SS Nomadic Belfast

SS Nomadic Belfast

SS Nomadic  Belfast

SS Nomadic Belfast is the only remaining ship from the White Star fleet anywhere in the world. Affectionately known as Titanic’s “little sister”,  she ferried  passengers from Cherbourg harbour out to the Titanic, moored in deeper water, to join the  luxury liner on her maiden ill-fated voyage. SS Nomadic Belfast served as a troop carrier during both world wars before being converted into a floating restaurant moored on the river Seine, but was later towed away by harbour officials when her owner faced financial difficulties. Following  the success of the 1997 film, Titanic, a campaign  to save SS Nomadic from the scrapyard was launched, and today she proudly awaits visitors, home at last  in the historic Hamilton Dock, Belfast, where she was built, having been lovingly restored to her former glory. The guided tour takes about an hour, and anecdotes about the types of passengers on board, their lifestyles and expectations are interspersed with interactive displays, spread over four decks.

Kate Quigley

Kate Quigley Travel Writer