Right before the opening lines to the song ‘My St Helena Island’ played to signal the start of the last voyage to the UK for the RMS St Helena, 58 crew members and most of 139 passengers posed on the Sun Deck for a photo-shoot. This picture shows the excitement and happiness they feel in anticipation of this historical trip, which is being made for the last time in the life of the vessel. In addition to much pomp and splendour that is being expected to commemorate the event on the River Thames in London for the Ship’s company and visiting dignitaries, passengers are looking forward to the journey ahead. There are plans for King Neptune to board at the Equator for a ‘crossing-the-line’ ceremony, a cabaret, an open mic night and local entertainment from the much-loved Radio DJ Lucas Benjamin and world-famous Bobby Goose.
Photography courtesy of What The Saints Did Next.