments received as part of this agreement will be returned to the booking person or may be carried forward to other cruises if requested. Compensation for loss of use of the vessel will not normally be considered.

5. Loss. Passengers will be responsible for insurance against any personal losses incurred by themselves whilst on board “Shieldhall”. Therefore, SSP(S)L will not be liable for losses incurred by passengers whilst on board “Shieldhall”.

6. Damage.

a) In the event of damage being caused by a passenger for the duration of this agreement, SSP(S)L reserve the right to seek compensation from the passenger for repair of the damage incurred and any loss of business that may result.

b) SSP(S)L operate a No Smoking policy below decks. Passengers should note that the saloon and other internal spaces are designated as “No Smoking” areas for the comfort and safety of all using the ship.

7. Voyages. A voyage or excursion is deemed to be from Southampton and will extend until the vessel returns to Southampton, unless specified otherwise.

a) Excursions will be within the restrictions of the current passenger certificates issued by the Maritime Coastguard Agency.

b) Passenger numbers are limited to a maximum of 200 persons

c) The sailing time is the intended time of departure from the quayside, following necessary preparations during which, boarding would not be possible.

d) The ship has a licensed bar. Passengers are not permitted to bring alcoholic drinks on board except by prior arrangement with the ship’s agent, or his representative.

e) The ship’s agent, or when at sea the Master, or their representatives may refuse to allow on board any person who, in his or her opinion, may give cause for complaint or constitute a possible danger during the event or cruise.

f) SSP(S)L reserves the right to alter excursion timings at short notice dependant on local conditions or instructions. Claims for compensation will not normally be considered.

g) Some excursions are advertised to view named cruise ships. The appearance or otherwise of cruise ships is beyond our control and cannot be guaranteed.

8. Animals. The ship is not suitable for animals so regret that animals, other than guide dogs, are not allowed on board.

9. Parking. Parking at the Southampton berth is limited and places may not be available. SSP(S)L normally makes make a charge for parking and parties are encouraged to share transport, when ever possible.

10. Boarding. Passengers may board the vessel from one hour in advance of the advertised sailing time and should have tickets ready for inspection by the Purser, unless intending to purchase these on board. Passengers must be on board 15 minutes before sailing time and SSP(S)L cannot be responsible for delays caused by traffic or parking conditions.

”Shieldhall” is owned by The Solent Steam Packet Ltd; an Industrial and Provident Society dedicated to the preservation and operation of “Shieldhall”. An exempt charity 26065R regulated by the FSA.

Click here to get a printable copy our of 2020 sailing programme.

Programme subject to change with slight adjustment and subject to MCA/ABP approval.
Discount is not available for excursions marked with (*).
Terms & Conditions can be found by clicking here.

Cruise to see P&O’s ‘Iona’ sail into Southampton & watch her depart - Express your interest

Time and dates to be confimed for the "Sail into Southampton" and the "Maiden Voyage" departure.

To express your your interest in either of these exciting trips, click the link above!

Expected to be May 2020.

Watch P&O’s ‘Iona’ sail away on her maiden voyage - Sailing from Southampton

Thursday 13th May 2020, 00:00 - 00:00

Adults £0000, Children £0000, Family £0000

Titanic themed cruise and see 3 cruise ships depart - Sailing from Southampton

Saturday 16th May 2020, 15:00 - 18:00

Adults £34.00, Children £12.00, Family £80.00

Solent Cruise to The Needles - Sailing from Southampton

Sunday 17th May 2020, 11:00 - 18:00

Adults £51.00, Children £12.00, Family £114.00

Round the Island Race and see 5 cruise ships depart - EARLY BIRD OFFER- Sailing from Southampton

Saturday 30th May 2020, 10:00 - 18:00 

EARLY BIRD SAVING - SAVE ON THIS SAILING UNTIL 23:59 ON SUNDAY 12TH JANUARY 2020

WAS Adults £51.00, Children £12.00 , Family £114.00

NOW Adults £38.25, Children £9.00 , Family £85.50

Southampton Docks Cruise to see 4 cruise ships in berth - Sailing from Southampton

Sunday 31st May 2020, 11:30 - 13:30 (Morning Sailing)

Adults £24.00, Children £6.00, Family £54.00

Head to the Solent Cruise and see 4 cruise ships in depart - Sailing from Southampton

Sunday 31st May 2020, 15:00 - 18:00 (Afternoon Sailing)

Adults £34.00, Children £12.00, Family £80.00

Head to the Solent Cruise and see 4 cruise ships depart - Sailing from Southampton

