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SS Shieldhall

Berth 48, Gate 4 Eastern Docks, Southampton, England
08443572329
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Ranked #4 of 77 Attractions in Southampton
Type: Ships
Owner description: Shieldhall is a Heritage steam ship and a flagship of the National Historic Fleet. Recognised to be the largest working steamship of her type in... more » Owner description: Shieldhall is a Heritage steam ship and a flagship of the National Historic Fleet. Recognised to be the largest working steamship of her type in Britain and probably Europe, she serves as a tribute to Britain’s maritime heritage and a living reminder of the golden age of steam.Shieldhall is licensed to carry a maximum of 200 passengers, has a fully equipped galley serving hot and cold food, plus a licensed bar. « less
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We joined SS Shieldhall on Sunday for trip down Southampton water with lunch included. What a wonderful old ship this is, with a friendly crew, good food, and access all areas (even the oily bits) it was an experience I wont forget and shall be repeating again next year. However I would temper this review by saying that an interest... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This lovely vessel and her enthusiastic friendly crew lived up to our usual expectations and more on Monday. Many thanks to you all for a memorable sailing. You can be sure we will be back !

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This old steamship is a gem which has been refurbished by dint of a lottery fund grant. We booked the day trip from Poole to the Bournemouth Air Show and cannot thank the crew enough for their welcome and their friendly help and advice both before and during the trip. Make the effort to take a trip on SS Shieldhall.... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My second voyage on this lovely ship, this time for viewing the Bournemouth Air Festival (Sunday 31st August 2014). I know we were very lucky with the perfect weather, but the food and welcome on the Shieldhall were both excellent again. The crew are a great bunch. A really good day out.

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Poole, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Booked this last min from Poole for a day at the Air Show. The ship crew staff where amazing nothing too much best day trip I ever had. Please come back next year we love you.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A well restored old ship .. polite and helpful staff .. good tour .. lots of history to absorb .. good trip

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This venue and the people who volunteer are absolutely first class. We want to thank you all, as you helped make my son and daughter in laws wedding day wonderful. She is a magical craft and there is something special about her from the moment you step on board. Highly recommended for any special event and of course she comes... More

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Chichester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I often work in Southampton docks and have seen and admired this ship for many years. Today we took our first trip, from the moment we arrived the crew could not have been more helpful and friendly. H and S was there but not in your face, Access all areas when under way.We cannot recommend any trip on this enough.... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This was a most unexpected trip. As a coach driver it is rare to be invited on many vessels. To say that that i was exited would be understated, it was the most enjoyable three hours of any Saturday. As an ex submariner, going on-board anything that floats is rare. The Shieldhall and the crew were a delight. Knowledgeable about... More

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great old steam ship, we had a lovely trip on the Solent, we were allowed into the engine room to see the steam engines and boilers working. All the staff were pleasant and helpful

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