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RMS St Helena

Sale of the R.M.S St Helena.

Today St Helena Government has announced that St Helena Line will withdraw the RMS St Helena from service in February 2018.

The RMS is now being offered for sale and London shipbroker CW Kellock & Co Ltd will handle the sale of the RMS to her new potential buyers.

The RMS St Helena has been in service for more than a quarter of a century and was built in 1990 in Aberdeen Scotland as a fit for purpose ship to serve St Helena Island in the South Atlantic.

RMS St Helena
RMS St Helena alongside in Cape town

The RMS as she is known as has a gross tonnage of 6,767 gross tonnes, and can accommodate 156 passengers in 56 cabins. The RMS St Helena was scheduled to be withdrawn from service in 2015 but due to the delay in the Islands airport opening and commencement of a commercial air service, she was forced to continue serving the island until an access solution was implemented. St Helena will now open its doors to commercial air travel on the 14 October 2017. The RMS St Helena will continue her final few voyages to the Island calling at St Helena, Ascension and a final voyage to Tristian da Cunha and it is hoped her the last voyage will end in Cape town on the 15 February 2018. Details of the sale of the RMS can be found on the RMS St Helena website.  If you would like to travel on the RMS St Helena for the very last time more information can be found here

RMS last farewell

The film. “The Last Farewell” is released.

The 58-minute film documentary of life on board and the last voyage of the RMS is produced by T.L. Productions.
Tony Leo who owns TL Productions thought it would be good to capture the moments of the last voyage of the RMS to the UK on camera after hearing the announcement in May 2015 which was a year in advance to the commencement of this historic voyage. Tony began planning well in advance, until he was finally ready for the trip on 22nd May 2016 when the RMS St Helena weighed anchor in James Bay and he departed St Helena for the UK via Ascension Island and Tenerife. Almost everyone on board were Island tourists and not the traditional saint traveller seeking jobs off shore and returning to work.
Everyone who travelled on board this amazing journey had a memorable time and enjoyed every moment of the journey. The voyage was so memorable, that it was difficult to determine what the highlights were.
This documentary film of the last remaining Royal Mail Ship is truly a masterpiece and will become a collector’s item in years to come” said Tony. This film is a true Saint production. The cameraman is a saint. A saint directed it, A saint edit, scripted and narrated it. The film features the London visit and the river Thames, crew members, passengers, key people who has contributed to the RMS success story over the years and also two of our St Helena’s ships captains. Captain Andrew Greentree and Captain Rodney Young. Sadly, Captain Young passed away suddenly only months after this voyage.

RMS St Helena-The Last Farewell
RMS St Helena – The Last Farewell amatuer video documentarty will be offered for sale here shortly

The film will be on sale in front of the Canister in Jamestown from 9 am on Saturday 15th July 2017. Reach back St Helena will be managing online sales from this weekend and a trailer, and information on how to buy can be found online at www.sthelenalocal.com Where copies of the film can be ordered and shipped to Europe, USA and South Africa and other destinations, A film trailer, Information and updates can also be found on the TL production Facebook.

If you have travelled on the RMS St Helena over the last 27 years, then watching this documentary should bring back many happy memories. We sincerely hope that you will enjoy watching this 58-minute documentary. read a more in depth view of the unseen film here

RMS St helena 2016

RMS St Helena makes the 2017 cruise international awards shortlist.

For over 27 years it has been a memorable adventure for most tourist class passengers who have stepped on board the RMS St Helena and made a journey of a lifetime to our Island.

The RMS has been memorable for most who have travelled on her over the years, and over the next few months it will be no different if you are lucky enough to travel on this unique ship for the very last time.

Cruise international has once again recognised the RMS and St Helena for the second time running in two separate categories for both the ship and the unique St Helena destination that has been shortlisted with in the cruise and best adventure category for the cruise international awards 2017.

Cruise international is a UK independent cruise holiday planner and travel guide which offers information, advertising for the travel industry and the holiday enthusiast.

The magazine and website has a large subscription and attracts readers from around the world.

This might be the last time for the RMS to be featured and recognise on the large stage as she is due to go out of service in the coming months.

Everyone involved should be proud of this recognition and is encouraged to vote for what could be the last time the RMS is mentioned as an ultimate cruise experience to St Helena.

Voting closes on the 18th August 2017 and the voting link can be found here.

http://awards.cruise-international.com/vote-now/

The process to vote is fairly easy

Remember to scroll down to the best adventure category and select RMS St Helena as an option.

Remember to scroll to the best destination under the cruise experience category and select St Helena from the drop down.

Incidentally in the next two weeks a 58-minute documentary “The last farewell” featuring the RMS St Helena will be released for sale. This documentary directed by Tony Leo and produced by TL Productions features life on board the RMS and it also features the last north bound Uk voyage to London.