St Helena News

RMS St Helena reprieved for another year

RMS St Helena reprieved for another year

19 January 2017 Cruise News

One of the last working Royal Mail Ships in the world, the RMS St Helena, is to continue serving her namesake, the remote South Atlantic island of St Helena, for another 12 months. The news comes following the indefinite postponement of the opening of an airport on the island.

Jamestown Market undergoes restoration in St Helena

Jamestown Market undergoes restoration in St Helena

20 October 2016 Tourism News

The Jamestown Market on the South Atlantic Island of St Helena has been given a major make-over. It is hoped that, thanks to several new stall holders relocating there, the destination will soon re-emerge as a cultural hub for locals and visitors alike.

RMS St Helena to serve island until summer 2017

RMS St Helena to serve island until summer 2017

19 July 2016 Cruise News

Travellers are being advised to act fast to enjoy one of the final chances to sail on board one of the last working Royal Mail Ships in the world, which was due to be retired this summer. The RMS St Helena is to continue serving her remote South Atlantic island namesake until July 1st 2017, the St Helena government has announced, with berths expected to fill up quickly.

RMS St Helena makes final departure from London

RMS St Helena makes final departure from London

15 June 2016 Cruise News

One of the world’s last working Royal Mail Ships, the RMS St Helena, left the London Cruise Terminal at Tilbury earlier on her final sailing from the UK. For the last 26 years she has been the only means of access to the remote island of St Helena, an Overseas Territory of the UK located 1,200 miles off the West Coast of Africa in the South Atlantic.

St Helena to become Africa-South America stepping stone

St Helena to become Africa-South America stepping stone

With the opening in May of a new airport on St Helena, not only will the remote south Atlantic Island’s centuries of isolation come to an historic end, but it could also have a new role; that of a stepping stone for those travelling between South America and Africa. In recognition of its unique position, St Helena has been welcomed as a member by both the African Travel & Tourism Association and the Latin American Travel Association, becoming the only country in the world to do so.

First ever plane lands in St Helena

First ever plane lands in St Helena

16 September 2015 Airline News

History was made on the island of St Helena earlier, as a Beechcraft King Air 200 aircraft arrived from Angola and touched down at the new Airport, prior to conducting a series of calibration flights. Stepping out of the aircraft, captain Grant Brighton said: “It feels fantastic and we’re privileged to have flown the first plane to land on St Helena and to be part of your wonderful project.”