RMS St Helena

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Cruise line
St Helena Line (Small Cruise Lines)

Current cruise:
18 nights / 19 days, round-trip St Helena & Ascension
24 May, 2017 - 12 Jun, 2017

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RMS St Helena Review and Specifications

Specifications of RMS St Helena

Year built 1989  /  Age : 28
Flag state United Kingdom
Builder A&P-Appledore International Ltd (Aberdeen, Scotland)
Class Royal Mail Ship / cargo passenger ship
Speed 14 kn / 26 kph / 16 mph
Length (LOA) 105 m / 344 ft
Beam (width) 19 m / 62 ft
Gross Tonnage 6767 gt
Passengers 128 - 155
Crew 56
Decks 4
Cabins 49
Decks with cabins 3
Last Refurbishment 2012

Review of RMS St Helena

RMS Saint Helena is one of the world's last still operational "Royal Mail Ships" (RMS). The registered in the UK vessel is an unique cargo-passenger ship, specifically built (in Aberdeen Scotland) to supply UK's St Helena Island. This remote island is located in the south Atlantic Ocean, approx 1200 ml (1900 km) off Africa's coast.RMS St Helena ship

The ship departs once every 3 weeks from Cape Town South Africa, carrying passengers and supplies to Saint Helena Island before continuing to Ascension Island (to the north). Luxuries onboard are minimal. By the ship's schedule, passengers must stay on the island of St Helena for at least 8 nights. It’s obviously not for everyone, but remains an itinerary ("cruise") unlike any other.

However, that is set to change soon, when Saint Helena Island get its first international airport to offer direct flights from Britain and South Africa. This development will see the famous Royal Mail Ship retired and will change the island forever. According to the UK government estimates, up to 30,000 visitors per year could visit Saint Helena Island once air links are established.

The voyage (originally intended as the RMS St Helena's last one) began on June 16, 2016, from the UK and ended on July 15 in Cape Town. As part of this farewell sailing, Royal Mail organised letter exchange with pupils from St Helena Island and Cardiff. However, due to airport's postponed opening, the ship's schedule was extended as interim measure, running through July 2017.

RMS St Helena is equipped to transport a wide range of cargo, including liquids, in order to meet the needs of St Helena Island's population. She also has berths for a total of 128 passengers and guest facilities, including lounges, shop, swimming pool. RMS St Helena also has an onboard doctor and well-equipped medical facilities. The capacity of the vessel was extended in 2012 by additional 24 extra cabin berths and a gym.

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RMS St Helena Itineraries 2017

The below listed RMS St Helena cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Small Cruise Lines fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Cape Town cruise port

25 March 2017 18 nights / 19 days, round-trip St Helena & Ascension
Prices starting
from $6090
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26 Mar      Departing from Cape Town, South Africa   
27 Mar 01:00 - 01:00     At Sea   
31 Mar 01:00 - 01:00     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
01 Apr 01:00 - 01:00     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
02 Apr 01:00 - 01:00     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
03 Apr 01:00 - 01:00     At Sea   
04 Apr 01:00 - 01:00     Ascension Island, Georgetown, UK   
05 Apr 01:00 - 01:00     At Sea   
07 Apr 01:00 - 01:00     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
08 Apr 01:00 - 01:00     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
09 Apr 01:00 - 01:00     At Sea   
13 Apr      Arriving in Cape Town, South Africa   
Cape Town cruise port

25 March 2017 9 nights / 10 days, one-way from Cape Town to Ascension Island
Prices starting
from $2614
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26 Mar      Departing from Cape Town, South Africa   
27 Mar 01:00 - 01:00     At Sea   
31 Mar 01:00 - 01:00     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
01 Apr 01:00 - 01:00     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
02 Apr 01:00 - 01:00     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
03 Apr 01:00 - 01:00     At Sea   
04 Apr      Arriving in Ascension Island, Georgetown, UK   
Saint Helena Island cruise port

01 April 2017 2 nights / 3 days, one-way from Saint Helena Island to Ascension Island
Prices starting
from $944
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02 Apr      Departing from Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
03 Apr     At Sea   
04 Apr      Arriving in Ascension Island, Georgetown, UK   
Ascension Island cruise port

03 April 2017 9 nights / 10 days, one-way from Ascension Island to Cape Town
Prices starting
from $2614
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04 Apr      Departing from Ascension Island, Georgetown, UK   
05 Apr - 06 Apr     At Sea   
07 Apr     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
08 Apr     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
09 Apr - 12 Apr     At Sea   
13 Apr      Arriving in Cape Town, South Africa   
Ascension Island cruise port

03 April 2017 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Ascension Island to Saint Helena Island
Prices starting
from $944
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04 Apr      Departing from Ascension Island, Georgetown, UK   
05 Apr - 06 Apr     At Sea   
07 Apr      Arriving in Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
Saint Helena Island cruise port

