RMS ST HELENA MAKES FINAL VOYAGE TO ISLAND WITH NO AIRPORT AND LIMITED TELECOMMUNICATION FACILITIES

The RMS St Helena, one of the last working Royal Mail Ships in the world, has embarked on the first leg of her final voyage to the extraordinary island of Tristian Da Cunha.

On Thursday 21 December 2017, the RMS St Helena departed James Bay bound for Cape Town. During this voyage, passengers and crew will celebrate Christmas at sea before arriving in South Africa on Wednesday 27 December 2017.

Travellers, both International and from St Helena, will join voyage 267on Friday 29 December 2017 for a 5 night journey to Tristian Da Cunha. This will be the final time the RMS St Helena visits Tristian before she is decommissioned in February 2018.

Some facts about Tristian Da Cunha:

Tristian Da Cunha, one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world, is a volcanic island situated in the South Atlantic Ocean. Tristian is part of the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristian Da Cunha, and has a total area of 38 square miles. The nearest inhabited island is St Helena Island that lies 1,200 miles away. Discovered in 1506 by a Portuguese explorer, Tristão da Cunha, the island now houses 262 permanent inhabitants (according to a record from January 2017). Islanders is said to have descended from 15 ancestors comprising of 7 females and 8 males who arrived to the island at different times (during 1816-1908). The men were European and the women were mixed raced and African, which has today resulted in a mix raced population.

For more information on Tristian Da Cunha please visit: http://www.tristandc.com/

If you are a passenger bound for Tristian da Cunha, we’d love to hear from you!

Tell us all about your journey and don’t forget to send us your pictures.

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By jodiesc / Editor, bbp_moderator

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on Dec 22, 2017

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  • Heather

    My husband, son and I will be aboard voyage 269 to Tristan da Cunah. Hope the weather will be good to us so we can visit the island.

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