Heritage Open Day Cruise - Sailing from Southampton - SOLD OUT

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

Shieldhall cruise to mark Heritage Open Days. On our return to berth get close to the departing cruise ships Braemar, Independence of the Seas and Sapphire Princess - always the cue 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.

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Please note that details joining instructions will be sent up to a week prior to your sailing to the email address you booked your sailing with. If you haven’t received joining instructions up to a week before your sailing, the joining instructions for this trip will be displayed below. If you have any questions, please email tickets@ss-shieldhall.co.uk

Departure Berth Arrival Berth      Is parking available?

Berth 106 - Southampton

Berth 106 - Southampton

Yes, please visit the "Find Us" page on our website. Please note that all car parks are chargeable.

Passengers may board 1 hour prior to departure but need to be onboard at least 15 minutes before scheduled sailing time. 

Joining Instructions 

Dear Shieldhall Ticket Holder

We are looking forward to welcoming you aboard SS Shieldhall for our Heritage Open Day Cruise on Saturday 14 September 2019, taking place between 4pm and 6pm. Shieldhall will depart from Berth 106, (Mayflower Terminal) Western Docks, Southampton, SO15 1HJ.  Boarding for the cruise may take place one hour before departure, ie. from 3pm. We request passengers be on board by 3.45pm. Please allow yourself plenty of time to reach Southampton, which will be especially busy with the departure of three cruise ships.

Parking is available close to the Mayflower Terminal in Parking Eye car parks. Please note there is a charge to park using this facility (as an example, 4hrs is £6.20). Please check the following site for up-to-date information before you travel http://www.ss-shieldhall.co.uk/find_us.

Information on the Mayflower Cruise Terminal and advice on connections can be found here:


Alternatively, you may wish to park at: Leisure World, West Quay Road, Southampton SO15 1RE. This is also operated by Parking Eye and charges are made between 10am – 6pm (maximum charge is £5.00 for over 4 hours). If you choose this facility, please note you will still need to enter the Docks via Dock Gate 10 after parking your car.

Look out for Shieldhall parking signs when you enter Dock Gate 10. It is possible to drop off passengers who have difficulty in walking alongside the ship, but cars must be returned to a Car Park afterwards. A reminder that Parking Eye car parks require up front payment for the number of hours you expect to be parked. If you do over run, it is possible to pay an additional fee when you return to your car at the Mayflower Cruise terminal car park.

Please bring your ticket for check-in at the gangway with the Purser (you will have received this immediately following your booking).

For those arriving by train: When arriving at Southampton Central Station, walk out to the south (Pure Gym) side, cross the road and turn right towards the traffic lights. Turn left and walk down to Dock Gate 10 (you will see the Solent Flour Mill building ahead of you). At Dock Gate 10, turn right at the roundabout after security, and walk up to the Mayflower terminal Berth 106, which will be on your left hand side. Allow approx.. 15 / 20 mins walk in total.

Once on board, tea, coffee, soft drinks, wine and a range of bottled beers may be purchased. Hot food, including bacon rolls, homemade vegetable soup and quiche, plus cakes, New Forest Ice Cream and a range of crisps and confectionery will also be available. The Shieldhall Gift Shop will be open with a new line of souvenirs. The Engine Room, Boiler Room and Bridge will all be open for inspection once underway.

On Shieldhall's return to port she will pass close to the departing cruise ships Braemar, Independence of the Seas and Sapphire Princess. Expect much tooting of whistles and sounding of sirens as the ships acknowledge one another in time-honoured fashion!

Tickets remain available for this cruise and also for Shieldhall’s Boat Show cruise on Sunday 15 September. Bookings may be made online at www.ss-shieldhall.co.uk

If you find yourself in Southampton over the weekend there are many things to do, especially on Saturday 14 September, with lots of heritage properties open free of charge, many linked by a Heritage Bus service. For more info, visit www.shods.org.uk

Wishing you a very enjoyable excursion!




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