Saturday 20th June 2020, 15:00 - 18:00

Adults £34.00, Children £12.00, Family £80.00

Father’s Day sailing and see departure of QM2 - Sailing from Southampton

Sunday 21st June 2020, 14:00 - 18:00

Adults £42.00, Children £12.00, Family £96.00

American Independence Day sailing with the Soulcatchers - EARLY BIRD OFFER - Sailing from Southampton

Saturday 4th July 2020, 14:00 - 18:00

EARLY BIRD SAVING - SAVE ON THIS SAILING UNTIL 23:59 ON SUNDAY 12TH JANUARY 2020

WAS Adults £42.00, Children £12.00, Family £96.00

NOW Adults £31.50, Children £9.00, Family £72.00

Cruise to the Nab Tower and mark Shieldhall's 65th birthday - BLACK FRIDAY EVENT - Sailing from Southampton

Sunday 5th July 2020, 10:00 - 18:00

BLACK FRIDAY EVENT - SAVE 30% ON THIS SAILING UNTIL 23:59 ON FRIDAY 6TH DECEMBER 2019!

WAS Adults £54.00, Children £12.00, Family £120.00

NOW Adults £36.00, Children £8.00, Family £80.00

Music Cruise with tribute band RU40 - Sailing from Southampton

Saturday 18th July 2020, 16:00 - 20:00

Adults £46.00, Children £20.00, Family £112.00

Head to the Solent Cruise, celebrating 200 years of Steam in the Solent - Sailing from Southampton

Sunday 19th July 2020, 15:00 - 18:00

Adults £34.00, Children £12.00, Family £80.00

Cowes Week Sailing and see 4 cruise ships depart - Sailing from Southampton

Saturday 8th August 2020, 15:00 - 18:00

Adults £34.00, Children £12.00, Family £80.00

Cowes Week Sailing to The Needles and see 3 cruise ships depart - Sailing from Southampton

Sunday 9th August 2020, 10:30 - 18:00

Adults £51.00, Children £12.00, Family £114.00

Cowes Fireworks 2020 - Sailing from Southampton

Friday 14th August 2020, 17:15 - 23:59

Adults £54.00, Children £27.00

Mayflower 400 Celebrations – sail on Southampton Water - Day 1 - Sailing from Southampton

Saturday 15th August 2020, 16:00 - 18:00

Adults £24.00, Children £6.00, Family £54.00

Mayflower 400 Celebrations – sail on Southampton Water - Day 2 - Sailing from Southampton

Sunday 16th August 2020, 16:00 - 18:00

Adults £24.00, Children £6.00, Family £54.00

One way trip to Poole - Sailing from Southampton

Monday 17th August 2020, 10:00 - 16:00

Adults £44.00, Children £16.00, Family £104.00

Bournemouth Air Festival - Day 1 - Sailing from Poole Quay

Friday 21st August 2020, 10:00 - 19:00

Adults £47.50, Children £20.00, Family £115.00

Prices held from August 2019!

Bournemouth Air Festival - Day 2 - Sailing from Poole Quay

Saturday 22nd August 2020, 10:00 - 19:00

Adults £52.00, Children £26.00, Family £130.00

Prices held from August 2019!

Bournemouth Air Festival - Day 3 - Sailing from Poole Quay

Sunday 23rd August 2020, 10:00 - 19:00

Adults £52.00, Children £26.00, Family £130.00

Prices held from August 2019!

One way trip to Southampton - EARLY BIRD OFFER - Sailing from Poole Quay

Monday 24th August 2020, 10:00 - 16:00

SAVE ON THIS SAILING UNTIL 23:59 ON SUNDAY 12TH JANUARY 2020

WAS Adults £44.00, Children £16.00, Family £104.00

NOW Adults £33.00, Children £12.00, Family £72.00

Solent Cruise to see 3 cruise ships depart - Sailing from Southampton

Saturday 5th September 2020, 15:00 - 18:00

Adults £34.00, Children £12.00, Family £80.00

Solent Cruise to see 5 cruise ships depart and Merchant Navy Day Service - Sailing from Southampton

Sunday 6th September 2020, 15:00 - 18:00

Adults £34.00, Children £12.00, Family £80.00

Heritage Open Days Cruise - Sailing from Southampton

Saturday 12th September 2020, 16:00 - 18:00

Adults £24.00, Children £6.00, Family £54.00

Southampton Boat Show cruise - Sailing from Southampton

Sunday 13th September 2020, 15:00 - 18:00

Adults £34.00, Children £12.00, Family £80.00

SILVER Ticket 1-Day Steam Experience

Steam Experience Days - SILVER Tickets - 1 Day Course

£299.00 per person - Over a selection of dates..

GOLDEN Ticket 2-Day Steam Experience

Steam Experience Days - GOLDEN Tickets - 2 Day Course

£499.00 per person - Over a selection of dates..