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Steamship Shieldhall Head to the Solent Cruise: Celebrating (over!) 200 Years of Steam in the Solent

18th July 2021

14:30 - View all performance times

Steamship Shieldhall , 110 Berth

Information: 0844 357 2329

Box Office: 0844 357 2329

24 July 1820 saw the introduction of the first steam packet between Southampton and the Isle of Wight when The Prince of Cobourg began the first of her three-times daily voyages on Southampton Water. One year on (!) from this notable anniversary, join us on the Shieldhall with displays and entertainment for the occasion! We will welcome guests The Selsea Shantymen, whilst colour and spectacle will be provided by local Steampunk groups.

See the departing cruise ship Queen Victoria on Shieldhall’s return to berth (subject to confirmation), 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; 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.

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

Event Dates

Dates Performance Duration Tickets Links
18 Jul 2021 - 14:30 3.5 hours Standard - Min: £13.00 Max: £36.50 Book Tickets

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