07 April 2017 5 nights / 6 days, one-way from Saint Helena Island to Cape Town
Prices starting
from $1671
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08 Apr      Departing from Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
09 Apr - 12 Apr     At Sea   
13 Apr      Arriving in Cape Town, South Africa   
Cape Town cruise port

14 April 2017 18 nights / 19 days, round-trip St Helena & Ascension
Prices starting
from $6090
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15 Apr      Departing from Cape Town, South Africa   
16 Apr - 19 Apr     At Sea   
20 Apr     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
21 Apr     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
22 Apr     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
23 Apr     At Sea   
24 Apr     Ascension Island, Georgetown, UK   
25 Apr - 26 Apr     At Sea   
27 Apr     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
28 Apr     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
29 Apr - 02 May     At Sea   
03 May      Arriving in Cape Town, South Africa   
Cape Town cruise port

14 April 2017 9 nights / 10 days, one-way from Cape Town to Ascension Island
Prices starting
from $2614
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15 Apr      Departing from Cape Town, South Africa   
16 Apr - 19 Apr     At Sea   
20 Apr     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
21 Apr     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
22 Apr     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
23 Apr     At Sea   
24 Apr      Arriving in Ascension Island, Georgetown, UK   
Cape Town cruise port

14 April 2017 5 nights / 6 days, one-way from Cape Town to Saint Helena Island
Prices starting
from $1671
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15 Apr      Departing from Cape Town, South Africa   
16 Apr - 19 Apr     At Sea   
20 Apr      Arriving in Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
Saint Helena Island cruise port

21 April 2017 2 nights / 3 days, one-way from Saint Helena Island to Ascension Island
Prices starting
from $944
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22 Apr      Departing from Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
23 Apr     At Sea   
24 Apr      Arriving in Ascension Island, Georgetown, UK   
Ascension Island cruise port

23 April 2017 9 nights / 10 days, one-way from Ascension Island to Cape Town
Prices starting
from $2614
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24 Apr      Departing from Ascension Island, Georgetown, UK   
25 Apr - 26 Apr     At Sea   
27 Apr     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
28 Apr     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
29 Apr - 02 May     At Sea   
03 May      Arriving in Cape Town, South Africa   
Ascension Island cruise port

23 April 2017 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Ascension Island to Saint Helena Island
Prices starting
from $944
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24 Apr      Departing from Ascension Island, Georgetown, UK   
25 Apr - 26 Apr     At Sea   
27 Apr      Arriving in Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
Saint Helena Island cruise port

27 April 2017 5 nights / 6 days, one-way from Saint Helena Island to Cape Town
Prices starting
from $1671
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28 Apr      Departing from Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
29 Apr - 02 May     At Sea   
03 May      Arriving in Cape Town, South Africa   
Cape Town cruise port

04 May 2017 18 nights / 19 days, round-trip St Helena & Ascension
Prices starting
from $6090
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05 May      Departing from Cape Town, South Africa   
06 May - 09 May     At Sea   
10 May     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
11 May     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
12 May     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
13 May     At Sea   
14 May     Ascension Island, Georgetown, UK   
15 May - 16 May     At Sea   
17 May     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
18 May     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
19 May - 22 May     At Sea   
23 May      Arriving in Cape Town, South Africa   
Cape Town cruise port

04 May 2017 9 nights / 10 days, one-way from Cape Town to Ascension Island
Prices starting
from $2614
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05 May      Departing from Cape Town, South Africa   
06 May - 09 May     At Sea   
10 May     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
11 May     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
12 May     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
13 May     At Sea   
14 May      Arriving in Ascension Island, Georgetown, UK   
Cape Town cruise port

04 May 2017 5 nights / 6 days, one-way from Cape Town to Saint Helena Island
Prices starting
from $1671
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05 May      Departing from Cape Town, South Africa   
06 May - 09 May     At Sea   
10 May      Arriving in Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
Saint Helena Island cruise port

11 May 2017 2 nights / 3 days, one-way from Saint Helena Island to Ascension Island
Prices starting
from $944
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12 May      Departing from Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
13 May     At Sea   
14 May      Arriving in Ascension Island, Georgetown, UK   
Ascension Island cruise port

13 May 2017 9 nights / 10 days, one-way from Ascension Island to Cape Town
Prices starting
from $2614
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14 May      Departing from Ascension Island, Georgetown, UK   
15 May - 16 May     At Sea   
17 May     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
18 May     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
19 May - 22 May     At Sea   
23 May      Arriving in Cape Town, South Africa   
Ascension Island cruise port

13 May 2017 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Ascension Island to Saint Helena Island
Prices starting
from $944
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14 May      Departing from Ascension Island, Georgetown, UK   
15 May - 16 May     At Sea   
17 May      Arriving in Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
Saint Helena Island cruise port

17 May 2017 5 nights / 6 days, one-way from Saint Helena Island to Cape Town
Prices starting
from $1671
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18 May      Departing from Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
19 May - 22 May     At Sea   
23 May      Arriving in Cape Town, South Africa   
Cape Town cruise port

