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One way trip to Poole - Bank Holiday Monday 26th August 2019, 10:00 - 16:00

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 101 - Confirmed

Berth 101 - Confirmed

We have recommended car parks that are relatively near to the berth however, they are all chargeable. For all details on berthing and parking, please refer to the Western Docks sailing berth page.

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 on Bank Holiday Monday 26 August our ‘One-Way Trip to Poole’ excursion between 10am – 4pm. Shieldhall will depart from Berth 101, City Cruise Terminal, Western Docks, Herbert Walker Avenue, Southampton, SO15 1HJ.  Look for signage to Dock Gate 10. Boarding for the cruise may take place one hour before departure, ie. from 9am. We request passengers be on board no later than 9.45am, as at this point the gangway will be lifted with the ship looking to leave promptly at 10am.  Please allow yourself plenty of time to reach Southampton, which will be busier than usual with the bank holiday traffic.

Parking is available close to the City Cruise Terminal in Parking Eye car parks. Please note there is a charge to park using this facility – please check the following site for up-to-date information before you travel https://www.ss-shieldhall.co.uk/find_us_western_docks. (up to 10 hours parking incurs a charge of £25).

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 – do not look to enter via Dock Gate 8 (even if you can see the ship!) because this will be closed.

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 City 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).

Once on board, tea, coffee, soft drinks, wine and a range of bottled beers / real ale (including Flack Manor Double-Drop) may be purchased. Hot food, including bacon baps and quiche, jacket potatoes, homemade vegetable soup, plus cakes (including delicious Caymana Rum Cakes!), New Forest Ice Cream and a range of crisps and confectionery will also be available. You are welcome to bring picnics on board (no alcohol) but please note that use of the Saloon for dining is only for guests using food purchased from the Galley. 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.

During your cruise we will pass close to the sights of the Solent including The Needles, Hengistbury Head, The Old Harry Rocks and Poole Harbour. A return coach (Adults £14) may be booked back to Southampton, leaving Poole Quay at approx.. 4.15 / 4.30pm if you wish.

Our arrival in Poole is indicative only and whilst we are unlikely to vary much from the time shown, circumstances may mean we arrive slightly earlier or later at the request of the Harbour Master.

Tickets remain available for this cruise and also Shieldhall's three sailings to the Bournemouth Air Festival on Fri 30, Sat 31 August and Sun 1 September, together with Shieldhall’s return trip from Poole to Southampton on Monday 2 September. Bookings may be made online at www.ss-shieldhall.co.uk/excursions

If for any reason you need to contact Shieldhall on the day of the cruise, please contact 0749 6450328 or 07769 114271. Please note this phone will be manned from 8am and should only be used for emergency calls relating to that day’s cruise.

Wishing you a very enjoyable excursion!

Bournemouth Air Festival 2019 - Day 1 - Friday 30th August 2019, 10:00 - 19:00

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?

Poole Quay

Poole Quay

Details will be in the joining instructions.

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

Joining Instructions 

Come back a week before your sailing, please also check your email mailbox.

Bournemouth Air Festival 2019 - Day 2 - Saturday 31st August 2019, 10:00 - 19:00

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?

Poole Quay

Poole Quay

Details will be in the joining instructions.

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

Joining Instructions 

Come back a week before your sailing, please also check your email mailbox.

Bournemouth Air Festival 2019 & Merchant Navy Day Cruise - Day 3 (Air Festival) Sunday 1st September 2019, 10:00 - 19:00

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?

Poole Quay

Poole Quay

Details will be in the joining instructions.

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

Joining Instructions 

Come back a week before your sailing, please also check your email mailbox.

One way trip to Southampton - Monday 2nd September 2019, 10:00 - 16:00

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?

Poole Quay

Southampton - Berth TBC

Details will be in the joining instructions.

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

Joining Instructions 

Come back a week before your sailing, please also check your email mailbox.

Heritage Open Day Cruise - Saturday 14th September 2019, 16:00 - 18:00

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?

TBC

TBC

Details will be in the joining instructions.

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

Joining Instructions 

Come back a week before your sailing, please also check your email mailbox.

Southampton Boat Show Cruise - Sunday 15th September 2019, 15:00 - 18:00

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?

TBC

TBC

Details will be in the joining instructions.

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

Joining Instructions 

Come back a week before your sailing, please also check your email mailbox.