St Helena Cruise
Why join this voyage
Travel to the island of St Helena aboard one of the last Royal Mail Ships, harking back to a by-gone era of great ocean going voyages with all the comforts of a modern vessel carrying up to 128 passengers
A 19 day itinerary incorporates the 10 night journey to and from Capetown with 8 nights on the island itself to explore this remote British Overseas territory, currently only accessible by boat
The island is steeped in rich history, perhaps best known as the place of Napoleon’s exile, but it also has a fascinating war history with around 6,000 Boer prisoners of war captured on the Island
Getting to the remote, undiscovered island of St Helena in the South Atlantic is as much a part of the holiday as the destination itself. The Royal Mail Ship St Helena is a world away from the razzmatazz of the big cruise liners. Built to convey passengers and cargo to the island of St Helena, the RMS is a reminder of a bygone era of travel. During the voyage relax in the library or bar, take a dip in the pool or keep an eye out for whales and dolphins as you head 1,500 miles northwest of Cape Town.
Once you reach the island, you have ample chance to explore and visit the historical sites, such as Napoleons tomb and museum. For keen walkers there are lots of opportunities to stretch your legs and to climb to some excellent viewpoints. For those keen on wildlife the marine mammals are plentiful, as is birdlife. After your 8 days on the island you will hop back onto the RMS St Helena and head back to Cape Town, perhaps taking part in a game of ‘deck cricket’ or a tasty BBQ.