Southampton Boat Show Cruise & Heritage Open Day - Sailing from Southampton

Saturday 15th September 2018, 16:00 - 18:00

Cruise on Shieldhall as we explore the Southampton Docks and pass the Boat Show taking place on Mayflower Park and the water. Our special guest on this trip is Shieldhall Vice-President Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, who will be delighted to meet our guests during the cruise. Sir Robin will be accompanied by another round -the-world yachtsman, Captain Dilip Donde.

In addition to meeting Sir Robin and Captain Donde, guests will hear tales about the history of the Docks and pass the cruise ships and container ships in Port. On her return to berth get close to the departing cruise ships Azura, Seven Seas Explorer and Ventura, 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 and Southampton Water; walk the teak decks; relax in the Saloon with our wide range of refreshments including tea / coffee; a range of Titanic bottled beers; wine and hot and cold food, available on all trips.

Children will have fun with an interactive Shieldhall Log Book, collecting stickers from various stations on board!

Have you ever wanted to toot our Shieldhall whistle as we sail past the departing cruise ships? On this excursion, we now have the opportunity for you to do this! Please speak to the purser as you board the ship on the day to show your interest! We would ask for a small donation of £5 to help Shieldhall continue steaming. Please note that this package is only available to a small number of passengers and this is done on a first come, first serve basis.  “Tooting of the whistle” will be at the discretion of the master on the day.

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Click on the PDF links below to view the flyers for more information on Southampton's Heritage Open Day!

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