24 May 2017 18 nights / 19 days, round-trip St Helena & Ascension
Prices starting
from $6090
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25 May      Departing from Cape Town, South Africa   
26 May - 29 May     At Sea   
30 May     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
31 May     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
01 Jun     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
02 Jun     At Sea   
03 Jun     Ascension Island, Georgetown, UK   
04 Jun - 05 Jun     At Sea   
06 Jun     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
07 Jun     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
08 Jun - 11 Jun     At Sea   
12 Jun      Arriving in Cape Town, South Africa   
Cape Town cruise port

24 May 2017 9 nights / 10 days, one-way from Cape Town to Ascension Island
Prices starting
from $2614
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25 May      Departing from Cape Town, South Africa   
26 May - 29 May     At Sea   
30 May     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
31 May     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
01 Jun     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
02 Jun     At Sea   
03 Jun      Arriving in Ascension Island, Georgetown, UK   
Cape Town cruise port

24 May 2017 5 nights / 6 days, one-way from Cape Town to Saint Helena Island
Prices starting
from $1671
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25 May      Departing from Cape Town, South Africa   
26 May - 29 May     At Sea   
30 May      Arriving in Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
Saint Helena Island cruise port

31 May 2017 2 nights / 3 days, one-way from Saint Helena Island to Ascension Island
Prices starting
from $944
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01 Jun      Departing from Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
02 Jun     At Sea   
03 Jun      Arriving in Ascension Island, Georgetown, UK   
Ascension Island cruise port

02 June 2017 9 nights / 10 days, one-way from Ascension Island to Cape Town
Prices starting
from $2614
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03 Jun      Departing from Ascension Island, Georgetown, UK   
04 Jun - 05 Jun     At Sea   
06 Jun     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
07 Jun     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
08 Jun - 11 Jun     At Sea   
12 Jun      Arriving in Cape Town, South Africa   
Ascension Island cruise port

02 June 2017 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Ascension Island to Saint Helena Island
Prices starting
from $944
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03 Jun      Departing from Ascension Island, Georgetown, UK   
04 Jun - 05 Jun     At Sea   
06 Jun      Arriving in Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
Saint Helena Island cruise port

06 June 2017 5 nights / 6 days, one-way from Saint Helena Island to Cape Town
Prices starting
from $1671
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07 Jun      Departing from Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
08 Jun - 11 Jun     At Sea   
12 Jun      Arriving in Cape Town, South Africa   
Cape Town cruise port

13 June 2017 18 nights / 19 days, round-trip St Helena & Ascension
Prices starting
from $6090
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14 Jun      Departing from Cape Town, South Africa   
15 Jun - 18 Jun     At Sea   
19 Jun     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
20 Jun     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
21 Jun     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
22 Jun     At Sea   
23 Jun     Ascension Island, Georgetown, UK   
24 Jun - 25 Jun     At Sea   
26 Jun     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
27 Jun     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
28 Jun - 01 Jul     At Sea   
02 Jul      Arriving in Cape Town, South Africa   
Cape Town cruise port

13 June 2017 9 nights / 10 days, one-way from Cape Town to Ascension Island
Prices starting
from $2614
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14 Jun      Departing from Cape Town, South Africa   
15 Jun - 18 Jun     At Sea   
19 Jun     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
20 Jun     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
21 Jun     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
22 Jun     At Sea   
23 Jun      Arriving in Ascension Island, Georgetown, UK   
Cape Town cruise port

13 June 2017 5 nights / 6 days, one-way from Cape Town to Saint Helena Island
Prices starting
from $1671
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14 Jun      Departing from Cape Town, South Africa   
15 Jun - 18 Jun     At Sea   
19 Jun      Arriving in Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
Saint Helena Island cruise port

20 June 2017 2 nights / 3 days, one-way from Saint Helena Island to Ascension Island
Prices starting
from $944
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21 Jun      Departing from Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
22 Jun     At Sea   
23 Jun      Arriving in Ascension Island, Georgetown, UK   
Ascension Island cruise port

22 June 2017 9 nights / 10 days, one-way from Ascension Island to Cape Town
Prices starting
from $2614
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23 Jun      Departing from Ascension Island, Georgetown, UK   
24 Jun - 25 Jun     At Sea   
26 Jun     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
27 Jun     Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
28 Jun - 01 Jul     At Sea   
02 Jul      Arriving in Cape Town, South Africa   
Ascension Island cruise port

22 June 2017 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Ascension Island to Saint Helena Island
Prices starting
from $944
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23 Jun      Departing from Ascension Island, Georgetown, UK   
24 Jun - 25 Jun     At Sea   
26 Jun      Arriving in Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
Saint Helena Island cruise port

26 June 2017 5 nights / 6 days, one-way from Saint Helena Island to Cape Town
Prices starting
from $1671
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27 Jun      Departing from Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, UK   
28 Jun - 01 Jul     At Sea   
02 Jul      Arriving in Cape Town, South Africa