Steamship Shieldhall 2019 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 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
    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

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to email

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 to access and printer your e-ticket. If you are experiencing any issues, please email

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 2019 sailing programme.

NEWClick here to get a printable copy our of 2019 leaflet.

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.

Solent Cruise Titanic Theme

Saturday 25th May 2019, 15:00 - 18:00

Adults £32.50, Children £10.00, Family £75.00

Southampton Docks Cruise

Sunday 26th May 2019, 14:00 - 16:00

Adults £23:00, Children £5.00, Family £51.00

The trip to the Needles

Bank Holiday Monday 27th May 2019, 11:00 - 18:00

Adults £49.00, Children £10.00, Family £108.00

Head to the Solent Cruise and see 4 cruise ships depart

Saturday 15th June 2019, 16:00 - 19:00

Adults £32.50, Children £10.00, Family £75.00

Youth Heritage Adventure Training Day

Saturday 15th June 2019, 10:00 - 19:00

Father’s Day Sailing with Shieldhall Stompers Jazz Band, see 3 cruise ships depart

Sunday 16th June 2019, 14:00 - 18:00

Adults £40.00, Children £10.00, Family £90.00

Round the Island Yacht Race and 5 cruise ships depart

Saturday 29th June 2019, 10:00 - 18:00

Adults £52.00, Children £10.00, Family £114.00

American Independence Day Cruise

Sunday 30th June 2019, 14:00 - 18:00

Adults £40.00, Children £10.00, Family £90.00

Solent Cruise to see 4 cruise ships depart

Saturday 13th July 2019, 16:00 - 19:00

Adults £32.50, Children £10.00, Family £75.00

Youth Heritage Adventure Training Day

Saturday 13th July 2019, 10:00 - 19:00

Eastern Solent Cruise to see 4 cruise ships depart

Sunday 14th July 2019, 14:00 - 18:00

Adults £38.00, Children £10.00, Family £86.00

Fastnet Race & trip to the Needles

Saturday 3rd August 2019, 09:30 - 18:00

Adults £52.00, Children £10.00, Family £114.00

Solent Cruise to see 5 Cruise ships depart

Sunday 4th August 2019, 15:00 - 18:00

Adults £32.50, Children £10.00, Family £75.00

Head to the Solent Cruise and see 4 cruise ships depart - SOLD OUT - Waiting list only

Saturday 10th August 2019, 15:00 - 18:00

Adults £32.50, Children £10.00, Family £75.00

JUST ADDED - Southampton Docks Cruise and see the 3 Queens in berth

Sunday 11th August 2019, 10:00 - 12:00

Adults £23.00, Children £5.00, Family £51.00

Southampton Docks Cruise and see the 3 Queens in berth - SOLD OUT - Waiting list only

Sunday 11th August 2019, 13:00 - 15:00

Adults £23.00, Children £5.00, Family £51.00

Southampton Docks Cruise and see the 3 Queens depart - SOLD OUT - Waiting list only

Sunday 11th August 2019, 16:00 - 19:00

Adults £32.50, Children £10.00, Family £75.00

Cowes Fireworks 2019

Friday 16th August 2019, 17:15 - 23:59

Adults £52.00, Children £26.00

Afternoon Music Cruise - Tribute band RU40

Saturday 17th August 2019, 16:00 - 20:00

Adults £45.00, Children £15:00, Family £105.00

Cruise to the Nab Tower

Sunday 18th August 2019, 10:00 - 18:00

Adults £52.00, Children £10.00, Family £114.00

One way trip to Poole

Bank Holiday Monday 26th August 2019, 10:00 - 16:00

Adults £42.00, Children £15.00, Family £99.00

Adult Coach Return £14.00, Child Coach Return £7.00

Bournemouth Air Festival 2019 - Day 1

Friday 30th August 2019, 10:00 - 19:00

Adults £47.50, Children £20.00, Family £115.00

Bournemouth Air Festival 2019 - Day 2

Saturday 31st August 2019, 10:00 - 19:00

Adults £52.00, Children £26.00, Family £130.00

Bournemouth Air Festival 2019 & Merchant Navy Day Cruise - Day 3 (Air Festival)

Sunday 1st September 2019, 10:00 - 19:00

Adults £52.00, Children £26.00, Family £130.00

One way trip to Southampton

Monday 2nd September 2019, 10:00 - 16:00

Adults £42.00, Children £15.00, Family £99.00

Adult Coach Return £14.00, Child Coach Return £7.00

Heritage Open Day Cruise

Saturday 14th September 2019, 16:00 - 18:00

Adults £23.00, Children £5.00, Family £51.00

Youth Heritage Adventure Training Day

Saturday 14th September 2019, 10:00 - 19:00

Southampton Boat Show Cruise

Sunday 15th September 2019, 15:00 - 18:00

Adults £32.50, Children £10.00, Family £75.00